2017-2018 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
2015-2016
2016-2017
2017-2018
2017-2018
2017-2018
Tenured & tenure-earning faculty Professor, Assoc Professor, Asst Professor Total Headcount   9 10 10 116 695
Total Person-Years   7.7 8.8 9.0 97.9 579.4
Person-Years Devoted To Instruction   3.1 3.7 3.1 39.9 270.0
Total FTE   10.2 11.7 12.0 130.5 772.5
FTE Devoted to Instruction   4.1 4.9 4.1 53.2 360.1
Non-tenure-earning faculty Instructors, Lecturers, Visiting Faculty Total Headcount   2 1 1 23 239
Total Person-Years   1.6 0.9 0.8 18.1 192.7
Person-Years Devoted To Instruction   1.2 0.8 0.8 14.9 148.5
Total FTE   2.1 1.2 1.1 24.1 256.9
FTE Devoted to Instruction   1.6 1.1 1.1 19.8 197.9
Other personnel paid on faculty pay plan Scholar/ Scientist/ Engineer, Research Assoc, Assoc In, Asst In, Postdoc Assoc Total Headcount   5 4 4 35 159
Total Person-Years   3.7 3.9 3.7 28.2 131.6
Person-Years Devoted To Instruction   3.1 2.8 2.7 16.4 68.2
Total FTE   4.9 5.2 4.9 37.6 175.5
FTE Devoted to Instruction   4.2 3.7 3.6 21.8 90.9
Adjuncts -- Total Headcount   7 8 6 68 701
Total Person-Years   1.0 1.7 1.2 18.7 133.9
Person-Years Devoted To Instruction   1.0 1.7 1.2 18.1 128.0
Total FTE   1.4 2.2 1.6 25.0 178.5
FTE Devoted to Instruction   1.3 2.2 1.6 24.1 170.7
Graduate Assistants -- Total Headcount   31 35 36 426 1,254
Total Person-Years   11.7 12.5 14.0 156.4 389.5
Person-Years Devoted To Instruction   11.3 12.1 11.0 136.3 247.0
Total FTE   15.7 16.7 18.6 208.5 519.3
FTE Devoted to Instruction   15.0 16.1 14.7 181.8 329.4
Other -- Total Headcount   3 4 1 54 280
Total Person-Years   0.2 0.7 0.1 6.7 27.9
Person-Years Devoted To Instruction   0.1 0.3 0.0 6.5 16.9
Total FTE   0.3 1.0 0.1 9.0 37.2
FTE Devoted to Instruction   0.1 0.4 0.0 8.7 22.5
Total Total Headcount   57 62 58 722 3,328
Total Person-Years   26.0 28.5 28.7 326.1 1,454.9
Person-Years Devoted To Instruction   19.7 21.4 18.8 232.1 878.6
Total FTE   34.6 38.0 38.3 434.8 1,939.9
FTE Devoted to Instruction   26.3 28.5 25.1 309.4 1,171.5

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
2015-2016
2016-2017
2017-2018
2017-2018
2017-2018
Asian or Pacific Islander   0        
Female 1 1 1 11 44
Male 3 3 3 18 101
Total 4 4 4 29 145
Black (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female       1 38
Male       4 24
Total       5 62
Hispanic Female       4 39
Male 1     2 33
Total 1     6 72
White (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female 2 2 2 36 326
Male 9 9 9 87 409
Total 11 11 11 123 735
Total   0        
Female 3 3 3 52 447
Male 13 12 12 111 567
Total 16 15 15 163 1,014

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
2015-2016
2016-2017
2017-2018
2017-2018
2017-2018
American Indian/Alaskan Native Female         1
Male         1
Total         2
Asian or Pacific Islander Female       2 12
Male 1 2 1 4 14
Total 1 2 1 6 26
Black (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female       3 49
Male       6 34
Total       9 83
Hispanic Female       3 47
Male       2 33
Total       5 80
White (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female 1 1 1 23 287
Male 5 4 4 25 223
Total 6 5 5 48 510
Non-Resident Alien Male   1      
Total   1      
Total Female 1 1 1 31 396
Male 6 7 5 37 305
Total 7 8 6 68 701

Source: Instruction and Research File



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

  Physics College Total University Total
2015-2016
2016-2017
2017-2018
2017-2018
2017-2018
Course Level Type     46 44 45 919 5,462
Undergraduate Lecture/Seminar Sections Offered #
  # Enrolled 3,435 3,382 3,480 53,722 203,379
  Avg Section Enrollment 74.7 76.9 77.3 58.5 37.2
Sections Faculty-Taught # 37 36 35 586 3,682
% 80.4 81.8 77.8 63.8 67.4
Lab Sections Offered # 139 141 144 709 902
  # Enrolled 1,954 1,904 2,105 12,839 16,280
  Avg Section Enrollment 14.1 13.5 14.6 18.1 18.0
Sections Faculty-Taught # 139 141 144 383 468
% 100.0 100.0 100.0 54.0 51.9
Discussion Sections Offered #       172 322
  # Enrolled       4,757 8,205
  Avg Section Enrollment       27.7 25.5
Sections Faculty-Taught #       122 270
%       70.9 83.9
Other Course Types Sections Offered # 4 4 8 296 1,374
  # Enrolled 5 21 17 960 8,508
  Avg Section Enrollment 1.3 5.3 2.1 3.2 6.2
Sections Faculty-Taught # 4 4 7 272 1,058
% 100.0 100.0 87.5 91.9 77.0
Graduate Lecture/Seminar Sections Offered # 23 21 29 184 1,840
  # Enrolled 110 87 144 1,263 23,939
  Avg Section Enrollment 4.8 4.1 5.0 6.9 13.0
Sections Faculty-Taught # 18 19 27 175 1,485
% 78.3 90.5 93.1 95.1 80.7
Lab Sections Offered #       3 80
  # Enrolled       20 577
  Avg Section Enrollment       6.7 7.2
Sections Faculty-Taught #       3 52
%       100.0 65.0
Other Course Types Sections Offered # 34 41 42 673 1,964
  # Enrolled 94 81 85 1,027 3,936
  Avg Section Enrollment 2.8 2.0 2.0 1.5 2.0
Sections Faculty-Taught # 34 41 42 635 1,865
% 100.0 100.0 100.0 94.4 95.0

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
2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2017-2018 2017-2018
Professional         250
Bachelors 78 75 68 6,001 28,345
Masters/Specialist       198 4,785
Doctoral 31 33 32 285 999
Unclassified       5 3,073
Total 109 108 100 6,489 37,452

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
2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2017-2018 2017-2018
Professional Asian or Pacific Islander Female         16
Male         22
Total         38
Black (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female         12
Male         8
Total         20
Hispanic Female         15
Male         13
Total         28
White (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female         67
Male         86
Total         153
Not Reported Female         2
Male         9
Total         11
Total Female         112
Male         138
Total         250
Undergraduate American Indian/Alaskan Native Female   1   31 102
Male 2 1 0 14 85
Total 2 2 0 45 187
Asian or Pacific Islander Female 3 1   297 896
Male 2 6 3 159 725
Total 5 7 3 456 1,621
Black (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female 3 3 4 1,037 3,884
Male 3 4 4 377 2,427
Total 6 7 8 1,414 6,311
Hispanic Female 3 1 3 1,254 4,458
Male 5 6 7 484 3,191
Total 8 7 10 1,738 7,649
White (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female 12 12 10 1,434 6,037
Male 40 37 33 698 5,398
Total 52 49 43 2,132 11,435
Non-Resident Alien Female 1 1 1 118 417
Male 3 1 1 50 492
Total 4 2 2 168 909
Not Reported Female     1 36 129
Male 1 1 1 12 104
Total 1 1 2 48 233
Total Female 22 19 19 4,207 15,923
Male 56 56 49 1,794 12,422
Total 78 75 68 6,001 28,345
Graduate American Indian/Alaskan Native Female       3 13
Male       1 8
Total       4 21
Asian or Pacific Islander Female       12 198
Male       20 126
Total       32 324
Black (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female       11 688
Male 1 1   11 288
Total 1 1   22 976
Hispanic Female   1 2 38 658
Male       30 411
Total   1 2 68 1,069
White (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female 1 1   116 1,648
Male 6 5 4 148 1,188
Total 7 6 4 264 2,836
Non-Resident Alien Female 2 5 7 36 239
Male 21 20 19 57 319
Total 23 25 26 93 558
Total Female 3 7 9 216 3,444
Male 28 26 23 267 2,340
Total 31 33 32 483 5,784
Unclassified American Indian/Alaskan Native Female         5
Male         1
Total         6
Asian or Pacific Islander Female       1 178
Male         115
Not Reported         1
Total       1 294
Black (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female       1 288
Male         144
Total       1 432
Hispanic Female         384
Male         253
Total         637
White (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female       3 847
Male         666
Total       3 1,513
Non-Resident Alien Female         85
Male         81
Total         166
Not Reported Female         10
Male         15
Total         25
Total Female       5 1,797
Male         1,275
Not Reported         1
Total       5 3,073

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
2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2017-2018 2017-2018
Undergraduate Total   359.6 348.7 485.3 5,926.5 21,144.0
             
Graduate Total   15.3 14.7 26.3 260.0 2,526.4
Grad I   5.4 4.3 7.2 112.6 1,969.6
Grad II   9.9 10.4 19.0 147.4 556.8
             
Classroom   11.6 10.2 20.5 208.2 2,343.6
Thesis-Dissertation   3.7 4.5 5.8 51.7 182.8
             
Grand Total   374.9 363.5 511.6 6,186.5 23,670.4

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
2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2017-2018 2017-2018
Course Level FTE produced by students who are: 2.8 2.9 6.1 277.9 1,024.9
Lower Division Undergraduate Majors within the department
Majors outside the department, but within the college 153.0 146.9 218.9 1,174.2 2,516.5
Majors outside the college 189.5 185.5 248.0 2,567.5 5,684.0
Total 345.4 335.2 473.0 4,019.6 9,225.4
Upper Division Undergraduate FTE produced by students who are: 11.4 10.0 9.9 1,183.9 7,113.8
Majors within the department
Majors outside the department, but within the college 1.5 1.7 1.4 460.0 3,207.5
Majors outside the college 1.3 1.8 1.0 263.1 1,597.3
Total 14.2 13.5 12.3 1,907.0 11,918.6
Graduate FTE produced by students who are: 14.6 13.2 24.1 218.9 2,078.8
Majors within the department
Majors outside the department, but within the college 0.1 0.1 0.1 20.0 259.1
Majors outside the college 0.6 1.4 2.0 21.2 188.5
Total 15.3 14.7 26.3 260.0 2,526.4
Total FTE produced by students who are: 28.8 26.1 40.2 1,680.7 10,217.4
Majors within the department
Majors outside the department, but within the college 154.7 148.7 220.4 1,654.1 5,983.1
Majors outside the college 191.4 188.7 251.0 2,851.7 7,469.8
Total 374.9 363.5 511.5 6,186.5 23,670.4

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



C 3 Degrees Awarded
Physics (Program CIP: 400801)

  Physics College Total University Total
2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2017-2018 2017-2018
  Degrees awarded with a:         229.0
Associates Single major
All         229.0
Bachelors Degrees awarded with a: 12.0 11.0 11.0 1,004.0 5,734.0
Single major
Double or triple major 0.5 0.5   8.0 88.0
All 12.5 11.5 11.0 1,012.0 5,822.0
Masters Degrees awarded with a: 1.0 6.0 2.0 98.0 1,574.0
Single major
All 1.0 6.0 2.0 98.0 1,574.0
Specialist Degrees awarded with a:         12.0
Single major
All         12.0
Doctorate Degrees awarded with a: 4.0 4.0 2.0 33.0 140.0
Single major
All 4.0 4.0 2.0 33.0 140.0
First Professional Degrees awarded with a:         64.0
Single major
All         64.0
Total Degrees awarded with a: 17.0 21.0 15.0 1,135.0 7,753.0
Single major
Double or triple major 0.5 0.5   8.0 88.0
All 17.5 21.5 15.0 1,143.0 7,841.0

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
2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2017-2018 2017-2018
Undergraduate   84.2 77.2 124.5 108.2 50.5
Graduate   3.6 3.3 6.7 4.7 6.0
Total   87.7 80.5 131.2 112.9 56.6

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
2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2017-2018 2017-2018
Associates 0 0 0 0 0.5
Bachelors 2.9 2.5 2.8 18.5 13.9
Masters 0.2 1.3 0.5 1.8 3.8
Specialist 0 0 0 0 0.0
Doctorate 0.9 0.9 0.5 0.6 0.3
First Professional 0 0 0 0 0.2
Total 4.1 4.8 3.8 20.9 18.7

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
Summer 2017 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2017 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2017 Fall 2017 Spring 2018
Undergraduate # Sections   15 57 55 243 733 595 957 2,775 2,411
Mean Rating   2.0 1.8 2.0 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.6
Graduate # Sections     3 6 7 48 40 230 564 560
Mean Rating     2.3 1.7 1.4 1.7 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6
Total # Sections   15 60 61 250 781 635 1,187 3,339 2,971
Mean Rating   2.0 1.8 1.9 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.6

Source: Student Perception of Teaching Results, Summer 2017 to Spring 2018



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
2015-2016
2016-2017
2017-2018
2017-2018
2017-2018
Departmental Research . -- Person-Years         2.6 4.2
FTE         3.5 5.7
Tenured & tenure-earning faculty Professor, Assoc Professor, Asst Professor Person-Years   2.4 2.8 2.8 29.6 151.2
FTE   3.2 3.7 3.8 39.5 201.6
Non-tenure-earning faculty Instructors, Lecturers, Visiting Faculty Person-Years   0.3     1.1 3.6
FTE   0.4     1.4 4.8
Other personnel paid on faculty pay plan -- Person-Years   0.3 0.3 0.4 2.4 4.8
FTE   0.3 0.4 0.5 3.2 6.4
Total Person-Years   3.0 3.0 3.2 35.7 163.8
FTE   3.9 4.1 4.3 47.6 218.4
Sponsored Research . -- Person-Years         2.0 6.9
FTE         2.7 9.2
Tenured & tenure-earning faculty Professor, Assoc Professor, Asst Professor Person-Years   0.4 0.4 0.5 4.7 23.4
FTE   0.5 0.5 0.7 6.3 31.2
Non-tenure-earning faculty Instructors, Lecturers, Visiting Faculty Person-Years         0.1 6.1
FTE         0.1 8.1
Other personnel paid on faculty pay plan -- Person-Years         1.0 27.3
FTE         1.4 36.4
Total Person-Years   0.4 0.4 0.5 7.9 63.7
FTE   0.5 0.5 0.7 10.5 84.9

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
2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2017-2018 2017-2018
1. Books (including monographs & compositions) # 1 0 0 7 82
2. Other peer-reviewed publications # 31 37 0 106 1,308
3. All other publications # 29 33 0 20 585
4. Presentations at professional meetings or conferences # 41 48 0 165 1,545
5. Productions/Performances/Exhibitions # 11 8 0 4 289
6. Grant Proposals Submitted # 3 3 8 75 272

Sources: College Dean's Office and Division of Research (Grant Proposals Submitted)
 
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).



D 1-9 Efficiency Data
Physics

  Physics College Total University Total
2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2017-2018 2017-2018
1. Books (including monographs & compositions) per faculty member   0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
2. Other peer-review publications per faculty member   3.4 3.7 0.0 0.9 1.9
3. All other publications per faculty member   3.2 3.3 0.0 0.2 0.8
4. Presentations at professional meetings or conferences per faculty member   4.6 4.8 0.0 1.4 2.2
5. Productions/Performances/Exhibitions per faculty member   1.2 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.4
6. Grant proposals submitted per faculty member   0.3 0.3 0.8 0.6 0.4

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
2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2017-2018 2017-2018
1. Faculty memberships on department, college or university committees # 46 44   140 2,508
2. Faculty memberships on community or professional committees # 9 10   64 1,060
3. Faculty serving as editors or referees for professional publications # 16 16   54 499

Source: College Dean's Offices



C 1-3 Efficiency Data
Physics

  Physics College Total University Total
2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2017-2018 2017-2018
1. Faculty memberships on department, college or university committees per faculty member   5.1 4.4   1.2 3.6
2. Faculty memberships on community or professional committees per faculty member   1.0 1.0   0.6 1.5
3. Faculty serving as editors or referees for professional publications per faculty member   1.8 1.6   0.5 0.7

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)