The Politics of Technology:
How Working with Technology Affects Promotion and Tenure
A Roundtable Sponsored by the Instructional Technology Committee
Discussion Questions Why does the academy ususally decline to reward work that includes technology? What *kinds* of work with technology should be valued by the academy? How do we go about winning legitimacy and reward for those efforts?
Specifically, how can promotion and tenure decisions include work in the following areas:
In short, what should we put on our vitae, what should be valued, and how should it be valued by others?
- Writing, Editing, Management of Computer Communication Resources
- electronic journals, electronic discussion groups, WWW, gopher, and so forth
- Teaching with Computer Technology
- K-college students, colleagues, staff, and so forth. Providing workshops, documentation, teaching resources.
- Administration of computer labs
- Technical Support
- Setting up machines, loading software, and so forth
- Writing Software Programs
- Developing Hypertext Documents and other non-print 'documents'
- Participation in Computers & Writing Professional Organizations & Conferences