Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Too much information?

Do blogs hurt tenure bids? Check out this Inside Higher Ed story.


At 9:59 AM, Blogger Abi said...

Hi Anand,

Thanks for the link! You beat me to it, and made my job easier.

These posts by Dan Drezner and by Sean Carroll (both high profile bloggers from UofChicago) seem to imply that blogging had little, if any, to do with being denied tenure.

Since this seems to be too much of a coincidence, people are jumping to (obvious) conclusions. But I am not convinced about either an absolute 'yes' or an absolute 'no'. I am sure blogging had some role in the decision; the interesting question, IMO, is 'in what way?'. For an answer, I guess we will just have to wait.

At 8:16 PM, Anonymous Anand said...

Thanks Abi. Definitely, it's not an absolute "Yes". The intriguing part is that it's not an absolute "No" either! As Sean Carroll writes in the link you provided, "blogging may very well be a contributor to this image of not being perfectly devoted". You're right, we'll have to wait and see!


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