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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.
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
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.
CSID Director Bob Frodeman has some suggestions about the interconnection of research & society in post-austerity world. Now that we’ve been driven off the “fiscal cliff,” perhaps we should look around and assess the results. It turns out that sequestration … Continue reading
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.
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
@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
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
Nature Special on The future of publishing: “A new page”..
Fair warning from: Rebecca Schuman – Slate Magazine. A guy came up to me in a coffee shop the other day as I was grading papers. He started up a conversation (not like I was busy or anything), asking me … Continue reading
Well, probably not. But it’s a start! Very informative special issue on altmetrics here, guest edited by Heather Piwowar: Bulletin April/May 2013.
A very interesting piece written on preprints here: Who Killed the PrePrint, and Could It Make a Return? | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network. Preprints are essentially working papers that are ‘published’ in order to solicit feedback prior to … Continue reading
Memes are for losers; the real money is in epistemes. via The Meme Hustler | Evgeny Morozov | The Baffler.
Professorial pay rises twice as fast as rest | News | Times Higher Education. This is an interesting piece on what at first glance may seem possible unintended consequences of the REF (the UK’s Research Excellence Framework, which is used … Continue reading
Open Access: Getting Things Right | Ernesto Priego.
The price of innovation – thoughts from Beyond the PDF | Impact of Social Sciences.
Broader Impacts of the Fact that NASA Suspends All Education and Public Outreach Update – NASA Watch
Effective immediately, all education and public outreach activities should be suspended, pending further review. In terms of scope, this includes all public engagement and outreach events, programs, activities, and products developed and implemented by Headquarters, Mission Directorates, and Centers across … Continue reading