Work in Progress: Possible Methods of Evaluation
- Unpublished book: A commitment from a major, regional, or local publisher in descending order would seem appropriate.
- Published excerpts of said book in national, regional, or local journals or newspapers.
- A commission (visual arts, film, or video production) in progress. The act of commissioning would be deemed as an important criterion. Venue should be considered (i.e., national, regional, local in descending order would define importance). Full acknowledgement would be cited upon completion.
- Funded research projects (national, state, regional, local).
- Unpublished books and articles, unexhibited works of art.
Work that is being done by faculty that has not been published and/or exhibited should be acknowledged. However, it would have more credibility if outside experts could lend their insights into these activities. (i.e., books, and/or articles that publishers and/or journals feel have merit but are not timely. Letters to that effect would be helpful in evaluation).
Works of art that for one reason or another have not been exhibited but have acknowledgment from experts as to quality. (i.e., letter from museum directors, curator, critics, and/or gallery directors).
Unpublished work and/or unexhibited works critically cited should receive peer acknowledgement. This acknowledgement however must, by its nature, not supersede those works that have been published and/or exhibited.
We as a department recognize creative possibilities always exist; it is incumbent upon us to always be flexible in our thinking and open to the unexpected.