Tenure in a Digital Era

Even as the use of electronic media has become common across fields for
research and teaching, what is taken for granted among young scholars
is still foreign to many of those who sit on tenure and promotion
committees. In an effort to confront this problem, the MLA and a
consortium called the Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced
Collaboratory have decided to find new ways to help departments
evaluate the kinds of digital scholarship being produced today. The MLA
ran a program for department chairs at last year’s annual meeting in
which chairs were given digital scholarship to evaluate, and that will
take place again this year. — Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed

It’s that season of my life… I’ve got tenure on my mind.