Appendix B
1995 Survey Cover Letters and Questionnaire



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Appendix B 1995 Survey Cover Letters and Questionnaire

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NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND ENGINEERING PERSONNEL 2101 Constitution Avenue  Washington, D.C. 20418 SURVEY OF DOCTORATE RECIPIENTS Telephone: (202) 334-3152 FAX: (202) 334-2753 May 17, 1995 Dr. John Respondent 132 Elm St. Maplewood, PA 15324 Dear Dr. Respondent I am writing to ask for your help with the 1995 Survey of Humanities Doctorates. This is an important biennial study of highly educated and trained persons, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and conducted by the National Research Council. You have been chosen for this study as part of a scientifically selected sample of individuals holding doctorate degrees. Your response is needed whether or not you are employed, living in the United States, or working in your field of degree. The results of this study will be used by government and academic institutions to make policy decisions; to anticipate surpluses or shortages in personnel; and to study the relationship between graduate education and career outcomes. Results from earlier studies have been used to identify trends in faculty composition, in time spent teaching and doing research, and in characteristics of non-academically employed humanities doctorates. Please complete the enclosed survey form and return it in the postage-paid envelope as soon as possible. The information you provide is voluntary and will be kept strictly confidential. Findings will be reported only in the form of statistical summaries. If you have any questions about the survey, please call 1-(800)-248-8649 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. We would be happy to talk with you. Thank you for your help. We look forward to receiving your questionnaire. Sincerely, Bruce Alberts Chairman Enclosure The National Research Council is the principal operating agency of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering to serve government and other organizations.

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NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND ENGINEERING PERSONNEL 2101 Constitution Avenue   Washington, D.C. 20418 SURVEY OF DOCTORATE RECIPIENTS Telephone: (202) 334-3152 FAX: (202) 334-2752 July 12, 1995 Dr. John Respondent 132 Elm St. Maplewood, PA 15324 Dear Dr. Respondent: About 6 weeks ago, we asked you to participate in a nationwide survey of doctorate recipients sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. To the best of my knowledge, we have not yet received your completed Survey of Humanities Doctorates questionnaire. In case you did not receive the questionnaire or have misplaced it, we are enclosing a replacement copy. We are writing to you again to stress the significance that your response has for the overall accuracy of the results and the usefulness of the survey. We know that the experiences of people with doctorate degrees in the humanities vary. To understand these differences, we need your response even if you are retired, not working, or working in a field not related to your doctorate degree. The survey provides timely information for businesses, government, and educational institutions. It helps these groups understand where and in what fields doctorate recipients work and where we should place priorities in a time of limited resources. We want to assure you that federal law requires us to keep your answers confidential. We cannot release information that allows identification of any individual's answers. We would be happy to talk to you about any questions or concerns you might have about the survey. Please feel free to call a member of my staff toll free between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, on 1-(800)-248-8649. Sincerely, Susan Mitchell Project Director Enclosure The National Research Council is the principal operating agency of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering to serve government and other organizations.

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