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American Sociological Association: TRAILS a tool or promotion and tenure
How can TRAILS impact my Curriculum Vitae?
All new submissions to TRAILS undergo a two stage peer review process using public criteria based on empirically proven best practices in higher education. In this way, TRAILS provides a new form of evidence, which can be coupled with systematic peer review of teaching in the classroom, to help schools more objectively measure excellence in teaching when considering professors for promotion and tenure.
Once the TRAILS editorial board approves a submission, TRAILS automatically generates a cover page with a citation for subscribers who use the material. All TRAILS subscribers sign an electronic user agreement stating that any resource they use, either in its original or modified form, will contain a clear citation detailing from whom the material came. This citation can also be used by TRAILS authors to update their curriculum vitae.
Once a resource submission is peer-reviewed and published in TRAILS, TRAILS automatically generates a cover page with a citation. Two examples of cover pages and suggested citations are provided below. All TRAILS subscribers sign an electronic user agreement stating that they will provide a clear citation for any resource they use, giving the original author full credit whether the resource is in its original or modified form. This suggested citation can also be used by TRAILS authors to update their curriculum vitae.