Disquantified Conference: Higher Education in the Age of Metrics

Event Date: 

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 9:00am to Friday, May 17, 2019 - 6:00pm

Event Location: 

  • Loma Pelona Center and the UCen (Harbor Room)

Disquantified: Higher Education in the Age of Metrics

May 16-17, 2019 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. Our questions 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 us as we host an interdisciplinary cast of scholars for lively discussion about how we can use (and when we should reject) higher education metrics. Our goal is to 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.

We hope to see you there!


Chris Newfield, PI, The Limits of the Numerical Project, English, UCSB, cnewf@ucsb.edu

Laura Mandell, Co-PI, English, Texas A&M University

Aashish Mehta, Co-PI, Global Studies, UCSB

Heather Steffen, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chicano Studies Institute, UCSB, hsteffen@ucsb.edu


Conference Sponsors: 

National Endowment for the Humanities

Chicano Studies Institute

Office of the Chancellor

Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor

Office of Research

Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

College of Letters and Science

Division of Humanities and Fine Arts

Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

Interdisciplinary Humanities Center

Department of English