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CUNY libraries statistics 2017-2018 (archive)

Trends 2018

Note: Language in this survey has been taken from ACRL’s Standards for Faculty Status for Academic Librarians, available at: http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/standardsfaculty. This survey is fielded by ACRL every ten years and results for the 1999 and 2008 surveys are available through ACRL Metrics (www.countingopinions.com).

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Q1. Do all FTE librarians have faculty status?

  • Yes
  • No

Q2. Librarians have a governance structure similar to other faculties on campus

  • Fully
  • Partially
  • Not at all

Q3. Librarians are eligible for membership in the faculty governing body on the same basis as other faculty and have the same degree of representation as other academic units in institutional governing bodies and committees

  • Fully
  • Partially
  • Not at all

Q4. Librarians and academic faculty of equivalent rank have similar employment considerations, which may include salary scale, benefits, appointment period

  • Fully
  • Partially
  • Not at all

Q5. Librarians are covered by the same tenure policies as other faculty: i.e., during the probationary period, appointment is by annual written contract or letter of agreement

  • Fully
  • Partially
  • Not at all

Q6. Librarians are promoted through ranks on the basis of their professional proficiency and effectiveness through a peer review system with standards consistent with other faculty

  • Fully
  • Partially
  • Not at all

Q7. Librarians are eligible for leaves of absence or sabbaticals on the same basis as other faculty

  • Fully
  • Partially
  • Not at all

Q8. Librarians have access to funding on the same basis as other faculty

  • Fully
  • Partially
  • Not at all

Q9. Librarians have the same protections of academic freedom as other faculty

  • Fully
  • Partially
  • Not at all

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