by E Wayne Ross on December 15, 2009

Inside Higher Ed: Tenure-o-meter

For some young professors, any evaluative tool called the “Tenurometer” (i.e. tenure-o-meter) is sure to turn some heads.

Which is the point, says Filippo Menczer, associate professor of computer of informatics and computer science at Indiana University and co-creator of the Tenurometer, a cheekily named tool (still in beta phase) designed to measure scholars’ impact on their fields by counting how much they have contributed to the literature and how frequently those articles have been cited.