On November 29, we’ve got a free webinar and Q&A featuring a successful faculty activity reporting client. If you work directly with institutional research, faculty affairs, or activity reporting—and you wish it were easier—you might be interested in this.
The webinar will tell the story of how Miami University, a public research university in Ohio, has brought their annual faculty activity reporting online using Interfolio Faculty180. We’ll get a live, prepared presentation by James T. (Jim) Oris, Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate School and University Distinguished Professor at Miami. Our product director for the faculty activity reporting module will give a brief tour of the technology, and we’ll reserve time for Q&A. Bring your questions!
Miami actually adopted the Faculty180 online platform when it was operated by Data180, prior to the company’s January 2017 acquisition by Interfolio. Since then, they’re still happy—and they’ve kept up the momentum, continuing to make faculty data management as a whole (input and output) easier and more accurate. And they’re continuing to roll it out to new users and administrative units on campus.
As Jim will talk about, they went through a process on campus where key stakeholders identified the most essential traits that they needed in an online faculty activity reporting platform. He’ll take us through aspects like:
- Who was involved in the decision
- The timeline from its beginning to today
- How they evaluated different commercially available options
Not surprising (to us, at least): in the committee’s estimation, the faculty experience was practically the highest priority.
And what has the outcome been? You’ll have to come to the webinar for the full story, but, as Jim will report, Miami’s current estimate is that they have made annual faculty activity reporting processes 80% more productive with this online approach.
In addition, Jim represents Miami as a member of Interfolio’s Product Advisory Committee (PAC). The PAC is a group of established leaders in faculty affairs and academic technology at some of our client institutions. They work with us in various ways throughout the year to directly inform our technology roadmap and influence the future of faculty technology.