Facilitated Peer Review Committee, Committee Charge

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Facilitated Peer Review Committee, Committee Charge
Abbreviated Title:
Facilitated Peer Review Committee Documents from August 2013
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English
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Facilitated Peer Review Committee
Acord, Sophia
Dorsey, Alan
Jefferson, Rebecca
Simpson, Betsy
Taylor, Laurie N.
Telg, Ricky
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George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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Gainesville, FL
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Committee, description of responsibilities from the charge: The Facilitated Peer Review Committee has been established with the approval of the Dean of the Libraries to support the peer review process for innovative and/or nontraditional forms of scholarship and scholarly work, which is particularly needed for new works of digital scholarship. The need for this process arose with a digital scholarship project created by two faculty members in the Libraries, and this project will serve as the pilot project for the Committee. The Committee will establish the requirements for the facilitated peer review process – with the committee acting akin to an editorial board that would facilitate, but not conduct, peer review – specifically for innovative forms of scholarship. This process is critically needed across many fields to support scholarly efforts in multimedia publication, data curation, publicly-engaged scholarship, collaborative work, and other forms of alternative scholarly products that do not fit within established disciplinary traditions. The Committee will establish the norms, standards, and documentation for the facilitated peer review process. The Committee will refine these materials and apply them to the approved digital scholarship project which will serve as a pilot project. The Committee will document the application of the process to the pilot project for peer review of that project and for that project to serve as a model for facilitated peer review for other scholarly works as well as being a model for possible application within other Colleges after the process is established for the pilot within the Libraries. At this time, establishing the process with the facilitating committee, working through the full pilot project, and documenting the entire process is expected to require up to 5 hours per month for each committee member, primarily for reviewing and refining draft documentation on this process.

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University of Florida
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Charge for the Facilitated Peer Review Committee (Based on the standard format: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/develop/Committee.html ) Name: Facilitated Peer Review Committee Members: Sophia Acord, Associate Director, Center for Humanities and the Public Sphere Alan Dorsey, Professor of Physics and Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Rebecca Jefferson, Judaica Librarian, UF Libraries Betsy Simpson, Ch air of the Cataloging Department, UF Libraries Laurie Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian, UF Libraries (Chair) Ricky Telg, Professor of Agricultural Education and Communication, IFAS Description of Responsibilities: (describe responsibilities an d expecta tions) The Facilitated Peer Review Committee has been established with the approval of the Dean of the Libraries to support the peer review process for innovative and/or nontraditional forms of scholarship and scholarly work which is particularly needed f or new works of digital scholarship The need for this process arose with a digital scholarship project created by two faculty members in the Libraries, and this project will serve as the pilot project for the Committee. The Committee will establish the requirements for the facilitated peer review pro cess with the committee acting akin to an editorial board that would facilitate, but not conduct peer review specifically for innovative f orms of scholarship. This process is critically needed across many fields to support scholarly efforts in multimedia publication, data curation, publicly engaged scholarship, collaborative work, and other forms of alternative scholarly products that do not fit within established disciplinary tradition s The Committee will establish the norms, standards, and documentation for the facilitated peer review process. The Committee will refine these materials and apply them to the approved digital scholarship project which will serve as a pilot proj ect The Committee will document the applicatio n of the process to the pilot project for peer review of that project and for that project to serve as a model for facilitated peer review for other scholarly works as well as being a model for possible applic ation within other Colleges after the process is established for the pilot within the Libraries At this time, establishing the process with the facilitating committee, working through the full pilot project and documenting the entire process is expected to require up to 5 hours per month for each committee member primarily for reviewing and refining draft documentation on this process. Deadline (Anticipated) : The committee is expected to complete its work (developing materials that document the facilit ated

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peer review process as a model and processing the pilot project under the facilitated peer review process ) no later than August 2013 process and the outcome of the pilot project to the Dean of the Libraries. Committee Role: The Facilitated Peer Review Committee has been created specifically to address and support new modes of scholarship with a standard, rigorous, and scholarly peer review process. Because this is a new process being evaluated for its ability to support peer review and subsequent needs in regards to promotion and tenure, the committee role is advisory. Recommended Decision Authority: T he committee is advisory and not decision making T he process and pilot project will be evaluated by t he Dean of the Libraries and library faculty promotion and tenure standards for its faculty. The documentation and materials on this model will be available for use for other colleges and departments for their consideration as well Anticipated Date of Decision Concerning the Committee Recommendation: Th is i s a crucially needed process to support promotion and tenure of faculty in the Libraries and other areas of UF. Because of the crucial need and immediate application for the pilot project it is expected that the work will be applied to the pilot project within one month of th e committee completing its work and upon modificatio ns and final approval by the Dean of the Libraries. Minutes: Minutes will be kept and promptly distributed following each meeting to all committee members, and will serve to document the full process for facilitated peer review for the pilot project in particular and as for the model overall Minutes will be a brief summary of action taken at a meeting rather than a detailed accounting of what was said. Important motions, decisions, assignments, etc. will be included. Meeting Agenda: A preliminary agenda for the next meeting will be circulated once the date for the first meeting has been scheduled Subsequent meeting agendas and supporting documentation will be sent no les s than 48 hours prior to each scheduled meeting. Web Page: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/committees/fprc