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Megan Condis is an Assistant professor of Games Studies at Texas Tech University. Her book, Gaming Masculinity: Trolls, Fake Geeks, and the Gendered Battle for Online Culture was released in 2018 by the University of Iowa Press. You can find her online at https://megancondis.wordpress.com/ or on Twitter @MeganCondis.

Courtney Adams Wooten is an Assistant Professor and Director of Composition at George Mason University. She also serves as the book review editor for WPA: Writing Program Administration. She co-edited the collection WPAs in Transition and has published in Composition Studies, WPA, and Harlot as well as several edited collections. She is currently working on a book project about the rhetorical interventions of childless-by-choice women in gendered happiness scripts.


Abstract: Collegiality is integral to the healthy functioning of any academic department and is a necessary professional attribute for new faculty, who often spent their graduate school careers with relatively little involvement in institutional politics, to develop. However, the recent trend to explicitly outline tenure and promotion requirements for collegial behavior gives us pause. We question if a collegiality statement for tenure and promotion could function as yet another obstacle between faculty from background that have historically been underrepresented in the academy (women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, etcetera) and their bids for tenure.



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