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- What does it take to be ‘liked’ by scientists? | jbrittholbrook on What Representative Lamar Smith Is Really Trying to Do at NSF – ScienceInsider
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Author Archives: Britt Holbrook
Interior Proposes New Rules for Fracking on U.S. Land – NYTimes.com. Key fact: public comment open for 30 days. This is an opportunity for some public philosophy. I believe even our scholarly philosophical work can be made relevant to this … Continue reading
Academics: bring your own identity | Amber at Warwick: academic technology. Good post here on academic identity that ties in with much of our own thinking on altmetrics and owning accountability.
The #1 reason listed by the University of Southern California: it pays. Undergraduate > School of Philosophy > USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Now, I won’t go so far as to call this fact … Continue reading
Discussing the term ‘impact’ — something we did at this workshop, and elsewhere. Impact, impact, impact | Pioneers Post.
Essential reading: What Representative Lamar Smith Is Really Trying to Do at NSF – ScienceInsider. The real question is whether an ‘extra layer’ of accountability is necessary. Before adding more government red tape, it would be better to ask NSF … Continue reading
Aside from the inherent interest of all things having to do with NSF merit review … what, that’s not just us CSID folks, is it? … anyway, there’s also some really interesting stuff about what motivates scientists in this article. … Continue reading
Scholars Sound the Alert From the ‘Dark Side’ of Tech Innovation – Technology – The Chronicle of Higher Education
Academics talking amongst themselves? Scholars Sound the Alert From the ‘Dark Side’ of Tech Innovation – Technology – The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Francis Remedios offers his review of Steve Fuller’s Humanity 2.0. Book Review: Humanity 2.0: What it Means to be Human Past, Present and Future | LSE Review of Books.
I’m very pleased to be attending the upcoming workshop at Arizona State on “Communities of Integration” at the invitation of Erik Fisher of STIR fame. You can get a sneak peak at the developing website, including our contribution on Field … Continue reading
The impact imperative can be better understood through the opportunities and contraints of feminist scholarship | Impact of Social Sciences
Feminist researchers are motivated to undertake impact activities because of their feminism. We want to change, as well as observe, the world. via The impact imperative can be better understood through the opportunities and contraints of feminist scholarship | Impact … Continue reading
Holdren Attacks House Bill, Defends NSF’s Grant Selection Process – ScienceInsider.
The Document: an Open Letter From San Jose State U.’s Philosophy Department – Technology – The Chronicle of Higher Education
This is a must read. The Document: an Open Letter From San Jose State U.’s Philosophy Department – Technology – The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Developing nations should avoid ‘slow science’ – SciDev.Net. Worth reading, even if you disagree.
Fascinating. Before MOOCs, ‘Colleges of the Air’ – The Conversation – The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Is ROI the Right Way to Judge a College Education? – Administration – The Chronicle of Higher Education
Well, no, no it isn’t. Here’s why: Is ROI the Right Way to Judge a College Education? – Administration – The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Some good ideas here. Interesting to compare with our description of field philosophy. 8 steps to making your research punch above its weight | Impact of Social Sciences.
An embedded culture of research impact will not emerge unless universities think beyond the REF | Impact of Social Sciences
An embedded culture of research impact will not emerge unless universities think beyond the REF | Impact of Social Sciences.
Subcommittee Reviews NSF’s FY 2014 Budget Request | Democrats -Committee on Science, Space and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives
Links on NSF Merit Review hearing: Subcommittee Reviews NSF’s FY 2014 Budget Request | Democrats -Committee on Science, Space and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives. http://science.house.gov/press-release/subcommittee-reviews-nsf-budget-explores-ways-improve-grant-approval-process http://science.house.gov/hearing/research-subcommittee-hearing-overview-national-science-foundation-budget-fiscal-year-2014 http://science.edgeboss.net/wmedia/science/sst2013/RS041713.wvx
John Holdren to Science House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: “I think it’s a dangerous thing for Congress, or anybody else, to be trying to specify in detail what types of fundamental research NSF should be funding.” NSF Peer … Continue reading
Exchange on Holbrook and Briggle’s “Knowing and Acting”, Briggle, Fuller, Holbrook and Lipinska « Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective
Exchange on Holbrook and Briggle’s “Knowing and Acting”, Briggle, Fuller, Holbrook and Lipinska « Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective.
@alicebell has something to say to us academics: Fellow academics, if you really want to stand up for your special forms of freedoms you need to recognise the role you already play in the systems that curtail them and reflect … Continue reading
Knowing and acting: The precautionary and proactionary principles in relation to policy making, J. Britt Holbrook and Adam Briggle « Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective
The Social Epistemology Review and Reply collective is now hosting preprints: Knowing and acting: The precautionary and proactionary principles in relation to policy making, J. Britt Holbrook and Adam Briggle « Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective. Yes! Adam and … Continue reading
A Radical Anthropologist Finds Himself in Academic ‘Exile’ – Faculty – The Chronicle of Higher Education
This article is worth a read regarding the current state of the academic job market, as well as the current climate within the Academy generally: A Radical Anthropologist Finds Himself in Academic ‘Exile’ – Faculty – The Chronicle of Higher … Continue reading
This is news to no one who’s been paying attention, of course. But this morning I read two articles that highlight some of the difficulties universities are facing today. The first was from Al Jazeera, which seems to be on … Continue reading
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