‘Laying the Pavement Where People Actually Walk’

Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra, writing on DARIAH Open: Still, as we see, the need for a cultural shift in research evaluation is currently stuck in a vicious cycle. As long as scholarly communication practices are trapped by research evaluation criteria that are dominated by...

‘How Higher Education’s Data Obsession Leads Us Astray’

Patricia McGuire, in a Chronicle commentary [paywall, alas] on the tyranny of metrics: In recent years, pushed by the critics who push Congress and the U.S. Department of Education, accreditation has inexorably moved toward even more data-driven assessment processes...