Archival Educators Section survey reminder

Dear Colleagues,

About a month ago, the Archival Educators Section (AES) Steering Committee, distributed a link to a survey so we could learn more about adjunct faculty in the archival profession. The response rate has been wonderful so far, but we are hoping for a few more participants. If you have already completed the survey, we greatly appreciate your help! If you know of friend or colleague who has taught archival courses in the past five years, please forward him/her this message.


As a reminder, the purpose of our project is to analyze the duties, obligations, and experiences that adjuncts have while teaching archival courses. We hope to further a conversation about the role of adjuncts and their value in higher education.


The outcomes will be reported at the AES meeting in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, August 15 from 2:30-3:45 PM. The steering committee may also publish the report to inform the archival community of the findings of the survey.


The findings of this research will begin to provide directions for how archival educational programs may improve the working relationships with their adjuncts to enhance the experiences of the students within these programs.


To assist with our project, we are requesting that you complete the following survey:


The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.


At the end of the survey you may provide your contact information voluntarily for follow-up purposes. The confidentiality of all participant data will be maintained. Any information that may identify a participant will be removed prior to the data analysis process and not connected to your responses.


There will be no costs or direct payment for participating.


If you have any questions about the study or study procedures, please do not hesitate to contact one of us.


Thank you,

Donald Force (, Ph.D., Chair AES

Miriam Meislik (, Steering Committee Member, AES