Introducing two new tools for debiasing committee composition and recognizing the many facets of “impact”
Date: Tuesday, October 25
Time: 3:00 PM UTC (world time converter here)
Join DORA for a community call to introduce two new responsible research evaluation tools and provide feedback on future tool development. The toolkit is part of Project TARA, which aims to identify, understand, and make visible the criteria and standards universities use to make hiring, promotion, and tenure decisions. This interactive call will explore these new tools, which were each created to help community members who are seeking:
- Strategies on how to debias committees and deliberative processes: It is increasingly recognized that more diverse decision-making panels make better decisions. Learn how to debias your committees and decision-making processes with this one-page brief.
- Ideas on how to incorporate a wider range of contributions into evaluation policies and practices: Capturing scholarly “impact” often relies on familiar suspects like h-index, JIF, and citations, despite evidence that these indicators are narrow, often misleading, and generally insufficient to capture the full richness of scholarly work. Learn how to consider a wider breadth of contributions in assessing the value of academic activities with this one-page brief.
Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to provide their thoughts and feedback on the next round of Project TARA tools, slated for release in 2023. We value your input to help us ensure that future tools meet the needs of the academic community!
- Welcome and announcements
- Project TARA: Overview and updates on latest activities
- Introduction to the 2022 Project TARA tools by Ruth Schmidt (The Institute of Design at Illinois Tech, USA)
- Debiasing committee composition and deliberative processes
- Building Blocks for Impact
- Discussion and Q&A
- Next steps
Registration is open until the start of the event. Participation is free of charge and open to everyone with an interest in academic career assessment. The call will be of particular interest to institutional leaders, support staff, and members of the academic community, as well as policy makers and representatives of other organizations.
The event will be moderated by Haley Hazlett, DORA Acting Program Director and Ruth Schmidt.
Project TARA is supported by Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin.