How many state legislators care about whether your book was on a top university press or your article was in the big 3?
Yeah, that's a great idea. Especially for us academics at public R1s. Our state legislatures already think we're overly productive and we should continue to be rewarded with lifetime job security. Give me a break lady. What's next, should we lower the bar for the number of billable hours people who choose to accept jobs at large law firms must work and instead let them go home and watch judge judy? Lower the bar for the number of pushups and situps firefighters must do to get certification? Let me guess, you're circulating a petition for awarding MPSA attendees a certificate of participation?Roh, to answer briefly:I am not suggesting a lower bar for women/parents and a higher bar for singles w/out kids.I am suggesting a lower bar for everyone! A recognition that the standards have been constructed to fit expectations that might be fair for a single person or a man with a stay-at-home-wife, but not for hardly anyone else.