[TOS] Reworking faculty evaluation criteria for collaborative / networked disciplines

Dru Lavigne drulavigne at sympatico.ca
Mon Oct 5 12:15:04 UTC 2009

> I've been doing a fair amount of online reading about new media art
> (partly Mozilla-related, partly for my own interest) and came across
> something I thought might be of interest: The guidelines that the New
> Media department at the University of Maine has created for evaluating
> faculty:
> http://newmedia.umaine.edu/interarchive/new_criteria_for_new_media.html
> http://newmedia.umaine.edu/interarchive/promotion_tenure_redefinitions.html
> Faculty working in new media art have similar issues to what we've
> discussed in the context of TOS: much work is done collaboratively
> both across institutions and with people outside academia, much
> "publication" is done via informal channels (mailing lists, blogs,
> wikis, etc.), and there's not a lot of traditional institutional
> acceptance and promotion of people's work. So I thought the approach U
> of Maine is taking might be of interest.

On a related note, the New Media dept. has a really interesting article in the October issue of the OSBR entitled Opening the Source of Art:



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