Recognition and Reward: What Will It Bring Us?
- Thursday 8 December 2022
2333 CC Leiden
- DM013 and online
A new approach needs to be taken to recognizing and rewarding academics. The assessment system currently in use no longer fits in with the existing zeitgeist and the social role of academics. This is the clear message of the position paper “Room for everyone’s talent: towards a new balance in the recognition and rewards for academics”, prepared by the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (UNL), the Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU), the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMW) launched in 2019. The paper is full of excellent ideas, which will bring about a major cultural change within academia.
Diversification of career paths, team science, quality over quantity, open science and stimulating leadership are the five pillars of this program. At all universities, local committees are breaking their heads over how to implement these ideas into practice. In this talk I will talk about best practices as an inspiration, will provide suggestions for implementation and would like to discuss with you what R&R can bring us and what hurdles you may see that need to be considered.
Hanneke Hulst, PhD is a health scientist, neuroscientist and philosopher and was appointed Professor of Neuropsychology in Health and Disease at Leiden University one year ago. Her main aim as a scientist is to understand and treat cognitive decline in people with multiple sclerosis. As member of the Young Academy, chair of the Recognition and Reward (R&R) working group and a member of the national task force on R&R, she aims to make academia a better place.
Please let us know whether you would like to join this meeting. It is a hybrid event, so please indicate in the registration form whether you would like to attend the meeting physically or online. Physical places are limited and are based on a first come first serve.