CDS 2012 Instructional Faculty and Class Size

Common Data Set 2012 I. Instructional Faculty and Class Size

I-1. Please report number of instructional faculty members in each category for Fall 2012.


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.

Full-time instructional faculty: faculty employed on a full-time basis for instruction (including those with released time for research)

Part-time instructional faculty: Adjuncts and other instructors being paid solely for part-time classroom instruction. Also includes full-time faculty teaching less than two semesters, three quarters, two trimesters, or two four-month sessions. Employees who are not considered full-time instructional faculty but who teach one or more non-clinical credit courses may be counted as part-time faculty.

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

Doctorate: includes such degrees as Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Juridical Science, and Doctor of Public Health in any field such as arts, sciences, education, engineering, business, and public administration. Also includes terminal degrees formerly designated as "first professional," including dentistry (DDS or DMD), medicine (MD), optometry (OD), osteopathic medicine (DO), pharmacy (DPhram or BPharm), podiatric medicine (DPM), veterinary medicine (DVM), chiropractic (DC or DCM) or law (JD).


Terminal master’s degree:a master’s degree that is considered the highest degree in a field: example, M. Arch ( in architecture) and MFA (master of fine arts in art or theater).


  Full-time Part-time Total
a Total number of instructional faculty 489 121 610
b Total number who are members of minority groups 62 10 72
c Total number who are women 269 74 343
d Total number who are men 220 47 267
e Total number who are non-resident aliens (international) 7 0 7
f Total number with doctorate degree, first professional, or other terminal degree 319 43 362
g Total number whose highest degree is a master's but not a terminal degree master's 168 72 240
h Total number whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0 4 4

Total number whose highest degree is unknown or other

1 0 1
j Total number in stand-alone graduate/ professional programs in which faculty teach virtually only graduate-level students 17 1 18

I-2. Student to Faculty Ratio

Report the Fall 2012 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 2011 Student to Faculty ratio: 23 to 1 (based on 11,747 FTE students taught and 512 FTE faculty).


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 2012 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

CLASS SECTIONS 2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 100+ TOTAL
198 300 547 365 182 132 10 1,734

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