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Survey of Law School Faculty: View of Law School Management

Survey of Law School Faculty: View of Law School Management

This study presents the results of a survey of US law school faculty about their law school’s management. The representative study presents their views on hiring full time and adjunct faculty, awarding tenure, law school asset sales and tuition abatement plans, and on other issues regarding the law school budget. Among the other issues covered: their opinion of how well law school management is handling fundraising, alumni relations, promotion, facilities management, library services, international and domestic student recruitment, and special events management.


THE QUESTIONNAIRE
LIST OF THE LAW SCHOOL’S OF THE SURVEY PARTICIPANTS
Characteristics of the Sample
SUMMARY OF MAIN FINDINGS
Qualification and Skills of Institutions' Management
Best Features of Institutions' Management
Greatest Deficiency of Law Schools' Management
Opinion about Increasing Number of Tenured Faculty and Reducing Non-tenured or Adjunct Faculty
Opinion about Increasing Non-Tenured or Adjunct Faculty and Making Tenure More Difficult to Obtain
Opinion about Increasing Adjunct Faculty and Making Tenure More Difficult to Attain
Opinion about Increasing Spending on Fundraising and Alumni Relations
Opinion about Selling off Buildings or Facilities in order to Maintain Faculty Staff Size and Salaries
Opinion about Increasing or Reducing Faculty Compensation
Overall Quality of Support Services for Faculty Research
Overall Quality of Skill in Student Recruitment and Selection
Overall Quality of Skills in Advancement and Fundraising
Overall Quality of Provision of Information Technology to Faculty
Overall Quality of Inclusion of Faculty in Institutional Decision-Making
Overall Quality of Skill in Attracting International Students
Overall Quality of Skills in Promoting the Law School
Overall Quality of Help in Publicizing Faculty Research and Achievements
Overall Quality of Help in Obtaining Grants and Funding
Overall Quality of Help in Publicizing Faculty Research and Achievements
Overall Quality of Development and Maintenance of Law School Facilities
Overall Quality of Capacity to Control Growth of Bureaucracy and Related Costs
Overall Quality of Provision of Library Services
Overall Quality of Special Events at Law School
Opinions about Spending Priorities at the Law School
Change in Student Admissions Standards and Quality of Incoming Students over Past Five Years
Admired Law Schools
Table 1.1 Your institution's management is generally more able, less able or about as able as that of other law schools?
Table 1.2 Your institution's management is generally more able, less able or about as able as that of other law schools? Broken out by US News & World Report Law School Ranking
Table 1.3 Your institution's management is generally more able, less able or about as able as that of other law schools? Broken out by Title
Table 1.4 Your institution's management is generally more able, less able or about as able as that of other law schools? Broken out by age of survey participant
Table 1.5 Your institution's management is generally more able, less able or about as able as that of other law schools? Broken out by Gender of survey participant
Table 1.6 Your institution's management is generally more able, less able or about as able as that of other law schools? Broken out by Number of students
Table 1.7 Your institution's management is generally more able, less able or about as able as that of other law schools? Broken out for public and private law schools
What is the single thing you like most about your institution's management?
What is your law school management's greatest deficiency?
Table 2 Increasing spending on each of the following would be a good or bad idea for your law school?
Table 2.1.1 Increase the number of tenured faculty, reduce non-tenured and adjunct faculty would be a good or bad idea for your law school?
Table 2.1.2 Increase the number of tenured faculty, reduce non-tenured and adjunct faculty would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out by US News & World Report Law School Ranking
Table 2.1.3 Increase the number of tenured faculty, reduce non-tenured and adjunct faculty would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out by Title
Table 2.1.4 Increase the number of tenured faculty, reduce non-tenured and adjunct faculty would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out by age of survey participant. 35
Table 2.1.5 Increase the number of tenured faculty, reduce non-tenured and adjunct faculty would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out by Gender of survey participant
Table 2.1.6 Increase the number of tenured faculty, reduce non-tenured and adjunct faculty would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out by Number of students
Table 2.1.7 Increase the number of tenured faculty, reduce non-tenured and adjunct faculty would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out for public and private law schools
Table 2.2.1 Increase non-tenured and adjunct faculty, make tenure more difficult to obtain would be a good or bad idea for your law school?
Table 2.2.2 Increase non-tenured and adjunct faculty, make tenure more difficult to obtain would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out by US News & World Report Law School Ranking
Table 2.2.3 Increase non-tenured and adjunct faculty, make tenure more difficult to obtain would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out by Title
Table 2.2.4 Increase non-tenured and adjunct faculty, make tenure more difficult to obtain would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out by age of survey participant. 37
Table 2.2.5 Increase non-tenured and adjunct faculty, make tenure more difficult to obtain would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out by Gender of survey participant
Table 2.2.6 Increase non-tenured and adjunct faculty, make tenure more difficult to obtain would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out by Number of students
Table 2.2.7 Increase non-tenured and adjunct faculty, make tenure more difficult to obtain would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out for public and private law schools
Table 2.3.1 increase adjunct faculty, make tenure more difficult to maintain would be a good or bad idea for your law school?
Table 2.3.2 increase adjunct faculty, make tenure more difficult to maintain would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out by US News & World Report Law School Ranking
Table 2.3.3 increase adjunct faculty, make tenure more difficult to maintain would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out by Title
Table 2.3.4 increase adjunct faculty, make tenure more difficult to maintain would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out by age of survey participant
Table 2.3.5 increase adjunct faculty, make tenure more difficult to maintain would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out by Gender of survey participant
Table 2.3.6 increase adjunct faculty, make tenure more difficult to maintain would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out by Number of students
Table 2.3.7 increase adjunct faculty, make tenure more difficult to maintain would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out for public and private law schools
Table 2.4.1 Spend more on fundraising and alumni relations would be a good or bad idea for your law school?
Table 2.4.2 Spend more on fundraising and alumni relations would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out by US News & World Report Law School Ranking
Table 2.4.3 Spend more on fundraising and alumni relations would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out by Title
Table 2.4.4 Spend more on fundraising and alumni relations would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out by age of survey participant
Table 2.4.5 Spend more on fundraising and alumni relations would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out by Gender of survey participant
Table 2.4.6 Spend more on fundraising and alumni relations would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out by Number of students
Table 2.4.7 Spend more on fundraising and alumni relations would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out for public and private law schools
Table 2.5.1 Sell off buildings or facilities in order to maintain faculty staff size and salaries would be a good or bad idea for your law school?
Table 2.5.2 Sell off buildings or facilities in order to maintain faculty staff size and salaries would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out by US News & World Report Law School Ranking
Table 2.5.3 Sell off buildings or facilities in order to maintain faculty staff size and salaries would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out by Title
Table 2.5.4 Sell off buildings or facilities in order to maintain faculty staff size and salaries would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out by age of survey participant. 43
Table 2.5.5 Sell off buildings or facilities in order to maintain faculty staff size and salaries would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out by Gender of survey participant
Table 2.5.6 Sell off buildings or facilities in order to maintain faculty staff size and salaries would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out by Number of students
Table 2.5.7 Sell off buildings or facilities in order to maintain faculty staff size and salaries would be a good or bad idea for your law school? Broken out for public and private law schools
Table 3.1 Your law school should hold the line, increase or reduce faculty compensation?
Table 3.2 Your law school should hold the line, increase or reduce faculty compensation? Broken out by US News & World Report Law School Ranking
Table 3.3 Your law school should hold the line, increase or reduce faculty compensation? Broken out by Title
Table 3.4 Your law school should hold the line, increase or reduce faculty compensation? Broken out by age of survey participant
Table 3.5 Your law school should hold the line, increase or reduce faculty compensation? Broken out by Gender of survey participant
Table 3.6 Your law school should hold the line, increase or reduce faculty compensation? Broken out by Number of students
Table 3.7 Your law school should hold the line, increase or reduce faculty compensation? Broken out for public and private law schools
Table 3.8 Your law school should hold the line, increase or reduce faculty compensation? Other -- commentary
Table 4 Rate the overall quality of the following facets of your law schools management
Table 4.1.1 Rate the overall quality of support services for faculty research.
Table 4.1.2 Rate the overall quality of support services for faculty research. Broken out by US News & World Report Law School Ranking
Table 4.1.3 Rate the overall quality of support services for faculty research. Broken out by Title
Table 4.1.4 Rate the overall quality of support services for faculty research. Broken out by age of survey participant
Table 4.1.5 Rate the overall quality of support services for faculty research. Broken out by Gender of survey participant
Table 4.1.6 Rate the overall quality of support services for faculty research. Broken out by Number of students
Table 4.1.7 Rate the overall quality of support services for faculty research. Broken out for public and private law schools
Table 4.2.1 Rate the overall quality of skill in student recruitment and selection.
Table 4.2.2 Rate the overall quality of skill in student recruitment and selection. Broken out by US News & World Report Law School Ranking
Table 4.2.3 Rate the overall quality of skill in student recruitment and selection. Broken out by Title
Table 4.2.4 Rate the overall quality of skill in student recruitment and selection. Broken out by age of survey participant
Table 4.2.5 Rate the overall quality of skill in student recruitment and selection. Broken out by Gender of survey participant
Table 4.2.6 Rate the overall quality of skill in student recruitment and selection. Broken out by Number of students
Table 4.2.7 Rate the overall quality of skill in student recruitment and selection. Broken out for public and private law schools
Table 4.3.1 Rate the overall quality of skills in advancement and fundraising.
Table 4.3.2 Rate the overall quality of skills in advancement and fundraising. Broken out by US News & World Report Law School Ranking
Table 4.3.3 Rate the overall quality of skills in advancement and fundraising. Broken out by Title
Table 4.3.4 Rate the overall quality of skills in advancement and fundraising. Broken out by age of survey participant
Table 4.3.5 Rate the overall quality of skills in advancement and fundraising. Broken out by Gender of survey participant
Table 4.3.6 Rate the overall quality of skills in advancement and fundraising. Broken out by Number of students
Table 4.3.7 Rate the overall quality of skills in advancement and fundraising. Broken out for public and private law schools
Table 4.4.1 Rate the overall quality of provision of information technology to faculty.
Table 4.4.2 Rate the overall quality of provision of information technology to faculty. Broken out by US News & World Report Law School Ranking
Table 4.4.3 Rate the overall quality of provision of information technology to faculty. Broken out by Title
Table 4.4.4 Rate the overall quality of provision of information technology to faculty. Broken out by age of survey participant
Table 4.4.5 Rate the overall quality of provision of information technology to faculty. Broken out by Gender of survey participant
Table 4.4.6 Rate the overall quality of provision of information technology to faculty. Broken out by Number of students
Table 4.4.7 Rate the overall quality of provision of information technology to faculty. Broken out for public and private law schools
Table 4.5.1 Rate the overall quality of inclusion of faculty in institutional decision-making. 57
Table 4.5.2 Rate the overall quality of inclusion of faculty in institutional decision-making. Broken out by US News & World Report Law School Ranking
Table 4.5.3 Rate the overall quality of inclusion of faculty in institutional decision-making. Broken out by Title
Table 4.5.4 Rate the overall quality of inclusion of faculty in institutional decision-making. Broken out by age of survey participant
Table 4.5.5 Rate the overall quality of inclusion of faculty in institutional decision-making. Broken out by Gender of survey participant
Table 4.5.6 Rate the overall quality of inclusion of faculty in institutional decision-making. Broken out by Number of students
Table 4.5.7 Rate the overall quality of inclusion of faculty in institutional decision-making. Broken out for public and private law schools
Table 4.6.1 Rate the overall quality of skill in attracting international students.
Table 4.6.2 Rate the overall quality of skill in attracting international students. Broken out by US News & World Report Law School Ranking
Table 4.6.3 Rate the overall quality of skill in attracting international students. Broken out by Title
Table 4.6.4 Rate the overall quality of skill in attracting international students. Broken out by age of survey participant
Table 4.6.5 Rate the overall quality of skill in attracting international students. Broken out by Gender of survey participant
Table 4.6.6 Rate the overall quality of skill in attracting international students. Broken out by Number of students
Table 4.6.7 Rate the overall quality of skill in attracting international students. Broken out for public and private law schools
Table 4.7.1 Rate the overall quality of skills in promoting the law school.
Table 4.7.2 Rate the overall quality of skills in promoting the law school. Broken out by US News & World Report Law School Ranking
Table 4.7.3 Rate the overall quality of skills in promoting the law school. Broken out by Title
Table 4.7.4 Rate the overall quality of skills in promoting the law school. Broken out by age of survey participant
Table 4.7.5 Rate the overall quality of skills in promoting the law school. Broken out by Gender of survey participant
Table 4.7.6 Rate the overall quality of skills in promoting the law school. Broken out by Number of students
Table 4.7.7 Rate the overall quality of skills in promoting the law school. Broken out for public and private law schools
Table 4.8.1 Rate the overall quality of help in publicizing faculty research and achievements.
Table 4.8.2 Rate the overall quality of help in publicizing faculty research and achievements. Broken out by US News & World Report Law School Ranking
Table 4.8.3 Rate the overall quality of help in publicizing faculty research and achievements. Broken out by Title
Table 4.8.4 Rate the overall quality of help in publicizing faculty research and achievements. Broken out by age of survey participant
Table 4.8.5 Rate the overall quality of help in publicizing faculty research and achievements. Broken out by Gender of survey participant
Table 4.8.6 Rate the overall quality of help in publicizing faculty research and achievements. Broken out by Number of students
Table 4.8.7 Rate the overall quality of help in publicizing faculty research and achievements. Broken out for public and private law schools
Table 4.9.1 Rate the overall quality of help in obtaining grants and funding.
Table 4.9.2 Rate the overall quality of help in obtaining grants and funding. Broken out by US News & World Report Law School Ranking
Table 4.9.3 Rate the overall quality of help in obtaining grants and funding. Broken out by Title
Table 4.9.4 Rate the overall quality of help in obtaining grants and funding. Broken out by age of survey participant
Table 4.9.5 Rate the overall quality of help in obtaining grants and funding. Broken out by Gender of survey participant
Table 4.9.6 Rate the overall quality of help in obtaining grants and funding. Broken out by Number of students
Table 4.9.7 Rate the overall quality of help in obtaining grants and funding. Broken out for public and private law schools
Table 4.10.1 Rate the overall quality of development and maintenance of law school facilities.
Table 4.10.2 Rate the overall quality of development and maintenance of law school facilities. Broken out by US News & World Report Law School Ranking
Table 4.10.3 Rate the overall quality of development and maintenance of law school facilities. Broken out by Title
Table 4.10.4 Rate the overall quality of development and maintenance of law school facilities. Broken out by age of survey participant
Table 4.10.5 Rate the overall quality of development and maintenance of law school facilities. Broken out by Gender of survey participant
Table 4.10.6 Rate the overall quality of development and maintenance of law school facilities. Broken out by Number of students
Table 4.10.7 Rate the overall quality of development and maintenance of law school facilities. Broken out for public and private law schools
Table 4.11.1 Rate the overall quality of capacity to control growth of bureaucracy and related costs.
Table 4.11.2 Rate the overall quality of capacity to control growth of bureaucracy and related costs. Broken out by US News & World Report Law School Ranking
Table 4.11.3 Rate the overall quality of capacity to control growth of bureaucracy and related costs. Broken out by Title
Table 4.11.4 Rate the overall quality of capacity to control growth of bureaucracy and related costs. Broken out by age of survey participant
Table 4.11.5 Rate the overall quality of capacity to control growth of bureaucracy and related costs. Broken out by Gender of survey participant
Table 4.11.6 Rate the overall quality of capacity to control growth of bureaucracy and related costs. Broken out by Number of students
Table 4.11.7 Rate the overall quality of capacity to control growth of bureaucracy and related costs. Broken out for public and private law schools
Table 4.12.1 Rate the overall quality of provision of library services.
Table 4.12.2 Rate the overall quality of provision of library services. Broken out by US News & World Report Law School Ranking
Table 4.12.3 Rate the overall quality of provision of library services. Broken out by Title
Table 4.12.4 Rate the overall quality of provision of library services. Broken out by age of survey participant
Table 4.12.5 Rate the overall quality of provision of library services. Broken out by Gender of survey participant
Table 4.12.6 Rate the overall quality of provision of library services. Broken out by Number of students
Table 4.12.7 Rate the overall quality of provision of library services. Broken out for public and private law schools
Table 4.13.1 Rate the overall quality of special events at the law school.
Table 4.13.2 Rate the overall quality of special events at the law school. Broken out by US News & World Report Law School Ranking
Table 4.13.3 Rate the overall quality of special events at the law school. Broken out by Title
Table 4.13.4 Rate the overall quality of special events at the law school. Broken out by age of survey participant
Table 4.13.5 Rate the overall quality of special events at the law school. Broken out by Gender of survey participant
Table 4.13.6 Rate the overall quality of special events at the law school. Broken out by Number of students
Table 4.13.7 Rate the overall quality of special events at the law school. Broken out for public and private law schools
What should your law school should be spending more money on?
What should your law school be spending less money on?
Table 5.1 Over the past five years student admissions standards and the qualify of incoming students at your law school have done which of the following
Table 5.2 Over the past five years student admissions standards and the qualify of incoming students at your law school have done which of the following Broken out by US News & World Report Law School Ranking
Table 5.3 Over the past five years student admissions standards and the qualify of incoming students at your law school have done which of the following Broken out by Title
Table 5.4 Over the past five years student admissions standards and the qualify of incoming students at your law school have done which of the following Broken out by age of survey participant
Table 5.5 Over the past five years student admissions standards and the qualify of incoming students at your law school have done which of the following Broken out by Gender of survey participant
Table 5.6 Over the past five years student admissions standards and the qualify of incoming students at your law school have done which of the following Broken out by Number of students
Table 5.7 Over the past five years student admissions standards and the qualify of incoming students at your law school have done which of the following Broken out for public and private law schools
Table 5.7 Over the past five years student admissions standards and the quality of incoming students at your law school have done which of the following. Other answers:
Which law schools other than your own do you feel have done the best in terms of adjusting to the new environment in which many law schools now find themselves? What have they done that you admire?

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