Chris Long


About Chris Long

Professor of Philosophy and Dean of the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State, Chris writes about his work and life at cplong.org.


Humane Metrics Team
In Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, there is a famous passage in which he reminds us that “to be happy takes a complete lifetime; for one swallow does not make a spring, nor does one fine day; and similarly one day or a brief period of happiness does not make a person […]

Nurturing Fulfilling Scholarly Lives


We began the day with a walk. The morning was cool and fresh, and the grounds around the DuBoise House at the Rizzo Center offered the six of us on the #HuMetrics team at the TriangleSCI the peace and space we needed to think out loud together and to chart […]

The Excellences of Scholarship: Collegiality


Recognizing that metrics drive practices in the academy (and elsewhere), we on the HuMetrics: Building a Humane Metrics for the Humanities team at this year’s Triangle Scholarly Communications Institute decided to approach our work by thinking first about the values that inform enriching scholarship. This approach is consistent with the […]

From Metrics to Values