University Senate Spring Plenary 2017: The Role of Research Metrics in Faculty Evaluation
March 29, 2017 - 12pm to 3 pm - Assembly Room, William Pitt Union
No faculty member can be reduced to a summary of statistics. Yet, metrics abound to measure the myriad of ways that research is constructed and disseminated and how the researcher impacts their field. How do metrics matter in the evaluation of a faculty member’s research? What are the best practices for using these metrics? What is the balance of data and peer judgment? The senate plenary will focus on responding to these questions and examining the responsible use of research metrics in faculty evaluation. Two highly distinguished academic experts will be joining us to inform and guide the conversation.
Please join us as our two speakers, Diana Hicks and Cassidy Sugimoto, and a local response panel discuss the changing ways that data influences evaluation.
Video recording of the plenary
Further reading and various perspectives