Managing Activity Data
A well-known challenge in higher education technology is collecting, accessing, presenting, and analyzing data about the professional activities of scholars.
The ideal system must elegantly manage accurate data about teaching, research and creative productions, grants, committee work, mentorship, and everything else academics do.
Engaging Scholars for Accurate Data
|Top faculty activity reporting solutions recognize that academics are busy enough actually doing their job without having to constantly re-enter it for the benefit of the administration.|
What would institutions of higher education need in order to freely, accurately study faculty activity at any time of year? What faculty activity reporting solutions exist to help?
Drawing Upon Existing Data
We know, and you likely know, that a substantial portion of faculty activity data is already collected and stored in a wide variety of sources.
Ideally, modern colleges and universities wouldn’t have to ask scholars (or other staff) to enter any data that could be imported from elsewhere.
What historically has presented a massive challenge is achieving that connection and presenting each scholar with their data for easy validation.
Usability for Administration
Unfortunately, streamlining data collection in faculty activity reporting at many schools typically involves sending staff on a mission around the institution to ask different offices for disparate information. It takes up staff time, and the distance of leadership from the source of the data itself limits how helpful the exercise actually is.
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