All about the intersection of scholarship and peer review around here

all the time.  That’s because Kate and I are deep in preparation for our Loex of the West talk and it’s hard to think about anything else.  A few things that have come out of my work in the last few days.

This video at Kairos – This is Scholarship

This video cuts across a lot of the things I’ve been thinking about lately – the connections between new scholarly forms and traditional reward systems based on peer review.

The context for the video work done (and released in 2006) by the MLA Task Force on Evaluating Scholarship for Tenure and Promotion

Some related reading —  Kathleen Fitzpatrick at The Valve, argues that the conversation about the future of scholarship can’t end with journals, but must be extended to a conversation about books in her essay – On the Future of Academic Publishing, Peer Review and Tenure Requirements.

At Inside Higher Ed, Catherine Stimson provides a dean’s perspective on the MLA report – significant because the MLA task force left the specifics of how their recommendations should be implemented up to individual institutions.

And Alex Reid’s post today talking about last week’s Computers in Writing conference – Experimentation and Expertise in Web-based Scholarship looks at some of these questions through the lens of the digital journal Kairos, which published the video that started this off.

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