Questions tagged [evaluation]

Questions relating to academic evaluation and the process of evaluation.

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Anonymous Student Feedback: Moving forward from abusive comments

I'm looking for some guidance from some senior/experienced academics situated in the teaching space. As a relatively new lecturer (though I have some experience in lecturing in the past) I'm always ...
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Good questions for post-class survey

In order to get feedback more quickly, I've seen some teachers run a quick (certainly no more than 5 minutes), entirely optional, anonymous survey for students at the end of each of each class, ...
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Can reviewing papers help increase your credibility as a researcher?

I was wondering if reviewing papers for established journals was a way to increase ones credibility as a researcher? My question is related to the fact that the journal editors, that are (frequently)...
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How is an experimental particle physicist evaluated?

As an undergraduate student majoring in physics, I intend to apply for a Ph.D. in experimental particle physics. I have known that working as physicists in this field is kind of different, as they are ...
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Sign of researcher's professional maturity

When one applies for an academic position (especially for a permanent one) or for a significant funding, (s)he is often asked to show his/her professional maturity in research in the motivation letter/...
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Should previous final exams be released to students?

In general, you can find the past exams for the past 15 years or so at my school. However I had one prof in Calculus III who chose to withhold his exams. This was the only instance in which a prof has ...
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Conflict with conference Program Committee

I was reviewing a paper for a conference. As I wrote in the review, it was IMO a completely average paper (boring problem, boring techniques, average write-up). I gave a scoring of "0" (ranging from -...
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How should we evaluate our peers?

This is a quite broad question, to which I have some personal answers, but I think I need more different perspectives. I am not talking about evaluating a peer's submitted work as a referee, but ...