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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.

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. Sociology Department 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 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

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Table 2. Sociology Department Majors and Minors: Fall 2008 Through 2012

Category Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012
BA/BS Major 115 130 132 145 142
BGS 19 12 16 19 17
Masters 12 21 29 28 27
Minors 111 121 95 73 69

Table 3. Sociology Department Undergraduate Majors by Plan: Fall 2008 Through 2012

Category Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012
BGS-Sociology Concen 19 12 16 19 17
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

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Courses and Learning Opportunities

Total Course Sections Offered by Level

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Table 4. Sociology Department Academic Year Course Sections: 2008-09 Through 2012-13

Category 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Total 86 89 89 87 96
Undergraduate 80 84 81 79 88
Graduate 5 6 8 8 8

Specialized Course Offerings: Internships, Service Learning, Distance and Dual Enrollment Courses

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Student Degree Attainment

Degrees Awarded by Level and Major Program

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Table 5. Sociology Department Academic Year Degrees Awarded by Level: 2008-09 Through 2012-13

Category 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Total Degrees 36 48 34 51 53
Bachelors Degree 28 39 25 39 31
BGS Degree 8 8 8 5 11
Masters Degree 0 1 1 7 11

Table 6. Sociology Department Academic Year Undergraduate Degrees Awarded by Concentration: 2008-09 Through 2012-13 (*=No Longer Active Concentrations)

Category 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
BGS-Soc Concen 8 8 8 5 11
Sociology-General 15 17 10 13 15
Anthropology 3 2 2 10 6
Inequality & Social Justice (Social Inequality Prior to 2011-12) 0 1 1 7 9
Organizational Sociology 10 18 11 9 1
Organizational Communication* 0 1 0 0 0
Medicine and Environment* 0 1 0 0 0

Faculty and Staff

FTE Faculty and Salary Expenditures

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Table 7. Sociology Department Academic Year FTE Faculty by Appointment: 2008-09 Through 2012-13

Category 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
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
Part-Time FTE 6.19 6.12 5.82 5.25 5.13
Tchg Assistant FTE 0 0 0 0 0

Table 8. Sociology Department Academic Year Faculty Salary Expenditures: 2008-09 Through 2012-13

Category 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
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

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Table 9. Sociology Department Academic Year Total Staffing: 2008-09 Through 2012-13

Category 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty 13 14 12 11 11
Non-Tenured Faculty 5 6 7 7 6
Staff 2 3 1 1 1

Table 10. Sociology Department 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 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

Financial Resources

Departmental State-Aided Budget

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Table 11. Sociology Department State-Aided Budget: 2008-09 Through 2012-13

Category 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Total Personal Services $1,163,053 $1,195,840 $1,162,450 $1,195,991 $1,198,255
Total Budget $1,181,169 $1,226,336 $1,192,946 $1,226,487 $1,228,751

Departmental External Funding

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Table 12. Sociology Department External Funding: 2008-09 Through 2012-13

Category 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Research $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Service $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Instruction $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total External Funding $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

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 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.

Table 13. Six-year Graduation and Completion Information for Fall 2005 Freshmen Selecting a Department of Sociology Major

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
Sociology 4 1 25.0% 1 100.0% 0 0

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. Sociology Department 2012 Pubications

Faculty Dept Refereed Journal Articles Ref Journal Articles Per T-TT Fac Total Refereed Publications Tot Refereed Pubs Per T-TT Faculty
Sociology 1 0.1 20 1.8
College of Arts and Sciences 93 0.7 188 1.4
UNO 297 0.7 609 1.5

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.

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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 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.

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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.