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Humanities and Social Sciences Communications
The current mechanisms by which scholars and their work are evaluated across higher education are unsustainable and, we argue, increasingly corrosive. Relying on a limited set of proxy measures, current systems of evaluation fail to recognize and reward the many dependencies upon which a healthy scholarly ecosystem relies. Drawing on the work of the HuMetricsHSS Initiative, this essay argues that by aligning values with practices, recognizing the vital processes that enrich the work produced, and grounding our indicators of quality in the degree to which we in the academy live up to the values for which we advocate, a values-enacted approach to research production and evaluation has the capacity to reshape the culture of higher education.
research evaluation, academe, metrics, humanities
Agate, N., Kennison, R., Long, C. P., Rhody, J., Sacchi, S., Weber, P., & Konkiel, S. (2020). The transformative power of values-enacted scholarship. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 7 165-. http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-020-00647-z
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Commons, Humane Education Commons, Scholarly Communication Commons, Scholarly Publishing Commons
Date Posted: 17 March 2022
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