Missouri State University

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9. Engendering a Supportive Learning Environment

Data last updated: February 2016

Student learning is the primary goal of the University and the key indicator of our success. To that end it is important to engender a supportive learning environment in which student experiences are maximized by faculty involvement.

Data are updated each fall.

Note: Fiscal Year 2016 refers to Summer 2015--Fall 2015--Spring 2016.

[LRP, Access to Success Objective 9 and Valuing and Supporting People Objective 2]

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Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Measure 1: Overall student to faculty ratio*

The student-to-faculty ratio is the number of full time equivalent students (full-time students plus 1/3 part-time students) to full time equivalent faculty (full-time faculty plus 1/3 part-time faculty). Excluded are all faculty and students in stand-alone, self-supporting graduate and professional programs, dual credit students, and undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants.

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Fall 2014 Fall 2015 2016 Goal
20 21 Maintain
Year Ratio
Fall 2011 21
Fall 2012 20
Fall 2013 20
Fall 2014 20
Fall 2015 21

*     The Student-To-Faculty Ratio is calculated for the Common Data Set each fall.

Measure 2: Student to Faculty Ratio by Academic Unit*

The Student-To-Faculty Ratio disaggregated by unit is calculated based on Common Data Set methodology. (It is not a mandated reporting requirement.)

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Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015
Agriculture, School of 28 35 31 39 29
Arts & Letters 12 11 11 11 9
Business 31 31 32 34 38
Education 21 19 22 20 20
Health & Human Services 21 20 20 20 21
Humanities & Public Affairs 12 12 11 9 9
Natural & Applied Sciences 13 14 14 14 11

* Internal Student-to-Faculty Ratio definitions may differ from CDS, and may not reconcile with this page due to differences in interpretation.

Tenure Status

Measure 1: Percent of Full-Time Faculty Who are Tenured

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Fall 2014 Fall 2015 2016 Goal
60% 56% Maintain
Year Percentage
Fall 2011 63%
Fall 2012 63%
Fall 2013 61%
Fall 2014 60%
Fall 2015 56%

Measure 2: Percent of Full-Time Faculty Who are Tenured by Rank

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Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015
Professor 99% 100% 100% 99% 98%
Associate 94% 95% 94% 95% 93%
Assistant 16% 15% 14% 12% 10%
Instructor 2% 3% 2% 1% 1%

Faculty Credentials

Measure 1: Percent of Full-Time Faculty with a Terminal Degree

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Fall 2014 Fall 2015 2016 Goal
76% 77% Maintain
Year Percentage
Fall 2011 79%
Fall 2012 79%
Fall 2013 77%
Fall 2014 76%
Fall 2015 77%

Measure 2: Percent of Full-Time Faculty with a Terminal Degree by Rank*

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Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015
Professor 97% 98% 98% 98% 98%
Associate 97% 97% 95% 95% 95%
Assistant 80% 82% 82% 79% 81%
Instructor 24% 25% 24% 21% 25%
Other 50% 100% 44% 44% 78%

* Other refers to nontraditional ranks, such as Practitioner-in-Residence. These appointments are rare; usually only 1 or 2 per year.

Measure 3: Percentage of Faculty with a Terminal Degrees by Academic Unit

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Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015
Agriculture, School of 83% 88% 93% 79% 81%
Arts & Letters 81% 82% 81% 82% 82%
Business 75% 76% 76% 78% 74%
Education 80% 75% 70% 71% 71%
Health & Human Services 72% 72% 70% 66% 67%
Humanities & Public Affairs 88% 88% 84% 83% 87%
Natural & Applied Sciences 78% 79% 81% 81% 81%
Undergraduate College/Provost 100% 100%

Classes Taught by Faculty with a Terminal Degree

Measure 1: Percent of Classes Taught by Faculty with a Terminal Degree

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Fiscal Year 2015 Fiscal Year 2016 2016 Goal
50% 49% Maintain
Year Percentage
Fiscal Year 2012 53%
Fiscal Year 2013 53%
Fiscal Year 2014 50%
Fiscal Year 2015 50%
Fiscal Year 2016 49%

Measure 2: Percent of Classes Taught by Faculty with a Terminal Degree by Academic Unit

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Fiscal Year 2012 Fiscal Year 2013 Fiscal Year 2014 Fiscal Year 2015 Fiscal Year 2016
Arts & Letters 50.66% 50.81% 48.76% 49.81% 45.87%
Business 59.07% 61.49% 59.06% 60.00% 54.85%
Education 55.01% 58.12% 52.17% 46.08% 43.68%
Health & Human Services 48.95% 47.73% 45.34% 45.99% 46.88%
Humanities & Public Affairs 71.49% 69.89% 63.08% 60.41% 66.06%
Library Science, Department of 84.21% 86.36% 78.57% 91.67% 77.78%
Natural & Applied Sciences 46.98% 46.17% 43.59% 45.35% 45.44%
Undergraduate College/Provost 20.81% 16.42% 20.57% 23.45% 21.56%
Agriculture, School of 50.00% 55.73% 57.32% 50.60% 50.69%

Classes Taught and Student Credit Hours (SCH) Generated by Faculty Type

Measure 1: Percent of Classes Taught by Faculty Type*

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Fiscal Year 2012 Fiscal Year 2013 Fiscal Year 2014 Fiscal Year 2015 Fiscal Year 2016
Tenured/Tenure Eligible 53.85% 52.41% 49.97% 50.01% 47.71%
Other Regular 20.51% 20.53% 21.11% 21.78% 21.74%
Academic Administrators 0.25% 0.41% 0.25% 0.48% 0.36%
Supplementary Faculty 16.50% 17.96% 19.30% 19.24% 20.81%
Graduate Assistants 8.90% 8.70% 9.37% 8.48% 9.38%

* Other Regular refers to full-time faculty ineligible for tenure, such as clinical and visiting ranks.

Measure 2: Percent of SCH Generated by Faculty Type*

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Fiscal Year 2012 Fiscal Year 2013 Fiscal Year 2014 Fiscal Year 2015 Fiscal Year 2016
Full-Time Tenured/Tenure Eligible 56.40% 53.80% 52.87% 52.23% 50.17%
Other Regular 22.86% 24.01% 25.00% 24.55% 25.59%
Academic Administrators 0.32% 0.27% 0.18% 0.32% 0.28%
Part-Time Supplementary Faculty 15.52% 17.11% 17.12% 18.55% 19.38%
Graduate Assistants 4.90% 4.82% 4.83% 4.35% 4.59%

* Other Regular refers to full-time faculty ineligible for tenure, such as clinical and visiting ranks.