2001-2002 Appointment Cycle Report

Prepared by Trudi Jacobson
Vice-Chair
July 2002

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

New Volunteers

Continuing Members

Returning Members (Break in Service)

Total by Gender

Grand Total

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

12

43

5

41

2

2

19

86

105

11.4%

40.9%

4.7%

39%

1.9%

1.9%

18.1%

81.9%

100%

 

Discussion

Compared with last year, there were 12.5% fewer volunteers this year. While there may be a number of reasons for this decline, some of the drop is due to budget cuts at numerous institutions, resulting in fewer travel funds. Everyone who submitted a volunteer form through May 2002 was offered a committee appointment. Unlike last year, the percentage of new volunteers (52%) exceeds the number of continuing members (44%). Last year the percentages were 45% and 48%, respectively. This seems to indicate an increased interest in becoming involved in the Section on the part of those who are still able to attend conferences. The gender imbalance that was noted in the 1997-98 and 2000-01 Appointment Cycle reports has not evened out: 81.9% of all appointees are female. The vast majority of volunteer forms were submitted via the Instruction Section web site. Only two forms from C & RL Newswere used.

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)

78

24

-6

49

145

 

Geographical Distribution of Volunteers

North South Midwest West Canada

20

28

27

24

3

20.2%

28.3%

27.3%

21.2%

3%

 

Discussion

Volunteers are fairly evenly divided from all four regions of the country. The percentages of regional appointments are very similar to those in 2000-01, though this year the South edged just ahead of the Midwest with one additional appointment. New volunteers are from 30 states (last year 36 states were represented) and Canada. Because the 2003 Annual Conference will be held in Toronto, it is important to have Canadian librarians represented on the IS Conference Program Planning and Preconference Program Planning Committees, and as the Local Arranger for the IS dinner. Three Canadian IS members were appointed to these committees.

graphic of the geographical distribution of volunteers


States Ranked by Number of Volunteers
State No. of Volunteers

Illinois

  10

New York

       9

Virginia

8

California

       7

Pennsylvania

      6

Oregon

      5

Georgia
Minnesota
Texas

      4

Nevada
Washington
Canada

      3

Florida
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Massachusetts
Michigan
New Jersey
North Carolina
Ohio
South Carolina
West Virginia
Wisconsin

      2

Arizona
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Maryland
Mississippi
Nebraska
New Mexico
Tennessee

      1

Alabama
Alaska
Arkansas
Delaware
Hawaii
Idaho
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Missouri
Montana
New Hampshire
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Dakota
Utah
Vermont
Wyoming

       0

 

Discussion

The chart below shows the types of institutions, based on the categories defined by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 2000, from which committee volunteers originate. (The numbers vary from the total number of volunteers because some institutions are represented by more than one volunteer.) The percentages are very similar to last year's, with a preponderance of volunteers coming from extensive research institutions. Unlike last year, this year there are two volunteers from associate's colleges (category 7).

Volunteers by Type of Institution

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Other

42

6

16

0

5

0

2

1

1

0

2

56%

8%

21.3%

0%

6.7%

0%

2.7%

1.3%

1.3%

0%

2.7%

 

Institutions Represented by the Volunteer Class of 2002-2003

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 technical 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.

Institutions by Category

1
American University
Carnegie Mellon University
DePaul University
Emory University
Florida State University
Georgia State University
Iowa State University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mississippi State University
New Mexico State University
New York University
Oregon State University
Pennsylvania State University
Purdue University
Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Southern Illinois University
State University of New York at Albany
Syracuse University
University of Arizona
University of California – Los Angeles
University of Chicago
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Georgia
University of Houston
University of Illinois, Chicago
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
University of Iowa
University of Kansas
University of Memphis
University of Minnesota–Twin Cities
University of Nevada, Reno
University of Oregon
University of Pittsburgh
University of Southern California
University of Texas, Austin
University of Toledo
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Virginia Tech
Washington State University
Wayne State University
West Virginia University

2
Adelphi University
George Mason
Illinois Institute of Technology
Portland State University
University of Akron
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

3
Appalachian State University
California State University - Fresno
California State University - Los Angeles
City University of New York, Hunter College
College of Charleston
Eastern Michigan University
Governor's State University
Minnesota State University – Mankato
Minnesota State University – Moorehead
North Carolina State University
Radford University
San Jose State University
State University of New York at Plattsburgh
Stetson University
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Washburn University

4
None

5
Bucknell University
Hamilton College
Lewis & Clark College
Smith College
Swarthmore College

6
None

7
Chabot College
ECPI College of Technology

8
Green River Community College

9
US Naval Academy

10
None

Other
University of Toronto
University of Toronto at Scarborough


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