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Statistics

 

Tomorrow's Professor Mailing List Subscriber Survey Results

600 random subscribers surveyed
34% response rate

How Subscribers Became Aware of Mailing List
Length of Time Subscribed to Mailing List
Preference Ranking of Posting Categories
Percentage of Mailing List Postings Read in Their Entirety
Sending of Mailing List Postings to Others
Desired Frequency of Mailing List Postings
Professional Status of Subscribers
Professional Discipline/Filed of Subscribers

 

How Subscribers Became Aware of Mailing List

Method Percent of Subscribers
At a conference or professional meeting 
From a faculty member 
From a friend (other than the above)
From a student 
From an announcement sent via e-mail 
Other
1%
26%
3%
17%
37%
16 %
   

Length of Time Subscribed to Mailing List

Number of Months Subscribed Percent of Subscribers
0-6 
7-12 
13-18 
18 plus
50%
25%
17%
8%
   

Preference Ranking of Posting Categories

(1= lowest preference, 5= highest preference)
Category Average Ranking
Tomorrow’s Academy
Tomorrow’s graduate Students and Postdocs
Tomorrow’s Academic Careers
Tomorrow’s Teaching and Learning 
Tomorrow’s Research
2.10
1.39
2.66
3.32
2.41
   

Percentage of Mailing List Postings Read in Their Entirety

Percent of Postings Read in Entirety Percent of Subscribers
Less than 10%
Approx. 25% 
Approx. 50% 
Approx. 75% 
Approx. 100%
6%
13%
30%
37%
14%
   

Sending of Mailing List Postings to Others

Frequency Percent of Subscribers
Never or almost never
Approx. 25% of the time
Approx. 50% of the time
Approximately 75% of the time
50%
40%
8%
2%
   

Desired Frequency of Mailing List Postings

Frequency Percent of Subscribers
More than two per week
One per week
Two per week
1%
37%
62%
   

Professional Status of Subscribers

Status Percent of Subscribers
Graduate student
Postdoc
Instructor/lecturer
Part-time/adjunct faculty
Assistant professor
Associate professor
Full professor
Higher education administration
Industry/government
Other
18%
5%
6%
5%
24%
9%
20%
9%
2%
2%
   

Professional Discipline/Filed of Subscribers

Discipline/Filed Percent of Subscribers
Life Sciences (including medicine)
Physical sciences (including math)
Social Sciences
Humanities
Education
Engineering (including computer science)
Other
9%
16%
23%
13%
9%
25%
5%