In the USA there are two 'terminal degrees' now for artists and designers
the MFA- master of fine arts
and the PHD in art and design
universities are under pressure to have nore phd;s and produce more phds to be higher in the shanghai and... more »
The story suggests the great potential for open design and production of scientific instruments -- even quite sophisticated, complicated ones -- if researchers self-organize... more »
1) A university-wide pay scale for teaching courses that allows for incremental adjustments for years served, and bonuses for class size and results (how do we want to measure results?). No second-class citizens in this system. Everyone who steps up to teach has the rank of professor. The full-time... more »
* Highly relevant research materials from publicly funded archives, museums, libraries and statistical inventories are either not available in digital form or inaccessible.
* Restricted access to and delayed dissemination of scholarly results limit knowledge transfer to researchers and other members of society.
* Production... more »
* The possibilities of digital technologies are currently not fully exploited in scholarly communication. Despite the ever-growing tool and infrastructure landscape, traditional scholarly communication methods tend... more »
* Adequate contextual information is often missing, making it difficult to determine whether a piece of research is credible and can be built upon.
* Evaluation by peer review has a mighty filtering function but is often untransparent and potentially biased.
* There has been a rise in... more »
* Overly restrictive copyright transfer agreements impede knowledge circulation, and contribute to an oligopoly of publishers and information service providers.
Deficits of the Current Scholarly Communication System:
Kraker, P., Dörler, D., Ferus, A., Gutounig, R., Heigl, F.,... more »
* Scholarly communication is constrained by current reward structures largely favouring publication of research results in renowned academic publishing venues.
* Peer review is not adequately... more »
'It is not enough to encourage researchers in the Tripuras and Thai Nguyens of the world today to share their research data and outputs in the... more »