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Scholarship, Research Impact, and Promotion or Tenure: Promotion and Tenure

Guidelines for Administrators and Committees

  • Delineate and Communicate Responsibilities
  • Engage Qualified Reviewers
  • Respect Medium Specificity When Reviewing Work
  • Stay Informed about Accessibility Issues

 

The Modern Language Association adopted the above guidelines. Other organizations have since adapted these guidelines for their own use. For more information see https://www.mla.org/About-Us/Governance/Committees/Committee-Listings/Professional-Issues/Committee-on-Information-Technology/Guidelines-for-Evaluating-Work-in-Digital-Humanities-and-Digital-Media

 

Another resource is the Short Guide to Evaluation of Digital Work.

 

Guidelines for Canditates and Faculty Members

  • Ask about Evaluation and Support
  • Negotiate and Document Your Role
  • Document and Explain Your Work

 

In Explaining Digital Humanities in Promotion Documents, Katherine Harris explains how she documented her work.

 

Altmetrics for Researchers gives examples of using altmetrics in your promotion and tenure documents. Scroll down to Using altmetrics in your own promotion & tenure dossier.

 

Promotion and Tenure Statements

Day, M., Delagrange, S. H., Palmquist, M., Pemberton, M. A., & Walker, J. R. (2013). What we really value: Redefining scholarly engagement in tenure and promotion protocols. College Composition and Communication, 65(1), 185-208. p.191

 

Odell, J., Coates, H., & Palmer, K. (2016). Rewarding open access scholarship in promotion and tenure: Driving institutional change. College & Research Libraries News, 77(7), 322–325.

 

Ohio State University "Sample Appointments, Promotion and Tenure Criteria & Procedures" p.28, lines 16-21

 

Valdosta State University. Master of Library and Information Science Program - p.9

 

Suggested Readings

Mandell, L. (2012). Promotion and Tenure for Digital Scholarship. Journal Of Digital Humanities, 1(4). http://library.valdosta.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mzh&AN=2014401652&site=eds-live&scope=site

 

Rockwell, G. (2011). On the Evaluation of Digital Media as Scholarship. Profession, 152-168. doi:10.1632/prof.2011.2011.1.152. http://www.mlajournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1632/prof.2011.2011.1.152