Resolution 2005-8 on Scholarly Communications


Be it resolved that the Faculty Council encourage the Provost to: 

(1) create a task force on scholarly communications to continue the work of the Scholarly Communications Convocation and to report back on the issues, problems and an on-going mechanism to propose and implement solutions,

(2) create a task force on establishing an institutional repository to determine the feasibility of such and to outline potential contents, indexing, etc.,

(3) work with department chairs to review tenure and promotion standards to recognize publishing in non-traditional sources, and

(4) require department chairs to discuss the problems in scholarly communications with their faculties.