Posted on behalf of Greg Bothun (Physics)
Its been my experience while at the UO that the UO often chooses to remain insular on many issues.
With respect to Performance Metrics as a way to evaluate Academic Departments there is a fairly robust literature on the Pros and Cons of this that I offer here, although I seriously doubt any of these references will be consulted:
Metrics to Evaluate Academic Departments:
What is the right way to measure departmental performance?
Performance measurement in academic departments: the strategy map approach
Criteria and Metrics for “Academic Programs:” Degree/Certificate Programs and Academic Departments
This is the Boise State Comprehensive Model
Evaluating the performance of academic departments: an analysis of research-related output efficiency
Herding Cats? Management and University Performanc
This is a broad overview of the economics of the matter and whether or not there is a demonstrable payoff
The 2016 AAUP Statement on “Academic Analytics” short, worth reading
Applying the Yardstick, Department by Department
I will stop there – as I said these are unlikely to be consulted by any community of scholars here at the UO.
Perhaps the most important thing is a decent articulation (this means one that is actually believed) of what the goal is in applying performance metrics, on a department basis, here at the UO.