To receive tenure college and university professors have long been required to write scholarly monographs or articles, engage in serious research, and teach effectively. In recent years, however, the emergence of digital scholarship has revolutionized - and complicated - the picture in unexpected ways as new electronic media have enabled academics to communicate scholarly material in innovative formats such as websites, PowerPoint presentations, CD-ROMs, and virtual reality "tours." Despite this growing output of sophisticated digital scholarship, there has been little attempt to set standards, define basic issues and concepts, or integrate electronic scholarship into the tenure debate. This collection of cutting-edge articles marks the first effort to evaluate the place of digital scholarship in the tenure, promotion, and review process. As a primer aimed at scholars, faculty members, and department chairs in the humanities, social sciences, and other fields, as well as deans, provosts, and university administrators, this collection examines the evolution of nontraditional scholarship, analyzes the various formats, and suggests guidelines for assessment on a scholarly level. It also examines the impact of digital scholarship in the classroom and academy and explores new directions for the future. This book will help shape policy in the murky world of tenure review and could become a central text for scholars and administrators everywhere.
Introduction, Deborah Lines Andersen; Part I. Policies and Procedures: Studies from the Field, Deborah Lines Andersen; 1. Mutually Exclusive? Information Technology and the Tenure, Promotion, and Review Process, Lynn C. Hattendorf Westney; 2. To Web or Not to Web: The Evaluation of World Wide Web Publishing in the Academy, Kathleen Carlisle Fountain; 3. Valuing Digital Scholarship in the Tenure, Promotion, and Review Process: A Survey of Academic Historians, Deborah Lines Andersen and Dennis A. Trinkle; 4. Rewards for Scholarly Communication, Rob Kling and Lisa Spector; Part II. Creation of Digital Scholarship: Cases from Academe, Deborah Lines Andersen; 5. Digital Scholarship, Peer Review, and Hiring, Promotion, and Tenure: A Case Study of the Journal of Multimedia History, Gerald Zahavi and Susan L. McCormick; 6. Transforming the Learning Process: A Case Study on Collaborative Web Development in an Upper Level Information Science Course, Thomas P. Mackey; 7. Technology in the Classroom: A United Kingdom Experience, Ian G. Anderson; 8. Teaching in a Classroom Without Walls: What It Takes to Cultivate a Rich Online Learning Community, Daphne Jorgensen; 9. Learning Together and Moving Towards Tenure: Special Collections and Teaching Faculty Collaboration in the Development of an Online Sheet Music Exhibition, Jessica Lacher-Feldman; Part III. The Present and the Future, Deborah Lines Andersen; 10. Guidelines for Evaluating Digital Media Activities in Tenure, Promotion, and Review, Dennis A. Trinkle; 11. The Development of Criteria for the Inclusion of Digital Publications in the Tenure Process: A Case Study of Washington State University Libraries, Ryan Johnson; 12. Scholars, Digital Intellectual Property, and the New Economics of Publication and Preservation, Terrence Maxwell; 13. Stories of the Future, David J. Staley