APPENDIX B

1991 SURVEY COVER LETTER AND QUESTIONNAIRE



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HUMANITIES DOCTORATES IN THE UNITED STATES: 1991 PROFILE APPENDIX B 1991 SURVEY COVER LETTER AND QUESTIONNAIRE

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HUMANITIES DOCTORATES IN THE UNITED STATES: 1991 PROFILE NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL 2101 CONSTITUTION AVENUE WASHINGTON, D. C. 20418 OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN October 25, 1991 Dr. NAME Address 1 Address 2 City, State ZIP Dear NAME: Humanities scholars advance our understanding of the fundamental values that underlie civilized society, both past and present. Reliable information about doctorate recipients in the humanities is vital to national assessments of the health of our society. How do humanities doctorate recipients fare in the labor market? What is the relationship between graduate education and career outcomes? What is the projected supply of humanities scholars by field, age, and work activity? To meet these information needs, the National Research Council conducts a biennial survey of doctorate recipients in the humanities. We ask you to participate, even if you are retired, not working, working in a field unrelated to your doctoral degree, or living in a foreign country. The major findings will be used by the National Endowment for the Humanities (the project's federal sponsor) and educational institutions in policy formulation and program planning. Please complete the enclosed survey form and return it to us in the postage-paid return 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 for research purposes. To enhance our understanding of the doctoral population in the humanities, we need your cooperation. Thank you for your assistance. Yours sincerely, Frank Press Chairman 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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HUMANITIES DOCTORATES IN THE UNITED STATES: 1991 PROFILE OMB No. 3145-0020 Expires: 9-30-93 1991 SURVEY OF HUMANITIES DOCTORATES A. First, we need to check that your name, address, Ph.D. institution, Ph.D. year, and date of birth are correct. If this information is inaccurate or missing, please provide the correct information in the box provided. CONDUCTED BY THE NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES This information is solicited under the authority of the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965, as amended. All information you provide will be treated as confidential, will be safeguarded in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, and will be used for statistical purposes only. Information will be released only in the form of statistical summaries or in a form which does not identify information about any particular person. Your response is entirely voluntary and your failure to provide some or all of the requested information will in no way adversely affect you. Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 12 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to Susan Daisey, National Endowment for the Humanities, Room 310, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20506; and to the Office of Management and Budget Paperwork Reduction Project (OMB No. 3145-0020), Washington, D.C., 20503.

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HUMANITIES DOCTORATES IN THE UNITED STATES: 1991 PROFILE EMPLOYMENT PROFILE 1. During SEPTEMBER 1991, what was your employment status? (Please circle the number of your response below.) * Postdoctoral appointment is defined as a temporary appointment in academia, industry, or government, the primary purpose of which is to provide for continued education or experience in research. 2. IF YOU HELD A PART-TIME POSITION DURING SEPTEMBER 1991: A. Were you seeking a full-time position? (CIRCLE ONE NUMBER) 1 Yes 2 No B. How many part-time positions did you hold in September 1991? (ENTER NUMBER IN BOX) Positions C. On average, how many hours per week did you work in September 1991? (ENTER NUMBER IN BOX) Hours 3. What was your MOST important reason for holding a part-time position in September 1991? (CIRCLE ONLY ONE NUMBER) 1 Part-time position preferred 2 Full-time position not available 3 Family responsibilities 4 Part-time position is temporary 5 Other, specify _________________ NOW, PLEASE SKIP TO QUESTION 6 (PAGE 3) 4. IF YOU WERE UNEMPLOYED BUT SEEKING EMPLOYMENT DURING SEPTEMBER 1991:   Which of the following factors MOST restricted your job search? (CIRCLE ONLY ONE NUMBER) 1 Geographic location 2 Family responsibilities 3 Need for part-time employment 4 Other, specify _________________ 5 No restrictions NOW, PLEASE SKIP TO QUESTION 17 (PAGE 5) 5. IF YOU WERE NOT EMPLOYED AND NOT SEEKING WORK DURING SEPTEMBER 1991: What was your MOST important reason for not seeking work? (CIRCLE ONLY ONE NUMBER) 1 Temporarily absent for health or personal reasons 2 Family responsibilities 3 Suitable job not available 4 Other, specify ________________________ NOW, PLEASE SKIP TO QUESTION 17 (PAGE 5)

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HUMANITIES DOCTORATES IN THE UNITED STATES: 1991 PROFILE 6. Please write the name of your principal employer (company, organization, postdoctoral institution, etc.) and actual place of employment during SEPTEMBER 1991. (IF YOU WERE SELF-EMPLOYED, WRITE “SELF”) Name of employer City County State or Foreign Country ZIP 7. Which category best describes the type of your principal employment OR postdoctoral appointment during SEPTEMBER 1991? (CIRCLE ONLY ONE) 00 Self-employed 01 Business or industry 02 Junior college, 2-year college, technical institute 03 Medical school (including university affiliated hospital or medical center) 04 4-year college 05 University, other than medical school 06 Elementary, middle, or secondary school system 07 Hospital or clinic 08 U.S. military service 09 U.S. government, civilian employee 10 State, local, or other government, specify 11 Trade association/professional association 12 Private foundation 13 Museum 14 Historical organization 15 Research center/library/archives 16 Other nonprofit organization 17 Other, specify ______________________ 8. From the Employment Specialties List on page 7, select and write both the number and the title of the employment field most closely related to your principal employment or postdoctoral appointment during SEPTEMBER 1991. Write in your employment field if it is not on the list. Number Employment FIeld (See page 7 for listing) 9. IF YOU WERE EMPLOYED DURING SEPTEMBER 1991 IN A SPECIALTY FIELD OTHER THAN YOUR PH.D. FIELD: What was the MOST important reason for your decision to take the position? (CIRCLE ONLY ONE) 1 Better pay 2 More attractive career options 3 Preferred specific geographic location 4 Constraints due to family status 5 Position in Ph.D. field not available 6 Change in career/professional interests 7 Other, specify __________________________ 10. IF YOU CIRCLED CODES 00, 01 OR 07-17 TO QUESTION 7 (EMPLOYED IN A NONACADEMIC JOB): What was the MOST important reason for your decision to enter a nonacademic job? (CIRCLE ONLY ONE) 1 Better pay 2 Preferred other career options 3 Preferred specific geographic location 4 Constraints due to family status 5 Academic position not available 6 Change in career/professional interests 7 Other, specify __________________________ 11. IF YOU CIRCLED CODES 02-05 TO QUESTION 7 (EMPLOYED BY AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION): A. What was your faculty rank? (CIRCLE ONLY ONE) 1 Professor 2 Associate professor 3 Assistant professor 4 Instructor 5 Lecturer 6 Adjunct faculty 7 Other, specify _________________ 8 Does not apply B. What was your tenure status? (CIRCLE ONLY ONE) 1 Tenured, in 19 2 Not tenured, in tenure track 3 Not tenured, not in tenure track 4 Tenure not applicable

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HUMANITIES DOCTORATES IN THE UNITED STATES: 1991 PROFILE 12. IF YOU ANSWERED CODE 6 TO QUESTION 11A (YOUR ACADEMIC RANK IS “ADJUNCT PROFESSOR” OR EQUIVALENT), PLEASE ANSWER QUESTIONS 12A-12F. OTHERWISE, PLEASE SKIP TO QUESTION 13. A. How many years have you been employed in adjunct status? (ENTER NUMBER IN BOX) Years B. How many courses do you teach in a year? Courses C. What was the average payment per course? $_________________ D. Do you teach on an annual contract? 1 Yes 2 No E. At how many institutions do you teach? Institutions F. Do you have an opportunity to transfer (if you wish) from adjunct to regular status? 1 Yes 2 No 13. What was the basic annual salary associated with your principal employment during SEPTEMBER 1991? By basic salary we mean your annual salary before deduction for income tax, social security, retirement, etc., but do not include bonuses, over-time, summer teaching, or other payment for professional work. If you were on a postdoctoral appointment (see question 1 for definition), what was your stipend plus allowances? $_________________ .00 Basic Annual Salary 14. Circle whether this salary was for: 1 9-10 months 2 11-12 months 15. From the activities listed below, select your primary and secondary work activities for your principal job (as reported in question 6), in terms of time devoted during a typical week. ENTER THE APPROPRIATE CODE (01-19) FOR EACH IN THE BOXES PROVIDED. Primary activity Secondary activity 01 Teaching 02 Basic research 03 Applied research 04 Development of equipment, products, systems, data 05 Writing 06 Editing 07 Professional service to individuals 08 Management/administration of educational programs 09 Management/administration of R&D 10 Management/administration of other programs 11 Consulting 12 Operations-production, maintenance, construction, installation 13 Information management (including record management and archival work) 14 Sales, marketing, purchasing, customer and public relations 15 Statistical work-survey work, forecasting, statistical analysis 16 Computer applications 17 Institutional fund raising 18 Performing arts 19 Other, specify __________________ 16. During a typical week, what percentage of your professional work time did you devote to the items listed in question 15? ENTRIES SHOULD TOTAL 100% PERCENT OF TIME ___% Primary work activity ___% Secondary work activity ___% Other work activities 100% = TOTAL

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HUMANITIES DOCTORATES IN THE UNITED STATES: 1991 PROFILE 17. Since receiving your doctorate, how many full-time equivalent (FTE) years of professional work experience have you had? Year(s) 18a. Was any of the work in which you were engaged during the past year supported or sponsored by U.S. Government funds? 1 National Endowment for the Humanities 2 National Endowment for the Arts 3 Department of Defense 4 Department of Education 5 Smithsonian Institution 6 Other, specify _____________________ 7 Don't know source agency 19. During your graduate program, did you receive formal training in the use of computers for research or teaching? 1 Yes 2 No 20a. After receiving your doctorate, did you have to acquire formal training in any other area(s) in order to obtain your present position? 1 Foreign languages 2 Computer science 3 Management and administration 4 Survey research and statistics 5 Other, specify ______________________ 21a. During the past 2 years, have you published any professional/scholarly writing (or had it accepted for publication)? Book or monograph (author or co-author) Book or monograph (editor or co-editor) Chapter in a scholarly book Article in a refereed journal Book review in a refereed journal Article in newspaper/magazine 22a. Have you served on a scholarly committee (not including one at your educational institution) during the past 2 years? 1 Chair 2 Member 3 Other, specify __________________ 23. With reference to your job reported in question 6, how would you rate your job satisfaction? (CIRCLE ONLY ONE) 1 Very high 2 High 3 Average 4 Low 5 Very low

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HUMANITIES DOCTORATES IN THE UNITED STATES: 1991 PROFILE GENERAL INFORMATION 24a. What is your citizenship status? (CIRCLE ONLY ONE) 24b. If NON-U.S., of which country are you a citizen? 25. What is your racial background? (CIRCLE ONLY ONE) 1 American Indian or Alaskan Native 2 Asian or Pacific Islander 3 Black 4 White 26a. Is your ethnic heritage Hispanic? 1 Mexican American 2 Puerto Rican 3 Other Hispanic 27. What is your marital status? (CIRCLE ONLY ONE) 1 Never Married 2 Married 3 Separated, Divorced 4 Widowed 28. How many children do you have living with you in each of the following age categories: (ENTER NUMBER, IF NONE, WRITE “0”.) Number Under 6 years of age Number Between 6 to 17 years of age 29. In the event it is necessary to contact you to clarify some of the information you provided, what is the telephone number at which you can be reached? Daytime: (Area code) (Number) Evenings: (Area code) (Number) 30. Because of recent and continuing changes in domestic and world employment markets, policymakers are interested about employment opportunities and career paths of the doctoral population. Consequently, we may be recontacting you in 1993. In case we cannot locate you then, please provide the name, address, and telephone number of a person who is likely to know where you can be reached. DO NOT INCLUDE SOMEONE WHO LIVES IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD. Name Number and street City or town State or foreign country Zip code (Area code) (Number) THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION. PLEASE RETURN THE COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE IN THE ENCLOSED POSTAGE PAID ENVELOPE TO THE: NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL ROOM GR415 2101 CONSTITUTION AVENUE, N.W. WASHINGTON, D.C. 20418

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HUMANITIES DOCTORATES IN THE UNITED STATES: 1991 PROFILE EMPLOYMENT SPECIALTIES LIST (FOR USE IN ANSWERING QUESTION 8) MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES 030 - Logic 099 - Mathematics, Other COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES 073 - Hardware Systems 081 - Information Sci. & Systems* 074 - Intelligent Systems 072 - Software Systems 075 - Systems Analysis 071 - Theory 079 - Computer Sciences, Other* PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY 199 - Physics CHEMISTRY 299 - Chemistry EARTH, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND MARINE SCIENCES 399 - Earth Sciences 389 - Environmental Sciences 397 - Marine Sciences ENGINEERING 499 - Engineering AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES 519 - Agricultural Sciences MEDICAL SCIENCES 530 - Audiology & Speech Pathology 520 - Medicine & Surgery 539 - Medical Sciences, Other BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 599 - Biological Sciences PSYCHOLOGY 600 - Clinical 610 - Counseling & Guidance 699 - Psychology, Other SOCIAL SCIENCES 700 - Anthropology 703 - Archeology 745 - Area Studies* 708 - Communications 760 - Criminology & Criminal Justice 730 - Demography 725 - Econometrics 720 - Economics 740 - Geography 775 - History & Philosophy of Science 755 - International Relations 709 - Linguistics 751 - Political Science & Government 752 - Public Administration 753 - Public Policy Studies 727 - Social Statistics 710 - Sociology 770 - Urban & Regional Planning 798 - Social Sciences, General 799 - Social Sciences, Other* HUMANITIES 811 - American Literature 827 - Classics 836 - Comparative Literature 813 - English Language 814 - English Literature 823 - French 821 - German 826 - Italian 822 - Russian 824 - Spanish & Portuguese 829 - Languages, Other* 839 - Letters, Other* 804 - History, American 805 - History, European 806 - History, Other* 808 - American Studies 802 - Art History & Criticism 830 - Music 834 - Philosophy (see also 030) 833 - Religious Studies (see also 881) 831 - Speech & Debate 809 - Theatre & Theatre Criticism 878 - Humanities General 879 - Humanities, Other* EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL FIELDS 801 - Applied Art 888 - Architecture & Environmental Design 882 - Business & Management 883 - Home Economics 884 - Journalism 886 - Law, Jurisprudence 891 - Library & Archival Sciences 887 - Social Work 881 - Theology (see also 833) 896 - Professional Fields,General 897 - Professional Fields, Other* 938 - Education (other than teaching in a field listed above) 899 - Other Fields* *Identify the specific field in the space provided in #8 on the questionnaire.

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