SPEC Kit 317: Special Collections Engagement · 71
Please estimate the average number of students in a typical instruction class. N=63
Undergraduate Class Size N=62
Minimum Maximum Mean Median Std Dev
12 75 23.32 20 9.75
Graduate Class Size N=62
Minimum Maximum Mean Median Std Dev
5 21 11.79 10 3.52
28 classes of 493 students not divided by graduate vs. undergraduate.
As we do not distinguish between graduate and undergraduate courses in our statistics, the numbers I report above are
Breakdown of undergraduate/graduate classes is an estimate we do not track them separately.
Each of the three divisions that hold Temple’s special collections keep stats separately. For the question of: how
many classes used special collections during the academic year? The number of classes worked with represents the
total number that Urban Archives, the Blockson Collection, and Special Collections met with. The average number of
students constitutes an average of the numbers reported by each division.
In addition, 15 classes met regularly in the John Hay Library.
Included in the figure for graduate classes are sessions for external users (i.e., from outside the University of Toronto
Individual librarians keep track of classes. We are working on finding a way to collect and analyze this information.
Largest undergraduate class: 34 Largest graduate class: 10.
Many classes use the special collections material that are not counted in the number of formal classes.
One undergraduate class has 150 students who used materials in SPC.
Our instruction database does not differentiate between Undergrad and Grad so the number is the total instruction
Rare Books &Special Collections for above figures. User group is primarily graduate students undergraduate
component unknown. Asian Library and Xwi7xwa Library: classes for special collections materials not counted
Social Science classes use largely on-line surrogates, but Fine Arts &Humanities classes want access to original
documents more often.
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