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

Kathie Gossett gossettphd at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 15:22:22 PDT 2009


You should contact Cheryl Ball at Illinois State (cball at ilstu.edu).  
She has been working on this issue for the last few years for our  
field and probably has some insights/information she could share.

Kathie Gossett, PhD
Asst. Professor of Rhetoric and New Media
Department of English
Old Dominion University

Phone: (757) 683-5818
Email: kgossett at odu.edu
Web: www.kathiegossett.com

On Mar 27, 2009, at 17:40 , Stuart Shulman wrote:

> 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
> librarians.
> 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,
> ~Stu
> -- 
> Dr. Stuart W. Shulman
> Assistant Professor
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