Legal tender or counterfeit currency: Organizing a conference off the tenure track

Gwendolynne Reid, Bridget R. Kozlow, Susan Miller-Cochran, Chris Tonelli

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Beyond the intrinsic value of scholarship, publication also serves as cultural currency within academia and a means for purchasing advancement. For non-tenure-track faculty, however, this relationship is less clear. This case study, focused on a regional conference chaired by non-tenure-track faculty, complicates this relationship, asking whether such a conference offers legal tender or counterfeit currency in today’s academic marketplace.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationContingent Faculty Publishing in Community
Subtitle of host publicationCase Studies for Successful Collaborations
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781137491626
ISBN (Print)9781137491619
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Academic conferences
  • Academic labor conditions
  • Academic marketplace
  • Academic publishing
  • Conference organizing
  • Contingent faculty
  • Non-tenuretrack
  • Professional development
  • Professionalization
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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