The 1998 Survey of Faculty and Students



The 1998 Survey of Faculty and Students was conducted in the Winter Quarter of the 1997/98 school year. It was designed to discover how much students and faculty know about Library services, how they use those services, and how satisfied they are with the Libray's performance in various areas.

Questionnaires were sent out on January 8, 1998 to every member of the faculty (1200 surveys) and to a random sample of students (1350 surveys). The Registrar's Office provided a list of randomly selected students: 20% of students from the College and 10% of graduate students from each of the divisions and professional schools. Second copies of the surveys went out to non-respondents at the end of February.

The survey yielded a total of 940 responses altogether, representing an overall response rate of 38%. 465 faculty members returned their surveys, for a faculty response rate of 39%. 475 students responded to the survey, for a student response rate of 35%.

A note on the breakdowns used in the reporting of results: Regenstein Disciplines include Business, Divinity, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Public Policy. Other includes Law, SSA, and those who did not indicate a division.

Original Surveys:
For Faculty
For Students

Results:

1. Use of the University

2. Use of the Library's Services

3. Reference, Privileges, and Reserve Facilities

4. Faculty Loans and LIBRA

5. Computer and Networking Use

6. Printing and Photocopying Services

Entire set of results

Notes



Questions and comments concerning the survey should be directed to Elisabeth Anderson, Assistant to the Director, eanderso@midway.uchicago.edu, 773-702-3732.