The Tragedy of the Canadian Common CV

Jim Woodgett, Medium, Jan 18, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This is why we need a personal learning record (PLR). "What was initially conceived as a time saving initiative has become a nightmare. The only thing “common” about the CCV is the uniform hatred of it. As of today, Canadian academics would vote for Donald Trump if it meant the end of CCV. Because this is the only means to submit required data for grant applications, everything is dependent upon it ..." As the author writes, "The more progressive agencies allow the applicant to describe what they think are their most important contributions, and why. Instead of collecting never ending measures (that rarely pertain to useful data), why not leverage active on-line databases that are more easily verifiable such as ORCID, ResearcherID, PubMed (including the CV publication list feature of PubMed), or Google Scholar?"

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