Disquantified Conference May 16-17: Higher Education in the Age of Metrics

by Daina Tagavi, Professional Development Peer
Monday, May 13, 2019 2:00 PM

UC​ Santa Barbara​ will soon be holding an on-campus conference about metrics and the university​ that is extremely relevant to faculty members, grad students, and postdocs across disciplines, as well as higher education administrators.

What: Disquantified: Higher Education in the Age of Metrics
When: May 16-17, 2019
Where: Loma Pelona Center and the UCen (Harbor Room)

Metrics are transforming higher education. The Disquantified conference explores how they are changing teaching, research, and governance in universities. Questions to be answered include: 

  • How are citation analytics affecting the direction of academic research and publishing? 
  • Are wage data influencing how students choose majors? 
  • Are faculty teaching differently as assessment becomes learning analytics? 
  • Have performance indicators changed public funding and oversight? 
  • Given these trends, how might faculty, students, and staff respond? 

Please join a number of campus sponsors as they host an interdisciplinary cast of scholars for a lively discussion about how academics can use (and reject) higher education metrics. The goal of the conference is to help make the university a more exciting, energizing, and equitable place. Faculty, students, and staff members from all disciplines are welcome.

For the full program and more information, visit www.disquantified.org. You can also read this article in The Current.

If you have any questions, please contact Chris Newfield at cnewf@ucsb.edu