(18 October 2016) Public outreach is becoming increasingly important for researchers going up for tenure. But how can you document the effects your engagement efforts are having?
Altmetrics have been suggested in the past, but is it even possible to shoehorn that kind of newfangled data into a traditional promotion and tenure dossier format?
Though not yet well-known, we’re learning that using altmetrics in one’s promotion and tenure dossier is a valuable way to provide hard evidence that online engagement strategies are working to connect researchers with the general public.
In this post, Amy Rees, Customer and Sales Support Specialist at Altmetric , shares what we’ve learned to date–including expert recommendations borrowed from bibliometrics, examples from researchers who have used altmetrics in their own tenure dossier successfully, and suggestions for how you can do the same.
Read the full article here.