Department of Sociology
The Academic Department Dashboard provides an overview of the performance of UNO academic departments over time. This dashboard--which relies on data visualization--replaces the Academic Department Indicators series which was printed and distributed to UNO academic departments on an annual basis starting in 1980. Dashboards for individual academic department indicators, filterable by year, college and department are available through the Performance INformation Gateway (PING) web site under Academic & Dept. Indicators/Academic Department Indicators (ADI) Dashboards.
Student Credit Hour Enrollment
|Total Student Credit Hours||10,589||10,787||10,586||9,923||11,599||Lower Division Student Credit Hours||7,586||7,745||7,276||6,759||8,166|
|Upper Division Student Credit Hours||2,835||2,784||2,923||2,818||3,081|
|Graduate Division Student Credit Hours||168||258||387||346||352|
Student Majors by Level and Program
|Category||Fall 2008||Fall 2009||Fall 2010||Fall 2011||Fall 2012|
|Category||Fall 2008||Fall 2009||Fall 2010||Fall 2011||Fall 2012|
|Sociology-Gen Soc Concen||65||77||81||90||90||Anthropology Concen||11||12||17||25||24|
|Ineq & Soc Justice Concen (Soc Ineq Prior to 2011-12)||1||1||2||14||22|
|Organizational Soc Concen||37||36||31||15||6|
|Organizational Commun Concen*||-||4||0||1||-|
|Medicine and Envir Concen*||1||0||1||-||-|
Comparison of UNO and U.S. Student Interest in Sociology/Social Sciences
Courses and Learning Opportunities
Total Course Sections Offered by Level
Specialized Course Offerings: Internships, Service Learning, Distance and Dual Enrollment Courses
Student Degree Attainment
Degrees Awarded by Level and Major Program
|Total Degrees||36||48||34||51||53||Bachelors Degree||28||39||25||39||31|
|Inequality & Social Justice (Social Inequality Prior to 2011-12)||0||1||1||7||9|
|Medicine and Environment*||0||1||0||0||0|
Faculty and Staff
FTE Faculty and Salary Expenditures
|Total Faculty FTE||14.31||14.74||15.32||15.75||17.00||Full-Time FTE||8.12||8.62||9.50||10.5||11.88|
|Tchg Assistant FTE||0||0||0||0||0|
|Total Faculty Salaries||$724,959||$783,898||$756,279||$799,155||$903,250|
|Full-Time Faculty Salaries||$469,656||$520,853||$583,517||$645,055||$738,700|
|Part-Time Faculty Salaries||$255,303||$263,045||$172,762||$154,100||$164,550|
Faculty and Staff Characteristics
|Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty: Minority||4||3||3||3||3|
|Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty: Caucasian||9||11||9||8||8|
|Non-Tenured Faculty: Minority||1||3||3||3||1|
|Non-Tenured Faculty: Caucasian||4||3||4||4||5|
Departmental State-Aided Budget
|Total Personal Services||$1,163,053||$1,195,840||$1,162,450||$1,195,991||$1,198,255|
Departmental External Funding
|Total External Funding||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
UNO SCH/FTE Ratio
Delaware Measures of Faculty Instructional Productivity
Delaware Measures of Faculty Research Productivity
Student Evaluation of Teaching
Department Measurement of Learning Outcomes
This section could include trend data or most recent data from assessment of student speeches; NSSE trend data; and UNO Undergraduate Exit Survey trend data.
Completion Rates for Freshmen Cohort Members Declaring a Major in the Department of Sociology
Note: This information is based on the Fall 2005 entering freshman cohort. The cohort was tracked through the fall 2011 semester. The number of fall cohort freshmen declaring a major offered by the Department of Sociology is only a subset of all majors in the department. Most students select a major offered by the department, or a BGS concentration in Sociology, subsequent to enrolling as freshmen, or transferring from another university/college.
|Cohort Size||Cohort Size||Number Graduated in 6 Years||Percent of Cohort||Number Graduating in Entry Major||Percent of Those Graduating||Number Graduating in Other Program in Entry College||Number Graduating in Other UNO Colleges|
Digital Measures Faculty Scholarship and Service
This section can be expanded to include recent year information for scholarship, service to profession and community, and faculty honors.
|Faculty Dept||Refereed Journal Articles||Ref Journal Articles Per T-TT Fac||Total Refereed Publications||Tot Refereed Pubs Per T-TT Faculty|
|College of Arts and Sciences||93||0.7||188||1.4|
This section could include recent year information for scholarship, service to profession and community, and faculty honors.
Department Trends in the Broader UNO Campus Context
Relationship Between Change in Departmental Faculty FTE, Change in Total SCH, and Number of Majors
Note: To avoid distortion, Figure 22 does not include data for International Studies due its small base and large percent change in one or more values. The change in faculty was -87.9%, change in SCH was +35.6%, and total majors was 176.
Relationship Between Change in Total Departmental Course Sections Offered, Change in Total SCH, and Number of FTE Faculty
Note: To avoid distortion, Figure 23 does not include data for Gerontology due to its small base and large percent change in one or more values. The change in organized sections offered was +70.9%, change in SCH was +29.5%, and total faculty was 8.6 FTE.
Relationship Between Change in Departmental Faculty FTE, Change in Cost of Faculty Salaries, and Number of Majors
Note: To avoid distortion, Figure 24 does not include data for the International Studies and Writer's Workshop departments due to their small base and large percent change in one or more values. For International Studies, the change in faculty FTE was -87.9%, change in faculty salary spending was -69.4%, and the number of majors was 170. For Writer's Workshop, the change in faculty FTE was +15.7%, the change in faculty salary spending was +51.7%, and the number of majors was 110.
|Indicator||Academic Year Period Covered||Source|
|SCH: Student Credit Hours||Fall & Spring Semesters||UNO Institutional Research, ADI Database||Majors||Fall Semester||UNO Institutional Research, ADI Database|
|Course Sections||Fall & Spring Semesters||UNO Institutional Research, ADI Database|
|Degrees||Summer, Fall & Spring Semesters||UNO Institutional Research, ADI Database|
|FTE Faculty||Fall & Spring Semesters||UNO Institutional Research, ADI Database||Faculty Salary Expenditures||Fall & Spring Semesters||UNO Institutional Research, ADI Database|
|Faculty and Staff Characteristics||Fall & Spring Semesters||UNO Institutional Research, HR Database|
|SCH/FTE||Summer, Fall & Spring Semesters||UNO Institutional Research, ADI Database|
|Delaware Measures of Faculty Productivity||Fall Semester||University of Delaware, The National Study of Instructional Costs & Productivity||Course Evaluations||Fall & Spring Semesters||UNO Institutional Research, Course Evaluation Database|
|Six-Year Graduation Rate by Program||Fall Semester Entering Freshman Cohort||UNO Institutional Research, Census Freshman Cohort Database|
|Department Trends in UNO Context||Time Point Varies with Indicator; see specific indicators aboves||UNO Institutional Research, ADI Database|
This Academic Department Profile was developed by the UNO Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Decision Support Services. The electronic profile replaces the printed Academic Department Indicators series, which was produced annually from 1980 through 2011.