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Daniel Campbell Wins Award for Productivity Reporting Tool

April 30, 2019

Congratulations to Daniel Campbell, director of assessment and accreditation with the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences who accepted the Western Academic Leadership Forum's (WALF) Colleague's Choice Award for a faculty productivity reporting tool developed at the University of Idaho. The honor was presented on April 25 at the group's annual meeting in Boulder, Colorado.

The award was given based on a peer vote for the best new academic tool or program presented during the "Great Ideas" panel at the April 25 meeting. WALF members are provosts or other chief academic leaders at U.S. four-year colleges within the 16-state region encompassed by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), the Colorado-based regional higher education agency at which the Forum is based.

The productivity tool was developed to reduce redundancy and administrative burden for academic deans, chairs and other senior higher education officials, in relation to data collection from faculty. Such data collection is necessary for intra- and extra-institutional purposes that include evaluation, promotion and tenure assessment.

As a nod to the potential broader value of the tool — and in the cross-institutional, idea-sharing spirit that characterizes the Forum's membership — the university's College of Education, Health and Human Sciences is making the tool freely available to any academic constituents who wish to use it. Request the tool.

Details of the tool will soon be publicly accessible in an online resource known as the Academic Leaders Toolkit, a peer-reviewed repository for shared academic leadership tools jointly sponsored by the Forum and its sister organization, the Western Alliance of Community College Leaders, also based at WICHE.

In receiving this award, this University of Idaho gains broad recognition among the senior academic leaders that comprise WALF’s constituents across WICHE's 16-state region. Programmatic awards of this nature have been given annually by the Forum since 2011.

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