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Science disciplines both value and regularly engage in collaborative research and projects while their faculty regularly attain tenure and promotion. However, for those in the digital humanities, collaboration often presents itself as a barrier when it comes to evaluations for tenure/promotion. Currently, administration and assessment committees are well-equipped to evaluate the individual and their work without considering the collaborative nature that often defines digital humanities work.
This presentation will help digital humanists prepare for annual reviews, tenure, and promotion by providing a workable strategy for documenting their work within a collaborative project from beginning to end. We will discuss what to document and how to document, including preservation for projects and their data.
Additionally, most faculty in the humanities continue to report feeling unprepared and under-qualified to adequately evaluate digital humanities projects. For that reason, we will discuss specific resources available to help those in the position of evaluating the work of digital humanists. We will look at developing language for promotion manuals and focus on educating evaluators on the spectrum of digital projects.
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Rowan, Kelley F., "Documenting and Evaluating the DH Project" (2020). Works of the FIU Libraries. 88.