2015-2016 Program Review
Physics
 
I Instruction
A Assessment goals and outcomes for each degree program (reported separately)
B Input Data
 
B 1 Headcount, Person Years and FTE -- Overall and Devoted To Instruction
Physics

  Physics College Total University Total
2013-2014
2014-2015
2015-2016
2015-2016
2015-2016
Tenured & tenure-earning faculty Professor, Assoc Professor, Asst Professor Total Headcount   9 9 9 109 677
Total Person-Years   7.9 7.6 7.7 95.4 586.6
Person-Years Devoted To Instruction   4.0 3.0 3.1 42.7 284.7
Total FTE   10.5 10.2 10.2 127.2 782.1
FTE Devoted to Instruction   5.3 4.0 4.1 57.0 379.6
Non-tenure-earning faculty Instructors, Lecturers, Visiting Faculty Total Headcount   4 5 2 28 236
Total Person-Years   3.8 4.3 1.6 21.8 190.5
Person-Years Devoted To Instruction   3.3 3.6 1.2 17.8 148.7
Total FTE   5.0 5.8 2.1 29.1 254.1
FTE Devoted to Instruction   4.5 4.8 1.6 23.7 198.2
Other personnel paid on faculty pay plan Scholar/ Scientist/ Engineer, Research Assoc, Assoc In, Asst In, Postdoc Assoc Total Headcount   2 2 5 28 119
Total Person-Years   1.7 1.7 3.7 22.5 95.6
Person-Years Devoted To Instruction   1.4 1.1 3.1 11.4 38.0
Total FTE   2.3 2.3 4.9 30.0 127.5
FTE Devoted to Instruction   1.9 1.5 4.2 15.2 50.7
Adjuncts -- Total Headcount   6 5 7 57 631
Total Person-Years   1.1 0.9 1.0 11.7 113.4
Person-Years Devoted To Instruction   1.0 0.9 1.0 11.0 108.0
Total FTE   1.5 1.2 1.4 15.6 151.3
FTE Devoted to Instruction   1.4 1.2 1.3 14.7 144.0
Graduate Assistants -- Total Headcount   33 31 31 412 1,150
Total Person-Years   12.5 12.9 11.7 145.0 341.8
Person-Years Devoted To Instruction   12.1 12.9 11.3 116.0 223.8
Total FTE   16.7 17.2 15.7 193.3 455.7
FTE Devoted to Instruction   16.2 17.1 15.0 154.7 298.4
Other -- Total Headcount   3 2 3 56 376
Total Person-Years   0.3 0.6 0.2 7.6 40.4
Person-Years Devoted To Instruction   0.3 0.2 0.1 3.8 17.1
Total FTE   0.4 0.8 0.3 10.2 53.9
FTE Devoted to Instruction   0.4 0.2 0.1 5.1 22.8
Total Total Headcount   57 54 57 690 3,189
Total Person-Years   27.3 28.1 26.0 304.2 1,368.4
Person-Years Devoted To Instruction   22.2 21.6 19.7 202.7 820.3
Total FTE   36.4 37.4 34.6 405.6 1,824.5
FTE Devoted to Instruction   29.6 28.9 26.3 270.3 1,093.8

Source: Instruction and Research File
 
 
Report includes summer, fall and spring semester data
Faculty headcounts are unduplicated within year; faculty with appointments in multiple departments are counted in the department where they devoted most effort.
Adjuncts and Grad Assistants are counted in each department where they had an appointment.
Person-year= 1 person working full time for one year
1.00 FTE = .75 person-years



B 2 Instructional Faculty and Adjuncts By Gender and Ethnicity
Physics

Instructional Faculty (Tenured, tenure-earning, & non-tenure-earning) Physics College Total University Total
2013-2014
2014-2015
2015-2016
2015-2016
2015-2016
American Indian/Alaskan Native Male         1
Total         1
Asian or Pacific Islander     0 0 1 1
Female 1 1 1 10 40
Male 2 2 3 15 92
Total 3 3 4 26 133
Black (Not of Hispanic Origin)           0
Female       1 38
Male       4 22
Total       5 60
Hispanic           2
Female       3 37
Male 1 1 1 4 30
Total 1 1 1 7 69
White (Not of Hispanic Origin)     2   3 9
Female 2 2 2 33 297
Male 9 8 9 82 382
Total 11 12 11 118 688
Total     2 0 4 12
Female 3 3 3 47 412
Male 12 11 13 105 527
Total 15 16 16 156 951

Source: Instruction and Research File
Instructional Faculty includes tenured, tenure-earning and non-tenure-earning faculty members who taught a course during the year.



B 2 Instructional Faculty and Adjuncts By Gender and Ethnicity
Physics

Adjuncts Physics College Total University Total
2013-2014
2014-2015
2015-2016
2015-2016
2015-2016
Asian or Pacific Islander Female   1   2 12
Male 1   1 1 12
Total 1 1 1 3 24
Black (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female       5 31
Male       2 19
Total       7 50
Hispanic Female       7 50
Male       1 24
Total       8 74
White (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female 1 1 1 18 271
Male 4 3 5 20 212
Total 5 4 6 38 483
Total Female 1 2 1 32 364
Male 5 3 6 24 267
Total 6 5 7 56 631

Source: Instruction and Research File



B 3 Average Course Section Size and Percent of Sections Taught By Faculty
Physics

  Physics College Total University Total
2013-2014
2014-2015
2015-2016
2015-2016
2015-2016
Course Level Type     52 49 46 782 5,155
Undergraduate Lecture/Seminar Sections Offered #
  # Enrolled 3,706 3,486 3,435 51,561 199,829
  Avg Section Enrollment 71.3 71.1 74.7 65.9 38.8
Sections Faculty-Taught # 45 44 37 519 3,455
% 86.5 89.8 80.4 66.4 67.0
Lab Sections Offered # 128 136 139 690 896
  # Enrolled 1,961 1,920 1,954 12,970 16,821
  Avg Section Enrollment 15.3 14.1 14.1 18.8 18.8
Sections Faculty-Taught # 81 136 139 363 432
% 63.3 100.0 100.0 52.6 48.2
Discussion Sections Offered #       142 294
  # Enrolled       4,230 8,010
  Avg Section Enrollment       29.8 27.2
Sections Faculty-Taught #       102 250
%       71.8 85.0
Other Course Types Sections Offered # 3 7 4 289 1,340
  # Enrolled 3 9 5 1,104 8,504
  Avg Section Enrollment 1.0 1.3 1.3 3.8 6.3
Sections Faculty-Taught # 3 7 4 271 1,017
% 100.0 100.0 100.0 93.8 75.9
Graduate Lecture/Seminar Sections Offered # 22 20 23 166 1,611
  # Enrolled 95 92 110 1,168 21,601
  Avg Section Enrollment 4.3 4.6 4.8 7.0 13.4
Sections Faculty-Taught # 16 14 18 153 1,352
% 72.7 70.0 78.3 92.2 83.9
Lab Sections Offered #       2 63
  # Enrolled       17 448
  Avg Section Enrollment       8.5 7.1
Sections Faculty-Taught #       1 42
%       50.0 66.7
Other Course Types Sections Offered # 33 28 34 690 1,908
  # Enrolled 80 83 94 1,050 4,047
  Avg Section Enrollment 2.4 3.0 2.8 1.5 2.1
Sections Faculty-Taught # 31 28 34 633 1,798
% 93.9 100.0 100.0 91.7 94.2

Source: Instruction and Research File and Student Data Course File
 
'Other Course Types' includes DIS, Thesis/Dissertation Research, Individual Performance Instruction, Internships, etc.
Sections taught by tenured, tenure-earning and non-tenure-earning faculty are counted as 'faculty-taught'



B 4 a Majors Enrolled By Level (Annual Headcount)
Physics (Program CIP: 400801)

  Physics College Total University Total
2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2015-2016 2015-2016
Professional         250
Bachelors 85 70 78 5,988 29,081
Masters/Specialist       196 4,515
Doctoral 30 32 31 274 965
Unclassified       1 3,137
Total 115 102 109 6,459 37,948

Source: Student Data Course File
Note: For Annual Headcounts, each student is counted once whether enrolled in summer, fall or spring.
Students enrolled in more than one term during the year are included in the level of their latest term.



B 4 b Majors Enrolled (Annual Headcount) By Gender and Ethnicity
Physics (Program CIP: 400801)

  Physics College Total University Total
2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2015-2016 2015-2016
Professional Asian or Pacific Islander Female         20
Male         21
Total         41
Black (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female         11
Male         2
Total         13
Hispanic Female         23
Male         10
Total         33
White (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female         68
Male         85
Total         153
Not Reported Female         3
Male         7
Total         10
Total Female         125
Male         125
Total         250
Undergraduate American Indian/Alaskan Native Female       34 121
Male 1 1 2 22 103
Total 1 1 2 56 224
Asian or Pacific Islander Female 4 4 3 295 876
Male 2 2 2 175 700
Total 6 6 5 470 1,576
Black (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female 3 3 3 956 3,923
Male 6 5 3 363 2,355
Total 9 8 6 1,319 6,278
Hispanic Female 3 2 3 1,156 4,385
Male 8 6 5 507 3,053
Total 11 8 8 1,663 7,438
White (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female 7 9 12 1,480 6,657
Male 46 33 40 807 5,805
Total 53 42 52 2,287 12,462
Non-Resident Alien Female 2 1 1 103 396
Male 3 4 3 46 450
Total 5 5 4 149 846
Not Reported Female       29 133
Male     1 15 124
Total     1 44 257
Total Female 19 19 22 4,053 16,491
Male 66 51 56 1,935 12,590
Total 85 70 78 5,988 29,081
Graduate American Indian/Alaskan Native Female       2 18
Male         4
Total       2 22
Asian or Pacific Islander Female       12 169
Male       15 111
Total       27 280
Black (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female       8 706
Male 1 1 1 12 292
Total 1 1 1 20 998
Hispanic Female       30 549
Male       25 359
Total       55 908
White (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female 2 1 1 142 1,669
Male 7 8 6 142 1,127
Total 9 9 7 284 2,796
Non-Resident Alien Female 2 3 2 26 212
Male 18 19 21 55 252
Total 20 22 23 81 464
Not Reported Female       1 9
Male         3
Total       1 12
Total Female 4 4 3 221 3,332
Male 26 28 28 249 2,148
Total 30 32 31 470 5,480
Unclassified American Indian/Alaskan Native Female         7
Male         4
Total         11
Asian or Pacific Islander Female         162
Male         155
Total         317
Black (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female         256
Male         139
Total         395
Hispanic Female         338
Male         251
Total         589
White (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female         842
Male       1 710
Total       1 1,552
Non-Resident Alien Female         107
Male         143
Total         250
Not Reported Female         14
Male         9
Total         23
Total Female         1,726
Male       1 1,411
Total       1 3,137

Source: Student Data Course File
Note: For Annual Headcounts, each student is counted once whether enrolled in summer, fall or spring.
Students enrolled in more than one term during the year are included in the level of their latest term.



Productivity Data
 
C 1 Annualized State-Fundable FTE Produced By Level
Physics

  Physics College Total University Total
2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2015-2016 2015-2016
Undergraduate Total   370.7 356.1 359.6 4,228.5 15,697.0
             
Graduate Total   16.5 14.2 15.3 186.8 1,889.7
Grad I   3.7 2.5 5.4 84.1 1,499.7
Grad II   12.8 11.6 9.9 102.8 390.0
             
Classroom   10.3 9.3 11.6 146.8 1,758.7
Thesis-Dissertation   6.2 4.9 3.7 40.0 130.9
             
Grand Total   387.2 370.2 374.9 4,415.3 17,586.7

Source: Student Data Course File
Based On State-Fundable Credit Hours
Note: Grad I and Grad II groups will sum to Graduate Total; Classroom and Thesis-Dissertation will sum to Graduate Total.



C 2 Annualized State-Fundable FTE Produced In/Out Of Department or College
Physics

  Courses offered by:
Physics College of Science University Total
2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2015-2016 2015-2016
Course Level FTE produced by students who are: 5.8 4.9 2.8 180.4 780.7
Lower Division Undergraduate Majors within the department
Majors outside the department, but within the college 166.1 160.6 153.0 879.7 1,883.2
Majors outside the college 187.7 176.6 189.5 1,820.2 4,246.7
Total 359.6 342.1 345.4 2,880.3 6,910.6
Upper Division Undergraduate FTE produced by students who are: 8.0 11.2 11.4 848.8 5,277.5
Majors within the department
Majors outside the department, but within the college 1.7 1.2 1.5 303.2 2,353.4
Majors outside the college 1.4 1.6 1.3 196.2 1,155.5
Total 11.1 13.9 14.2 1,348.3 8,786.4
Graduate FTE produced by students who are: 15.6 13.7 14.6 162.1 1,554.8
Majors within the department
Majors outside the department, but within the college 0.4 0.0 0.1 9.2 207.8
Majors outside the college 0.5 0.5 0.6 15.5 127.0
Total 16.5 14.2 15.3 186.8 1,889.7
Total FTE produced by students who are: 29.4 29.8 28.8 1,191.3 7,613.1
Majors within the department
Majors outside the department, but within the college 168.1 161.8 154.7 1,192.2 4,444.5
Majors outside the college 189.6 178.7 191.4 2,031.9 5,529.2
Total 387.2 370.2 374.9 4,415.3 17,586.7

Source: Student Data Course File
Based On State-Fundable Credit Hours



C 3 Degrees Awarded
Physics (Program CIP: 400801)

  Physics College Total University Total
2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2015-2016 2015-2016
  Degrees awarded with a:         325.0
Associates Single major
All         325.0
Bachelors Degrees awarded with a: 6.0 9.0 12.0 995.0 5,460.0
Single major
Double or triple major     0.5 8.0 180.0
All 6.0 9.0 12.5 1,003.0 5,640.0
Masters Degrees awarded with a: 5.0 4.0 1.0 78.0 1,322.0
Single major
All 5.0 4.0 1.0 78.0 1,322.0
Specialist Degrees awarded with a:         11.0
Single major
All         11.0
Doctorate Degrees awarded with a: 3.0 1.0 4.0 32.0 121.0
Single major
All 3.0 1.0 4.0 32.0 121.0
Certificates Degrees awarded with a:         61.0
Single major
All         61.0
Total Degrees awarded with a: 14.0 14.0 17.0 1,105.0 7,300.0
Single major
Double or triple major     0.5 8.0 180.0
All 14.0 14.0 17.5 1,113.0 7,480.0

Source: Student Data Course File
Note: Degrees awarded with multiple majors may result in fractional degree totals for some groups.
A degree awarded with a single major contributes 1 degree, a double major contributes 1/2 degree in each major,
and a triple major contributes 1/3 degree in each major to the degree totals.



Efficiency Data
 
D 1 B Annualized Student FTE Produced Per FACULTY Instructional Person-Year (Student Faculty Ratio)
Physics

  Physics College Total University Total
2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2015-2016 2015-2016
Undergraduate   50.6 54.0 84.2 69.9 36.2
Graduate   2.2 2.1 3.6 3.1 4.4
Total   52.8 56.1 87.7 73.0 40.6

Source: Instruction and Research File and Student Data Course File
Includes Instructional Person-Years from Tenured, Tenure-earning and Non-tenure-earning faculty only
Annualized FTE (C 1) produced for each person-year devoted to instruction (B 1 department total).



D 2 Degrees Awarded Per FACULTY Instructional Person Year
Physics (Program CIP: 400801)

  Physics College Total University Total
2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2015-2016 2015-2016
Associates 0 0 0 0 0.7
Bachelors 0.8 1.4 2.9 16.6 13.0
Masters 0.7 0.6 0.2 1.3 3.1
Specialist 0 0 0 0 0.0
Doctorate 0.4 0.2 0.9 0.5 0.3
Certificates 0 0 0 0 0.1
Total 1.9 2.1 4.1 18.4 17.3

Source: Instruction and Research File and Student Data Course File
Includes Instructional Person-Years from Tenured, Tenure-earning and Non-tenure-earning faculty only
Number of Degrees (C 3) produced for each Faculty person-year devoted to instruction (B 1 tenured, tenure-earning and non-tenure-earning faculty).



Effectiveness Data
 
E 1 Rating Instructor's Overall Teaching Effectiveness (item 6) from Student Perception of Teaching (SPOT)
Physics

Scale: 1=Excellent 5=Poor 6. Rate your instructor"s overall teaching effectiveness in this course
Physics College Total University Total
Fall 2015 Spring 2016 Summer 2016 Fall 2015 Spring 2016 Summer 2016 Fall 2015 Spring 2016 Summer 2016
Undergraduate # Sections   60 57 17 658 595 233 2,636 2,440 925
Mean Rating   1.8 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.6
Graduate # Sections   2 2   45 36 2 514 498 202
Mean Rating   1.5 1.6   1.7 1.6 1.1 1.6 1.6 1.6
Total # Sections   62 59 17 703 631 235 3,150 2,938 1,127
Mean Rating   1.8 1.9 2.0 1.9 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.6

Source: Student Perception of Teaching Results, Fall 2015 to Summer 2016



II. Research, Creative & Scholarly Activities
A Assessment Goals and Outcomes for Research (reported separately)
B 1 Faculty Person Years and FTE Devoted to Research
Physics

  Physics College Total University Total
2013-2014
2014-2015
2015-2016
2015-2016
2015-2016
Departmental Research . -- Person-Years         0.3 0.9
FTE         0.4 1.2
Tenured & tenure-earning faculty Professor, Assoc Professor, Asst Professor Person-Years   1.5 2.3 2.4 27.4 141.8
FTE   2.0 3.1 3.2 36.5 189.0
Non-tenure-earning faculty Instructors, Lecturers, Visiting Faculty Person-Years     0.3 0.3 2.0 5.3
FTE     0.4 0.4 2.6 7.0
Other personnel paid on faculty pay plan -- Person-Years   0.2 0.4 0.3 6.2 6.5
FTE   0.2 0.5 0.3 8.2 8.6
Total Person-Years   1.7 3.0 3.0 35.7 154.4
FTE   2.2 4.0 3.9 47.6 205.8
Sponsored Research . -- Person-Years         0.0 0.6
FTE         0.0 0.8
Tenured & tenure-earning faculty Professor, Assoc Professor, Asst Professor Person-Years   1.0 0.4 0.4 3.2 18.8
FTE   1.3 0.6 0.5 4.3 25.1
Non-tenure-earning faculty Instructors, Lecturers, Visiting Faculty Person-Years         0.0 2.6
FTE         0.0 3.4
Other personnel paid on faculty pay plan -- Person-Years         2.3 27.3
FTE         3.0 36.4
Total Person-Years   1.0 0.4 0.4 5.5 49.2
FTE   1.3 0.6 0.5 7.3 65.6

Source: Instruction and Research File
'Other personnel paid on faculty pay plan' includes Scholar/Scientist/Engineer (all ranks), Research Assoc, Assoc In, Asst In, Postdoctoral Assoc
 
Includes summer, fall and spring semester data
Person-year= 1 person working full time for one year
1.00 FTE = .75 person-years



C 1-9 Research/Scholarly Productivity
Physics

  Physics College Total University Total
2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2015-2016 2015-2016
1. Books (including monographs & compositions) # 4 3 1 12 105
2. Other peer-reviewed publications # 23 27 31 221 1,124
3. All other publications # 8 19 29 52 582
4. Presentations at professional meetings or conferences # 25 32 41 302 1,377
5. Productions/Performances/Exhibitions # 20 15 11 13 233
6. Grant Proposals Submitted # 1 3 3 119 419
Sponsored Research & Program Expenditures            
7. Organized Research # $266,418 $220,642 $0 $0 $0
8. Sponsored Instruction # $2,855 $1,697 $0 $0 $0
9. Other Sponsored Activities # $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Sources: College Dean's Office and Division of Research (Grant Proposals Submitted & Sponsored Research & Program Expenditures)
 
Note: Grant Proposals Submitted includes proposals administered by the Division of Research only. This number does not include funding proposals administered by the FAU Foundation
University Total Grant Proposals Submitted excludes proposals submitted by units outside the University's Colleges (e.g., IRM, Library).
Sponsored Research and Program Expenditures excludes expenditures by units outside the University's Colleges (e.g., Library, Henderson School).
 
Organized Research: All research and development activities of an institution that are separately budgeted and accounted for.
Sponsored Instruction: Instructional or training activity established by grant, contract, or cooperative agreement.
Other Sponsored Activities: Programs and projects financed by Federal and non Federal agencies and organizations which involve the performance of work other than instruction and organized research (e.g., health or community service projects).



D 1-9 Efficiency Data
Physics

  Physics College Total University Total
2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2015-2016 2015-2016
1. Books (including monographs & compositions) per faculty member   0.4 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2
2. Other peer-review publications per faculty member   2.6 3.0 3.4 2.0 1.7
3. All other publications per faculty member   0.9 2.1 3.2 0.5 0.9
4. Presentations at professional meetings or conferences per faculty member   2.8 3.6 4.6 2.8 2.0
5. Productions/Performances/Exhibitions per faculty member   2.2 1.7 1.2 0.1 0.3
6. Grant proposals submitted per faculty member   0.1 0.3 0.3 1.1 0.6
Sponsored Research & Program Expenditures            
7. Organized research expenditures per faculty member   $29,602 $24,516 $0 $0 $0
8. Sponsored instruction expenditures per faculty member   $317 $189 $0 $0 $0
9. Other sponsored activity expenditures per faculty member   $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Scholarly output(Section II, C 1-9) per tenured and tenure earning faculty member (Section I B 1)



III. Service
A Assessment Goals and Outcomes for Service (reported separately)
B 1-3 Service Productivity
Physics

  Physics College Total University Total
2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2015-2016 2015-2016
1. Faculty memberships on department, college or university committees # 34 43 46 254 2,744
2. Faculty memberships on community or professional committees # 4 8 9 76 1,039
3. Faculty serving as editors or referees for professional publications # 13 15 16 72 523

Source: College Dean's Offices



C 1-3 Efficiency Data
Physics

  Physics College Total University Total
2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2015-2016 2015-2016
1. Faculty memberships on department, college or university committees per faculty member   3.8 4.8 5.1 2.3 4.1
2. Faculty memberships on community or professional committees per faculty member   0.4 0.9 1.0 0.7 1.5
3. Faculty serving as editors or referees for professional publications per faculty member   1.4 1.7 1.8 0.7 0.8

Faculty committee memberships and faculty serving as editors or referees (Section III B 1-3) per tenured and tenure earning faculty member (Section I B 1)