Upcoming Webinars

New Dataset: Patents in the Discovery Suite

March 7, 11:00am – 11:30am EST

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.

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New Dataset: Book Chapters in the Discovery Suite

March 21, 11:00am – 11:30am EDT

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! Hear how our 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.

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New Dataset: Clinical Trials in the Discovery Suite

April 11, 11:00am – 11:30am EDT

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.

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Revisiting Honorific Awards: New Enhancements to Suggest Nomination Opportunities

April 23, 11:00am – 11:30am EDT

Some of our most popular and widely-used analytics focus on honorific awards, including 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. This webinar will demonstrate the latest updates so you can take full advantage of our suggested awards tools for faculty development and strategic planning.

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Previous Webinars

Rising Stars: Identifying and mentoring junior faculty

February 12, 11:00am-11:30am EST

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.​
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Incorporating the school and college structure in analytics

February 6, 11:00am-11:30am EST

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.​
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Understanding academic unit composition

January 23, 2:00pm-2:30pm EST

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.​
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Exploring research activity over time​

January 16, 2:00pm-2:30pm EST

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 you 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.​
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Finding subject matter experts locally and nationally

November 28, 2:00pm-2:30pm EST

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.
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Use Research Insight to identify teams and funding opportunities

December 12, 2:00pm-2:30pm EST

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.
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Building an external platform to showcase scholarship

November 7, 2:00pm-2:30pm EST

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.
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Strategically growing your research enterprise with Academic Analytics

November 1 at 11:00am-12:00pm EDT

With medium-sized and emerging research universities in mind, Dr. George Walker (link to bio) will lead this webinar. Dr. Walker brings his unique perspective from years of academic administrative service at universities of different sizes and with varying research goals. Our discussion will concentrate on identifying existing strengths on which to build and identifying unique areas in which to focus future research initiatives within a broad, national context or among your specific peer institutions.
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Awards Strategy: recommended honors and nominators

October 31, 2:00pm-2:30pm EDT

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?
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Awards Strategy: identifying highly research active and under recognized scholars

October, 17, 2:00pm-2:30pm EDT

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.

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Coupling Academic Analytics and NSF Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey databases to develop discipline-specific per capita research expenditure estimates

Presented by: Meaghann Wheelis, Senior Research and Planning Associate, Institutional Research and Testing, Baylor University and Kevin Chambliss, Graduate Program Director, Ecology, Earth, and Environmental Science, Baylor University.

Researchers at Baylor University developed a method to estimate total and per capita research expenditures based on Academic Analytics data (which does not report expenditures as part of its research grant data) in order to evaluate and strategically identify ways to improve discipline-specific research expenditures. Expenditure estimates are specific to each discipline, and this analysis allows users to facilitate comparisons to peer institutions (particularly those with stronger research profiles) whose per capita expenditure data are not publicly available. Additionally, this analysis provides a tool to assess current research activity and to identify areas that may need more faculty.

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Data to Start the Conversation: Leveraging Metrics and Discovery Tools to Support the Research Agenda
Presented by George Walker, Senior Advisor, Academic Analytics

In this webinar, we will lead a discussion on using metrics and discovery tools to support an institution’s research agenda. This will include real-world examples where evidence-based strategies were implemented in the early stages of research and collaboration initiatives and the successes and challenges faced upon their implementation. We will also discuss Academic Analytics’ new Discovery Suite software tools which were specifically designed to aid in this type of strategic planning and “conversation starting.”

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Data for the Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences: Metrics for all Disciplines
Hosted by Richard Wheeler, Senior Advisor, Academic Analytics, Professor of English Emeritus & Dean of the Graduate College Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Data-driven analysis of scholarship should be available to all academic disciplines, and Academic Analytics strives to produce meaningful data tailored to each scholarly field. This webinar showcased several new features of our database and analytical toolkit that are especially valuable to humanities and lettered social science scholars where traditional citation and research grant metrics are not ideal. We demonstrated enhanced time-windows to expand the number of years data are tracked, deep and sophisticated book publications profiles and comparisons, and nuanced treatment of honorific awards from our massive proprietary database of honors.

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Exploring Gender Inequalities Utilizing Scientometric Data
Recent bibliometric analyses have demonstrated pervasive gender disparities in terms of production and citation. However, these analyses have relied on two primary bibliometric databases, containing only publication and citation information. Academic Analytics provides a novel source of data, with richer disciplinary overview and more detailed individual-level information (e.g., funding, awards). We present here our initial analyses using Academic Analytics to explore gender disparities, discussing both the empirical findings and the technical challenges. We also provide a validation of Academic Analytics, using CVs and an alternative commercial bibliometric resource as comparative datasources.

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