11.0130 tenure & technology

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Sun, 22 Jun 1997 10:32:19 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 130.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Sun, 22 Jun 1997 10:23:05 +0100
From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: tenure, technology

A colleague in Japan sent me the following, with the request that should I
decide to circulate his remarks I not mention his name or university. Thus
the censored bits.

I'm not yet a subscriber to the Humanist Discussion Group (though perhaps I
should be); a friend who is a subscriber forwarded to me a message about
"Tenure, Technology, and Scolarly [sic] Futures".

[omitted material]

Hope Greenberg wonders:

>how creation and use of technological resources is reflected in
>university policy related to promotion and tenure.

The very simple answer is that, to the best of my knowledge, it's not
reflected at all.

>Comments from those who wish their university would address this issue
>are also welcome!

I have yet to be convinced that it is an issue.

Self-evidently, I use the kind of "technological resources" that I imagine
are of interest to you. On balance, I'd prefer it if my colleagues did
too. However, I'm much more concerned about their knowledge, and pedagogic
enthusiasm and ability--whatever the "information" channels they care to use.

[omitted material]

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dr. Willard McCarty, Senior Lecturer, King's College London
voice: +44 (0)171 873 2784 fax: +44 (0)171 873 5801
e-mail: Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk