UC – CHP Director and Lead Researcher – Zach Bleemer – CSHE Research Associate and Assistant Professor of Economics, Princeton University
CSHE PI – John Aubrey Douglass – Senior Research Fellow Public Policy and Higher Education
The University of California ClioMetric History Project (UC-CHP) takes a Big Data approach to exploring the history and longitudinal impact of the UC campuses in the state of California. The project has produced an unprecedented large-scale empirical examination of the university’s students, professors, institutional structure, funding, and the university’s impact on socioeconomic mobility and economic development. Public and restricted-access databases include comprehensive student and faculty records, applicant records, course catalogs, budget reports, and similar institutional records and documents from 1900 to the present. These data are used in novel statistical analyses that are presented to the public in reports, topic briefs, and academic working papers.
The scope and magnitude of UC ClioMetric History Project is enabled by modern computational technology—allowing the digitization and statistical analysis of massive amounts of administrative data presently archived on paper records. All publicly-available data have been posted to the UC-CHP website, available here.
For further information on the UC-CHP contact: Zach Bleemer at firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail)
UC ClioMetric History - Research Goals
The project has four major areas of research that are being explored in collaboration with interested scholars and practitioners.
UC ClioMetric History - Data Sets
The project is pursuing analysis via a Macro and Micro approach to the data.
UC ClioMetric History Links
- Organic Act March 23 1868 Establishing the University of California
- History of the 1960 California Master Plan
- CSHE’s UC@150 History Websource - in development
- UC History Digital Archive
- UC History Bibliography – in development