The Faculty Media Impact Project is designed to assess “the degree to which faculty share their research with the broader public”. The project is focused around two questions: 1) Should social scientists share their insights with the broader public (who is funding a lot of their work)? and 2) Should a social scientist’s public impact be assessed by tracking citations in the media? And should the public impact affect tenure and promotion decisions.
The project looks at 94 research universities and evaluates faculty in five subject areas: anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology.
Check it out for yourself: http://facultyimpact.publicanthropology.org/