Friday, July 8, 2011

I am My Best Judge

I am on an award committee, where speakers are nominated to be judged for a cash prize. I wrote to the session chairs, asking them to nominate speakers in their session for judging and to recommend appropriate judges. One session chair nominated himself (he was speaking in his own session) and recommended himself as an appropriate judge. AWESOME. So is that how I get more awards?

3 comments:

lin said...

That is ridiculous! Daunting if that is how the system works....

BioGirl said...

Not surprising in Academia though. We have had issues in Graduate research forums with judges always favoring their students / or collaborators students.

x said...

Self-promotion seems to be in vogue these days. Perhaps "nominated for" or "selected as" would become crucial key phrases, but only if they imply peer review...