Date Posted: 5/19/2015

Fred Schneider, with co-chair Batya Friedman, led a Computing Research Association (CRA) effort to propose revised standards for hiring, promotion and tenure.  The best-practices memo has been ratified by the CRA, and the May 2015 CACM editorial states that it "may be a game changer". 

Recommendations include: in hiring, departments should evaluate candidates on their top one or two publications; for tenure, candidates should be evaluated on their most important three to five publications (where systems and other artifacts may be included).

Eva Tardos was also a member of the committee.

CACM editorial on Incentivizing Quality and Impact in Computing Research