Collaborative work

  • Mary E. Hunt


Collaborative work is not regarded as highly as the Lone Ranger approach in our field. The gender of the Lone Ranger may have something to do with it, but we will save that for another day. Just know that when it comes time for a tenure review, your joint publications, your collaborative efforts, will count less than your single-authored work. This flies in the face of all good sense, and passes over the fact that it is often harder, more of a stretch, and therefore more of a growth experience, not to mention often resulting in a better product, to work in collaboration. We recommend it nonetheless, especially when it comes to interdisciplinary teaching and writing. We encourage women to raise this issue with their colleagues and change this outmoded protocol. A caution: When submitting collaborative work for tenure review, be sure to state clearlyyour contribution.

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