Digital Measures allows faculty to record and track teaching, research and service activities. It also allows for the easy generation of reports for annual evaluation, reappointment, promotion, and tenure reviews.
September 20, 2022 - Self Service Reports Data Entry and Review
When viewing a Self-Service Report (Document Style), users with access to Manage Data and/or users with their own activities will have additional tools available to them when selecting a specific report section. The Digital Measures vendor has added the ability to add new records and edit existing records from within the report preview.
We know that when you are proofing a document, it can be tedious to go back to Activities, find the screen, and then find the record that needs a correction. That’s why we’re bringing the editing tools right to your documents. This means that there is no question as to how a record will appear on a report as you are editing it - you can see the two side by side.
July 7, 2022 - Digital Measures Summer Sessions
April 6, 2022 - Workflow Updates - Downloading Submissions
The Digital Measures vendor has made some updates to Workflow Submission Downloads for review processes to enable a tidier offline experience.
When you download a submission, whether from the Workflow Tasks or Submissions areas, you'll see some updates to the main HTML file:
Clicking an inline document image for an uploaded file will now open the corresponding document from the (extracted) zip file.
All formatting styles are included in the HTML file itself! This means no more confusing, extra files that people might wonder what to do with.
The styles in the downloaded view better align with the submission view in your browsers.
These changes also move closer to the vendor's goal of enabling faculty to include past submissions in a current review process. We'll keep you posted as more progress occurs in the coming months!
February 8, 2022 - Summary Screen Updates - Compare and Merge
Easier and faster data entry shouldn’t come at the expense of data quality. The Digital Measures vendor has set out to make it easier for faculty, proxies and administrators to review records, identify gaps and duplicates, and resolve them. The first half of this solution - tabular/dynamic summary screens - arrived last summer (see below), to make it easier to review records at a glance, check for the most important elements, and fill gaps. Today we’re excited to deliver on the second part of our promise, regarding duplicate resolution, with Compare and Merge!
Faculty, proxies, and administrators alike can resolve duplicate records quickly with this new option on activity summary screens. You can:
The details stored in dynamic sub-answer sections (DSAs) - AKA those nested sets of sub-records on activity screens that capture lists of authors, editors, presenters, investigators, students mentored or advised, joint appointments and more - are key to understanding a record. Now you can include those details in your summary screen table. Plus, the horizontal mouse- and trackpad-based scrolling you see above is new today too!
November 15, 2021 - NIH Biosketch Update
The Digital Measures built-in NIH Biosketch screen and report now support the latest formatting and content requirements from the National Institutes of Health that they'll require starting Jan 25, 2022. To bring things into alignment, the Digital Measures vendor:
Added a new section to the NIH Biosketch screen where users can link to their related grant records, so it’s easier to reference ongoing and completed research projects in their Biosketch.
Updated help text on the “Personal Statement” field to reflect NIH’s intent behind this element of the Biosketch.
Updated the report to include the referenced grants and align the headers and formatting with the current standards.
October 22, 2021 - APPR Training
With the Annual Performance and Planning Review (APPR) launch date quickly approaching (December 1, 2021), we would like to invite all faculty members and evaluators participating in the process to attend one of our regularly scheduled APPR/Digital Measures trainings. The session will focus on how to complete the APPR process within Digital Measures and provide an opportunity to meet with a Digital Measures Administrator. Use the links below to register:
To see our full list of trainings, visit the "Get Assistance" page.
If you have any questions regarding the APPR process or Digital Measures, please email email@example.com.
August 24, 2021 - New Summary Screen Layout
We’re excited to share a new update from Watermark and Digital Measures that’s focused on making things easier for you! You’ll be able to quickly see which activities you’ve already captured, review activities for completeness, and be confident that what's in the system is as accurate and comprehensive as possible. We know you are busy, so the goal here is to save you time by making data management easier.
When you log in to the system and go to any activity screen, you will see some new options that give you more control over the view:
This quick video gives a sense of how easy these tools are to use.
It’s important to have your accomplishments and activities in Digital Measures for a number of reasons. Here, at UTHSC, this platform supports our annual reviews, your public-facing web profiles, and various accreditations. It’s key to your and our success to share your accomplishments and activities.
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 13, 2021 - Faculty Success
Over the summer, Watermark renamed Digital Measures to Faculty Success, in an effort to more clearly articulate its core focus and how it supports us in recognizing achievement and inspiring progress. UTHSC will continue to use the name Digital Measures on our campus and will not be using the new name, Faculty Success.
In reaching out to let you know of this specific change, we hope to minimize any disruption it might cause. Beyond noting the information below, no action is needed from you.
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Thank you for your understanding and adjusting to this change with us! If you have questions, please contact email@example.com