April 19, 2006

Pre-Agenda Request

Still working on the agenda for monday. In the meantime if you have a chance please post as a comment the URL for a really good example of something published electronically:

- assume a broad definition of "published"
- example can be inside or outside of the academic realm
- no need to limit yourself to only one if you have multiple good examples

February 28, 2006

On the Future of Academic Publishing, Peer Review, and Tenure Requirements

By Kathleen Fitzpatrick.

Originally published on The Valve -- Friday, January 06, 2006

Inside Higher Ed reported a few days back on the work thus far done by an MLA task force on the evaluation of scholarship for tenure and promotion, and on the multiple recommendations thus far made by the panel, whose members include current MLA president Domna C. Stanton, Donald E. Hall, Sean Latham, Leonard Cassuto, and our blogging friend Michael Bérubé.

What follows is a lengthy consideration and extension of one of the recommendations made by this panel, as well as a sketch of one possible future, presented in the hopes of opening up a larger conversation about where academic publishing ought to go, and how we might best take it there.

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