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Wednesday, August 1 • 1:30pm - 4:30pm
WT08 Walking the Walk: Promoting and Maintaining Best Practices in Fair and Open Evaluation

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WT8 Walking the Walk: Promoting and Maintaining Best Practices in Fair and Open Evaluation
Course Chairs: Stefan Tanaka, PhD, Professor of Communication, UC San Diego
Instructors: Stefan Tanaka, PhD, Professor of Communication, UC San Diego; Daniel O'Donnell, PhD, Professor of English, University of Lethbridge, Canada; Allegra Swift, Scholarly Communications Librarian, UC San Diego

As we are building tools, changing infrastructure, and creating new ways to disseminate and share scholarly output, we have been less focused one of the most difficult (because it is cultural) issues – the institutional reward and recognition system, including policies and practices regarding merit, promotion and tenure.
Current systems of evaluation and reporting remain entrenched in ages-old practices while falling further behind advances in scholarship, research methods, publication, impact measurement and reporting. Often uncertainty and misinformation are circulated through evaluators and the evaluated alike, and barriers to the evolution of scholarly communication make it more difficult to entice and retain the best and the brightest.
This course will unpack current practices. It will discuss official university requirements, examine best-practice statements of various disciplines, compare the varied application of these policies and explore strategies for updating promotion practices

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Daniel Paul O'Donnell

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, University of Lethbridge
Daniel O'Donnell is a professor at the University of Lethbridge where he teaches Digital Humanities, Old English, and Medieval Literature. He is founding chair of Global Outlook Digital Humanities, Editor-in-chief of Digital Humanities / Le Champ Numérique, and PI of the Visionary... Read More →
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Allegra Swift

Scholarly Communication Librarian, UCSD
I support researchers and scholars at UC San Diego from all backgrounds, disciplines, and at all career stages to use, create, and publish scholarship and research in ways that promote its dissemination, accessibility, and impact.I offer guidance so that our academic community can... Read More →
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Stefan Tanaka

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, UCSD


Wednesday August 1, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
BLB: Events Room

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