Questioning the Metrics for Performance Evaluation
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This paper is a summary of the author's presentation in the panel entitled "Publish or Perish: An Evaluation of the Quality, Quantity, Ethics and Review Process of IEEE/PES Publications" given at the IEEE Power Engineering Society 2008 General Meeting. This paper summarizes the publication metrics that are part of the academic performance evaluation of tenure track electrical and computer engineering faculty members at U.S. Institutions. In particular, the performance metrics are discussed relative to promotion criteria.