Digital Measures is a secure and easy-to-use online information management tool for academic faculty members to organize, track, and report on their instructional, research, creative, clinical, service, and other professional activities. Because their activity data are stored permanently, faculty members are only required to enter information once for various individual, department, college, and university purposes, including curriculum vitae, web profiles, bio-sketches for grant applications, annual achievement reports, mid-tenure/tenure and promotion applications, accreditation reviews, and mandatory system reports.
Digital Measures is now the preferred method of faculty activity reporting at UNLV. There are a number of important reasons why the University is seeking to accelerate the institution-wide adoption of this digital system. Primary among them is an improved ability to quantify faculty activities in order to promote and support the wide range of scholarly work and expertise on our campus.
The new system will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of existing administrative reporting and personnel review processes, saving considerable time and resources and ultimately providing an unprecedented wealth of faculty data. We anticipate that as departments, colleges, and schools become aware of the extent of Digital Measures’ powerful reporting capabilities, they will devise new and innovative ways to capitalize on the richness of these data and leverage their resulting insights toward the advancement of their units and the University at large.