Should blogging be rewarded?
Are our deans impressed? Not so far, but they should be.Brad is surely right that most deans are not impressed. In fact, some may be put off by it: "Why is he wasting his time on that activity?"
I have long thought that academia rewards too narrow a range of activities. At research universities, even teaching is given inadequate weight. I will fight for the good teachers before I fight for the bloggers.
My prediction: Brad will have to wait a long time before blogging is going to earn him a raise.