Research Performance Indicators for the Humanities
Friday 11 April 2008, 2 - 5 p.m.
Committee Room 1, Glamorgan Building
The aim of this workshop is to look specifically at the possibilities and issues involved in the use of research performance indicators, such as journal rankings and citation indices, within the Humanities and similar fields at Cardiff.
- Do these indicators have a useful role in the Humanities Schools?
- How might indicators used by Cardiff University recognise the special features of Humanities research?
Professor Peter Blood (Deputy Vice-Chancellor) will introduce the specific context at Cardiff and the work of the University Research Committee's working group on research performance indicators.
Professor Stephen Knight (ENCAP) will speak, from the perspective of a former Humanities Head of School, on strategies for encouraging good research in the Humanities.
Professor Judi Loach (Researcher and Graduate School in Humanities) will speak on the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH) process and on whether these or similar rankings might (or might not) be part of a useful strategy for promoting research in the Humanities at Cardiff.
Professor Soren Holm (CLAWS) will describe the Norwegian experience with research performance indicators, which he has experienced at first hand, and consider some lessons for Cardiff and the UK.
There will be plenty of time for discussion. The aim of the meeting is to inform each other about the issues involved and to work collectively towards the kind of approach which might make sense at Cardiff.
All welcome – please encourage colleagues to attend.
Light refreshments available. No RSVP necessary.