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Digital scholarship and the tenure process as an indicator of change in universities

Weller, Martin (2012). Digital scholarship and the tenure process as an indicator of change in universities. RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal, 9(2) pp. 347–360.

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In this paper, the author aims to demonstrate that a practical barometer of how universities are dealing with the changes wrought by a digital, networked world can be found in the manner in which their reward and tenure processes recognise digital scholarship. The use of new technologies by academics to perform research, construct knowledge, disseminate ideas, engage students in learning and conduct a wide range of scholarly activities generates a number of issues for established reward and tenure systems, which can be seen as a representative microcosm of the issues facing universities more generally.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 Martin Weller
ISSN: 1698-580X
Extra Information: In "Innovation and Good Practices in University Government and Management” [online dossier]
Keywords: tenure; digital scholarship; promotion; research; metrics
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 34250
Depositing User: Martin Weller
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2012 08:48
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2017 17:57
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