CDS 2003 Instructional Faculty & Class Size

Common Data Set 2003 I. Instructional Faculty and Class Size

I-1. Please report number of instructional faculty members in each category for Fall 2003.

The following definitions of instructional faculty is used by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) in its annual Faculty Compensation Survey. Instructional Faculty is defined as those members of the instructional-research staff whose major regular assignment is instruction, including those with released time for research. Institutions are asked to



(a) instructional faculty in preclinical and clinical medicine

(b) administrative officers with titles such as dean of students, librarians, registrar, coach, and the like, even though they may devote part of their time to classroom instruction and may have faculty status

(c) undergraduate or graduate students who assist in the instruction of courses, but have titles such as teaching assistant, teaching fellow, and the like

(d) faculty on leave without pay, and

(e) replacement faculty for faculty on sabbatical leave

Full-time: faculty employed on a full-time basis


Part-time: faculty teaching less than two semesters, three quarters, two trimesters, or two four-month sessions. Also includes adjuncts and part-time instructors.


Minority faculty: includes faculty who designate themselves as black, non-Hispanic; American Indian or Alaskan native; Asian or Pacific Islander; or Hispanic


Doctorate: includes such degrees as Doctor of Education, Doctor of Juridical Science, Doctor of Public Health, and Doctor of Philosophy degree in any field.


First-professional: includes the fields of dentistry (DDS or DMD), medicine (MD), optometry (OD), osteopathic medicine (DO), pharmacy (DPharm or BPharm), podiatric medicine (DPM), veterinary medicine (DVM), chiropractic (DC or DCM), law (JD) and theological professions (MDiv, MHL).


Terminal Degree: the highest degree in a field: example, M. Arch (architecture) and MFA (master of fine arts).

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Full-time Part-time Total
a Total number of instructional faculty 199 216 715
b Total number who are members of minority groups 47 10 57
c Total number who are women 271 133 404
d Total number who are men 228 83 311
e Total number who are non-resident aliens (international) 2 2 4
f Total number with doctorate degree 286 52 338
g Total number whose highest degree is a master's (may include terminal degree) 207 157 364
h Total number whose highest degree is a bachelor's 3 6 9

Total number whose highest degree is unknown or other

3 1 4

I-2. Student to Faculty Ratio

Report the Fall 2003 ratio of full-time equivalent students (full-time plus 1/3 part time) to full-time equivalent instructional faculty (full-time plus 1/3 part time). In the ratio calculations, exclude both faculty and students in stand-alone graduate or professional programs such as medicine, law, veterinary, dentistry, social work, business, or public health in which faculty teach virtually only graduate level students. Do not count undergraduate or graduate student teaching assistants as faculty.

Fall 2003 Student to Faculty ratio: 27 to 1

I-3. Undergraduate Class Size

In the table below, please use the following definitions to report information about the size of classes and class sections offered in the Fall 2003 term.

Class Sections:A class section is an organized course offered for credit, identified by discipline and number, meeting at a stated time or times in a classroom or similar setting, and not a subsection such as a laboratory or discussion session. Undergraduate class sections are defined as any sections in which at least one degree-seeking undergraduate student is enrolled for credit. Exclude distance learning classes and noncredit classes and individual instruction such as dissertation or thesis research, music instruction, or one-to-one readings. Exclude students in independent study, co-operative programs, internships, foreign language taped tutor sessions, practicums, and all students in one-on-one classes. Each class section should be counted only once and should not be duplicated because of course catalogue cross-listings.

Number of Class Sections with Undergraduates Enrolled.

Undergraduate Class Size

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2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 100+ TOTAL
381 720 371 174 147 29 2,056

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