Digital Measures is a product used for faculty activity reporting. Currently, as of Fall 2013, the Office of Institutional Research has taken on the management of data and changes to Digital Measures reports and screens. Below you will find resources to help understand how to enter data and best practices regarding inputting information. Guides are provided below with a wide range of topics, such as a basic overview to detailed guides specific to each college.
The Office of Institutional Research will be offering two types of Digital Measures training sessions this fall, general training and mid-tenure review process submission. If you are interested in these offerings, please fill out a form for the time most convenient for you. Keep in mind space is limited so sign up early! All training sessions are held in Burdick 218.
Mid-Tenure Review Training Sessions – Faculty
Mid-Tenure Review Training Sessions – Reviewers/Department Chairs, Department Committees, Deans
These training sessions are geared for reviewers of faculty members undergoing the review process.
Training session times to be determined, but targeting for October.
General Training Sessions
If you have any questions or your Digital Measures University Administrator is Amber Hall, Director of Institutional Research, and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-450-3663. You may also contact the Research Associate assigned to your college/unit by looking at the table below.
|College of Business|
|College of Education||Kristin Heffingtonemail@example.com||501-450-5371|
|College of Fine Arts & Communication||Kristin Heffingtonfirstname.lastname@example.org||501-450-5371|
|College of Health & Behavioral Sciences||Kristin Heffingtonemail@example.com||501-450-5371|
|College of Liberal Arts|
|College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics|
|Honors College||Kristin Heffingtonfirstname.lastname@example.org||501-450-5371|
Login page: myUCA
Faculty can access Digital Measures from the myUCA portal. After logging in to myUCA, which is the password faculty use to login to their office computer, e-mail, and several other systems on campus, navigate to the My Work tab. From the My Work tab, you should see a Digital Measures icon as shown below. After clicking, you will be logged into Digital Measures in a new browser tab.
Digital Measures Guides
Further information and more detailed accounts of individual screens can be found in the below Digital Measure Guides. Some are college specific so be sure to download the correct one. The Digital Measure Guides are currently a work in progress so some might not yet be available.
Digital Measures: An Introduction v2 (Updated August 11, 2015) details how to log in and find your way around the screens of the Digital Measures user interface.
Digital Measures: Quick Reference v1.1 (Updated November 11, 2014) is a summary of the information found on each screen and the sources of that information.
Torreyson Library v2.1 (Updated November 10, 2015)
Honors College v2.1 (Updated November 3, 2015)
College of Education v2.1 (Updated November 3, 2015)
College of Liberal Arts v2.1 (Updated November 10, 2015)
University College v2.1 (Updated November 10, 2015)
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics v2.0 (Updated November 10, 2015)
College of Business v2.1 (Updated November 10, 2015)
College of Fine Arts and Communication v2.1 (Updated November 3, 2015)
College of Health and Behavioral Sciences v2.1 (Updated November 3, 2015)
Digital Measures Training Offerings
Digital Measures training sessions will be made available when there is demand or each fall and spring semester. If you are interested in Digital Measures training, please fill out the Digital Measures training interest form. If you fill out this form, we will let you know when the next training is available and if there is a high interest for training, we will offer training sessions prior to the next fall or spring semester scheduled event.
August 10, 2015
The new user interface has been implemented with Digital Measures. OIR is working as quickly as possible to create new guides that show the new user interface and reformatting of the screens. The updated guides will start with version 2.0.
October 24, 2014
OIR has uploaded all degree information that they had databases on. If you data is still not complete in the Education screen, please fill out the form here. OIR will be working on continually updating the Education screen.
October 9, 2014
We have modified the Non-Credit Instruction Taught screen to allow faculty to store files, such as movies, PDFs, or any other such materials to highlight their work.
September 30, 2014
We have moved the following screens to the Faculty Annual Self-Evaluation and Planning Reports section of Digital Measures.
Annual Teaching Goals
Annual Scholarly Goals
Annual Professional Development Goals
Annual Service Goals
Annual Librarianship/Information Management Goals Applicable only to Torreyson Library faculty.
September 18, 2014
We are working on phasing out the Work in Progress screen. Information previously stored on this screen will now move to the Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits (Applicable only to CFAC and Honors College faculty.), Presentations, Publications, or Grants & Contracts with the status of “Work in Progress.” When you move data to the other screens, there are new fields “Date Project Started” and “Date Project Ended” to reflect the beginning and end dates of your work, without respect to submission.
September 17, 2014
The Summary of Librarianship/Information Management Activities screen has been renamed to Summary of Other Librarianship/Information Management Activities. Applicable only to Torreyson Library faculty.
September 17, 2014
We are working on phasing out the Other Activities and Accomplishments screen. Anything stored on this screen should be moved to the appropriate screen for recording the information or should be stored in the Other Instructional, Scholarship, Professional Development, and Service – Not Reported Elsewhere screen.
August 28, 2014
Added clarifying field to Education screen, Highest degree you have earned? for College of Business and Qualifying Degree? for all others. If “Yes” is selected for this field, the degree shown on the screen will be populated on the Faculty Annual Self-Evaluation and Planning Report.
July 28, 2014
The Consulting screen has been made available to the entire university and moved under the Service section. The options of “Consultant” have been removed from the Public screen and Professional screen. The data from those two screens have been migrated over to the Consulting screen.
July 9, 2014
The screen Other Activities and Accomplishments has been moved from under the General Information section to the Faculty Annual Self-Evaluation and Planning Reports section.
June 3, 2014
The screen Education has been made available to the entire university. OIR is currently working on uploading any degrees we have on record in Banner and modifying the screen. Further updates will be given on this screen as modifications are made and data imports are completed.
May 23, 2014
The screen Permanent Data has been modified to now include all ranks held while at UCA. OIR is currently working on updating this information. If your information is missing and you would like to check the status of your information, feel free to e-mail OIR. Further updates will be given on this screen as modifications are made and data imports are completed.
May 20, 2014
Courses Beyond Last Degree can now be tracked on the Faculty Development Activities Attended screen. This is was setup in the hopes that we will be able to generate the application for Tenure & Promotion and Advancement using Digital Measures.
May 20, 2014
The screen Academic, Government, Military and Professional Positions – External to UCA has been made accessible to all faculty. This screen is to be used to capture positions external to UCA, specifically positions/ranks held at other institutions that should show up on promotion and tenure.
April 22, 2014
The following screens have been combined into one screen Other Instructional, Scholarship, Professional Development, and Service under the new section Faculty Annual Self-Evaluation and Planning Reports:
Summary of Other Teaching Efforts
Summary of Other Scholarly Efforts
Summary of Other Professional Development Efforts
Summary of Other Service Efforts
All data from the four above screens have been migrated to the new screen.