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Pepperdine University School of Law

Friday, June 2, 2017

Caron Presents Faculty Scholarship Assessment: A (Very) New Dean's Perspective Today At Texas A&M

CaronPaul L. Caron (Dean, Pepperdine) presents Faculty Scholarship Assessment: A (Very) New Dean's Perspective at Texas A&M today as part of its Conference for Associate Deans:

I describe how existing measures of faculty scholarly output (publications) and influence (law review citations, Google Scholar citations (H-Index and M-Index), and SSRN downloads) can be used to (1) compare a law school faculty's scholarly productivity to its peers and to assess individual faculty contributions in these areas; and (2) value scholarly productivity of both junior and senior faculty.  I then offer some thoughts on what these existing ranking metrics leave out in quantifying faculty contributions to law school success, especially at faith-based schools.

My co-panelists are:

  • John August (Dean of Faculties and Associate Provost, Texas A&M)
  • Gary Lucas (Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Assessment, Strategic Analysis, and Reporting, Texas A&M)
  • Gregory Sisk (Laghi Distinguished Chair in Law, University of St. Thomas (Minnesota))

Update:  Singing for my supper at Texas A&M today:

Conference
Photo credit: Ruben Garcia

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Please share the paper version...

Posted by: Jason Yackee | Jun 2, 2017 3:47:37 PM