### Abstract

In order to address this situation, we have endeavoured to explain the problem as we see it, and propose some reforms and solutions.

Original language | English |
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Pages | 153-161 |

Number of pages | 9 |

Volume | 45 |

No. | 3 |

Specialist publication | The Australian Mathematical Society Gazette |

Publisher | Australian Mathematical Society |

Publication status | Published - Jul 2018 |

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*The Australian Mathematical Society Gazette*, vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 153-161.

**Performance Targets in Academia and the Mathematical Sciences.** / Dietrich, Heiko; Mathews, Daniel V.

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TY - GEN

T1 - Performance Targets in Academia and the Mathematical Sciences

AU - Dietrich, Heiko

AU - Mathews, Daniel V

PY - 2018/7

Y1 - 2018/7

N2 - There is a widespread problem with research assessment in academia. The culture of ‘research metrics’ and ‘performance targets’ increases anxiety, pressure, and insecurity, and “transforms research into an auditable commodity”. The problem is not limited to our discipline of mathematics, or to Australia, but the nature of mathematics, and existing Australian institutions, make some aspects of the problem particularly acute.In order to address this situation, we have endeavoured to explain the problem as we see it, and propose some reforms and solutions.

AB - There is a widespread problem with research assessment in academia. The culture of ‘research metrics’ and ‘performance targets’ increases anxiety, pressure, and insecurity, and “transforms research into an auditable commodity”. The problem is not limited to our discipline of mathematics, or to Australia, but the nature of mathematics, and existing Australian institutions, make some aspects of the problem particularly acute.In order to address this situation, we have endeavoured to explain the problem as we see it, and propose some reforms and solutions.

M3 - Article

VL - 45

SP - 153

EP - 161

JO - The Australian Mathematical Society Gazette

JF - The Australian Mathematical Society Gazette

SN - 0311-0729

PB - Australian Mathematical Society

ER -