DORA, EUA, and SPARC Europe joint webinar “Reimagining Academic Career Assessment: Stories of innovation and change”

DORA, EUA, and SPARC Europe are organizing a joint webinar on Thursday, 25 February 2021, 14.00 to 15.30 CET to discuss practical steps in reimagining academic career assessment. These institutional- and national-level initiatives serve to inspire and identify emerging pathways of change. 

The webinar will present the main findings from case studies that have been collected in an online repository and published in the report “Reimagining Academic Career Assessment: Stories of innovation and change”. A discussion of the findings and a Q&A session with the audience will focus on what can be learned from the experience of the universities and national consortia that have developed and implemented more responsible academic career assessment approaches.

The discussion on responsible academic career assessment has emerged to take center stage over the past decade as a way to promote open scholarship and improve academic culture. However, for all the progress that has been made, implementing more responsible academic career assessment practices is a real challenge. This webinar aims to support further change by presenting and discussing emerging pathways of institutional reform of academic career assessment.

Registrations are open until the start of the webinar. Participation is free of charge and open to everyone with an interest in academic career assessment. The webinar will be of particular interest to institutional leaders (rectors, vice-rectors and heads of administration), support staff and members of the academic community, including early-stage researchers, as well as policy makers and representatives of other organizations.

A recording of the webinar will be made available on the EUA YouTube channel.

Draft program

  • Introduction by Vanessa Proudman, Director, SPARC Europe
  • Presentation and discussion of the main findings by Anna Hatch, DORA Program Director, and Bregt Saenen, Policy and Project Officer, EUA, with
    • Marta Aymerich, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
    • Rinze Benedictus, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands
    • Nele Bracke, Ghent University, Belgium
    • Kim Huijpen, VSNU, Netherlands
    • Finn-Eirik Johansen, University of Oslo, Norway
    • Frank Miedema, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands
    • Henriikka Mustajoki, Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, Finland
    • Janne Pölönen, Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, Finland
  • Video presentation by Neil Smyth, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
  • Q&A session with the audience
  • Closing remarks

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