Franklyn Turbak's Tenure Materials
I am posting all of my tenure materials here, just in case
they are useful to anyone else.
The most important aspect of these materials is the argument,
made in Section 2.4 of my Personal Statement,
in computer science in general (and programming languages in particular),
conference papers matter as much as, if not more than,
journal publications. Thankfully, each of my five
anonymous external reviewers said this explicitly
in their reviews.
- If you are a computer scientist coming up for
tenure or promotion, you may very well need to
make an argument similar to the one that I made.
Particularly important resources for such an
- If you are a computer scientist reviewing the
tenure or promotion case of another computer scientist,
please explicitly mention the relative importance
of conferences/workshops vs. journal papers in our field.