Webinars

Social Media Scholarship as a Criterion for Academic Promotion

Thu, Oct 12, 2017
11:30am to 12:30pm CT

Description

During 2016 Mayo Clinic’s Academic Appointments and Promotions Committee began using social media scholarship as part of their metrics for promotion. This led to an overwhelming amount of requests for details on how-to-do-it and guidance in implementation.

In response, Dr. Cabrera co-authored – along with Dr. Bryan Vartabedian, Dr. Robert Spinner, Lee Aase, Barbara Jordan and Dr. Farris Timimi - a conceptual framework and a how-to-do guideline in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education.

In this webinar, Dr. Cabrera will discuss:

  • The difficulties Mayo Clinic faced integrating digital and social media scholarly activities into academic promotions criteria.
  • The main criteria adopted for social media and digital scholarship for Academic Promotions.

Location

Online

Questions? Contact:

Questions? Please email SOCIALMEDIACENTER@mayoclinic.edu

Posted by @LeeAase, Oct 12, 2017

We will be starting in about 15 minutes. Please chime in with your comments or questions in the box above.

annellewellyn
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Posted by @annellewellyn, Oct 12, 2017

What are some of the academic sites allowing open access?

How do you start this type of site?

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Posted by @christachibana, Oct 12, 2017

Good explanation of Altmetric vs. altmetrics! Also, company name doesn’t have an s on the end.

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akollengode
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Posted by @akollengode, Oct 12, 2017

Isn’t it true that people who post and the friends are the one’s mostly viewing like papers published. A better indicator might be when it get forwarded or liked? Your thoughts?

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Posted by @zakiad, Oct 12, 2017

Not if hashtags are used properly. Hashtags draw all people following it to notice the post.

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Jennifer Burzawa
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Posted by @jkburzawa, Oct 12, 2017

How do you advise getting your promotions committee to start considering this in a traditional academic institution?

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Posted by @gmatthews, Oct 12, 2017

How common is it for an institution’s promotions committee to place any value on social media metrics?

Meredith Cary
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Posted by @meredithcary, Oct 12, 2017

Please provide Dr. Cabrera’s URL in the comments.

Thanks so much for your time and knowledge sharing!

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Posted by @Margaret_Marie, Oct 12, 2017

Hi, Meredith! Here is Dr. Cabrera’s URL: http://www.cabreraerdr.com/academicsocialmedia/

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Meredith Cary
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Posted by @meredithcary, Oct 12, 2017

Thanks!!

Greg Matthews
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Posted by @gmatthews, Oct 12, 2017

Is it important for an institution to establish common social media metrics per channel and/or per objective? Must measurement be done by a third party in order to be credible?

Steven Cutbirth
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Posted by @svenc, Oct 12, 2017

How has your social media activity contributed to advancements in your medical career?

Greg Matthews
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Posted by @gmatthews, Oct 12, 2017

Has Mayo Clinic published its metrics so that other institutions can leverage them as a baseline?

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Jennifer Burzawa
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Posted by @jkburzawa, Oct 12, 2017

Great question. Has anyone actually been promoted at Mayo yet with these criterion?

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Posted by @akollengode, Oct 12, 2017

In your opinion, at Mayo Clinic, what evidence (short of Nobel prize) would convience academic promotion/rank if one were to focus solely on social media scholarship as metrics? The way social media is perceived is that the bar to publish is low and not fully thought through.

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