2020-2021 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
2018-2019
2019-2020
2020-2021
2020-2021
2020-2021
Tenured & tenure-earning faculty Professor, Assoc Professor, Asst Professor Total Headcount   11 11 11 130 694
Total Person-Years   8.6 8.9 9.3 104.9 552.4
Person-Years Devoted To Instruction   3.5 3.1 3.0 41.8 246.1
Total FTE   11.5 11.9 12.4 139.8 736.5
FTE Devoted to Instruction   4.7 4.1 3.9 55.7 328.2
Non-tenure-earning faculty Instructors, Lecturers, Visiting Faculty Total Headcount   1 2 2 21 229
Total Person-Years   0.8 1.5 1.6 17.4 179.5
Person-Years Devoted To Instruction   0.8 1.5 1.6 14.6 118.3
Total FTE   1.1 2.0 2.1 23.2 239.3
FTE Devoted to Instruction   1.0 2.0 2.1 19.5 157.7
Other personnel paid on faculty pay plan Scholar/ Scientist/ Engineer, Research Assoc, Assoc In, Asst In, Postdoc Assoc Total Headcount   4 7 7 56 217
Total Person-Years   3.7 5.0 6.2 44.6 172.7
Person-Years Devoted To Instruction   2.6 4.0 3.2 23.3 74.0
Total FTE   4.9 6.7 8.3 59.5 230.3
FTE Devoted to Instruction   3.4 5.3 4.2 31.0 98.7
Adjuncts -- Total Headcount   7 7 8 57 576
Total Person-Years   1.4 1.1 0.8 8.9 86.7
Person-Years Devoted To Instruction   1.4 1.1 0.8 8.9 84.8
Total FTE   1.8 1.5 1.0 11.8 115.7
FTE Devoted to Instruction   1.8 1.5 1.0 11.8 113.0
Graduate Assistants -- Total Headcount   39 36 30 418 1,139
Total Person-Years   16.0 13.8 12.9 150.2 366.5
Person-Years Devoted To Instruction   14.0 12.3 11.1 117.2 223.8
Total FTE   21.3 18.4 17.1 200.2 488.7
FTE Devoted to Instruction   18.7 16.4 14.8 156.3 298.4
Other -- Total Headcount   1 2 1 47 165
Total Person-Years   0.0 0.2 0.3 5.5 14.7
Person-Years Devoted To Instruction   0.0 0.2 0.3 5.0 10.3
Total FTE   0.0 0.3 0.4 7.3 19.6
FTE Devoted to Instruction   0.0 0.3 0.4 6.7 13.8
Total Total Headcount   63 65 59 729 3,020
Total Person-Years   30.5 30.5 30.9 331.4 1,372.5
Person-Years Devoted To Instruction   22.3 22.1 19.8 210.7 757.4
Total FTE   40.7 40.7 41.2 441.9 1,830.1
FTE Devoted to Instruction   29.7 29.5 26.4 281.0 1,009.9

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
2018-2019
2019-2020
2020-2021
2020-2021
2020-2021
American Indian/Alaskan Native Male         1
Total         1
Asian or Pacific Islander Female 1 1 1 11 42
Male 3 6 6 24 110
Total 4 7 7 35 152
Black (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female       1 53
Male       4 26
Total       5 79
Hispanic Female       5 45
Male       3 44
Total       8 89
White (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female 3 3 3 41 323
Male 9 9 9 99 393
Total 12 12 12 140 716
Total Female 4 4 4 58 463
Male 12 15 15 130 574
Total 16 19 19 188 1,037

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
2018-2019
2019-2020
2020-2021
2020-2021
2020-2021
American Indian/Alaskan Native Female         1
Total         1
Asian or Pacific Islander Female       2 9
Male 1 1 1 3 8
Total 1 1 1 5 17
Black (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female       1 64
Male       2 27
Total       3 91
Hispanic Female       10 53
Male         33
Total       10 86
White (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female 2 1 1 20 214
Male 4 5 6 19 167
Total 6 6 7 39 381
Total Female 2 1 1 33 341
Male 5 6 7 24 235
Total 7 7 8 57 576

Source: Instruction and Research File



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

  Physics College Total University Total
2018-2019
2019-2020
2020-2021
2020-2021
2020-2021
Course Level Type     50 49 49 844 4,855
Undergraduate Lecture/Seminar Sections Offered #
  # Enrolled 4,022 4,433 4,326 65,650 222,128
  Avg Section Enrollment 80.4 90.5 88.3 77.8 45.8
Sections Faculty-Taught # 38 40 41 637 3,719
% 76.0 81.6 83.7 75.5 76.6
Lab Sections Offered # 153 156 140 691 876
  # Enrolled 2,293 2,372 2,370 14,013 17,696
  Avg Section Enrollment 15.0 15.2 16.9 20.3 20.2
Sections Faculty-Taught # 152 156 140 383 494
% 99.3 100.0 100.0 55.4 56.4
Discussion Sections Offered #       133 275
  # Enrolled       4,326 8,371
  Avg Section Enrollment       32.5 30.4
Sections Faculty-Taught #       88 208
%       66.2 75.6
Other Course Types Sections Offered # 7 8 3 288 1,185
  # Enrolled 19 28 10 1,364 7,580
  Avg Section Enrollment 2.7 3.5 3.3 4.7 6.4
Sections Faculty-Taught # 7 8 3 248 885
% 100.0 100.0 100.0 86.1 74.7
Graduate Lecture/Seminar Sections Offered # 27 27 25 190 1,864
  # Enrolled 148 113 115 1,730 26,279
  Avg Section Enrollment 5.5 4.2 4.6 9.1 14.1
Sections Faculty-Taught # 25 21 22 173 1,510
% 92.6 77.8 88.0 91.1 81.0
Lab Sections Offered #       7 74
  # Enrolled       41 541
  Avg Section Enrollment       5.9 7.3
Sections Faculty-Taught #       6 35
%       85.7 47.3
Other Course Types Sections Offered # 40 43 39 741 1,888
  # Enrolled 108 94 87 1,046 6,497
  Avg Section Enrollment 2.7 2.2 2.2 1.4 3.4
Sections Faculty-Taught # 40 43 39 705 1,825
% 100.0 100.0 100.0 95.1 96.7

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
2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2020-2021 2020-2021
Professional         256
Bachelors 59 56 49 7,778 28,782
Masters/Specialist 1 2 1 300 4,922
Doctoral 37 33 32 296 1,132
Unclassified       7 2,706
Total 97 91 82 8,381 37,798

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
2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2020-2021 2020-2021
Professional American Indian/Alaskan Native Female         1
Male         1
Total         2
Asian or Pacific Islander Female         26
Male         30
Total         56
Black (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female         12
Male         5
Total         17
Hispanic Female         23
Male         16
Total         39
White (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female         74
Male         56
Total         130
Not Reported Female         6
Male         6
Total         12
Total Female         142
Male         114
Total         256
Undergraduate American Indian/Alaskan Native Female       26 89
Male 1     11 73
Total 1     37 162
Asian or Pacific Islander Female   1 1 323 902
Male 2 2 2 140 659
Total 2 3 3 463 1,561
Black (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female 2 4 4 1,499 4,169
Male 1 4 5 512 2,395
Total 3 8 9 2,011 6,564
Hispanic Female 5 4 2 1,668 4,911
Male 9 11 7 634 3,321
Total 14 15 9 2,302 8,232
White (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female 9 6 7 1,890 6,136
Male 27 22 19 788 4,921
Total 36 28 26 2,678 11,057
Non-Resident Alien Female       149 492
Male 2 2 2 78 487
Total 2 2 2 227 979
Not Reported Female       42 131
Male 1   0 18 96
Total 1   0 60 227
Total Female 16 15 14 5,597 16,830
Male 43 41 35 2,181 11,952
Total 59 56 49 7,778 28,782
Graduate American Indian/Alaskan Native Female       3 14
Male       1 10
Total       4 24
Asian or Pacific Islander Female       17 185
Male       14 132
Total       31 317
Black (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female       15 843
Male       25 312
Total       40 1,155
Hispanic Female 2 2 2 49 816
Male 1 1 1 38 493
Total 3 3 3 87 1,309
White (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female     1 171 1,528
Male 7 8 7 164 1,111
Total 7 8 8 335 2,639
Non-Resident Alien Female 9 9 9 47 313
Male 19 15 13 52 296
Total 28 24 22 99 609
Not Reported Female         1
Total         1
Total Female 11 11 12 302 3,700
Male 27 24 21 294 2,354
Total 38 35 33 596 6,054
Unclassified American Indian/Alaskan Native Female         4
Male         5
Total         9
Asian or Pacific Islander Female         174
Male         107
Total         281
Black (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female         299
Male         124
Not Reported         1
Total         424
Hispanic Female       3 390
Male         238
Total       3 628
White (Not of Hispanic Origin) Female       2 680
Male       2 515
Total       4 1,195
Non-Resident Alien Female         58
Male         54
Total         112
Not Reported Female         34
Male         18
Not Reported         5
Total         57
Total Female       5 1,639
Male       2 1,061
Not Reported         6
Total       7 2,706

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
2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2020-2021 2020-2021
Undergraduate Total   557.1 594.5 587.3 7,052.7 22,443.1
             
Graduate Total   28.7 22.0 21.5 308.3 2,588.2
Grad I   9.6 7.6 6.0 165.1 1,988.3
Grad II   19.1 14.4 15.4 143.2 599.9
             
Classroom   23.0 15.2 14.5 252.8 2,423.2
Thesis-Dissertation   5.7 6.8 7.0 55.5 165.0
             
Grand Total   585.8 616.6 608.7 7,361.0 25,031.3

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 Total University Total
2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2020-2021 2020-2021
Course Level FTE produced by students who are: 4.9 3.6 3.9 295.4 1,054.5
Lower Division Undergraduate Majors within the department
Majors outside the department, but within the college 254.9 274.1 294.3 1,729.8 3,164.0
Majors outside the college 282.7 296.8 274.9 2,444.5 5,854.8
Total 542.5 574.4 573.1 4,469.6 10,073.3
Upper Division Undergraduate FTE produced by students who are: 11.2 15.3 9.2 1,624.3 7,376.6
Majors within the department
Majors outside the department, but within the college 1.6 2.3 1.4 642.2 3,266.1
Majors outside the college 1.8 2.5 3.6 316.6 1,727.1
Total 14.6 20.1 14.2 2,583.1 12,369.8
Graduate FTE produced by students who are: 27.5 21.0 19.0 253.3 2,183.3
Majors within the department
Majors outside the department, but within the college 0.1   1.3 32.3 256.0
Majors outside the college 1.1 1.0 1.2 22.7 148.9
Total 28.7 22.0 21.5 308.3 2,588.3
Total FTE produced by students who are: 43.6 39.9 32.2 2,173.0 10,614.4
Majors within the department
Majors outside the department, but within the college 256.7 276.3 296.9 2,404.3 6,686.1
Majors outside the college 285.5 300.3 279.6 2,783.7 7,730.8
Total 585.8 616.6 608.7 7,361.0 25,031.4

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



C 3 Degrees Awarded
Physics (Program CIP: 400801)

  Physics College Total University Total
2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2020-2021 2020-2021
  Degrees awarded with a:         321.0
Associates Single major
All         321.0
Bachelors Degrees awarded with a: 5.0 9.0 8.0 1,475.0 5,840.0
Single major
Double or triple major     1.0 9.5 75.0
All 5.0 9.0 9.0 1,484.5 5,915.0
Masters Degrees awarded with a: 7.0 1.0 1.0 110.0 1,591.0
Single major
All 7.0 1.0 1.0 110.0 1,591.0
Specialist Degrees awarded with a:         25.0
Single major
All         25.0
Doctorate Degrees awarded with a: 5.0 3.0 1.0 37.0 142.0
Single major
All 5.0 3.0 1.0 37.0 142.0
First Professional Degrees awarded with a:         56.0
Single major
All         56.0
Total Degrees awarded with a: 17.0 13.0 10.0 1,622.0 7,975.0
Single major
Double or triple major     1.0 9.5 75.0
All 17.0 13.0 11.0 1,631.5 8,050.0

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
2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2020-2021 2020-2021
Undergraduate   130.5 130.2 130.3 125.1 61.6
Graduate   6.7 4.8 4.8 5.5 7.1
Total   137.3 135.0 135.0 130.5 68.7

Source: Instruction and Research File and Student Data Course File
Includes Instructional Person-Years from Tenured, Tenure-earning and Non-tenure-earning faculty only
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
2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2020-2021 2020-2021
Associates 0 0 0 0 0.9
Bachelors 1.2 2.0 2.0 26.3 16.2
Masters 1.6 0.2 0.2 2.0 4.4
Specialist 0 0 0 0 0.1
Doctorate 1.2 0.7 0.2 0.7 0.4
First Professional 0 0 0 0 0.2
Total 4.0 2.8 2.4 28.9 22.1

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 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
Undergraduate # Sections   20 45 35 239 619 476 877 2,319 1,997
Mean Rating   2.1 2.0 2.2 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.6
Graduate # Sections   2 4 1 13 58 36 264 565 473
Mean Rating   1.5 1.6 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.5
Total # Sections   22 49 36 252 677 512 1,141 2,884 2,470
Mean Rating   2.0 2.0 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.6

Source: Student Perception of Teaching Results, Summer 2020 to Spring 2021



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
2018-2019
2019-2020
2020-2021
2020-2021
2020-2021
Departmental Research Tenured & tenure-earning faculty Professor, Assoc Professor, Asst Professor Person-Years   2.7 3.1 3.0 31.4 150.3
FTE   3.6 4.1 4.0 41.8 200.4
Non-tenure-earning faculty Instructors, Lecturers, Visiting Faculty Person-Years   0.0     0.4 5.1
FTE   0.0     0.5 6.8
Other personnel paid on faculty pay plan -- Person-Years   0.5 0.5 0.9 3.6 19.9
FTE   0.7 0.6 1.2 4.7 26.5
Other -- Person-Years         0.6 1.1
FTE         0.9 1.4
Total Person-Years   3.3 3.6 3.8 35.9 176.3
FTE   4.4 4.7 5.1 47.9 235.1
Sponsored Research Tenured & tenure-earning faculty Professor, Assoc Professor, Asst Professor Person-Years   0.4 0.4 0.6 7.9 31.2
FTE   0.6 0.5 0.8 10.5 41.6
Non-tenure-earning faculty Instructors, Lecturers, Visiting Faculty Person-Years           7.7
FTE           10.3
Other personnel paid on faculty pay plan -- Person-Years     0.3 1.5 12.8 55.9
FTE     0.4 2.0 17.0 74.5
Other -- Person-Years         0.1 0.6
FTE         0.2 0.8
Total Person-Years   0.4 0.6 2.1 20.8 95.4
FTE   0.6 0.9 2.8 27.7 127.2

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
2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2020-2021 2020-2021
1. Books (including monographs & compositions) # 0 0 0 30 81
2. Other peer-reviewed publications # 36 0 0 187 909
3. All other publications # 42 0 0 25 579
4. Presentations at professional meetings or conferences # 41 0 0 209 960
5. Productions/Performances/Exhibitions # 0 0 0 0 228
6. Grant Proposals Submitted # 11 4 14 149 484

Sources: College Dean's Office and Division of Research (Grant Proposals Submitted)
Beginning with the 2018-2019 year the Departmental Dashboard Indicators Include Calendar Year Activity
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
2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2020-2021 2020-2021
1. Books (including monographs & compositions) per faculty member   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.1
2. Other peer-review publications per faculty member   3.3 0.0 0.0 1.4 1.3
3. All other publications per faculty member   3.8 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.8
4. Presentations at professional meetings or conferences per faculty member   3.7 0.0 0.0 1.6 1.4
5. Productions/Performances/Exhibitions per faculty member   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
6. Grant proposals submitted per faculty member   1.0 0.4 1.3 1.1 0.7

Scholarly output(Section II, C 1-9) per tenured and tenure earning faculty member (Section I B 1)
 
Beginning with the 2018-2019 year the Departmental Dashboard Indicators Include Calendar Year Activity



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

  Physics College Total University Total
2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2020-2021 2020-2021
1. Faculty memberships on department, college or university committees # 11     354 2,130
2. Faculty memberships on community or professional committees # 11     127 981
3. Faculty serving as editors or referees for professional publications # 11     71 589

Source: College Dean's Offices
 
Beginning with the 2018-2019 year the Departmental Dashboard Indicators Include Calendar Year Activity



C 1-3 Efficiency Data
Physics

  Physics College Total University Total
2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2020-2021 2020-2021
1. Faculty memberships on department, college or university committees per faculty member   1.0     2.7 3.1
2. Faculty memberships on community or professional committees per faculty member   1.0     1.0 1.4
3. Faculty serving as editors or referees for professional publications per faculty member   1.0     0.5 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)
 
Beginning with the 2018-2019 year the Departmental Dashboard Indicators Include Calendar Year Activity