August 1, 2000


To:       Dean, Director, or Chair

From:    Timothy W. Sineath


Subj:     Confidential Faculty Questionnaire


            As we did for the past several years we’re using a slightly different method of survey instrument distribution from that used in previous years.  The editors of the ALISE statistics are distributing the confidential part of the faculty survey that gathers salary and other faculty data along with the other parts of the ALISE statistical questionnaire.  As in the past confidentiality will be preserved and the editors will forward all of the confidential data to me separate from the other parts of the survey.  In order to preserve confidentiality, I am following the practice of the past in gathering salary and other faculty data. Only I will see these data.  However, COA is now asking that this information be submitted along with the rest of the ALISE statistics report as your report to COA.  If you do not wish to have the salary figures included on the copy you send COA, you may delete or cross out that column of information.  I have enclosed the form on which you are asked to record information that pertains to faculty.  Please note that your report should show your anticipated full-time faculty strength on January 1, 2000.  Guidelines for the completion of the report as well as a sample form are enclosed. Please read them carefully and respond accordingly.


            Thank you for your continuing support of this project. ALISE now has published salary and other faculty data for more than a decade, and its value is evident to all who have occasion to use it. So it is essential that we have full reporting from all schools.  This could not be done without your help, so thank you in advance for your assistance, and be assured that the confidentiality of these data will be preserved.




Editors Note:


Please remember to send the completed form to the survey editors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in a separate envelope from the rest of the survey by Oct. 15, 2000.  Also remember to send a separate copy directly to COA.


If you have questions about data recording please contact Tim Sineath.

              606-257-8100          email:               fax: 606-257-4205


For questions about submitting the form contact Jerry D. Saye.

              919-962-8073          email:          fax: 919-962-8071




PLEASE!  Read carefully to help ensure full and correct data for your school. Thanks.






                                          FULL-TIME FACULTY



l.          List academic rank and, when applicable, the title of each full-time faculty member on the faculty of your school expected on January 1, 2001. Begin with the deans, directors, or chairs. Then, arrange the rest of the faculty IN ORDER OF RANK: Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Instructor, and Lecturer. If you use other titles, such as "senior tutor," for example, please use the most equivalent title from the above list.


            Only FULL-TIME MEMBERS of the faculty, including administrative officers holding academic titles, should be included. The academic rank of deans, directors, assistant deans, etc., should be added after their executive or administrative titles (e.g., Dean/Professor). Part-time faculty. Library and information studies librarians, even thought they teach part-time or have academic title, should not be included. On the other hand, faculty who give their full time to the school, even though their salaries are paid from a different budget (e.g., full-time faculty paid from the president's discretionary fund or by an outside agency) should be included.


2.         Salary. This figure should represent the actual gross salary of the individual for the appointment period shown in the next column of the form. Do not include fringe benefits in this figure. (Every faculty member's financial status is enhanced by institutional contributions to retirement funds, insurance, health benefits, etc., when some schools add these to the salary information requested here, the salary rates are distorted).


3.         Appointment Period. This information should be given as either academic year (AY) (9-10 months) or fiscal year (FY) (11-12 months).


4.         Tenure Status. For most schools the answer will be either yes or no (i.e., tenured (T) or not tenured (NT)). Schools using concepts such as "continuing appointment" or "security of appointment" should equate these with tenure.


5.         Please indicate the sex of each faculty member.


6.         Please indicate the actual degree, Ph.D., D.L.S., Ed.D., etc.


7.         Indicate the discipline in which the highest degree has been earned.



8.         Ethnic origin. For the purposes of this survey, five categories are used, as defined by the Department of Labor. Please use the following symbols:


                        AI - American Indian or Alaskan Native

                        AP - Asian or Pacific Islander

                        B -  Black

                        H -  Hispanic

                        W -  White


            The U.S. Department of Labor's definitions of each of these categories is attached.


9.         Age category.  Please use categories below. Base on the faculty member's age as of January 1, 2001.


                                                Under 25                      50-54

                                                25-29                           55-59

                                                30-34                           60-64

                                                35-39                           65-69

                                                40-44                           70 -



10.       Year of appointment to the full-time faculty at your present institution. The year given should represent the point at which a faculty member became full-time even though that individual may have had a part-time appointment earlier.  For deans and directors the date on which he or she became the school's chief executive officer is requested in addition to the date of appointment to present rank.


11.       Year of appointment to present rank. This should be the year that this appointment or promotion became effective. PLEASE NOTE: For schools that have "distinguished" professors or have multiple rank full professors, please use the date when promoted to full professor, not the date promoted to "Professor II" or  "distinguished" professor.

REPORT SUBMISSION: You may submit your completed form:


·                    by mail to the ALISE statistics editors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

·                    electronically as a Microsoft Word (version 6 or above) table attached to e‑mail:

·              by FAX: 919-962-8071  attn:  Jerry D. Saye





INDIVIDUAL FACULTY DATA: ACADEMIC YEAR 2000-2001                                         NAME OF INSTITUTION                               




         TITLE AND/OR








      FY   AY





     T    NT








AGE   Jan.12001


    APPT. TO

































































































































































































































































The Department of Labor uses the following five categories: American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, Black, Hispanic, and White.


These categories have been defined as follows:


            American Indian or Alaskan Native - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North America, and who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliations or community recognition.


            Asian or Pacific Islander - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent or the Pacific Islands. This area includes, for example, China, Japan, Korea, the Philippine Islands, and Samoa. The Indian Subcontinent takes in the countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Sikkim, and Bhutan.


            Black, not of Hispanic Origin - A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.


            Hispanic - A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. Only those persons from Central and South American countries who are of Spanish origin, descent, or culture should be included in this category. Persons from Brazil, Guyana, Surinam, or Trinidad, for example, would be classified according to their race and would not necessarily be included in the Hispanic category. In addition, the category does not include persons from Portugal, who should be classified according to race.


            White, not of Hispanic Origin - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa, or the Middle East.