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Blog Post
June 27, 2018

New Questionnaire for the US Faculty Survey 2018 Now Available

I am thrilled to announce that we have completed our updates for the upcoming Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey 2018. As in previous cycles, the survey will explore the research and teaching practices, perceptions, and needs of scholars at four-year colleges and universities. This year, we have developed new thematic areas of coverage on research dissemination, open educational resources, and learning analytics, which we believe are vital emergent strategic issues for higher education institutions and their…
Blog Post
June 1, 2018

Employing Cognitive Interviews for Questionnaire Testing

Preparing to Field the US Faculty Survey

Ithaka S+R is gearing up to field our seventh national US Faculty Survey on the research and teaching practices, perceptions, and needs of scholars at four-year colleges and universities. The questionnaire for this upcoming cycle has been designed to continue tracking critical trends in higher education from previous cycles while at the same time introducing new questions to address issues of current strategic importance. Having gathered…
Past Event
April 5, 2018

Webinar on the US Faculty Survey 2018: A National Survey with Local Impact

Join us for a webinar as we prepare to field the US Faculty Survey this fall. National Survey: Local Impact April 5, 2018 Noon – 1:00 pm (EDT) REGISTER As in previous cycles, the survey explores the research and teaching practices, perceptions, and needs of scholars at four-year colleges and universities. This year, we’re developing new thematic areas, including research dissemination, instructional practices and open educational resources, and teaching and learning…
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February 20, 2018

Nicole Betancourt Joins Ithaka S+R

New Assessment Associate Will Support Growing Surveys Work

We are thrilled to announce that Nicole Betancourt has joined Ithaka S+R as our assessment associate to support our surveys work. Nicole was most recently the assistant project director at Clarion Research, where her work focused on managing market research projects within the transportation, media and entertainment, and technology sectors. At Ithaka S+R, Nicole will be leading the day-to-day operations of our Local Surveys Program–an area where we have seen…
Blog Post
February 13, 2018

Gearing Up for the 2018 US Faculty Survey

Notes from ALA Midwinter

Ithaka S+R is gearing up for our seventh national US Faculty Survey on the research and teaching practices, perceptions, and needs of scholars at four year colleges and universities. Last week at ALA Midwinter, we had the opportunity to meet with library deans and directors and past local survey participants to discuss the evolution of this national survey and gather feedback on possible directions for future coverage.
Blog Post
April 20, 2017

Why Are Libraries Changing Their Look?

Strategies Driving the Evolution of Academic Libraries

Yesterday, Teresa Watanabe at the Los Angeles Times reported on universities across the country redesigning libraries for the 21st century by focusing less on books and more on space. Findings from the Ithaka S+R Library Survey 2016, which queried library deans and directors across the United States on their strategy and priorities, demonstrate the ways that these libraries are evolving, and confirm much of the anecdotal evidence provided by the LA Times.[1] Throughout our national survey…
Blog Post
December 12, 2016

Libraries Becoming Invisible to Junior Scholars?

Last week, Times Higher Education shared provocative findings from a recent report that suggested that libraries have “little to offer” the next generation of academics.  According to the key findings of the report, funded by the Publishing Research Consortium, libraries appear to have “lost all visibility” with early career researchers, in part because many “have not visited the library for years.”  These conclusions were based on interviews with 116 junior academics in science and social science fields from seven…
Blog Post
November 14, 2016

Now Available: Dataset for US Faculty Survey 2015 at ICPSR

Earlier this year we published findings from the US Faculty Survey 2015. We have been running this survey on a triennial basis since 2000 to examine the attitudes and behaviors of scholars at four-year colleges and universities across the United States. The survey provides the higher education community with a regularly updated snapshot of its faculty members at a moment in time, as well as trend analysis of changes. Key findings from this latest snapshot of national findings include:…
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July 14, 2016

International Advances in Digital Scholarship

Notes from the Jisc and CNI Conference 2016

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Jisc/CNI conference in Oxford, England, and share findings from our recent studies of academics in the US and in the UK. The conference focused on current issues and innovations in digital scholarship and allowed for international exchange on leading practices and policies. A number of themes emerged within and across the various sessions I attended. Open data Many speakers and attendees discussed the “openness” of research data, including discussion of…
Past Event
October 31, 2016

Ithaka S+R’s Local Surveys and Research Support Services

At the Library Assessment Conference

At the Library Assessment Conference, Christine Wolff and Danielle Cooper will be joined by several library partners to discuss the impact of two Ithaka S+R initiatives: Research Support Services and Local Surveys. These presentations will take place at the “Ithaka” concurrent session from 11 am – 12:30 pm on Monday, October 31. For more information about the conference, please see http://libraryassessment.org/index.shtml. Ithaka S+R Surveys of Students and Faculty “Lessons from the 2015 UCSC Instance of the Ithaka…
Blog Post
June 21, 2016

Humanists and the Transition from Print to Electronic

In the Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey 2015, which provides a periodic snapshot of faculty members’ practices and perceptions related to scholarly communications and information usage, we found that humanist respondents differed from those in other disciplines in the value they assign to and ways that they use print and electronic resources. Relative to respondents in other disciplines, humanists most highly value print versions of monographs, are less comfortable with transitioning from electronic formats of monographs and journals, and…
Past Event
July 6, 2016

Christine Wolff at the Jisc and CNI Conference 2016

Jisc and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) are bringing together leading experts from the US, UK, and Europe to explore current issues and innovations in digital scholarship and facilitate a rich international exchange on leading practice and policy at a conference in Oxford, England, on July 6. On the “Equipping the Researcher” panel, Christine Wolff and RLUK’s David Prosser will present findings from the Ithaka S+R US and UK Faculty Surveys 2015 and discuss the current state of…
Past Event
June 26, 2016

What Did We Learn From the Latest Round of the US and UK Faculty Surveys?

Join Us at ALA

Join us at ALA in Orlando on Sunday, June 26, from 10-11:00 am to learn about Ithaka S+R’s US and UK Faculty Surveys. Ithaka S+R’s Faculty Survey has tracked attitudes and behaviors of faculty members in US higher education institutions in response to technological and environmental change on a triennial basis since 2000. In 2012, we also began surveying academics in the UK. These national faculty surveys have helped the community understand changing faculty member attitudes, practices, and needs on…
Blog Post
May 3, 2016

Younger Faculty Members Embracing Transition to Electronic Format

In the Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey 2015, which provides a periodic snapshot of  faculty members’ practices and perceptions related to scholarly communications and information usage, we found that there did not appear to be a trend towards a format transition for monographs. If anything, faculty members’ preference for using scholarly monographs in various ways in print format rather than digital format had increased since the previous cycle of the survey in 2012. When Roger Schonfeld and I had…
Blog Post
April 13, 2016

Teaching the US Faculty Survey

The new faculty survey report has arrived! As an LIS faculty member teaching in the areas of Academic Libraries and Sources and Services in the Humanities and Social Sciences, I couldn’t be more excited. Over the past several iterations, I have found the survey reports invaluable in my work as both an educator of future practitioners and a researcher exploring the role of libraries in the 21st Century Academy. The common thread through much of my teaching and research…
Blog Post
April 11, 2016

Using Lessons Learned from University Partnerships to Enhance the US Faculty Survey 2015

Since 2000, Ithaka S+R has run the US Faculty Survey, which tracks the evolution of faculty members’ research and teaching practices against the backdrop of increasing digital resources and other systemic changes in higher education on a triennial basis. Last week we published results from the 2015 cycle on topics including discovery and access, research and publishing practices, instruction, and the role of the library. Starting in 2012, Ithaka S+R has offered colleges and universities the opportunity to field…
Blog Post
April 4, 2016

Tracking Trends in Faculty Research, Publishing, and Teaching

The Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey Findings Released

This morning we published the US Faculty Survey 2015. We have been running this survey on a triennial basis since 2000 to examine the attitudes and behaviors of scholars at four-year colleges and universities across the United States. The survey provides the higher education community with a regularly updated snapshot of its faculty members at a moment in time, as well as trend analysis of changes. What does this latest snapshot show us? Some key findings include: Reversing a…
Research Report
April 4, 2016

Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey 2015

Ithaka S+R’s survey of US faculty members has been fielded regularly since 2000. This project provides a periodic snapshot of practices and perceptions related to scholarly communications and information usage. The scholar-centric nature of the questionnaire ensures that potential changes in research and teaching inform our thinking, not only about academic libraries and scholarly publishing, but about changes in the educational enterprise more broadly. Our findings this cycle are a strong indication of the value of an ongoing tracking enterprise…
Past Event
April 4, 2016

Presentation on the Key Findings of US Faculty Survey 2015 at CNI Spring Meeting

Ithaka S+R’s Faculty Survey has tracked attitudes and behaviors of faculty members in US higher education institutions in response to technological and environmental change on a triennial basis since 2000. The Faculty Survey has helped the community understand changing faculty member attitudes, practices, and needs on key issues related to research, teaching, information usage, and the changing role of the library. In this session, Ithaka S+R’s Roger Schonfeld and Christine Wolff will unveil key findings and important trends from the…
Past Event
January 10, 2016

Participant Meeting at ALA Midwinter

Please join Deanna Marcum, Roger Schonfeld, Christine Wolff, and Kimberly Lutz at Ithaka S+R’s participant meeting at ALA Midwinter on Sunday, January 10 from 1:30-3:00 pm, in the Seaport C Room at the Seaport Hotel. At the meeting, we will share several updates, including Findings from our recent and ongoing research projects. We have been pursuing an active research agenda and would like to share what we have learned to date about libraries’ changing acquisition practices, the diversity of New…