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This is the first year there were enough part time participants to provide a statistically significant group to compare with full time faculty.
Part time faculty are less engaged with the library
- They visit its facilities less than half as often
- They use its online resources slightly more than half as often
Part time faculty rate the library significantly lower than full time faculty - 3.86 vs. 4.34. However an examination of individual scores show them to be nuanced - some lower, some higher, and some identical.
- The biggest difference for a Category was in Acquisitions - 3.68 vs. 4.46
- The smallest difference for a Category was in Staff and Services - 4.16 vs. 4.48
Part time faculty scored the library higher in
- Student assistants are courteous and helpful - 4.8 vs. 4.7
- Librarians are knowledgeable and adept at finding information. - 5.0 vs. 4.7
Their highest and lowest questions were:
- Library faculty and staff are courteous and helpful. - 5.0
- Librarians are knowledgeable and adept at finding information. - 5.0
- I can easily determine the status of my orders. - 3.0
There were also 4 questions with identical scores.
Surprisingly, part tme faculty scored slightly higher than full time faculty in:
- I schedule at least one library orientation each year. - 36% vs. 32%.
FT Highest Score
PT Highest Scores
- Student assistants are courteous and helpful. - 5.00
- Course Reserve - 5;00
FT Lowest Score
PT Lowest Score -
- Library budget for my area - 4.00
Part time faculty report they are more engaged in the library than full faculty, though less likely to provide links to library resources in Canvas.
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