Must academic evaluation be so citation data driven?

Posted in Research on September 30th, 2018 by steve

“For the past quarter-century, I have reviewed cases for academic tenure and promotion in many disciplines in many countries. Usually what is required is an evaluation of the candidate’s research record. Teaching and, increasingly, public engagement are also mentioned as factors to weigh …” (more)

[Steve Fuller, University World News, 28 September]

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Evaluation by Walking Around

Posted in Teaching on April 9th, 2014 by steve

“In much of the discourse on third level education it seems to be assumed that the dominant form of formal teaching occurs through the medium of the lecture. But for anyone who embarks on a science or engineering degree, just as much time will be spent in laboratories …” (more)

[educationandstuff, 9 April]

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Evaluating scientists: take care

Posted in Research on September 9th, 2012 by steve

“A resonant blogpost is the gift that keeps on giving. One of the latest comments in my Sick of Impact Factors polemic bemoaning the corrosive effects of journal impact factors on scientific lives provided a link to a quite wonderful paper …” (more)

[Stephen Curry, Reciprocal Space, 8 September]

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