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Dec 11 HIBAR Research Alliance Webinar Broadening Faculty Reward Systems to Support Societally-impactful Research

  • 1.  Dec 11 HIBAR Research Alliance Webinar Broadening Faculty Reward Systems to Support Societally-impactful Research

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    Broadening faculty reward systems to support societally-impactful research

    A landscape scan (https://www.pewtrusts.org/-/media/assets/2023/11/white-paper--scan-of-promising-efforts-to-broaden-faculty-reward-systems-to-support-societallyimpact.pdf ) of promising steps taken by universities

    Monday, December 11, 2023

    11am-noon PT (2-3pm ET)

    All are welcome - please feel free to share this event notice.

    REGISTER HERE  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_y71St5-PTmOZPmi4DeicLw#/registration

    Academic reward systems often evaluate a faculty member's scholarly impact primarily using citation counts and publication metrics, and fail to sufficiently recognize their contributions that impact society, for example through policy outcomes, community development, and technological innovation. There is increasing awareness of the need to adjust the incentive system to better reward societally-impactful research, and that doing so may help universities retain talented faculty, deepen public trust, and increase the impact of their research on issues of global and local significance.

    Participants in the Transforming Evidence Funders Network (TEFN; https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/fact-sheets/2022/04/the-transforming-evidence-funders-network ), facilitated by The Pew Charitable Trusts, recently commissioned a landscape scan of promising reforms to faculty reward systems. This scan (https://www.pewtrusts.org/-/media/assets/2023/11/white-paper--scan-of-promising-efforts-to-broaden-faculty-reward-systems-to-support-societallyimpact.pdf) draws upon and analyzes insights from 13 universities and 10 organizations in the United States to illustrate the extent and variety of initiatives underway to enhance recognition of societally-impactful scholarship. It also highlights opportunities for funders to accelerate and sustain these efforts.

    Webinar speakers Emily Ozer and Jennifer Renick, two co-authors of the report, will describe some of the promising approaches revealed by the scan, lessons learned from their own efforts to promote and achieve institutional changes, and some of the many opportunities to accelerate this work.

    Webinar speakers:

    Dr. Emily Ozer

    University of California Berkeley

    Dr. Jennifer Renick

    University of Memphis

    Emily J. Ozer is a psychologist and Professor of Community Health Sciences at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and the UC-Berkeley Faculty Liaison to the EVCP (Executive VC/Provost) on Public Scholarship and Engagement. Her collaborative research focuses on promoting the healthy development and empowerment of adolescents, bridging participatory research and prevention science approaches.

    Jennifer Renick is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology & Research at the University of Memphis. Her community-engaged research focuses on the intersection of community, developmental, and educational psychology, specifically on how to improve school climate and connection for historically underserved adolescents.

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    Ke Cao
    Assistant Professor
    Wilfrid Laurier University
    Waterloo ON