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

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What are some of the academic sites allowing open access?

How do you start this type of site?

@LeeAase

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

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?

@akollengode

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

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

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

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Thanks so much for your time and knowledge sharing!

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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?

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

@meredithcary

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

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

@meredithcary

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Thanks!!

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.

Many large academic institutions have their own communications and social media programs which can often be bureaucratic. It sounds like you encourage physicians to go at SM independently? How do you view these two entities (communications departments vs individuals) working together?

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