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Editing Wikipedia Helps Professor Attain Tenure

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Hugh Pickens writes “Lianna Davis writes in Watching the Watchers that Michel Aaij has won tenure in the Department of English and Philosophy at Auburn University Montgomery in Alabama in part because of the more than 60,000 edits … he’s written for Wikipedia. … Aaij felt that his contributions to Wikipedia merited mention in his tenure portfolio and a few weeks before the portfolio was due two of his colleagues suggested, after they had heard him talk once or twice about the peer-review process for a Good Article, that he should include it under ‘research’ as well as well as ‘service.’”

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