This file contains notes from a session on Evaluation and Tenure, held at the PR/ISM meeting for isolated statisticians, Chaska, MN Oct 95. Some of the notes here relate primarily to statisticians who are housed in mathematics departments. (1) Relationships with Mathematicians MAA Guidelines for Evaluating Programs in the Mathematical Sciences Not approved by ASA. Major problems Don Bentley is liaison. Working for change. Includes guidelines on evaluating faculty New guidelines will appear in Focus, Amstat News (Don & George Cobb) Suggestions: * Suggest departments write to: MAA/ASA joint committee (Cobb chair) SLAW David Moore (won MAA top teaching award) (2) Special Difficulties for Statisticians Evaluation by Mathematicians, who may not understand the differences between Statistics and Mathematics. Starting major consulting project takes time to learn new field. Transition to teaching in Math Dept. takes more time than for math PhD. Time spend consulting on student projects. Publication delays long. Acceptance rates low. Suggestions: * CBMS Report (strategic plan?) discuss issues like consulting taking more time. Don Bentley will email a reference * Suggest departments write to: MAA/ASA joint committee SLAW David Moore * Obtain copy of forthcoming revised MAA Guidelines for evaluation. (3) How to get credit for ... a) Consulting, especially: Technical Reports (unpublished work in industry) Consulting work with proprietary info * Keep record * Get letters from people you worked with b) Lab notes, instructional material * Send out for review * Put on Web page, or JSE c) Consulting on grants * Be listed as principal investigator or at least consulting statistician (4) Grants * Get info from stis.nsf.gov (Web or ftp) * At MAA meeting, stop by NSF booth * Should count like peer-reviewed paper, even if accepted without funding * Be sure to be listed as PI or at least statistical consultant (5) Advantages for Statisticians Our work is interdisciplinary relevant involve students (especially consulting) can be understood
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