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I am interested in hearing about your sampling plans for the 2014 ECAR Faculty Study. Since the companion student study is focused on undergraduates, do you plan to survey primarily undergraduate faculty or will you include faculty from graduate and professional programs as well?

 

Thank you,

Cheryl

 

Cheryl Tiahrt

Director of IT/Deputy CIO

Information Technology Services

The University of South Dakota

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Good Morning,

 

I am interested in hearing about your sampling plans for the 2014 ECAR Faculty Study. Since the companion student study is focused on undergraduates, do you plan to survey primarily undergraduate faculty or will you include faculty from graduate and professional programs as well?

 

Thank you,

Cheryl

 

Cheryl Tiahrt

Director of IT/Deputy CIO

Information Technology Services

The University of South Dakota

Slagle 19

605-658-6025

Cheryl.Tiahrt@usd.edu

 

Security Tip: NEVER share your password or login information with anyone, EVER. 

Information Technology Services will NEVER ask for it via email.

 

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/discuss.

Cheryl,

 

Great question!

 

We have designed the pilot ECAR faculty study to be inclusive of faculty as a single, comprehensive group. We will ask the respondents to designate their faculty status/role so we can understand the nature of their position during the analysis of the results. These designation questions include:

·         Faculty status (i.e., position is full prof, associate prof, etc.)

·         FTE/Load for various assignments (i.e., teaching, research, clinical, etc.)

·         Primary student contact (i.e., undergrads, graduate students, both equally, N/A)

·         Yrs of experience (i.e., full-time, part-time)

Based on the answers to these questions, we will branch respondents to the relevant survey questions about their respective roles and IT experiences. The actual survey instruments will be posted next week and you’ll have a chance to review the level of detail of this section before preparing your sampling plan (e-mail to participating institutions to follow regarding survey instrument status and revised study dates).

 

We leave it up to individual institutions to develop their own sampling strategy – you can design your sampling plan to only include faculty who primarily work with undergraduates to maximize relevance of comparing the summary/benchmarking reports we provide at the end of the project. Or you can send the survey to all your faculty if you want to get a general overview of the faculty IT experience in your summary/benchmarking report (and save the direct undergrad-to-faculty project comparisons for diving into the raw data we provide to you). (More details about sampling plans/strategies will go out next week when we send a web-based form to participating institutions re: survey planning).

 

Since I have the floor for a moment, I’ll take this opportunity to share that we are in the process of updating the project website to reflect the extended dates for letting us know you want to participate in the faculty study (new deadline to tell us you want in is January 24) and a later survey open date (new survey open date is January 31). Both survey instruments (faculty survey and student survey) will be posted to the website by January 16, as well as additional supplemental resources (e.g., sample invitations, PDF version of the survey planning web form, etc.). In the meantime, if you have additional questions or want to talk through your sampling plans, please contact me directly (mobile phone # or e-mail).

 

-Eden

2014 EDUCAUSE Technology Research in the Academic Community website: http://www.educause.edu/ecar/about-ecar/ecar-technology-research-academic-community/participate-technology-research-academic-community

 

Eden Dahlstrom  Director of Research

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