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Activity Insight is an online database from vendor Digital Measures. At the Information School, we use Activity Insight for a variety of purposes:

  • Data entered in AI populates our iSchool faculty and PhD student directory pages.
  • Annual Faculty Activity Reports are generated from data entered by faculty and others into AI.
  • Faculty can generate a basic CV and easily modify the format for various purposes.
  • Faculty accomplishments can be aggregated for a variety of reports to support strategic planning, communications, accreditation, and other administrative purposes.

iSchool faculty and staff can access their Activity Insight records through the Activity Insight link in the Faculty & Staff section of the iSchool website. It is located under iSchool Resources in the Quick Links section on the right. Enter your UW NetID and password to access your Activities Database Main Menu.

Those faculty who are subject to merit review and must generate an annual Faculty Activity Report should update records in the following sections of the Activity Insight Main Menu:

  • Scholarship/Research
  • Service
  • Teaching
  • Miscellaneous

Use of Activity Insight at the iSchool began in late 2010 when the School was asked by Administration to produce information that included aggregated faculty accomplishments. Needing something more efficient than individual CVs, the Activity Insight online database was explored and purchased. Graduate assistants entered information from faculty CVs into spreadsheets that were uploaded into AI. Extensive data cleaning and database customization followed. The faculty merit review in March 2012 was the first to use data exported from AI as Faculty Activity Reports.

If you have any questions after reading this article or if you need any help, please don't hesitate to contact the iSchool IT Help Desk.
(206) 616-3086