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American Society for Engineering EducationNOVEMBER 2006Volume 16 | Number 3 PRISM HOMETABLE OF CONTENTSBACK ISSUES
FEATURES
Fields of Fuel - By Bethany Halford
Higher Ambitions - By Alvin P. Sanoff
The Burden of Plagiarism - By Thomas K. Grose

DEPARTMENTS
COMMENTS
CONTRIBUTORS
BRIEFINGS
DATABYTES
REFRACTIONS: Identifying Ourselves - By Henry Petroski
ASEE TODAY
CLASSIFIEDS
LAST WORD: Gender Bias in Academe - By Alice Merner Agogino

TEACHING TOOLBOX
Piecing It All Together: The Learning Factory provides engineering students with a more hands-on learning experience. By Lynne Shallcross
Book Review: The Dance of Molecules: How Nanotechnology Is Changing Our Lives - Reviewed By Robin Tatu
YEAR OF DIALOGUE: A Conversation With a Center- By Karl A. Smith
On Campus: Winning Combination - By Lynne Shallcross










 
DATABYTES: FACULTY FIGURES - COMPILED BY MICHAEL GIBBONS - Data source: American Society for Engineering Education - INFOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION BY I-SHAN CHEN  

ASEE ANNUALLY COLLECTS DATA ON THE NUMBER OF TENURED AND TENURE-TRACK FACULTY MEMBERS. OF THE 358 ABET-ACCREDITED ENGINEERING SCHOOLS, 315 REPORTED FACULTY DATA FOR FALL 2005.  THIS ACCOUNTS FOR WELL OVER 90 PERCENT OF ALL ENGINEERING FACULTY. HALF OF THE 23,012 TENURED OR TENURE-TRACK FACULTY MEMBERS WERE FULL PROFESSORS DURING THE 2005-06 ACADEMIC YEAR. THIS IS VIRTUALLY UNCHANGED SINCE THE 1995-96 ACADEMIC YEAR.

Data source: American Society for Engineering Education. More data can be found online at www.asee.org/colleges.



NUMBER OF ENGINEERING TEACHING PERSONNEL BY RANK
1. Full Professor 11,582
2. Associate Professor
6,092
3. Assistant Professor
5,338
4. Nontenure-Track Personnel
1,809
5. Full-time Equivalent of All Part-Time Personnel 1,254
Data source: American Society for Engineering Education. More data can be found online at www.asee.org/colleges.



NUMBER OF TEACHING PERSONNEL BY ENGINEERING DISCIPLINE
1. Electrical/Computer 6,359
2. Mechanical
4,545
3. Civil
3,280
4. Computer Science (inside eng.)
2,424
5. Chemical
1,885
6. Other
1,651
7. Industrial/Manufacturing
1,284
8. Biomedical
930
9. Metallurgical & Materials
788
10. Aerospace
685
11. Agricultural
430
12. Eng. Science & Eng. Physics
320
13. Engineering (General)
290
14. Environmental
257
15. Engineering Management
211
16. Civil/Environmental
195
17. Nuclear
170
18. Architectural
137
19. Petroleum
117
20. Mining 106
Note: These numbers were determined by adding tenured/tenure-track faculty, full-time nontenure-track faculty and full-time equivalent of part-time faculty.

Data source: American Society for Engineering Education. More data can be found online at
www.asee.org/colleges.



HIGH RATIO OF BACHELOR’S DEGREES TO TEACHING PERSONNEL BY SCHOOL*
1. Clarkson University
5.73
2. Arkansas State University
5.50
3. Kettering University
5.12
4. Pennsylvania State University, Erie
5.07
5. University of California, San Diego
4.89
6. Gonzaga University
4.79
7. Michigan Technological University
4.46
8. University of California, Irvine
4.40
9. University of Wisconsin, Platteville
4.28
10. San Jose State University
4.20
11. Drexel University
4.18
12. Pennsylvania State University
4.13
13. Saginaw Valley State University
4.12
14. University of Central Florida
4.09
15. University of Michigan, Dearborn 3.99
Note: 198 schools fit the criteria for this table. * Minimum of 50 bachelor’s degrees awarded. Schools needed to report tenured/tenure-track faculty, FT non-tenure track teaching personnel and FTE of PT teaching personnel to be included.

Data source: American Society for Engineering Education. More data can be found online at
www.asee.org/colleges.



LOW RATIO OF BACHELOR’S DEGREES TO TEACHING PERSONNEL BY SCHOOL*
1. California Institute of Technology
0.81
2. Yale University
0.87
3. University of Alabama, Birmingham
1.04
4. South Dakota State University
1.10
5. Wayne State University
1.12
6. University of Memphis
1.30
7. University of Alaska Fairbanks
1.36
7. Princeton University
1.36
7. William Marsh Rice University
1.36
10. Southern Methodist University
1.43
11. University of Maine
1.47
12. Harvard University
1.49
13. Brown University
1.51
14. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
1.62
15. Cleveland State University
1.65
15. Indiana U.-Purdue U., Fort Wayne
1.65
15. Southern Univ. and A&M College 1.65
Note: 198 schools fit the criteria for this table. * Minimum of 50 bachelor’s degrees awarded. Schools needed to report tenured/tenure-track faculty, FT non-tenure track teaching personnel and FTE of PT teaching personnel to be included.

Data source: American Society for Engineering Education. More data can be found online at
www.asee.org/colleges.

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