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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What we're reading: Teaching undergrads through public scholarship assignments (opinion) via @insidehighered

Don't forget that we have a list of recommended readings as well as an extensive Zotero library. Our Zotero library has cataloged over 2,000 papers, blog posts, and other readings.

What we're reading: How interpretations of excellence can undermine inclusivity (opinion)

So amazing to hear from all these people — our
@HuMetricsHSS fellows (…) & @DORAssessment's community engagement grant awardees (…) — doing the hard but vital work of bringing about culture change in academia!

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