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Administrator Fellows Program 2017/2018

To apply, please submit the following to Christiane Spitzmueller at

  • Statement describing your interest in the project
  • Current CV
  • Link to your Google Scholar profile

Defining Success in the Humanities – a Metrics-Based Approach

Project Description:

In the sciences, measurements of faculty member productivity have changed over the past 10 years. The introduction of the h-index and other metrics of scholarly productivity along with measures of grant funding success can be used as (imperfect) indicators of faculty performance and progress in STEM/SBS.

In the humanities, progress on quantifiable productivity metrics is needed. A measurement system that could tap components of faculty research productivity could benefit UH and contribute to the discussion of assessment and transparency of faculty performance. The goal of the current project is to summarize best practices in measuring research productivity in the humanities, and develop a metrics-based system for assessing humanities research productivity. 

The project is expected to be summarized in a report for the Provost. The project will be sponsored by Dr. Antonio Tillis, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Learning Outcomes for the Fellow Include:

  • Exposure to senior administrators and inner workings of the Dean and Provost’s office
  • Understanding faculty research productivity and complexity of research productivity metrics in higher education settings
  • Ability to advise administrators on discipline-specific metrics that can be used to tap components of research productivity and related outcomes

Eligibility Criteria and Benefits:

  • Female faculty members at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor are encouraged to apply
  • The selected faculty member will receive an administrative stipend of $3,000 and a teaching release through ADVANCE