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members of the instruction/research staff who are employed full-time as defined
by the institution, including faculty with released time for research and faculty
on sabbatical leave.
Full-time counts generally exclude faculty who are employed to teach fewer than two semesters,
three quarters, two trimesters, or two four-month sessions; replacements for faculty on sabbatical leave
or leave without pay; faculty for preclinical and clinical medicine; faculty who are donating their services;
faculty who are members of military organizations and paid on a different pay scale from civilian employees;
academic officers, whose primary duties are administrative; and graduate students who assist in the instruction
of courses. Pl ease be sure the number reported, and the basis for counting, are consistent with those for
2010–11 (unless in previous years faculty were counted who should have been excluded according to the above
definition). Please footnote any discrepancies.
Questions 26–29. Enrollment. U.S. libraries should use the Fall 2011 enrollment figures reported to the
Department of Education on the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System survey. Please check
these figures against the enrollment figures reported to ARL last year to ensure consistency and accuracy.
NOTE: In the past, the number of part-time students reported was FTE; the number now reported to IPEDS is
a head count of part-time students. Canadian libraries should note that the category “graduate students” as
reported here includes all post-baccalaureate students.
FOOTNOTES
Please consult the data entry Web interface (www.arlstatistics.org) for a copy of last year’s footnotes. These can be
found under “Data Repository” after you login into www.arlstatistics.org. Explanatory footnotes will be included
with the published statistics. Reporting libraries are urged to record in the footnote section any information
that would clarify the figures submitted, e.g., the inclusion and exclusion of branch campus libraries (see the
“General Instructions” for definition of branch campus libraries). Please make an effort to word your footnotes
in a manner consistent with notes appearing in the published report, so that the ARL office can interpret your
footnotes correctly.
NOTE: Any large shifts in reported data compared to last year should be explained with a footnote.
Submit the completed questionnaire
By October 15, 2013
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