Rethinking research assessment for the greater good

Review, promotion, and tenure (RPT) guidelines play a key role in university workplace advancement, shaping how academic success is defined and viewed. To understand the nature of these powerful documents, our lab conducted a multi-year research project analyzing the contents of more than 850 RPT guidelines from across the US and Canada. Here, we summarize some of the key takeaways from that research, as well as a vision for a more open academic reward system.


All visuals artfully crafted by Minh Ngo / The Visual Scribe. For more about the review, promotion, and tenure project, check out the project website, blog posts, and media coverage.