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How professors think : inside the curious world of academic judgment

Author: Michèle Lamont
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009.
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Judging quality isn't robotically rational; it's emotional, cognitive, and social, too. Yet most academics' self-respect is rooted in their ability to analyze complexity and recognize quality, in order to come to the fairest decisions about that elusive god, "excellence." In How Professors Think, Lamont aims to illuminate the confidential process of evaluation and to push the gatekeepers to both better understand  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michèle Lamont
ISBN: 9780674032668 0674032667 9780674057333 0674057333
OCLC Number: 237048345
Description: 330 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Opening the black box of peer review --
How panels work --
On disciplinary cultures --
Pragmatic fairness : customary rules of deliberation --
Recognizing various kinds of excellence --
Considering interdisciplinarity and diversity --
Implications in the United States and abroad.
Responsibility: Michèle Lamont.
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In the academic evaluation system known as 'peer review', highly respected professors pass judgment, usually confidentially, on the work of others. But only those present in the deliberative chambers  Read more...

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"This fair-minded and reader-friendly book might just help produce the trust, respect, and tolerance necessary for academic community." -Thomas Bender, author of Intellect and Public Life"

 
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