2000-2001 Appointment Cycle Report

Prepared by Beth S. Woodard
Vice-Chair/Chair Elect
July 2001

The following tables provide information on appointments made during my year as Vice-Chair.

New Volunteers

Volunteers with current appointments

Returning Members (Break in Service)

Total by Gender

Grand Total

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

 

12

43

8

50

4

4

24

97

121

9.2 %

35.5 %

6.6 %

41.3 %

3.3 %

3.3 %

19.8 %

80.2%

100%

Discussion

The volunteer class of '00-'01 is nicely balanced between new (45%) and continuing (48%) members. Returning members include past chairs and others whose experience with the Section was considered critical for committees such as Nominating, Policy, Planning, Awards, and conference program planning. Everyone who submitted a volunteer form before May 2001 received an appointment offer, although not everyone accepted an appointment offer. Reasons for declining appointments generally focused on changes in jobs which required moves. Some institutions changed conference attendance travel funding, which impacted volunteers' abilities to attend conferences.

Though I did not track the percentages of volunteers whose forms came to me from other places, such as several forwarded from the ACRL offices, and some personal contacts, the overwhelming majority of them came through the Section web site.

As the table shows, volunteers are overwhelming female, consistent with the findings of the 1997-98 Appointment Cycle report. Total appointments of male and female members have stayed consistent over a four year period.

Additional Appointment Data

Number of Volunteer Requests Received

Number of Volunteers Solicited by Vice-Chair

Number of Appointment Offers Declined

Number of Continuing Members

Total Committee Membership (Excluding Executive Committee and ex officio Members)

94

27

-6

48

163

Geographical Distribution of Volunteers

Northeast

South

Midwest

West

26

33

35

27

21.5 %

27.3 %

28.9 %

22.3 %

Discussion

Comparison with the 1997-98 Appointment Cycle Report is difficult as the states included in the geographic regions chosen are not included, though the Midwest still remains the region with the highest presence. Thirty-six of the 50 states are represented (72%).

graphic of the geographical distrubution of volunteers

States Ranked by Number of Volunteers

Pennsylvania

11

California
Illinois

9

New York

8

Kansas

7

Georgia
Maryland
Michigan
New Jersey
Texas
Virginia
Washington

4

Colorado
Florida
Iowa
Ohio
Oregon
South Carolina

3

Arizona
Connecticut
Delaware
Hawaii
Louisiana
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
Nevada
West Virginia
Wisconsin

2

District of Columbia
Indiana
Kentucky
Mississippi
New Mexico
Oklahoma
Rhode Island
Tennessee
Utah

1

Alabama
Alaska
Arkansas
Idaho
Maine
Massachusetts
Montana
New Hampshire
North Carolina
North Dakota
Puerto Rico
South Dakota
Vermont
Wyoming

0

Discussion

The charts below show how are volunteer committee membership reflects type of institution across the ten categories as defined by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 2000. About 50 percent are from extensive research institutions with doctoral programs. One can only speculate about the distribution from these institutions, but certainly funds for conference attendance and encouragement to attend conferences from the local institutions would be a factor.

Volunteers by Type of Institution

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Other

62

8

26

0

15

4

0

4

1

0

1

51.1%

6.6%

21.4%

0

12.4%

3.3%

0

3.3%

.8%

0

.8%

Institutions Represented by the Volunteer Class of 2000-2001

  1. Doctoral/Research Universities —Extensive: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the doctorate. During the period studied, they awarded 50 or more doctoral degrees per year across at least 15 disciplines.
  2. Doctoral/Research Universities—Intensive: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate educ ation through the doctorate. During the period studied, they awarded at least ten doctoral degrees per year across three or more disciplines, or at least 20 doctoral degrees per year overall.
  3. Master's Colleges and Universities I: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the master's degree. During the period studied, they awarded 40 or more master's degrees per year across three or more disciplines.
  4. Master's Colleges and Universities II: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the master's degree. During the period studied, they awarded 20 or more master's degrees per year.
  5. Baccalaureate Colleges—Liberal Arts: These institutions are primarily undergraduate colleges with major emphasis on baccalaureate programs. During the period studied, they awarded at least half of their baccalaureate degrees in liberal arts fields.
  6. Baccalaureate Colleges—General: These institutions are primarily undergraduate colleges with major emphasis on baccalaureate programs. During the period studied, they awarded less than half of their baccalaureate degrees in liberal arts fields.
  7. Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: These institutions are undergraduate colleges where the majority of conferrals are below the baccalaureate level (associate's degrees and certificates). During the period studied, bachelor's degrees accounted for at least ten percent of undergraduate awards.
  8. Associate's Colleges: These institutions offer associate's degree and certificate programs but, with few exceptions, award no baccalaureate degrees. This group includes institutions where, during the period studied, bachelor's degrees represented less than 10 percent of all undergraduate awards.
  9. Specialized Institutions: These institutions offer degrees ranging from the bachelor's to the doctorate, and typically award a majority of degrees in a single field. The list includes only institutions that are listed as separate campuses in the 2000 Higher Education Directory. Specialized institutions include:

    Theological seminaries and other specialized faith-related institutions: These institutions primarily offer religious instruction or train members of the clergy.

    Medical schools and medical centers: These institutions award most of their professional degrees in medicine. In some insta nces, they include other health professions programs, such as dentistry, pharmacy, or nursing.

    Other separate health profession schools: These institutions award most of their degrees in such fields as chiropractic, nursing, pharmacy, or podiatry.

    Schools of engineering and technology: These institutions award most of their bachelor's or graduate degrees in tech nical fields of study.

    Schools of business and management: These institutions award most of their bachelor's or graduate degrees in business or business-related programs.

    Schools of art, music, and design: These institutions award most of their bachelor's or graduate degrees in art, music, design, architecture, or some combination of such fields.

    Schools of law: These institutions award most of their degrees in law.

    Teachers colleges: These institutions award most of their bachelor's or graduate degrees in education or education-related fields.

    Other specialized institutions: Institutions in this category include graduate centers, maritime academies, military institutes, and institutions that do not fit any other classification category.

  10. Tribal Colleges and Universities: These colleges are, with few exceptions, tribally controlled and located on reservations. They are all members of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium.

1
American University—DC
Brigham Young University—UT
Cornell University—NY
DePaul University —IL
Emory University—GA
Georgia State University—GA
Iowa State University—IA
Johns Hopkins University—MD
Kent State University—OH
Mississippi State University—MS
New York University—NY
Northwestern University—IL
Ohio State University—OH
Pennsylvania State University—PA
Rutgers--New Brunswick—NJ
Rutgers--Piscataway—NJ
Southern Methodist University—TX
UCLA—CA
University of Arizona—AZ
University of California—Berkeley--CA
University of Delaware—DE
University of Georgia—GA
University of Hawaii at Manoa—HI
University of Houston—TX
University of Illinois at Chicago—IL
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—IL
University of Iowa—IA
University of Kansas—KS
University of Memphis—TN
University of Miami (FL)—FL
University of Michigan—Ann Arbor—MI
University of Missouri—Kansas City—KS
University of Nebraska--Lincoln—NE
University of New Mexico—NM
University of Pittsburgh—PA
University of Rhode Island—RI
University of South Carolina—Columbia--SC
University of Texas at Austin—TX
University of Toledo--OH
University of Washington—WA
University of Wisconsin—Madison—WI
Virginia Tech--VA
Washington State--WA
Wayne State University—MI
West Virginia University—WV

2
George Mason University –VA
Indiana State University—IN
University of Nevada, Las Vegas—NV
University of New Orleans—LA
University of Northern Colorado—CO

3
Baker University—KS
City University of New York, Brooklyn College—NY
California State University--Fullerton—CA
California State University—Hayward—CA
California State University—Los Angeles—CA
California State University—Northridge—CA
City University of New York, College of Staten Island—NY
Columbia College—IL
Creighton University—NE
City University of New York, Hunter College—NY
De Sales University—PA
Eastern Michigan University—MI
Emporia State University—KS
Fairfield University—CT
Longwood College—VA
Minnesota State University—Moorehead—MN
Murray State University—KY
Pacific Lutheran University—WA
Philadelphia University—PA
Rowan University—NJ
Southwest Missouri State University—MO
Stetson University—FL
University of Illinois—Springfield—IL
University of Redlands—CA

4
None

5
Bucknell University—PA
Claremont Colleges—CA
Colgate University –NY
Colorado College—CO
Gettysburg College—PA
Illinois Wesleyan University—IL
Lewis and Clark College—OR
Quinnipiac College—CT
Reed College—OR
Swarthmore College—PA
University of Hawaii at Hilo—HI

6

Linfield College—OR
Oklahoma Baptist University—OK
University of Charleston (Wva)—WV
University of South Carolina—Aiken--SC

7
None

8
Arapahoe Community College—CO
Austin Community College—TX
Bergen Community College—NJ
Penn State—Fayette—PA

9
US Naval Academy—MD—9

10

None

Other
New York Public—NY


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