For those who haven’t followed the various reports from the recently-completed annual meeting of the MLA, there were interesting discussions of re-thinking tenure requirements for faculty in the Humanities and of the role of digital scholarship as a route to tenure. An overview can be found in today’s Inside Higher Education.
As with Andersen’s Digital Scholarship in the Tenure, Promotion, and Review Process (2004), the fact that this discussion is coming from within a discipline suggests an opportunity for the academic librarian to act as an advocate and a resource for innovation in scholarly communication.
2 thoughts on “MLA Engages Tenure, Scholarly Communication Issues”
Too bad they didn’t discuss the ridiculously difficult and cumbersome citation styles used by MLA.
In reply to Bill Drew’s comment: Here, here brother!! That’s the funniest thing I’ve read all day! 🙂