The Computing Research Association (CRA) is pleased to honor the CRA Taulbee Survey with the 2020 Service to CRA Award in recognition of 50 years of providing an invaluable resource to CRA as well as to the computing community.
The CRA Taulbee Survey is the principal source of information on the enrollment, production, and employment of Ph.D.s in information, computer science and computer engineering (I, CS & CE) in North America. It also provides salary and demographic data for faculty in these areas, and statistics given also report gender and ethnicity breakdowns. The results provide useful data to CRA member departments and are often referenced by national media. Reports are published in the May issue of Computing Research News and can be viewed at www.cra.org/cra under “Resources” or “Data.”
Conducted each fall since 1974, the survey in general covers the preceding academic year. Faculty salary data, however, are for the current year. The survey has an excellent response rate–a fact which we believe lends great credibility to the result – and is widely used both within and outside the computing research community to gain an understanding of the trends that shape the community.
The title of the survey honors Orrin E. Taulbee of the University of Pittsburgh, who conducted these surveys for the Computer Science Board until 1984, with retrospective annual data going back to 1970.
The Service to CRA Award will be presented at the upcoming 2020 CRA Conference at Snowbird.