Agate, Nicky, Rebecca Kennison, Stacy Konkiel, Christopher P. Long, Jason Rhody, Simone Sacchi, and Penelope Weber. “The Transformative Power of Values-Enacted Scholarship.” Humanities and Social Sciences Communications 7, no. 1 (December 7, 2020): 1–12.
This article articulates the philosophical underpinnings of the HuMetricsHSS initiative and argues that quality or excellence of scholarship must be “recast in terms of how effectively an explicit set of shared and agreed-upon values are instantiated in the work(s) produced.”
Here is the abstract:
The current mechanisms by which scholars and their work are evaluated across higher education are unsustainable and, we argue, increasingly corrosive. Relying on a limited set of proxy measures, current systems of evaluation fail to recognize and reward the many dependencies upon which a healthy scholarly ecosystem relies. Drawing on the work of the HuMetricsHSS Initiative, this essay argues that by aligning values with practices, recognizing the vital processes that enrich the work produced, and grounding our indicators of quality in the degree to which we in the academy live up to the values for which we advocate, a values- enacted approach to research production and evaluation has the capacity to reshape the culture of higher education.From The Transformative Power of Values-Enacted Scholarship