Non-STEM Nomenclature 1

March 6, 2008

In the debate about research assessment exercise/research excellence framework systems, it has become prevalent for "STEM" and "non-STEM" to be the rhetoric of the day. What is clearly needed is a new designation for the second group of disciplines that will not render them second-class. I recommend SSSMART (statistics, social sciences, mathematics and arts), which covers the disciplines while suggesting that we are - dare I say? - "going forward".

David Punter, Professor of English, University of Bristol.

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