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2002-2003 Appointment Cycle Report

Prepared by Keith Gresham
Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect
June 2003

Overview

This report and the accompanying tables provide information on appointments made during my year as Vice-Chair.

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)
92
9
-8
53
146

Total committee membership numbers for the upcoming appointment year remain virtually unchanged, 146 compared to 145 the previous year. The number of appointments made this year also remained largely unchanged from the previous year (108 compared to 105), but this is still down from earlier years. Continuing budget problems in higher education seem to be impacting academic librarians decisions to volunteer. All but 3 individuals who submitted a volunteer form through May 2003 were offered a committee appointment, although not everyone accepted an appointment when offered. Eight individuals declined an offer, most citing either financial or health concerns that would limit conference travel. Making use of a new option on the ACRL Appointment Form, I appointed three individuals as virtual committee members, one on Nominating 2004 and two on Planning.

New Volunteers

Continuing Members

Returning Members
(Break in Service)

Total by Gender

GRAND TOTAL

Male
Female
Male
Female
Male
Female
Male
Female

.

11
36
7
46
2
6
20
88
108
10.2%
33.3%
6.5%
42.6%
1.8%
5.6%
18.5%
81.5%
100%

Consistent with two years ago, the percentage of new volunteers (44%%) is a little below the number of continuing members (49%), a reversal from last year. The gender imbalance this year has remained virtually unchanged from the past several years, with 81.5% of appointees being female and 18.5% being male. As in previous years, nearly all volunteer forms were submitted via the Instruction Section web site. Three individuals used the form from C & RL Newsinstead of the web site.

Appointees by Geographical Distribution

The previous two cycles saw a relatively even distribution of appointees from the four regions of the country as defined on the map below. This year a much higher percentage of appointees (36%) reside in the West , compared to 21.2% the previous year. Percentages in the South and Midwest remained largely unchanged from last year, but the percentage of appointees from the North dropped dramatically (from 20.2% to 13%).

Region of Country

North

South

Midwest

West

Counts
14
28
27
39
Percentages
13%
26%
25%
36%

graphic of the geographical distrubution of volunteers

The table below shows that appointees hail from 31 states (including the District of Columbia), compared to 30 states the previous year. California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Florida all saw notable gains from the previous year (most especially California, which saw an increase of more than 8 percentage points from the previous year). New York and Virginia saw notable losses from the previous year, 3.97 and 3.0 percentage points respectively. After having provided no appointees in the previous year, Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Rhode Island this year provided one each. Having provided at least one appointee each in the previous year, Kansas, New Jersey, Mississippi, South Carolina, and West Virginia provided no appointees this year.

Volunteers by States/Territories

California

16

Illinois

12

Colorado
Pennsylvania

6

Florida
New York
Oregon
Virginia
Washington

5

New Mexico
Ohio
Texas

4

Iowa
Maryland
Minnesota
North Carolina

3

Arizona
District of Columbia
Georgia
Indiana

2

Alabama
Connecticut
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Michigan
Nebraska
Nevada
Rhode Island
Tennessee
Wisconsin

1

Alaska
Arkansas
Delaware
Hawaii
Idaho
Kansas
Maine
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
New Hampshire
New Jersey
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Puerto Rico
South Carolina
South Dakota
Utah
Vermont
West Virginia
Wyoming

0

Appointees by Type and Name of Institution

This section shows the names of institutions from which appointees originate, grouped within higher education institutional categories defined by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 2000. (The number of institutions varies from the total number of appointees because some institutions are represented by more than one individual). For the first time in several years, the percentage of appointees coming from Research Extensive institutions fell below 50%. This percent drop is accompanied by notable increases in the number of appointees from Research Intensive and Master's I and II institutions.

Carnegie Category

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Other

TOTAL

Counts
42
13
21
2
4
1
0
1
0
0
1
85
Percentages
49%
15%
25%
2.4%
5%
1.2%
-
1.2%
-
-
1.2%
100%

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.

Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive

American University

University of Illinois at Chicago

Colorado State University

University of Iowa

Indiana University at Bloomington

University of Maryland College Park

Iowa State University

University of Memphis

Johns Hopkins University

University of Miami

Louisiana State University

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

New Mexico State University

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Northwestern University

University of New Mexico

Ohio State University

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Oregon State University

University of Oregon

Pennsylvania State University

University of Pittsburgh

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

University of Rhode Island

State University of New York at Albany

University of Southern California

State University of New York at Buffalo

University of Texas at Arlington

Texas Tech University

University of Toledo

University of Arizona

University of Virginia

University of California-Berkeley

University of Washington

University of California-Irvine

University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Chicago

Virginia Polytechnic Institute

University of Colorado at Boulder

Washington State University

University of Georgia

Wayne State University

2. Doctoral/Research Universities--Intensive: 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 at least ten doctoral degrees per year across three or more disciplines, or at least 20 doctoral degrees per year overall.

Doctoral/Research Universities--Intensive

DePaul University

Portland State University

East Carolina University

Texas Woman's University

George Mason University

University of Akron

Illinois Institute of Technology

University of Central Florida

Illinois State University

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

University of Northern Colorado

Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ. Indianapolis

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.

Master's Colleges and Universities

California Lutheran University

Longwood University

California State University-Hayward

Minnesota State University Moorhead

California State University-Los Angeles

Minnesota State University, Mankato

California State University-Northridge

National University

CUNY College of Staten Island

Radford University

DeSales University

Samford University

Fairfield University

San Francisco State University

Florida Gulf Coast University

SUNY College at Oneonta

Gallaudet University

University of Redlands

Georgia College & State University

Western Kentucky University

Gonzaga University

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.

Pennsylvania State University Erie
Saint Leo University

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.

College of Wooster
Hamilton College
Lake Forest College
Williams College

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.

Linfield College

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.

None

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.

Moraine Valley Community College

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.

None

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.

None

Other

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