Recapping the Third HuMetricsHSS Workshop: Valuing and Evaluating Annotation

In November 2018, the HuMetricsHSS team gathered for our third workshop on values and research impact metrics. This workshop examined the role of annotations as a scholarly indicator. The purpose of the first day of deliberations was to understand what…

Examining the Syllabus as Scholarly Object: What Can We Learn about Values from This Teaching Tool?

Workshop participants Melinda Weinstein and Leigh Graves Wolf work alongside HuMetricsHSS co-PIs Chris Long and Nicky Agate at this month’s workshop on syllabi Earlier this month, scholar–educators and the HuMetricsHSS team came together at Michigan State University to better understand…

HuMetricsHSS: Can (Should) We Develop Humane Metrics for the Humanities?

This post was originally written by Adriel Trott, Associate Professor in Philosophy at Wabash College and participant in the HuMetricsHSS “The Value of Values” (#hssvalues) workshop. It reflects her experiences of the event. We’ve cross-posted this from Adriel’s blog, with her…

Transforming Research 2017: Can an Exploration of Values Move Research Evaluation Practices Forward?

Last week, the inaugural Transforming Research conference took place in Baltimore, Maryland. This meeting was unique in its ability to bring together researchers, administrators, librarians, funders, and vendors to talk about the current evaluation climate and brainstorm solutions for improving…

On Living Our Values While Under Stress (and Preparing for Workshop One)

The real work of the HuMetricsHSS initiative begins in Michigan this week, when an insightful group of thinkers—faculty members of all ranks, teaching in any number of HSS disciplines at all kinds of institutions, along with administrators, graduate students, university publishers, and librarians—has agreed to come together to rip apart, interrogate, and rebuild that values framework, to come to a consensus on the values we share as a larger group.
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