[Air-L] Rethinking Promotion and Tenure Criteria in the Digital Age

Stuart Shulman stuart.shulman at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 14:40:29 PDT 2009

A task force is preparing a document for the Faculty Senate at UMass Amherst
on scholarship in the digital age. We talk about lots of vexing issues with
respect to old and new or emerging reward structures, the economics of
publishing, etc. Most of the members are library-centric scholars, or actual
I find myself tasked with drafting the section on promotion and review
considerations. In particular, I have been asked to show some examples where
universities, schools, colleges or specific departments have found new types
of scholarly artifacts worthy of recognition. If you know of an example
where the traditional consideration of books and articles in top tier
journals is being augmented with other types of uniquely digital
contributions, please let me know directly.

I will share the results of this survey with the list when it is complete.

Many thanks,

Dr. Stuart W. Shulman
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Massachusetts Amherst
200 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003

stu at polsci.umass.edu

Editor, Journal of Information Technology and Politics

Director, QDAP-UMass

Associate Director, National Center for Digital Government

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