Researcher to prepare a bibliography for website posting on tenure and promotion in forensics

Approved by the Professional Development and Support Committee of the AFA and reported at the 11/99 AFA Business Meeting, for inclusion in the AFA Newsletter.

             In keeping with its responsibilities to the forensics community, and in response to a request by AFA President James F. Klumpp for enhancement of the new committee website, the AFA Professional Development and Support Committee calls for applications for a researcher to complete a comprehensive annotated bibliography relating to tenure and promotion in Forensics.  The committee has proposed that AFA allocate $750.00 to fund the costs of this project.  Establishment of the committee website affords an unparalleled opportunity for the Professional Development and Support Committee to fulfill its purpose as stated in AFA Bylaws.  Website posting of the projected bibliography is intended to provide a readily accessible source of information central to the development and support of the professional interests of AFA members.

             The individual selected as researcher on this project will accomplish the following:

1.                  Gather extant literature on tenure and promotion in forensics;

2.                  Compose a brief, informative annotation based on content assessment to accompany each item;

3.                  Prepare a preliminary report and bibliography for presentation to the 11/2000 Professional Development and Support Committee meeting;

4.                  Edit and finalize the completed annotated bibliography for posting on the AFA Professional Development and Support Committee website in 2001.

The Professional Development and Support Committee plans to use the above to enhance its website beginning in 2000-2001; it is anticipated that additions to this annotated bibliography will be made periodically, pending committee approval and subsequent renewal of funding.  The Committee encourages graduate students and others skilled in research to apply through a self-nomination or application process.  Materials submitted should ideally include a statement of applicable interests and background, a resume or vita, a list of references with email/telephone data, and any other applicable information that would be helpful to the committee in its selection of a researcher.

For full consideration, materials should be received no later than September 10, with the selection process to be completed and the researcher named by September 30, 2000.

Faxed or emailed applications are welcome.  Please submit applications to:

Mary Trejo, Chair, AFA Professional Development and Support Committee
Director of Forensics, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968-0550

Fax: (915) 747-8634; email: MTrejo@OzarkLand.com