Please complete the following contact information identifying the person completing this part of the Statistical Report. This will help if questions arise in interpreting the data. Please be sure to return this cover sheet with the questionnaire.


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If questions arise in completing this part of the questionnaire, or if you have comments on its content, please contact the author of this section:

Timothy W. Sineath
College of Library and Information Science
University of Kentucky
502 King Library Building, S.
Lexington, KY 40506-0039

Telephone: 606-257-8100
Fax: 606-257-4205





  1. Indicate the type of academic calendar in use in your institution in 1997-98

    Semester_____        Quarter_____

    Trimester____           Other______


  2. Full-Time Faculty, 1997-98: In the following computation, include:
  3. 1) full-time members of the school’s faculty, including administrative persons holding academic rank (or equivalent), whose salaries were considered to be part of the school’s 1996-97 budget;
    2) instructional staff who gave full-time to the school, but whose salaries were paid from outside the school’s budget (e.g., full-time faculty paid from the president’s discretionary fund); and
    3) faculty on leave if at least partial salaries were paid during the leave. "Visiting faculty," should be included here if they were full-time during the term specified. Persons who devoted only a portion of their time to instruction (including research and service), even though they held academic titles (e.g., a library science librarian who taught one course) should not be included here but among part-time faculty in question number three. Do not include unfilled positions.

                                                                                     No. of full-time faculty

    Fall term                  (quarter, semester, etc.)           1997_____

    Winter term            (quarter, semester, etc.)            1997_____

    Spring term              (quarter, semester, etc.)          1998_____

    Summer term          (quarter, semester, etc.)           1998_____


  4. Part-time Faculty, 1997-98: In the following computation, part-time faculty should include individuals who have had the major share of the teaching responsibility for at least one credit course in the school. If a doctoral student was engaged by the school to assume the major share of the teaching of a credit course, that person should also be considered part-time faculty for the purpose of this survey. A faculty member with a joint appointment in the school, but whose full time was not devoted to the school, should also be included here. "Adjunct faculty" are often practicing librarians (including retired persons) who teach an occasional course for the school - they should also be counted here.

    The following should not be included as part-time faculty: 1) students who assist a regular faculty in the teaching of a course; 2) a technician in charge of a laboratory session for such courses as cataloging or media production; 3) a librarian who instructs students in the use of the library; and 4) a librarian who provides internships for library and information science students.

    In computing the full time equivalent (FTE) of part-time faculty, the institutional formula for this purpose should be followed:

                                                                                          No. of Part-time Faculty                                                                                          No. of Faculty     FTE

    Fall term                (quarter, semester, etc.)   1997         _____          ___

    Winter term           (quarter, semester, etc.)   1997         _____          ___

    Spring term           (quarter, semester, etc.)   1998         _____           ___

    Summer term         (quarter, semester, etc.)   1998         _____           ___

    Please provide the formula used to calculate FTE for part-time faculty:



  5. What was the average percentage of salary improvement for your school’s full-time faculty in 1997-98? _________________


  6. On what basis were the salaries of your school’s full-time faculty increased in 1997-98?
    (check all appropriate blanks)

    UNION CONTRACT ___                              COST-OF-LIVING ___

    MERIT ___                                                      SENIORITY ___

    ACROSS THE BOARD                                    TO ACHIEVE EQUITY ___
    (Without regard to merit) ___                            

                                                                              OTHER (Specify) _________________________


  7. How many full-time faculty replacements (resulting from resignations, retirements, etc.) were made in your schools in 1997-98? _______________

    Please indicate below the rank of the individual/s who was/were replaced and the rank of the replacements, (e.g., "2 professors replaced by 1 associate and 1 assistant professor.")




  8. Indicate the number of unfilled, full-time faculty positions, for which funding was available, in your school in 1997-98.______

    For each position, please indicate rank and the reason why the position was not filled. If the funding for these positions was used by choice or default to hire part-time faculty, still count them as unfilled, full-time faculty positions.




  9. Were any full-time faculty positions lost in your school in 1996-97, because of reduction of funding for such salaries? (That is, were there faculty who retired, resigned, etc., before or during 1997-98 who could not be replaced because funding for those positions was not available in 1997-98? __________________ If the answer is yes, please indicate the number and rank of each position lost?




  10. Were additional (new) faculty positions with new or reallocated funding created in your school in 1997-98? (Note that this question pertains to added positions not to replacements) __________


  11. What was the percentage value of faculty salary fringe benefits for 1997-98? (i.e., the financial worth of the institution’s contribution to retirement, health insurance, etc.) (This percentage figure is usually required in grant applications where faculty salaries are to be covered). ____________________


  12. How many specific individuals on your school’s faculty, including the dean or director received travel funds in 1997-98? ___________

  14. What was the total amount of funding for professional travel provided to and used by your faculty, including the dean or director, in 1997-98? (Funding, whether or not part of your school’s budget, that was provided through your institution for this purpose should be included when calculating the answer.) DO NOT include here travel to teach in extension, distance learning, workshops, etc. ________________________

    What was the average amount received in 1997-98 per faculty member who received professional travel assistance? _______________________


  15. How many faculty at your school received sabbatical leave, or its equivalent, during 1997-98? __________________________

    Check here if no such leaves are granted at your institution.___

    Please indicate the time and percentage of salary received by each faculty member on sabbatical leave during 1997-98. (e.g., one semester at 100%; a year at 50%).

    Length of time:_______________ % of Salary:__________

    Length of time:_______________ % of Salary:__________

    Length of time:_______________ % of Salary:__________


  16. Support Staff. Definitions for the following computations: By (a) Administrative support is meant secretarial and other assistance provided to the dean, assistant dean, etc., in the administration of the school. By (b) Instructional support is meant clerical and other assistance provided to faculty in their course preparation and teaching. By (c) Research assistance is meant secretarial and other support provided to the faculty in their research activity. By (d) Media Services is meant assistance provided by media technicians, graphic artists, and others in the production and use of non-print media. By (e) Library Personnel is meant librarians and library assistants who serve in the library and information science library, whether their salaries are paid from the school’s budget or from that of the central library. Under (f) Other identify any support staff beyond those listed above.

    An individual working full-time who has also enrolled in a course or two should be listed in A, not in B below.

    If a full-time person divides his/her time between two or more of the above categories, list that person only in appropriate part-time FTE categories. (FTE should be computed by equating hours worked by part-time employees to the hours worked by full-time employees, e.g., four part-time assistants each working 10 hours per week would be equivalent to one full-time employee working 40 or 37.5 hours per week, hence one FTE).

    A. Support staff provided to the school in its budget or by the central administration in 1997-98 (exclusive of part-time student assistance)

    (a) Administrative support:                                          Full-time staff__________
                                                                                                        FTE of part-time staff____

    (b) Instructional staff:                                                   Full-time staff__________
                                                                                                        FTE of part-time staff____

    (c) Research assistance:                                              Full-time staff__________
                                                                                                        FTE of part-time staff____

    (d) Media services:                                                      Full-time staff__________
                                                                                                        FTE of part-time staff____

    (e) Library personnel                                                   Full-time staff__________
                                                                                                        FTE of part-time staff____

    (f) Computer lab support:                                            Full-time staff__________
                                                                                                        FTE of part-time staff____

    (g) Other:                                                                    Full-time staff__________
         (Specify) ____________                                                         FTE of part-time staff____


    B. Support staff provided in 1997-98 through the use of student/graduate assistants who worked less than full-time.

    (a) Administrative support:         ___________ FTE

    (b) Instructional support:             ___________ FTE

    (c) Research support:                 ___________ FTE

    (d) Media services:                     ___________ FTE

    (e) Library personnel:                 ___________ FTE

    (f) Computer lab support:           ___________ FTE

    (g) Other:                                   ___________ FTE