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What drives adoption of analytical tools?

2018-10-01T20:26:26+00:00Monday, October 1, 2018|

By Peter Lange, former Provost, Duke University and Senior Advisor, Academic Analytics. Only one decade ago, few higher education institutions had adopted databases or analytical tools to assist with faculty and research-related strategic decisions. Today, such tools are more broadly adopted. An important question follows: how and why did mindsets and perspectives change so that analytical tools are now often used by senior administrators in making important decisions?   Some of the factors that changed include:   The societal context [...]

Journal Article: Scholarly Outputs and Research Grants

2018-08-21T12:23:49+00:00Tuesday, August 21, 2018|

Ali and colleagues estimate the effect of faculty scholarly activity on the distribution of federal government research grants. Although faculties with more publications and citations have a higher propensity to win research grants, institutional level characteristics (e.g., private vs. public) yield differences between scholars that are otherwise similar in their individual research outputs. View article on SSRN

Doctoral Dissertation: Resource Optimization in Higher Education

2018-08-21T12:22:50+00:00Tuesday, August 21, 2018|

In his doctoral dissertation, Christopher Fox Troilo uses Academic Analytics data in an exploration into whether the resources of institutions of higher education can be optimized. He examines the use of financial resources, physical resources, and human capital across institutions to uncover why some institutions are home to greater scholarly activity than others. View dissertation on IUCAT

Conference Paper: Do Male and Female Professors Differ in Interdisciplinarity?

2018-08-21T12:21:47+00:00Tuesday, August 21, 2018|

Interdisciplinary research is increasingly important – and increasingly well-funded. In their paper, Miao and colleagues incorporate Academic Analytics data in an exploration of gender differences in interdisciplinary research. They find that men and women are equally likely to engage in interdisciplinary reserach, but in differing numbers depending on the discipline of the researcher. View paper on the STI website

Conference Paper: Are Great Researchers Terrible Teachers?

2018-08-21T12:20:30+00:00Tuesday, August 21, 2018|

Murray and colleagues present their study combining publicly available teacher evaluation data with Academic Analytics scholarly activity data. Their results reveal gender differences; women with the highest teaching evaluations also have the lowest research activity. Male professors have the highest ratings across all broad disciplinary areas, but the male/female gap varies across discipline. View paper on the STI website

Conference Paper: Gender and Research Funding Among US Professors

2018-08-21T12:18:36+00:00Tuesday, August 21, 2018|

In a large-scale analysis based on Academic Analytics data, Murray and colleagues confirm that women receive less research funding than men. However, this discrepancy is field-specific; in the humanities and social sciences women win the same – or more – funding as men, but in the STEM disciplines the opposite trend was found. The discrepancy is even greater among academically younger scholars. View paper on the STI website

AIR Professional Files: Choosing Peer Institutions for Comparison

2018-08-21T12:17:01+00:00Tuesday, August 21, 2018|

In the Summer 2017 Volume of AIR Professional Files, Steve Chapman shows his methodology to identify peer institutions for comparison and benchmarking. Incorporating Academic Analytics data, Chapman details peer selection at the institution, college, and department levels, demonstrating many advantages of constructed peer sets over traditional peer identification methodologies. Click here to view the article on the AIR website

Webinar: Exploring Gender Inequalities

2018-08-21T12:14:01+00:00Tuesday, August 21, 2018|

Bibliometric analyses show pervasive gender disparities in terms of publications and citations. Academic Analytics is a novel source of data, with richer individual-level information (e.g., funding, awards). Here, Dr. Sugimoto presents her initial analyses using Academic Analytics to explore gender disparities, discussing both the empirical findings and the technical challenges. Click here to request access to the webinar

Scholarly Research Highlight: Exploring Gender Inequalities

2018-08-21T12:14:49+00:00Tuesday, August 21, 2018|

Professor Cassidy Sugimoto of Indiana University conducted research into gender inequalities using Academic Analytics data. In addition to important results regarding gender differences in scientometric data, her team conducted a validation study demonstrating that Academic Analytics data had greater breadth and accuracy than other bibliometric data sources. Click here to learn more about this research

Four from CoR

2018-10-04T15:32:26+00:00Friday, August 10, 2018|

By George Walker, former Vice President of Research and Dean at multiple research institutions; Senior Advisor, Academic Analytics. As a former Vice President of Research, I’ve been to many CoR (Council on Research) meetings. Here are four thoughts that stood out from the recent 2018 CoR Summer Meeting in Bozeman, Montana. 1. Diverse institutions, similar stresses One of the attractions of CoR – one of APLU’s (Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities) many councils – is the diversity [...]