Monday, February 29, 2016

Productivity Metrics: What is the best way to assess faculty activity?

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Vimal Patel
February 29, 2016

Questions about faculty productivity are nothing new. But the growing use of metrics to assess

faculty activity has raised the stakes at a time when colleges already face growing pressure to

demonstrate accountability and compete with peer institutions.

Meanwhile, questions about how to measure a scholar’s influence in social media, known as

"altmetrics," are expected to add to the debate over faculty productivity.