The results of the Ithaka S+R Local Faculty Survey, which closed November 30, will offer invaluable feedback from UWindsor faculty on teaching and research needs in an increasingly digital environment, says Gwen Ebbett, dean of the library.
“I wish to thank all the faculty members who took the time to participate in this important effort,” Ebbett says. “The Leddy Library will make use of this data to shape the ways in which library collections and services can continue to effectively support campus activities.”
The survey generated a “respectable” 21 percent response rate, she says.
Mathematics professor Rick Caron won a $500 draw for survey participants, and the library will forward a cheque in excess of $1100 to the Iona College Student Food Bank, reflecting donations generated at a rate of $5 per completed survey.
The library will provide post-survey feedback based on survey responses to the campus in the new year through the Scholarship at uWindsor repository.