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Fall 2000 to
|33. Tenured/tenure-track faculty teaching lower-division SCH||47.4%||47.0%||46.0%||- 1.4|
Since 1996, the University has had in place a system to make the most effective use of faculty resources to meet the University's teaching mission by increasing the percent of undergraduate courses (and hence SCH) taught by tenured/tenure-track faculty. The goal is to have at least 60% of all undergraduate courses (both lower and upper division) taught by tenured/tenure track faculty. While the lower-division SCH taught by these faculty has remained flat in recent years, there is continued emphasis by the Administration to achieve this percentage while simultaneously decreasing the student/faculty ratio.
34. Full-time student equivalents (FTSE) divided by full-time equivalent (FTE) faculty.
|Fall 2000||Fall 2010||Fall 2011||% Change
Fall 2000 to
|FTSE/FTFE Ratio||42,901||2,010||21:1||45,419||2,423||19:1||45,590||2,377||19:1||- 9.9%|
Through management of headcount enrollment and the increase in number of faculty, we are making a concerted effort to reduce the student to faculty ratio to 16:1, a level consistent with the nation's top public universities headcount ratio. This effort is evidenced in a ratio that has improved steadily from 21 to 1 in Fall 2000 to 19 to 1 in Fall 2011. Due to recent increases in enrollment beyond the targeted 48,000 students, in addition to tightening of resources under serious financial constraints, the ratio trend flattened at 19:1 in 2010 and 2011. However, the long-term institutional goal remains 16:1.
35. Certification and licensure rates
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FY 2009 to
While the pass rate of the professional examinations in Law, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Engineering are excellent compared to peer institutions, we strive to keep these rates above 90% and to move them above 95% wherever possible.
|Out-Of-State Peers||Fall 2000||Fall 2010||Fall 2011||Point Change
Fall 2000 to
|36. Percent of FTE teaching faculty who are tenured/tenure-track||74.0%||74.5%||72.8%||- 1.2|
UT Austin remains committed to providing full-time permanent faculty support for an excellent educational experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Other teaching faculty are Lecturers, Specialists, and Visiting/ Adjunct/ Clinical/ Research faculty, and they also contribute to this excellent educational experience. Those in the latter category bring their academic experience from other institutions and/or their corporate professional experience to the classroom significantly enriching the educational experience for our students.
37. Quality Enhancement Plan, Including Reaffirmation Year
UT Austin’s QEP, Signature Courses, is an effort to strengthen the core curriculum while establishing a shared intellectual experience for students at UT-Austin. The first-year signature course is designed to introduce the University’s undergraduates to academic discussion and analysis of issues of contemporary real-world importance from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Signature courses will provide students a strong foundation for college-level learning by providing them first-year access to distinguished faculty and direct instruction in important skills such as oral communication, writing, reasoning, and the interpretation of data. Signature courses will also introduce first-year students to the unique resources of the university, such as libraries, research facilities, collections and museums, as well as enhance the intellectual climate on campus for first-year students through attendance and discussions of a common series of lectures.
38. Excellent Programs
Highlighted Excellent Programs 1
The Department of English attracts the nation's brightest scholars and is bolstered by an outstanding faculty, including 13 members of The University's Academy of Distinguished Teachers, 3 recipients of the 2012 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, and many other prestigious teaching award recipients. The English Department is also active in Course Transformation, creating a national model for active student engagement in large humanities classes. http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/english/
Highlighted Excellent Programs 2
The Department of Computer Science (UTCS) is ranked as a top-ten Computer Science department nationally and produces 18% of all CS graduates from national top-tier departments and 20% of Texas CS graduates. The Perryman Group estimates that UTCS is responsible for $8.7 billion a year in regional economic activity. Faculty honors include over 150 National & International awards, including 2 Turing Awards, and numerous prestigious teaching awards. http://www.cs.utexas.edu/about-us