[Published originally in the September 2003 edition of Computing Research News, Vol. 15/No. 4, p. 2.]
Change in Taulbee Survey Reporting
The CRA Board of Directors has recently approved a change in CRA's procedures for disseminating the results of the annual Taulbee Survey.
One reason for the change is to reward departments that submit the survey on time by disseminating the preliminary salary data to them in December rather than in the January CRN. Another is to provide final survey results to CRA members, as a benefit of their membership, before they are made publicly available.
Previously, the Taulbee preliminary faculty salary results have been published in the January issue of Computing Research News, followed by the complete survey results in the March edition of CRN.
Beginning with the 2002-03 survey, which will be circulated to chairs of Ph.D.-granting departments in mid-September 2003, only departments that have submitted their surveys by the November deadline will receive the preliminary salary results. These results will be provided to those departments by mid-December; they will no longer be published in the January CRN or made public at that time.
In mid-February, final Taulbee Survey results will be provided to departments that participated in the survey and to all CRA members. Once again, this is earlier than in the past. Final results will no longer appear in the March CRN, nor will they be publicly available at that time. Instead, they will be published in the May issue, and will be posted on the CRA website at that time.
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