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What Is Digital Measures?

One of our continuing initiatives in the Academic Affairs Division is Digital Measures, an online information management system.  Digital Measures has two modules:

  1. The Course Response Module
  2. The Activity Insight module.

The Course Response Module, an online course feedback tool, was fully implemented in Fall 2010.

The Activity Insight module will be used for all Annual Review Documents starting in January 2014.

Digital Measures core teams have been formed with each college having a representative.

 

 

  • Note:12/19/13

    We have discovered an issue with Graduate Faculty status. Please see News and Announcements for details.

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    • The following message was posted by Provost Harmon on KSU Inform on February 28, 2013

      Greetings!

      The Digital Measures software at KSU contains two modules:  (1) Course Evaluation and (2) Faculty Activity Insight.  The Course Evaluation module facilitates online course evaluations, and the Faculty Activity Insight module allows faculty members to capture all of their activities, such as teaching, scholarship, creative activity, and service.  This module also allows the generation of electronic or hard-copy ARD’s, CV’s, etc. 

      When we rolled out the adoption of Digital Measures in 2011, we agreed to start with the student evaluation module and move slowly into the Faculty Activity Insight module.  Some colleges already have mandated or encouraged faculty to use the Faculty Activity Insight module, and some other faculty members have been using it on a volunteer basis.

      The time has now arrived to move into the next phase of Faculty Activity Insight implementation.  In order to have a more streamlined and sustainable process, the entire campus will begin using the Faculty Activity Insight module for Annual Reviews as of January 1, 2014.  That is, all activity for 2013 will be captured in Digital Measures and only electronic ARD’s will be used for the next review cycle. 

      This timeline allows sufficient time for faculty members to start capturing their information in Digital Measures.  Support will be provided to answer any questions.  Furthermore, colleges will have latitude in deciding how many years of data are needed for this initial period.  That is, some colleges may ask faculty members to enter data for more than just 2013. 

      I know there will be a learning curve and even some system glitches in the beginning; however, I have found Digital Measures to be a quick and efficient way to capture information.  Thank you for your efforts in making this much-needed transition into this paperless (or near paperless) and more efficient process.

      Ken

      • Faculty Education and Graduate Status records update delayed (1/12/15)

        Due to technical communication issues between our Faculty Information System and the Digital Measures database, faculty education and graduate status records in Digital Measures have not been updated since the major FIS update and clean-up during the summer of 2014. We apologize for this delay, and will let you know when the update is complete. At that point, you will be able to check your Digital Measures record for accuracy. Thank you for your patience.

        • Note to CHSS Faculty on Annual Reviews: (1/4/15)

          *CHSS Faculty:

          We have made some changes to your ARD and FPA forms so that you will not have to do as much editing to the Word document to match your accomplishments with your goals.  You will be entering your 2014 goals into the screen labelled
          “Goals for your Faculty Performance Agreement”
          and then you will select the accomplishments that relate to that goal from a drop-down menu.

          Instructions to follow to create your report can be found at the link to the left labelled "Annual Reviews Training and Help."  It should now all be working, so if you have any questions or problems, please email Meghan Burke atdigitalmeasures@kennesaw.edu

          • Digital Measures option for portfolio submission will not be implemented this year (8/16/14)

            The plan for allowing all faculty who wished to submit portfolios using Digital Measures has been delayed for at least a year due to consolidation. This recommendation was made the one of the consolidation operational working groups. There are a few pilot testers who will use the system, but if you do not already know that you are one of these, you should submit your portfolio the traditional way.

            • Have you finished your ARD and FPA? Then it's time to upload them into DM-FAI!

              Log in, and go to "Manage Your Activities." Under "General Information," there is a screen called "Performance Evaluations for Your Faculty Activity Report." Enter the calendar year, and upload your final, signed ARD and/or FPA there. If you are not in the Coles College, you probably leave the rest of the fields on this screen blank. Note: The ARD that you just completed is for 2013, and the FPA you just completed is for 2014. They will go on different screens. Eventually, your 2014 ARD will go on the same screen as your 2014 FPA. If you have your 2013 FPA, you can upload that to the same screen as your 2013 ARD.

              • Note:12/8/2013

                We have discovered that the Graduate Faculty Status field in Academic Affairs' Faculty Information System (FIS) has not been updated in some time, perhaps as long as 2-3 years. This means that if Graduate Faculty Status is printed on an Annual Review Document, or on a Faculty Performance Agreement, it may not be current. To correct this issue, FIS will need to be updated, and then the changes will need to be uploaded into Digital Measures. This may not be done in time to meet some Annual Review deadlines. In those cases, faculty should edit that status on their ARD and FPA Word documents before emailing them to their chairs.

                • The following message was posted by Provost Harmon on KSU Inform on February 28, 2013

                  Greetings!

                  The Digital Measures software at KSU contains two modules:  (1) Course Evaluation and (2) Faculty Activity Insight.  The Course Evaluation module facilitates online course evaluations, and the Faculty Activity Insight module allows faculty members to capture all of their activities, such as teaching, scholarship, creative activity, and service.  This module also allows the generation of electronic or hard-copy ARD’s, CV’s, etc. 

                  When we rolled out the adoption of Digital Measures in 2011, we agreed to start with the student evaluation module and move slowly into the Faculty Activity Insight module.  Some colleges already have mandated or encouraged faculty to use the Faculty Activity Insight module, and some other faculty members have been using it on a volunteer basis.

                  The time has now arrived to move into the next phase of Faculty Activity Insight implementation.  In order to have a more streamlined and sustainable process, the entire campus will begin using the Faculty Activity Insight module for Annual Reviews as of January 1, 2014.  That is, all activity for 2013 will be captured in Digital Measures and only electronic ARD’s will be used for the next review cycle. 

                  This timeline allows sufficient time for faculty members to start capturing their information in Digital Measures.  Support will be provided to answer any questions.  Furthermore, colleges will have latitude in deciding how many years of data are needed for this initial period.  That is, some colleges may ask faculty members to enter data for more than just 2013. 

                  I know there will be a learning curve and even some system glitches in the beginning; however, I have found Digital Measures to be a quick and efficient way to capture information.  Thank you for your efforts in making this much-needed transition into this paperless (or near paperless) and more efficient process.

                  Ken

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