In recent weeks PLU has been looking quite closely at DigitalMeasures'
Activity Insight, a hosted service.
So far it seems quite strong in three areas of particular interest to
us: faculty annual reports, the Provost's needs for data gathering, and
Institutional Research's needs for generating assessment reports.
Hope this helps,
Assoc. Provost/Information & Technology Services
Pacific Lutheran University
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Jacob Wilcock wrote:
> Does anybody have experience with web-based reporting tools that help
> professors track their academic progress (such courses taught, papers
> written, grants received, etc.)?
> I have long thought my institution would benefit from putting faculty
> annual reports online. I find our current (paper-based) process
> tedious, and it fails to really leverage the data captured in a way
> that supports core administrative functions (such as promotion
> reviews, internal assessments and accreditation activities).
> I'm trying to get a feel for what solutions are out there already. I
> have heard about various in-house projects (at Johns Hopkins, Duke and
> Virginia Tech), which had varying degrees of success. Also, I know
> about the "one size fits all" Sedona application, and I'm curious if
> schools have found that useful.
> If you have any information about other projects (both internal or
> commercial), I would greatly appreciate learning about them. If you
> deployed such a system at your school, please let me know how it went
> and what pitfalls I should avoid!
> I will be more than happy to compile responses for the rest of the
> group if people reply directly to me.
> Jacob Wilcock
> Information Systems | Carnegie Mellon University | [log in to unmask]
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