3. Would you support canceling print subscriptions in your discipline to maintain or add electronic access?

All Respondents
 

n

%

Yes

209

55

No

118

31.1

Undecided

53

13.9

Total

380

100.0

A slight majority of all respondents (55%) were in favor of canceling print subscriptions to maintain or add electronic access. Thirty-one percent did not support canceling print while 14% were undecided.

(Count)
 
All Respondents by Academic Status
 

 
(n / %)

Yes

No

Un-decided

Total

Faculty

102

55

22

179

57.0

30.7

12.3

100.0

Graduate

57

34

14

105

54.3

32.4

13.3

100.0

Undergraduate

21

22

8

51

41.2

43.1

15.7

100.0

Staff

26

6

7

39

66.7

15.4

17.9

100.0

Other

3

1

2

6

50.0

16.7

33.3

100.0

Total

209

118

53

380

55.0

31.1

13.9

100.0

The percentages of faculty and graduate students that supported (57%/54%), did not support (31%/32%), or were undecided (12%/13%) about canceling print subscriptions to maintain or add electronic access were nearly identical and very similar to the overall percentages. However, the undergraduate respondents were more evenly divided in terms of support or lack of support (41% to 43%) with a slightly higher percentage of undecided responses. Staff members indicated a greater support for canceling print (67%) than other categories.

 

Faculty by Subject Division
 


(n / %)

Yes

No

Un-decided

Total

Business

4

4

19

57.9

21.1

21.1

100.0

Education

12

4

3

19

63.2

21.1

15.8

100.0

Engineering

17

1

0

18

94.4

5.6

.0

100.0

Fine Arts

3

8

4

15

20.0

53.3

26.7

100.0

Health Sciences

12

4

0

16

75.0

25.0

.0

100.0

Humanities

3

13

4

20

15.0

65.0

20.0

100.0

Sciences

20

10

1

31

64.5

32.3

3.2

100.0

Social Sciences.

16

10

5

31

51.6

32.3

16.1

100.0

Library

6

1

1

8

75.0

12.5

12.5

100.0

Other

2

0

0

2

100.0

.0

.0

100.0

Total

102

55

22

179

57.0

30.7

12.3

100.0

Overall, just over fifty percent of faculty respondents supported canceling print subscriptions to maintain or add electronic access. Over 10% of faculty was undecided. There were some significant differences in responses among faculty in various subject divisions. While 94% of Engineering faculty supported canceling print, only 15% of Humanities faculty and 20% of Fine Arts faculty felt the same. Only 50% of the Social Sciences faculty supported canceling print while 74% of the Health Sciences faculty and 75% of the Library faculty were supportive. It is interesting that while generally supportive of canceling print, there were a number of faculty in the Sciences, Business, and Education who were undecided.
 
Graduate Students by Subject Division
 
(n / %)

Yes

No

Undecided

Total

Business

2

1

2

5

40.0

20.0

40.0

100.0

Education

18

2

5

25

72.0

8.0

20.0

100.0

Engineering

10

6

1

17

58.8

35.3

5.9

100.0

Fine Arts

3

2

1

6

50.0

33.3

16.7

100.0

Health Sciences.

1

1

0

2

50.0

50.0

.0

100.0

Humanities

3

5

2

10

30.0

50.0

20.0

100.0

Sciences

6

7

0

13

46.2

53.8

.0

100.0

Social Sciences

14

10

3

27

51.9

37.0

11.1

100.0

Total

57

34

14

105

54.3

32.4

13.3

100.0

Just over 50% of the graduate student respondents supported canceling print subscriptions to maintain or add electronic access. The strongest support came from students in Education; the lowest level of support from students in the Humanities.  There does not seem to be overwhelming support for canceling print among these graduate students – the total number of “no” and “undecided” responses nearly equal the number of “yes” responses.

 

Undergraduate Students by Subject Division
 
(n / %)

Yes

No

Undecided

Total

Business

6

4

1

11

54.5

36.4

9.1

100.0

Education

1

1

0

2

50.0

50.0

.0

100.0

Engineering

1

1

1

3

33.3

33.3

33.3

100.0

Fine Arts

2

2

1

5

40.0

40.0

20.0

100.0

Health Sciences

0

2

1

3

.0

66.7

33.3

100.0

Humanities

1

1

1

3

33.3

33.3

33.3

100.0

Sciences

1

4

1

6

16.7

66.7

16.7

100.0

Social Sciences

8

7

2

17

47.1

41.2

11.8

100.0

Other

1

0

0

1

100.0

.0

.0

100.0

Total

21

22

8

51

41.2

43.1

15.7

100.0

Support or lack thereof for canceling print subscriptions to maintain or add electronic access was fairly evenly divided among undergraduate student respondents, 41% and 43%, respectively. A relatively high of students – 16% -- were undecided. The results were similar across the subject divisions – an exception was the 4 to 1 preference among Science students to not cancel print subscriptions.