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

Caroline Haythornthwaite haythorn at illinois.edu
Fri Mar 27 20:19:42 PDT 2009

These documents may be useful for you. 

American Historical Association (2001). Suggested Guidelines for Evaluating 
Digital Media Activities in Tenure, Review, and Promotion ~ An AAHC 
Document, American Historical Association.  

Our Cultural Commonwealth: The report of the American Council of Learned 
Societies Commission on Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities and Social 
Sciences, John Unsworth (Commission Chair), with commission members and 
Marlo Welshons (editor). ACLS: New York, 2006.

And maybe this.  

Inside Higher Ed (December 30, 2005). Radical change for tenure. 


---- Original message ----
>Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 17:40:29 -0400
>From: Stuart Shulman <stuart.shulman at gmail.com>  
>Subject: [Air-L] Rethinking Promotion and Tenure Criteria in the Digital Age  
>To: air-l at listserv.aoir.org
>A task force is preparing a document for the Faculty Senate at UMass 
>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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Caroline Haythornthwaite
Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 501 East Daniel St., Champaign IL 61820
haythorn at illinois.edu OR haythorn at uiuc.edu

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