Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey 2019 FAQ

Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:

University of Illinois Summary Report (2019)

National Summary Report (2018)

What is Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey

The Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey is a web-based survey. The survey allows faculty at Illinois to express their attitudes and practices related to: Discovery and Access, Scholarly Communications, Research Practices, the Role of the Library, Instructional Practices, and Library Space Planning. Additional information about the survey can be found on the Ithaka S+R website.

What can the University Library learn from the survey results?

The goals of this research project is to use the Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey to help the University Library to assess faculty practices and attitudes with respect to library services in order to support planning for the future of the University Library and institutional information services. The Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey provides colleges and universities with the opportunity to survey their faculty on a variety of topics:

  • Discovery & access
  • Scholarly communications
  • Research practices, including data curation
  • The role of the library
  • Instructional practices
  • Library space planning

Who are invited to participate?

The following three groups of individuals at the University of Illinois will be invited to participate:

  • All tenure system, post docs and specialized faculty at the University of Illinois,
  • All researchers at the University of Illinois identified by the Illinois Experts, and
  • All course instructors from the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years

How long does it take to complete the survey?

Less than 30 minutes

Survey Dates

Tuesday February 5th, 2019 – Friday March 15, 2019

Will survey participants receive compensation or rewards before, during, or after participation?

Upon completing the survey, participants will have a chance to win one of the ten $50 Amazon gift cards by entering their email addresses for drawing. An individual’s name/email entered for the prize draw will not be connected to his/her survey responses.

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Note: The IRB has granted the exemption status to this study (IRB Protocol Number: 19360)