Informatics and digital technologies serve a variety of infrastructural functions in the modern academic institution. Emerging technologies are viable solutions for collecting student performance data across the campus and addressing the growing concern of an equitable education even where budget restraints exist. Free or low-cost communication, collaborative and web tools allow for data collection across the campus making academic processes more comprehensive and expansive. Colleges can maintain dynamic information about student performance in preparation for their career success.
The digital age warrants an advancement on the traditional assessment process by catalyzing the power of technology in aggregating and appropriating micro-data to fuel effective decision making. When integrated seamlessly in the academic environment, digital assessment makes it possible to obtain a more accurate measure of excellence in education. The purpose of this research is to describe the implementation and evaluation of how digital assessment augments the educational experience and builds a culture of institution-wide performance excellence. It reviewsa “digital academic professional portfolio engagement and review system” (DAPPERS) that collects curricular and co-curricular student data in a dynamic digital network.