Live your values. Transform the academy.

HuMetricsHSS is an initiative that creates and supports values-enacted frameworks for understanding and evaluating all aspects of the scholarly life well-lived and for promoting the nurturing of these values in scholarly practice. Comprised of individuals working in academic and nonprofit academic–adjacent sectors, the HuMetricsHSS team is committed to establishing humane indicators of excellence in academia, focused particularly on the humanities and social sciences (HSS).

You can find more about what we do under Our Work and an example framework and explanation of our values process in Values. History gives an overview of our initiative from its birth at the TriangleSCI workshop in 2016 through to the present. If you are interested in running your own values framework workshop, see our Workshop Kit.

The HuMetricsHSS Initiative is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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The HumetricsHSS team is delighted to announce the official launch of our new tool: the Values Sorter

The HuMetricsHSS Values Sorter is a self-assessment tool to support scholars, research administrators, and everyone who wishes to engage in a self-assessment of how they are performing in embedding values in their scholarly practices. The sorter has been in development…

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The HuMetricsHSS team is pleased to announce the release of the Values Sorter, a self-assessment tool to support everyone who wishes to engage in a self-assessment of how they are performing in embedding values in their scholarly practices. https://humetricshss.org/blog/the-humetricshss-team-is-delighted-to-announce-the-official-launch-of-our-new-tool-the-values-sorter/ 1/3

The HumetricsHSS team is delighted to announce the official launch of our new tool: the Values Sorter https://humetricshss.org/blog/the-humetricshss-team-is-delighted-to-announce-the-official-launch-of-our-new-tool-the-values-sorter/

The Intentional Work of Values-Enacted Change https://humetricshss.org/blog/the-intentional-work-of-values-enacted-change/

#MSUCAL and @MSUHC Dean Christopher P. Long (@cplong) shares about his experiences with the @humetricshss initiative and how the transformative power of values-enacted leadership has changed his academic career. https://cal.msu.edu/news/the-intentional-work-of-values-enacted-change/

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The HuMetricsHSS team is pleased to announce the release of the Values Sorter, self-assessment tool to support scholars, research administrators, and everyone who wishes to engage in a self-assessment of how they are performing in embedding values in their scholarly practices: https://humetricshss.org/blog/the-humetricshss-team-is-delighted-to-announce-the-official-launch-of-our-new-tool-the-values-sorter/.
The sorter has been in development for over 18 months, and we are pleased to release it to our community. We thank the @MellonFdn for their generous support, allowing us to develop tools to further the ability of all who wish to engage in values-engaged work.
Find the sorter here: https://humetricshss.org/values-sorter/.
We look forward to hearing your feedback and are excited to see the kinds of values and activities you’ll bring to the community.

1 February 2023 @ 2:12 pm

The Intentional Work of Values-Enacted Change
"When Stephanie Shonekan, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) at the University of Maryland (UMD), asked about the origins of the HuMetricsHSS initiative at lunch after our workshop this week, I was transported back in time to October 2016 when a group of us met at the Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill, NC, for the Triangle Scholarly Communication Institute (TriangleSCI). We had gathered to reconsider the question of academic metrics with an eye toward making indicators of quality more humane."
Read more at https://humetricshss.org/blog/the-intentional-work-of-values-enacted-change/

26 January 2023 @ 3:19 pm

Dean Christopher P. Long (@cplong) shares about his experiences with the @humetricshss initiative and how the transformative power of values-enacted leadership has changed his academic career. https://cal.msu.edu/news/the-intentional-work-of-values-enacted-change/ via @msucal

25 January 2023 @ 5:43 pm

We were delighted to work with the University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences late last year. Thanks to Dean Dianne Harris for the invitation! Continuing to Rethink the Academy in 2023: https://artsci.washington.edu/news/2023-01/continuing-rethink-academy-2023

13 January 2023 @ 7:31 pm

We're launching a quarterly newsletter! If you've already signed up for updates on our site you'll get the newsletter automatically, but if you haven't and you'd like to sign up, do so here: https://humetricshss.org/about/newsletter/ The first one will be sent out later this month. Come join us!

6 January 2023 @ 2:51 pm