Friday, August 20, 2010
So often we wish we had information about what other law schools are doing in the ASP area. For some time there has been discussion encouraging data collection from all of us about our staffing patterns and program details. The Law School Academic Success Project is undertaking a survey of academic support programs/staffing with assistance from LSAC.
The following announcement about the survey was posted by John Mollenkamp on the ASP listserv today. Please help us by providing the contact information requested so that the correct person at your law school will receive the upcoming survey. (Amy Jarmon)
As you may already know, we're trying to develop a Survey of Academic Support Programs in hopes of gathering data about what programming different law schools offer (and what staffing those programs have, among other things). Those familiar with the Legal Writing Survey may be glad to know that our planned survey is MUCH shorter.
But, to have a similar response rate (even for a shorter survey), we're going to need to find out who should answer the survey at each law school. Thus, starting next week and lasting through Labor Day, we're going to begin sending out individual e-mails to the folks that we THINK might be the right person to answer the survey. Then, once we've built that list, we'll send survey information to those folks.
You can help us now, though, by coming forward (by reply e-mail OFF-LIST to firstname.lastname@example.org) and giving your name, school, and e-mail for purposes of getting the survey answered. If you have multiple folks at your school who might be interested in answering the survey, you'll need to collaborate and decide which person will be the contact person and the one to receive the survey (though you can all work on answering it). If we don't know the "right" person, we'll probably ultimately send it to a Dean found via a web search with hopes of it getting forwarded. This is not nearly as good, of course, as getting it directly to the person who knows the answers already.
Thank you for your help in getting the ASP Survey off to a great start. I'm also glad to answer any questions you might have about this project.
Clinical Professor of Law
Director of Academic Support
Cornell Law School