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AAA Guidelines for Tenure and Promotion Review: Communicating Public Scholarship in Anthropology
These guidelines are intended to assist tenure and promotion committees in assessing the quality of new, public forms of anthropological scholarship that are not typically accounted for in existing guidelines. We define public scholarship as that which is in dialogue with non-academic as well as academic audiences, and that is informed by anthropological scholarship and knowledge. Read the final recommendations and access the full report here

AAA Guidelines for Evaluating Scholarship in the Realm of Practicing, Applied, and Public Interest Anthropology for Academic Promotion and Tenure
The American Anthropological Association (AAA) recognizes the growing number of anthropologists who identify as practicing, applied, public interest, or engaged anthropologists. Departments of anthropology and their home colleges are thus challenged with documenting and evaluating the scholarly nature of this type of work in faculty promotion and tenure decisions. Accordingly, the AAA offers the following guidelines developed for departmental and college T&P committees for the evaluation of scholarship in the realm of practicing, applied, public interest, and engaged anthropology for consideration in tenure cases and promotion to associate and full professor. Read the full statement here (PDF). 

For more information and to refer to some examples, please click here.

AAA Resource Panel for External Tenure and Promotion Review and External Program Review
The AAA Resource Panel for External Tenure and Promotion Review and External Program Review provides names of individuals available to serve as Academic Program Reviewers for applied, practicing, and publicly engaged departments. 

AAA Statement on Electronic Publishing
Developed by the Committee on the Future of Print and Electronic Publishing. Read the full statement here (PDF).  

AAA Guidelines for the Evaluation of Ethnographic Visual Media
Developed by the Society for Visual Anthropology. Read the full statement here.

AAA Guidelines for Mitigating the Uneven Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Faculty 
Developed by the Members’ Programmatic Advisory and Advocacy Committee Working Group (Layla Brown, Carla Jones, Stevie Merino, Karen Rignall, M., and Gabriela Torres).
Read the full report and download the PowerPoint Presentation.


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