Coffee Break Analytics Webinars

Analysis On Demand: Accessing Custom Analyses Through the Academic Analytics Portal
Due to significantly growing demand for custom analyses, Academic Analytics has prioritized the creation and ongoing development of a repository of interactive, online reports, accessible to our partner institutions in real time. Learn the who, what, and why of Analysis On Demand.
Developing an Institutional Strategy to Increase Faculty Recognition
Vice Provost Nancy Freitag and Instructional Development Specialist Kim Rivas from the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at the University of Illinois – Chicago (UIC) saw a need to increase resources for departments to bring recognition to their scholars. The Suggested Honorific Awards application from Academic Analytics was an ideal solution. Join us to learn how UIC implemented an award nomination strategy across campus and how your institution can benefit from this technology.
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 From the Nobel Prize to the poster of the year: quantifying honorific award prestige across disciplines
Academic Analytics now tracks more than 12,000 honorific awards of national or international importance. Journals have impact factors and research grants have dollar amounts, but how can we know the relative prestige of a specific honor? Join us to learn how Academic Analytics is approaching “relative award prestige” and how you can leverage this approach in your decision-making and campus nomination strategy.
Obtaining and analyzing career data for Ph.D.s and post-docs
Universities are increasingly tasked with following the career paths of graduates. Typical approaches to alumni data gathering often result in incomplete, inconsistent, and delayed information. Based on best-practice methodologies from the university community, Academic Analytics now provides a service to locate and classify alumni. Learn more about this approach and the applications it enables, from fundraising to building public confidence in the role of graduate education.
New Enhancements to our Faculty Insight Interface
Faculty Insight gives faculty control of their professional profiles and helps them uncover funding opportunities and collaborators. Join Carol Whitacre, Senior Advisor, Academic Analytics, former Senior Vice President for Research at The Ohio State University, to discuss the following new enhancements to our Faculty Insight interface and their applications to research enterprise management on campus: Saved Searches, Proxy Editor Access, and Advanced Search.
Showcasing your research strengths with the new External Discovery Site
The Academic Analytics External Discovery Site (EDS) is evolving from a faculty search tool to a powerful, customizable research dashboard. Join Robert Berdahl to learn how the newly redesigned EDS is an effective way to draw attention to the unique research strengths of your institution and academic units.
Leveraging Academic Analytics to improve academic programs & faculty hiring
​Investment strategies for academic programming and staffing can be made difficult due to competing interests by academic programs as well as a lack of resources. This webinar will describe how one university sought to improve academic planning and resource allocation within their academic units, and the software solution they used to do it. We’ll discuss the university’s example and broader best practices for reviewing metrics in research, finances, benchmarking, and predictive modeling as well as staffing and resource allocation related to academic planning.
On the Horizon- Solutions for the Present and the Future: An Overview of Academic Analytics Products and Tools
Academic Analytics has evolved into a large (and growing) set of unique, but linked, analytic tools to manage the university research enterprise. Join us to learn about all of the suites and modules available, how they are connected, and what’s in development.
Supplementing the Departmental Review Process
Academic unit review is one of the most widespread applications of our data, analytic tools, and charts. Here we use real-world examples to delve into how the review process is much more than taking data from our online Portal; learn how universities use our custom templates and gain insight into how we support the nuanced review process with objective data.
A Deeper Dive into the External Discovery Site at The University of Missouri System
In the second part of our series on how the University of Missouri System leverages Academic Analytics data in their research discovery site, we are again joined by Associate Provost and Professor Chris Riley-Tillman to demonstrate the system’s new EDS dashboard. The newest enhancements to the system’s site which includes system, school, and unit-level scholarship as well as a trending key term aggregator and works counter.
NEW: External Discovery Site for Systems – the University of Missouri
Academic Analytics recently launched a public-facing External Discovery Site (EDS) for University Systems. During this webinar, Chris Riley-Tillman, Associate Provost and Professor, University of Missouri to discussed how the system plans to use their new site, and to view the new EDS template now available to all EDS clients and prospects.
Identifying Peers for External Program and Department Reviews
Learn how Academic Analytics helps you identify research peers with similar publication concentrations, and similarities on other scholarly research metrics to assist in identifying units from which to recruit external reviewers for academic program and department reviews.
Build teams and find Reviewers for Limited Submission Grants
Research Insight is a powerful tool to build research teams and identify reviewers for Limited Submission grants. Join Academic Analytics to learn how you can leverage this workflow at your campus.
NEW: Push Notifications for Faculty Insight with Michigan State University
Academic Analytics recently launched push notifications to alert Faculty Insight users to funding opportunities, profile views, and related searches. Join Kyle Sweitzer, Data Resource Analyst, Institutional Research, Michigan State University to discuss their implementation and end-user reactions since launch.
Explore Collaborations Using Longitudinal Data 
Collaborations on campus are vital to your research mission, but capturing data about the extent and nature of those collaborations is difficult, especially in a comparative context. Our dedicated team of analysts created a standardized report that puts these data at your fingertips.
From Feedback to Implemented Enhancement 
Over Academic Analytics’ entire history, we’ve been driven by feedback from our partner institutions. Tune in to learn how your ideas become enhancements that improve the end-user experience and help us capture and display more of the data relevant to your workflow.
New Dataset: Patents in the Discovery Suite
Technology transfer is an enormous and growing component of research enterprise activity. We are happy to announce that data covering US patents have been added to our growing database of research scholarship and other scholarly activity. Join this webinar to learn about why we added patent data, how you can use the data, and what we’ve learned in the process of creating this exciting new addition.​
New Dataset: Book Chapters in the Discovery Suite
Academic Analytics strives to include as many relevant scholarly outputs as possible, to best reflect the research activity of your faculty members. We have often heard from institutions about the importance of chapters published in edited volumes, particularly in the lettered social sciences and humanities, and these data are now available to you in our Discovery Suite of tools! Sign up to hear how our product development team went about adding these valuable data to our product line, and how you can access and use these data in your research enterprise management workflow.
New Dataset: Clinical Trials in the Discovery Suite
We aim to bring the most relevant content to our subscribers, and we’ve heard from many of you that clinical trials are an important component of scholarly research. We are proud to announce that we’ve now matched these clinical trials to scholars, and you can access, view, and analyze these data in our Discovery Suite. Join us for this webinar to learn how you can make use of these data in your research enterprise management processes and reporting. 
Revisiting Honorific Awards: New Enhancements to Suggest Nominees
Some of our most popular and widely-used analytics focus on honorific awards, and who at your university may be well-positioned to be nominated for them or to write a nomination letter on another faculty member’s behalf. We continue to make advancements in this area or reporting and analytics, and this webinar will show you the lasted updates so you can take full advantage of our suggested awards tools for faculty development and strategic planning.
Exploring Research Activity Over Time
Tailored for research administrators, this webinar will show you how you can explore and understand longitudinal patterns using an Academic Analytics dynamic report. What is the trajectory of a department’s research program? Are your scholars winning more grants or being cited more than in the past? Contextualize your understanding of the research enterprise with a viewpoint that incorporates patterns and trends.​
Understanding Unit Composition
Learn about the characteristics of your institution’s academic units in the context of your peers. Do you have an average number of tenured professors? What is the gender ratio of your departments in each discipline? Do you have enough Assistant and Associate Professors to manage your units through retirement scenarios? Look at a single moment or trends through time to understand the demographics of your academic units and pan for hiring and retirements.​​
Incorporating the School and College Structure in Analytics
Between individual departments and the entire institution there are schools and colleges, and Academic Analytics data provides powerful insights about these levels of administration. Our customized reporting creates apples-to-apples comparisons that incorporate which disciplines are in each school or college at your campus, and at your peers; learn how we can reconfigure peer institutions to provide meaningful analytics for accurate and timely decisions at the college level.​​​
Identifying Rising Stars
Learn how Academic Analytics dynamic reports can help you identify and retain top talent early in their career. By calculating a trajectory based on empirical, longitudinal data, this report identifies junior faculty members who are on an upward trend in their field of study relative to their peers. Create effective interventions to retain the top talent of the next generation.​​​
Awards strategy: identifying highly research active and under-recognized scholars
Learn how Academic Analytics data can empirically identify departments and scholars that are highly research active but relatively “under recognized” – and develop a strategy to nominate these scholars for prestigious honorific awards.
Awards strategy: recommended honors and nominators
A brief review of our newest addition to Research Insight: the Suggested Awards Tool. Identify appropriate honorific awards for faculty members based on past recipient trends – have scholars at your institution been recognized to the extent their research merits?
Building an external platform to showcase scholarship
In this webinar, we’ll take an in-depth tour of our new and improved External Discovery Site. Join us to learn how you can easily and effectively showcase your faculty members’ scholarship to external stakeholders including industrial partners and potential students.
Finding subject matter experts locally and nationally 
Learn how to identify subject matter experts nationally and locally within your own institution, state, or university system. Join us to hear how your custom queries on any topic can reveal a list of ideal scholars to collaborate on – and apply for grants for – the research themes your institution is investing in.
Use Research Insight to identify teams and funding opportunities
In this webinar, learn how Academic Analytics helps you build research teams around specific themes that you choose based on your own research programs and strategic research enterprise plan. Then, we will demonstrate how these teams can reveal targeted funding opportunities to win large, national research grants.