IT Staff to faculty/staff/student ratio

I'm trying to justify increasing staff (yeah, good luck, right?), does
anyone have a good ratio of IT Staff to faculty/staff/students that I
can use to show that we are under-staffed? J

How about an existing survey or thread (I couldn't find anything on
Teknoids archive, but I'm horrible at search parameters).

Preferably looking for "Law School" only figures since we are not
affiliated with any university...

Thanks!

John S. DePrisco, Network Operations Manager

Ave Maria School of Law

1025 Commons Circle

Naples, FL 34119

239-687-5444 Office

RE: IT Staff to faculty/staff/student ratio

Thinking of ratios rather than survey results, I wonder how library staff ratios compare to tech staff ratios. Law school technology is mature enough to maintain much of the same structure; administration, public facing services, back office services, maintenance, and students in all areas.

I don't think it is a 1:1 comparison, but a thoughtful analysis with internal experience is probably more relevant than using survey numbers. I'm not sure how persuasive it is to say 'so-and-so has x number and we have y'.

Friday ponderings,
Steve
Steve Nelson
stephen.nelson@marquette.edu
Marquette University Law School
Media & Technology Group
414.288.5534
414.213.9620 m
http://law.marquette.edu/jw/tech

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I'm trying to justify increasing staff (yeah, good luck, right?), does anyone have a good ratio of IT Staff to faculty/staff/students that I can use to show that we are under-staffed? :)

How about an existing survey or thread (I couldn't find anything on Teknoids archive, but I'm horrible at search parameters).

Preferably looking for "Law School" only figures since we are not affiliated with any university...

Thanks!

John S. DePrisco, Network Operations Manager
Ave Maria School of Law
1025 Commons Circle
Naples, FL 34119
239-687-5444 Office

Tech Staffing Ratios & ABA/LSAC Statistics???

The question and replies about tech staffing ratios reminded me that a few
years ago the ABA posted the law school statistics from the annual
ABA/LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools on the ABA web site in
Excel spreadsheets:

http://www.abanet.org/legaled/statistics/stats.html

This made it really useful to do different calculations and rankings
(library volumes per student or faculty, lab computers per student, etc.)
and saves the time of entering this data manually. (Those statistics DON'T
have tech support staff numbers, but you can get those from Ann Puckett's
survey and plug them into the ABA stats for your school's comparable
institutions, which is the sort of thing we do.)

But the 2008 edition of the statistics is the only year they put online. A
while back I contacted the statistics guy at the ABA Legal Ed section and
the Consultant but despite some indication that each year's statistics
would be posted, that hasn't happened.

There may be a reason I don't know why they haven't done this since then:
are these statistics are available as spreadsheets somewhere else? I don't
think individual law schools get them, but I may not have asked the right
people here.

If this data isn't available elsewhere, and your school might ever be
interested in doing these sort of calculations and rankings (like if
faculty ever want to see for themselves who's the most diverse law school
based on any of the student or faculty demographics the ABA surveys),
please let your Dean and whoever else might be helpful know that the ABA
uploaded the annual statistics in spreadsheets once but hasn't done so
since then, and ask them to help convince the ABA to post the spreadsheets
every year.

Brian Huddleston bhuddle@loyno.edu
Senior Reference Librarian http://www.loyno.edu/~bhuddle
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Office Phone: 1-504-861-5486 Office Fax: 1-504-861-5895

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IT Staff to faculty/staff/student ratio

John,
You're looking for this:
http://www.teknoids.net/content/questionnaire-law-school-it-staffing-sum...

Elmer.

On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 5:14 PM, DePrisco, John
<JDePrisco@avemarialaw.edu> wrote:
> I’m trying to justify increasing staff (yeah, good luck, right?), does
> anyone have a good ratio of IT Staff to faculty/staff/students that I can
> use to show that we are under-staffed?  J
>
>
>
> How about an existing survey or thread (I couldn’t find anything on Teknoids
> archive, but I’m horrible at search parameters).
>
>
>
> Preferably looking for “Law School” only figures since we are not affiliated
> with any university…
>
>
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>
> John S. DePrisco, Network Operations Manager
>
> Ave Maria School of Law
>
> 1025 Commons Circle
>
> Naples, FL 34119
>
> 239-687-5444 Office
>
>
>
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