10.22 annual reviews online?

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Tue, 14 May 1996 19:40:05 -0400 (EDT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 22.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Paul Brians <brians@wsu.edu> (17)
Subject: Annual Review online

We've been mulling over doing part of our annual review process online
since it currently generates such a cumbersome pile of paper which costs
our department a good deal to reproduce. As a multi-campus department,
moving information around on paper is a big problem. Switching to HTML
annual reviews would save on material costs (of course at the expense of
materially increasing the labor for the person being reviewed); but we are
worried about confidentiality. Most people don't mind having their vitas on
the Web, but student evaluations, work-in-progress, and a lot of other
things shouldn't be there.

I just realized that one could submit an electronic report on diskette,
with relative links to confidential documents on the same disk and absolute
links to materials mounted publically on the Web. (Our office computers all
have ethernet connections to the Web.) Has anybody ever tried anything like
this? How did it work?

Paul Brians, Department of English,Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-5020