We assist institutions with faculty development, analyze research trends among peer universities, and follow the careers of bachelor's, master’s, doctoral and postdoctoral alumni. Our benchmarked research activity data support strategic investment decisions, academic unit review, and the development of university research.
Who We Are
Academic Analytics helps build strong research institutions. University presidents, provosts, and other academic leaders make critical decisions about which research opportunities to pursue and how to win them, which collaborations and partnerships to forge, how best to allocate resources, and how to gauge progress towards the university’s research mission. Academic Analytics helps these senior academic leaders make better and more efficient decisions to sustain and grow their research enterprise. We aggregate, curate, and contextualize data on the research created by scholars and we provide powerful, user-friendly business intelligence tools to visualize and identify patterns from those data. Our tools give institutional leaders a new understanding of the research accomplishments of scholars, departments, programs, and the entire institution – and they point to directions in which to grow the research footprint strategically and in line with the university’s mission.
What We Do
Academic Analytics compiles multi-faceted data on individual scholar research productivity, aggregates individual data to the academic unit level, and benchmarks academic unit data against peer units across the country.
Academic Analytics is unique among faculty activity solutions –
we match activity data to the individual scholar and aggregate scholars into custom groups
– centers, programs, departments and more – with a robust set of filtering options
to create peer groups and time windows for benchmarking.
Why We Do It
Academic Analytics is passionate about advancing higher education. As former higher education academics ourselves, we recognize the challenges faced to make difficult decisions within the university. We understand the goal of continually elevating research and supporting faculty to cultivate growth. Leveraging our tools and data will help with informed and objective institutional decision-making.
Academic Analytics History
Academic Analytics was founded in 2005 by a former senior administrative leader who understood the challenges leaders face and saw opportunities to use data and analytical tools to build a stronger research enterprise. Members of the Academic Analytics Steering Committee come from institutions such as MIT, Duke, and The Ohio State University. The Senior Academic Advisors who help guide Academic Analytics spent the majority of their careers at research institutions such as Duke University, The Ohio State University, Indiana University – Bloomington, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of California at Berkeley. Academic Analytics tools are used by the country’s most prominent research institutions.
Our Data Principles
Since 2005, Academic Analytics has been a key repository of benchmarking data for all PhD-granting institutions in the US, empowering university leaders to objectively gauge their research activity compared with peers. We believe that objective, accurate, and standardized research metrics are a valuable resource for institutional self-assessment and improvement. But importantly, paired with other data, disciplinary expertise, and local knowledge, our data and analyses can contribute to productive discussion and decision-making on campus.
Academic Analytics data
in the context of promotion and tenure
American research universities increasingly rely
on quantitative information to enhance decisions
and to implement those decisions.