WUR is committed to discussing the current system of assessing scientists and has installed a committee to review the way scientists are recognised and rated. Have suggestions? Share them with us.
How best can we recognise and evaluate academic work? According to some, the career system for academics leans too heavily on research and quantitative research criteria and not enough on standards related to a scientist’s qualities in education, leadership and collaboration. Is this true? The current credit points used in tenure track assessment are clear and transparent. Do we want higher, lower or no credit points? And how does one measure research and teaching quality and the impact of Wageningen science in a fair manner?
To change, or not to change: what do you think?
In our Resource edition 10, 2020, we reported that the tenure track system is to be revised. That conclusion may have been drawn too hastily. This year, WUR will discuss the current assessment system for scientists and has installed a committee to review the way scientists are recognised and rated.
Should the system change? Or is the tenure track system fine and not in need of change? Is there a middle ground to be found? That will be the focus of the discussion. Do you have suggestions? Share them with Resource.