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American Society for Engineering EducationNOVEMBER 2007Volume 17 | Number 3 PRISM HOMETABLE OF CONTENTSBACK ISSUES
FEATURES
COVER STORY:  ‘PATCH AND PRAY’ - BY THOMAS K. GROSE
FEATURE: GM SHIFTS GEARS - BY MARY LORD
FEATURE: EYE ON THE WORLD - BY PIERRE HOME-DOUGLAS

DEPARTMENTS
COMMENTS
BRIEFINGS
DATABYTES
REFRACTIONS: Thinking Simple - HENRY PETROSKI
CLASSIFIEDS
LAST WORD: Don’t Overlook Industry - By DONALD A. KEATING & EUGENE M. DELOATCH

TEACHING TOOLBOX
TEACHING TOOLBOX: Knowledge Builders - WITH ‘ELECTRIC PICKLES,’ SPACE-SHUTTLE TILES AND OTHER ATTENTION-GRABBING STRATAGEMS, COLLEGE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS SEEK TO INSPIRE A YOUNG GENERATION OF POTENTIAL ENGINEERS. BY BARBARA MATHIAS-RIEGEL
JEE SELECTS: The Habit of Learning - SCOTT JIUSTO AND DAVID DIBASIO
ON THE SHELF: Our Town, Our World - ROBIN TATU


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DATABYTES: A New Face - COMPILED BY MICHAEL GIBBONS - Data source: American Society for Engineering Education - INFOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION BY I-SHAN CHEN  


The face of engineering education is gradually changing. Female tenured/tenure-track faculty members increased their representation by 26 percent since 2001, while the share of minority faculty members grew 23 percent. These changes affected all minorities and faculty levels. Although the overall percentages are still low for underrepresented minorities, the trend is toward greater diversity.

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



ENGINEERING COLLEGES WITH THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF MINORITY TENURED/TENURE-TRACK FACULTY MEMBERS***
1. Prairie View A&M University 95.2%
2. Morgan State University 90.9%
3. Howard University 89.5%
4. Tuskegee University 88.9%
5. Southern University and A&M College 87.9%
6. University of Arkansas at Little Rock 80.0%
7. Alabama A&M University 79.4%
8. North Carolina A & T State University 70.1%
9. University of Michigan, Dearborn 67.2%
10. Tennessee State University 66.7%
11. West Virginia University Institute of Technology 64.0%
12. Texas A&M University, Kingsville 63.0%
13. University of Tulsa 62.2%
14. University of Texas, Pan American 61.5%
15. California State University, Fullerton 60.0%
16. FAMU-FSU College of Engineering 58.5%
17. Florida International University 58.4%
18. San Diego State University 58.2%
19. University of Alaska Fairbanks 57.6%
20. San Jose State University 56.5%
*** minimum of 25 faculty members. 224 schools fit this criterion.

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



GENDER BREAKDOWN OF ENGINEERING FACULTY**
YEAR PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN
WHO ARE A MINORITY
PERCENTAGE OF MEN
WHO ARE A MINORITY
2001 23.4% 24.5%
2006 31% 30.2%
**These data do not include the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, or the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. They also do not include 6 schools that reported all faculty members under “other.” 325 total schools are included in the above calculations. Minorities include all non-Caucasian categories.

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



PERCENTAGE OF TENURED/TENURE-TRACK FACULTY MEMBERS WHO ARE WOMEN
YEAR All
Faculty
Full
Professor
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
2001 8.9%
4.4%
11.1%
17.5%
2006 11.3%
6.3%
13.2%
19.5%
Data source: American Society for Engineering Education. More data can be found online at www.asee.org/colleges.




TENURED/TENURE-TRACK ENGINEERING FACULTY BY RACE AND ETHNICITY*
YEAR Caucasian Asian Other African-American Hispanic
2001 75.5% 17.9% 2.3% 2.2% 2.1%
2006 69.8% 22.8% 2.4% 2.5% 2.5%
* “Other” includes Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander, Native American, and multiracial/ethnic.

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



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ENGINEERING COLLEGES WITH THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF MINORITY TENURED/TENURE-TRACK FACULTY MEMBERS*** PERCENTAGE OF TENURED/TENURE-TRACK FACULTY MEMBERS WHO ARE WOMEN