Improving Research Impact for Scholars

Whether we like it or not, our research “impact” is being measured and our “value” as scholars is being assessed by administrators, tenure- and promotion-committees, granting agencies, etc., based on machine-collected data on our productivity.  Your data is already “out there,” but what it says about your work may or may not reflect well on your opus. Often this is a function of the variety of the types of scholarly dissemination and the venues in which we publish, which may not be “seen” by the data-collecting machines. We suggest that the best way to contend with this situation is to educate yourself on the still-evolving virtual world of innovative research metrics and take control of what you can control.

This workshop is intended primarily for graduate students, but faculty are also welcome to attend.

Category(s):Research and Libraries