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  • Excellence, Innovation, Evaluation:A critical view on how poor questions lead to misleading answers

    @cameronneylonhttp://orcid.org/0000-0002-0068-716X

  • How can excellence in innovation lead to economic growth?

  • How can excellence in innovation lead to economic growth?

  • What do we mean when we use the word

    excellence?

  • Pursuit of excellence: We strive for excellence, seeking to apply the highest standards to benefit

    University of Queensland

  • The university pursues academic excellencethrough the creation, preservation

    University of San Diego

  • to strive for excellence and distinction

    Curtin University

  • We prize excellence

    Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • We demand excellence

    University of Westminster

  • with world-class excellenceacross all of its departments

    Princeton

  • As a world-leading centre of academic excellence we aim

    University of Edinburgh

  • The university counts the diversity of its community as [] integral to its mission of excellence, and it is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in both educational

    University of Maryland

  • excellence in?

  • excellence in professionally relevant teaching

    University of Westminster

  • excellence in research and education

    Indiana University

  • excellence in research, education and knowledge exchange

    Strathclyde University

  • excellence in teaching, research, and public engagement

    Cornell University

  • excellence in teachingand research

    Curtin University

  • leadership, innovation and excellence in teaching

    Curtin University

    and research

  • a center of excellence for cultural, athletic and other events

    University of Toledo

  • internationally recognizedexcellence in informationtechnology services andinfrastructure.

    Indiana University

  • What do we mean when we use the word

    excellence?

  • How can we determine or measure

    excellence?

  • [schools] are recognized for their excellence through national and international peer comparisons.

    Indiana University

  • Pursuing excellence means being satisfied with no less than the highest goals we can envision.

    University of Missouri

  • Pursuing excellence involves being informed by regional, national and global standards, as well as our personal expectations. University of Missouri

  • excellence is the holy grail of academic life

    Michle LamontHow Professors Think

  • excellence is produced anddefined in a multitude of sites and by an array of actors

    Michle LamontHow Professors Think

  • excellence tells us nothing about how important the science is and everything about who decides.

    Jack StilgoeAgainst Excellence

  • Using the word excellence

    is a means of avoidinga difficult conversation

  • Using the word excellence

    is a means of avoiding talking about values

  • Impact

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    excellence

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    impact

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    quality

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    innovation

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    evaluation

  • what we may be doing [] when we make [a] value judgement of a [] work...

    Barbara Herrnstein SmithContingencies of Value

  • articulating an estimate of how well that work will serve implicitly defined functions

    Barbara Herrnstein SmithContingencies of Value

  • for an implicitly defined audience

    Barbara Herrnstein SmithContingencies of Value

  • experiencing the work underimplicitly defined conditions

    Barbara Herrnstein SmithContingencies of Value

  • Impact

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  • Impact

    There is some good news

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    Previous co-authorship

    Conferenceco-attendance

    Social mediaconversation

  • 5. * Neylon, C. & Wu, S. (2009). Article-Level Metrics and the Evolution of Scientific Impact. PLoS Biol 7, e1000242+

    Evidence of Impact: Over 150 citations according to Google Scholar.

  • 6. * Neylon, C. The Political Economics of Open Access Publishing (blog series). Science in the Open (2015-16).

    Evidence of Impact: Over 2500 unique blog views to date

  • Impact

    excellence becomes a performance

  • Impact

    performance ofexcellence

  • Impact

    in the place ofexcellent performance

  • Impact

    Change the narrative

  • Impact

    soundness

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  • evaluation

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    PLOS ONE (and arXiv)

  • Impact

    Infrastructure and capacity

  • Impact

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    evaluation

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    Answers are easy

  • Impact

    its the questions that are hard

  • @cameronneylonhttp://orcid.org/0000-0002-0068-716X

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