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Actions related to making changes in the academic incentive system
- Read our “Making changes” discussion paper and let us know your thoughts.
- Share our “Making changes” discussion paper with your colleagues.
- Help us to connect with other initiatives that are working to change the academic incentive system.
- Let us know of any journals or publications that emphasize the societal impacts of research.
- Let us know of any specific issues of journals that focus on topics of societal importance.
- Review the policies regarding promotion and tenure for your organization for language that describes how societal impact is valued, and share the language with us.
- Review the accreditation standards guidelines for your organization for language that describes how societal impact is valued, and share the language with us.
- Encourage tenured senior professors to actively partner with junior faculty members on HIBAR projects.
- Express your support for improving the ways in which research output is evaluated by signing on to the Declaration on Research Assessment (https://sfdora.org/).
- Join our “Incentivizing HIBAR” Collaborative Action Group.
- Encourage discussion of impact in reviews and decision letters.
- Help to educate reviewers about the importance of HIBAR research to your field.
- Ensure inclusion on every committee of at least one person who is familiar with and values HIBAR research.
- Check the promotion and tenure guidelines at your university to ensure that they describe that scholarly work focused on having impact will be recognized and valued.
- Ensure that there is a specific place in the documentation prepared by the candidate where research impact can be explicitly described.
- Encourage departments or schools to expand the number of allowed review letters, so that candidates don’t have to sacrifice a basic research review in favor of an impact review.