14 Feb 2019

Changing the Culture of Promotion & Tenure Through Conversations About Research Metrics

Free webinar discussing the changing nature of metrics use in scholcom assessment.

Date & time: Feb 26, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Zoom Meeting URL: https://cornell.zoom.us/j/111321408

Since 2012, librarians at the IUPUI University Library have been providing support for faculty use of metrics in dossiers for promotion and tenure. During these consultations to learn about their research, faculty were willing to discuss their values as a scholar, the types of work they feel are most important and valuable, the pressures and expectations of their departments and schools, among other things. The richness of these conversations led us to expand our metrics services beyond provision of data. We developed a proactive strategy to help faculty take charge of their digital profiles and scholarly dissemination, as well as outreach and trainings to engage with campus administrators, associate deans for research, and department chairs, with the goal of promoting responsible use of metrics in the promotion and tenure process.

This presentation will describe our approach to consultations, training, and advocacy in developing P&T standards and processes that align with institutional and disciplinary values and promote scholar choice in methodology, product, and dissemination.

For more details, contact Heather Coates

See also:
Metrics Toolkit: an online evidence-based resource for navigating the research metrics landscapeRobin Champieux, Heather Coates, Stacy Konkiel, Karen Gutzman
While research metrics may seem well established in the scholarly landscape, it can be challenging to understand how they should be used and how they are calculated. The Metrics Toolkit is an online evidence-based resource for researchers, librarians, evaluators, and administrators in their work to demonstrate or assess the impact of research.

The toolkit is available at: http://www.metrics-toolkit.org/



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