Optimizing the transformation of knowledge dissemination is a SSHRC commissioned study being conducted by a team connected with CARL. I have been asked to address their “consensus panel” (interesting idea) about Control, Creativity and Rewards. The web site has a lot of background information around research and research about research, especially in the Candian context. The question I am working on is around recognition and rewards in the academy, especially for digital research and dissemination. The issue has come up over and over in the SSHRC Transformation process – if SSHRC wants greater impact and dissemination, then universities need to reward activities of that sort like public lectures, essays in lay publications, blogs and so on.
For that matter, how would this blog be assessed if I put it down on my CV next year as a research contribution? Ha!