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Tenure & Promotion: Evaluating, Validating, and Assessment, March 24, 1-2pm

March 24, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) Meet-Up:

Tenure & Promotion: Evaluating, Validating, and Assessment

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Library West 212 (Scott Nygren Studio)  

The digital revolution has ushered in new opportunities for publicly engaged work, which complement the numerous forms of scholarship already produced by community-engaged scholars in diverse fields across the university. Yet, in many units, we lack standards for evaluating and rewarding these alternative academic products. As a result, junior scholars lack sufficient institutional incentives to pursue public scholarship and digitally-based projects and methods such as social media platforms, web-based exhibits and archives, and community partnered research studies and activities. As noted in the report from the recent Imagining America visit to UF and UF President’s Symposium on UF’s Strategic Goals, the Office of the Provost would be supportive of expanded tenure/promotion criteria that credit engaged scholarship in arts, humanities, and design, but these must be generated through discussions in individual departments with their faculty. This DHWG Meet-up is intended to support discussions within units about expanding tenure/promotion criteria to credit collaborative, public, and digital scholarship. We will look, in particular, at the tenure and promotion guidelines in development by the UF Libraries, as well as those created by the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research, to reward high-quality work in this area, and discuss with the Libraries’ Dr. Laurie Taylor and CWSGR’s Dr. Bonnie Moradi the process of cultural change involved in generating these expanded evaluation criteria.

Recommended Readings

Discussion Questions

  1.  What role can digital humanists play in expanding tenure and promotion policies within their home departments?

The UF Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) is a group of academic and library faculty, staff, and graduate students who meet monthly to discuss current topics at the intersection of digital technologies and the humanities and support each other in project development. The 2015-16 meet-ups will explore new programs, projects, and resources in the digital humanities at UF. These informal gatherings are open to anyone at any level of interest or expertise. Come join us for sharing and discussion!

For more information on the Digital Humanities at UF and to join the DHWG, see the DHWG webpage.

Resources: http://digitalhumanities.group.ufl.edu/dh-uf/tenure-promotion/


March 24, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm