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

Tery G teryg93 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 17:38:12 PDT 2009

The University of Maine has new criteria at
. The criteria looks appropriate to me. I would definitely appreciate
hearing what other schools are doing. The small college I work at
would not consider the Maine criteria, which reflects what I actually
do and teach. At the moment, I'm trying to decide whether or not I
even want to stay in academe.


On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 5:40 PM, Stuart Shulman
<stuart.shulman at gmail.com> 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
> --
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