Academic Council Report
Information for the fall report is complied from several sources. All faculty information, course information and faculty salary information was provided by the Office of the Provost and the Director of Institutional Research. The Office of Human Resources provided information regarding staff positions. The Office of the Vice President provides information regarding institutional resources and expenditures for Business Finance and Technology.
Ø Information regarding faculty, courses, and numbers of hours taught was pulled effective the tenth day of classes as a consistent measure.
Ø All faculty salary information is consistent with the reporting guidelines as specified by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). Salaries for Administrators with Faculty Rank and Academic Support Staff with Faculty Rank are reported using the conversion formula provided by AAUP.
Ø 2003-2004 faculty reports with regard to rank and salary reflect changes to the status categories of faculty and include information for those teaching faculty with lecturer status. This category did not exist until the 2003-2004 academic year. The report also reflects changes to the contract status implemented in 2003-2004.
Ø The number of teaching faculty rose 7.2% from Fall 2002 to Fall 2003. The number of Academic Support Staff with Faculty Rank rose 12.1% during the same period and the number of Administrators with Faculty Rank stayed the same.
Ø The number of credit hours taught rose from 66,573 in Fall 2002 to 69,938 (a 5% increase) in Fall 2003. The number of credit hours taught by full time faculty rose from 2002-2003. Full-time faculty taught 79% of credit hours in Fall 2003 compared to 75% in Fall 2002. This represents a reduction in the number of credit hours taught by part-time faculty from 19% in Fall 2002 to 17% in Fall 2003. Administrators with Faculty Rank, Academic Support Staff with Faculty Rank and others taught 5% of credit hours offered in Fall 2002 and 4% in Fall 2003.
Ø The percentage of teaching faculty with tenure rose from 30.21% in 2002-2003 to 33.73% in 2003-2004. The percentage of teaching faculty with tenure track status rose from 29.79% in 2002-2003 to 38.10% in 2003-2004. The highest percentages of teaching faculty with tenure are at the Associate Professor rank (18.25%) followed by Full Professors (15.48%). There are no tenured teaching faculty at the assistant professor, instructor or lecturer status. The number of Administrators with Rank who also have tenure remained unchanged at 40.91% from 2001-2002 to 2003-2004, and the percentage of Academic Support Staff with Faculty Rank remained at 0%.
Ø Mean salary for all teaching faculty increased 2.1% from 2002-2003 to 2003-2004. The mean salary for Administrators with Faculty Rank rose 4.3% and Academic Support Staff with Faculty Rank rose 4.4%. The average percentage increase for continuing faculty was 4.6% for teaching faculty, 3.6% for Academic Support Staff with Faculty Rank and 4.3% for Administrators with Faculty Rank. (Note: The addition of 17 new teaching faculty positions in 2003-2004 affects the difference between the mean salary and the continuing increase. Administrators with Faculty Rank and the Academic Support Staff with Faculty Rank were mostly returning staff.)