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Departmental Dashboard

Department of Computer Science

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.

Most figures portray trend information for the most recent 10 year period. Tables present data for the most recent 5 years. All figures are clickable; for example, to see the trend only for Lower Division and Upper Division SCH in Figure 1, click on Total and Graduate to hide their trends. See the Notes and Sources section at the end of this profile for information on data sources and time periods.

Student Demand

Student Credit Hour Enrollment

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Table 1. Dept of Computer Science Academic Year Student Credit Hour Enrollment: 2008-09 Through 2012-13

Category 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Total Student Credit Hours 8,089 7,735 7,352 7,614 8,470
Lower Division Student Credit Hours 4,407 4,282 4,059 4,304 4,724
Upper Division Student Credit Hours 2,753 2,553 2,347 2,471 2,520
Graduate Division Student Credit Hours 929 900 946 839 1,226

Student Majors by Level

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Table 2. Dept of Computer Science Majors and Minors: Fall 2008 Through 2012

Category Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012
BA/BS Major 344 312 302 295 327
BGS 13 22 12 11 15
Masters 89 81 73 84 94
Minors 16 19 20 29 28

Table 3. Dept of Computer Science Fall Semester Undergraduate Undergraduate Majors by Plan: 2008 Through 2012

Category Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012
BGS-Computer Science Concen 13 22 12 11 15
BS-Computer Science 344 312 302 295 327

Comparison of Undergraduate Interest in Computer Science at UNO and U.S. Undergraduate Interest in Computer Science Degrees

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Courses and Learning Opportunities

Total Course Sections Offered by Level

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Table 4. Dept of Computer Science Academic Year Organized Course Sections: 2008-09 Through 2012-13

Category 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Total 179 161 153 164 174
Undergraduate 147 130 127 139 147
Graduate 32 31 26 25 27

Specialized Course Offerings: Service Learning, Internships, Distance and First-Year Experience Courses

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Student Degree Completion

Degrees Awarded by Level and Major Program

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Table 5. Dept of Computer Science Academic Year Degrees Awarded by Level: 2008-09 Through 2012-13

Category 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Total Degrees 61 67 61 51 62
Bachelors Degree 41 51 37 35 35
BGS Degree 1 1 2 0 1
Masters Degree 19 15 22 16 26

Table 6. Dept of Computer Science Academic Year Degrees Awarded by Major Program: 2008-09 Through 2012-13

Category 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
BGS-Computer Science Concen 1 1 2 0 1
BS - Computer Science 41 51 37 35 35

Faculty and Staff

FTE Faculty and Salary Expenditures

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Table 7. Dept of Computer Science Academic Year FTE Faculty by Appointment: 2008-09 Through 2012-131

Category 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Total Faculty FTE 27.38 23.28 21.79 20.65 21.01
Full-Time FTE 20.95 19.41 16.83 16.00 15.75
Part-Time FTE 3.43 1.78 2.28 2.65 2.90
TA FTE 3.00 2.09 2.68 2.00 2.36

Table 8. Dept of Computer Science Academic Year Faculty Salary Expenditures: 2008-09 Through 2012-13

Category 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Total Faculty Salaries $1,962,792 $1,856,085 $1,637,918 $1,596,004 $1,585,233
Full-Time Faculty Salaries $1,777,852 $1,720,388 $1,540,861 $1,470,077 $1,441,744
Part-Time Faculty Salaries $74,800 $58,634 $40,642 $52,238 $64,734
TA Salaries $110,140 $77,063 $56,415 $73,689 $78,755

Faculty and Staff Characteristics

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Table 9. Dept of Computer Science Academic Year Total Staffing: 2008-09 Through 2012-13

Category 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty 16 17 14 14 15
Non-Tenured Faculty 9 8 7 8 9
Staff 1 1 1 1 1

Table 10. Dept of Computer Science Academic Year Total Staffing: 2008-09 Through 2012-13

Category 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty: Minority 11 12 10 10 10
Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty: Caucasian 5 5 4 4 5
Non-Tenured Faculty: Minority 2 2 1 3 2
Non-Tenured Faculty: Caucasian 7 6 6 5 7

Financial Resources

Departmental State-Aided Budget

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Table 11. Dept of Computer Science State-Aided Budget (all sub-units): 2008-09 Through 2012-13

Category 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Total Personal Services $2,272,370 $2,369,889 $2,387,682 $2,422,477 $2,511,604
Total Budget $2,326,389 $2,421,027 $2,438,820 $2,473,615 $2,562,742

Departmental External Funding

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Table 12. Dept of Computer Science External Funding: 2007-08 Through 2011-12

Category 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
Research $71,000 $751,491 $2,313,657 $864,828 $1,089,364
Public Service $5,400 $0 $0 $0 $0
Instruction $0 $0 $116,319 $225,818 $0
Total External Funding $76,400 $751,491 $2,429,976 $1,090,646 $1,089,364

Productivity Measures

UNO SCH/FTE Ratio

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Delaware Measures of Faculty Instructional Productivity

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Delaware Measures of Faculty Research Productivity

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Student Evaluation of Teaching

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Department Measurement of Learning Outcomes

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This section could include trend data or most recent data from assessment of student projects; NSSE trend data; and UNO Post-Graduation Plans Survey data.

Completion Rates for Freshmen Cohort Members Declaring a Major in the Department of Computer Science

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 Computer Science is only a subset of all majors in the Department. Most students select a major offered by the Department of Computer Science, or a BGS concentration in a related area, subsequent to enrolling as freshmen, or transferring from another university/college.

Table 13. Six-year Graduation and Completion Information for Fall 2005 Freshmen with Majors in Dept of Computer Science (tracked through Fall 2011)

Dept Major 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
Computer Science 62 34 54.8% 20 58.8% 8 6
College of IS&T 110 56 50.9% 27 48.2% 13 16

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.

Table 14. Dept of Computer Science 2012 Pubications

Faculty Dept Refereed Journal Articles Ref Journal Articles Per T-TT Fac Total Refereed Publications Tot Refereed Pubs Per T-TT Faculty
Computer Science 11 0.7 29 1.9
College of Information Science & Technology 55 1.5 84 2.3
UNO 297 0.5 609 1.5

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 32 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.

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Relationship Between Change in Total Departmental Course Sections Offered, Change in Total SCH, and Number of FTE Faculty

Note: To avoid distortion, Figure 33 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.

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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.

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Notes Table. Data Sources and Academic Year Time Periods Used in the Academic Department Profile

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.