Project Details

The why, who, what, when, and how of UNCG’s Activity Insight implementation:


Why Activity Insight faculty activity tracking with Digital Measures?

  • Avoid redundant data entry of faculty information and activity in multiple systems (annual reporting, accreditation, credentialing, etc.)
  • Reduce data maintenance and synchronization challenges (e.g., by using Banner integration for account, teaching assignment, and other data)
  • Save time by automating workflow of highly manual faculty review processes
  • Create a consolidated, reliable faculty activity data source for future expanded use
  • Future expansion may include faculty expertise mining, web profile publishing, additional reporting & accreditation needs

Who is involved?

  • Project Sponsors: Provost Dana Dunn, Senior Vice Provost, Dr. Alan Boyette, and Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Kelly Burke.
  • Project Director: Kristine Sunda, Executive Director for ENGAGE: Banner 9 Implementation
  • Project Manager: Elizabeth Cranford
  • AI University Administrator: Connie Sidden
  • ALL Faculty, including Deans & Department Heads, will use the system; specific roles include
    • Advisory Committee – primary points of contact to Activity Insight Project Manager for school/college-level questions and needs
    • Pilot Participants – ~75 pilot participants recruited from across academic departments for the 18-19 pilot starting June 2018
  • College/School level-administrators: provide support (e.g., maintain review committee rosters, ad hoc reports, assist with training)
  • University Groups and Committees, including Faculty Senate Committees, with interest in Activity Insight
  • Technical & Process Support resources (e.g., ITS, Faculty Personnel Services, Office of Research & Engagement, University Libraries, UNCG Online, Office of Accreditation & Assessment, Institutional Research)

Advisory Committee

Each unit’s Advisory Committee representative was selected by the Dean to serve as the primary contact for College/School implementation of Activity InsightResponsibilities include identifying College/School reporting needs in collaboration with department heads/chairs and working with the Project Manager to assist and answer questions of unit faculty.

College/ School Name Title
College of Arts & Sciences Lori Wright Special Assistant to the Dean
College of Arts & Sciences Amy Adamson Associate Dean
Bryan School of Business & Economics Bill Brown Associate Dean
College of Visual & Performing Arts Chris Cassidy Director, School of Art
School of Education Jewell Cooper Associate Dean
School of Health & Human Sciences Kathy Williams Associate Dean
School of Health & Human Sciences Larissa Witmer Assistant Dean
JSNN – Nanoscience Dan Herr Department Chair
School of Nursing Lynne Lewallen Associate Dean
University Libraries Anna Craft Coord of Metad. Srvs

What is the Initial Project Scope?

  • Phase I 
    • Pilot June/July 2018
    • Spring 2019 Annual and Post-Tenure reviews includes faculty activity tracking and reviews for tenured/tenure-track faculty
    • Spring 2019 Promotion and/or tenure – access opens Spring 2019 for mandatory/elective cumulative reviews (reappointment, promotion and/or tenure) scheduled for Fall 2019
    • Spring 2019 Optional activity tracking and reviews for full-time non-tenure track faculty
    • Additionally, data needs for Bryan School AACSB accreditation will be addressed in Phase I

    Phase II: 

    • Summer 2019 testing for part-time non-tenure track faculty
    • Spring 2020, mandatory use of AI for all non-tenure track faculty, including part-time faculty

How?

  • Pilot participants review current activities and due dates here.
  • Login to Activity Insight (pilot participants/dept heads/deans only for summer 2018)
  • Get help by contacting Activity Insight Help