Core Requirement 2.8

1.  The number of full-time faculty members is adequate to support the mission of the institution and to ensure the quality and integrity of each of its academic programs.  (Core Requirement 2.8)

   X  Compliance           ___ Non-Compliance  

Narrative:

Southern University at Baton Rouge (SUBR) has an adequate number of full-time and parttime faculty to satisfy the instructional, research, and public service mission of the university. “The mission of Southern University and A&M College, an Historically Black, 1890 land-grant institution, is to provide opportunities for a diverse student population to achieve a high-quality, global educational experience, to engage in scholarly research, and creative activities, and to give meaningful public service to the community, the state, the nation, and the world so that Southern University graduates are competent, informed, and productive citizens.” SUBR provides multiple baccalaureate, master, and doctor of philosophy degree programs to ensure that the mission of SUBR is fulfilled.

The University supports the mission of maintaining and increasing its faculty to ensure that quality academic programs are maintained (See Faculty Roster Fall 2015). As evidenced by the transcripts and vitae provided in Section 3.4.11, the faculty of SUBR has a wide variety of expertise in each of its Colleges and Degree programs. Disaggregated student credit hour data confirms that more than 80% of all credit generating courses are taught by full-time University faculty. In fact, the full-time faculty generated 59,853 credit hours, while part-time faculty generated 26,479 in Fall 2015. SUBR ensures the integrity and quality of its academic programs by requiring that full-time and part-time faculty members teaching courses for credit must meet the same requirements for professional, experiential and scholarly preparation in their respective disciplines.

Additionally, SUBR requires faculty to divide work responsibilities among research, teaching, service, and advisement. This directly relates to SUBR’s mission of providing avenues for scholarly, research, and creative activities and to give meaningful public service to the community, the state, the nation, and the world. The University’s Fall 2015 roster of 292 full-time faculty and 135 part-time faculty continues to work together to create and deliver degree programs that prepare the students of SUBR to become global citizens.

Faculty Definitions

The academic officer for each department is the chairperson, who also serves as a member of the faculty. Departmental faculty consists of all members of the academic staff of a department having the rank of instructor or higher. Faculty members are appointed full-time for at least a one-year period (a percentage of their work for the current year must be in that particular department). A full-time faculty member is defined as one whose appointment is 100 percent of the time. A part-time faculty is defined as one whose appointment is any percentage of assignment that is less than 100 percent of the time.

SUBR provides for the following academic ranks for instructional and research personnel. Full-time faculty consist of the following categories: Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Instructors, and Visiting Professor of same ranks. Full-time faculty are designated as tenured and/or tenure-track. Part-time faculty include: Professor, Adjunct Professor, Associate Professor, Adjunct Associate Professor, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Instructor, Adjunct Instructor, and Cooperating Teacher. The qualifications for each of these positions are found in the SUBR Faculty Handbook.

Faculty Work Loads

According to SUBR Faculty Handbook, faculty work load designations are: 12 hours for undergraduate teaching, 9 hours for master’s degree teaching, and 6 hours for doctor of philosophy degree teaching. Each department may reduce the teaching requirement based on special projects or increase the teaching workload up to 3 hours to meet departmental needs.

To decrease faculty workload, chairpersons, division heads, and members of the faculty conducting special University sponsored projects, research and programs or who are performing other special University or University-related assignments beyond those normally expected may be approved for or granted a reduced teaching load by the academic dean or division head in consultation with the chief academic officer of the campus (e.g. chairpersons normally incur a 50% teaching load reduction for assuming the duties and responsibilities of chairing a division or department). To increase faculty workload to meet student needs, a full-time member of the faculty is authorized to teach up to six hours over their normal full-time assignment on- or off-campus each semester (this is typically one to two courses).

Each faculty member is expected to divide his/her time among Research, Teaching Excellence & Experience, Service to the University & Community, and Mentoring/Advisement. As evidenced in the SUBR Faculty Handbook, Appendix D,Table 1 indicates the percentage of time faculty members spend on each task. Each task supports the fulfillment of the SUBR mission.

Table 1
Percentage of Time Faculty Members Spend on Each Expectation/Task

Expectation/Task Percentatge of Time
Research 25%
Teaching Excellence & Expereince 55%
Service to the University & Community 15%
Mentoring and Advising 5%
Total 100%


Table 2 identifies faculty overloads by college and program. In Fall 2015, of the 427 faculty members, only 39 faculty taught an overload. In many cases, these overloads consisted of one 3-hour class that had multiple sections or a 1-hour lab taught in conjunction with a 3-hour class. With 60% of the time spent on teaching excellence and mentoring/advising, SUBR is committed to maintaining the quality and integrity of its programs by providing adequate faculty support to students.

Table 2
Faculty Overloads by College

Name Course # Course Name Number of
Overload Hours
College of Business
Thelma Jones ACCT 200 Accounting 3
College of Education, Arts and Humanities
Robert Cox ARTS 200 Understanding the Arts 3
Cynthia Bryant ENGL 203 Intro to African Literature 3
Natalie D’Auvergne- LaMotte ENGL 110 Freshman Composition 3
Vonsha Henderson ENGL 200 Composition 3
Barbara Parker ENGL 200 Composition 3
Carolina Cobb SPAN 100 Elementary Spanish 3
Therese Lorastida SPAN 100 Elementary Spanish 3
Peter Breaux HIST 224 US History 3
Cynthia Mcghee-Bourgere MCOM 316 Public Relations Writing 3
College of Sciences & Agriculture
Tanganika Johnson BIOL 108 General Biology 3
Samkutty Pushpa BIOL 108 General Biology 3
Sharon Chriss CHEM 108 Laboratory 1
Damien Narcisse CHEM 108 Laboratory 1
Weihan Wang CHEM 220 Organic Chemistry Lab 1
Scott Wicker CHEM 220 Organic Chemistry Lab 1
Scott Wicker CHEM 440 Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1
Jung- Im Seo FCSC 304 Fashion Merchandising 3
Ronald Coleman MATH 135 Pre-Calculus 3
Katrina Cunningham MATH 135 Pre-Calculus 3
Christopher Marshall MATH 131 College Math 3
Gregory Porter MATH 140 Pre-Calculus 6
Kennatra Smith MATH 274 Elementary Statistics 6
Phedra Wells MATH 130 College Mathematics 3
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Marilyn Antoine CMPS 105 Intro to Computer 6
Alonzo Johnson CMPS 110 Computer Seminar 1
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Stephen Addison CRJU 245 Criminal Procedures 3
Eugene Hughley CRJU 245 Criminal Procedures 3
Frank Gipson PHIL 210 Intro to Logic 3
John Hainly PHIL 210 Intro to Logic 3
Cecil Duncan PSYC 210 General Psychology 3
Richard Flicker PSYC 210 General Psychology 3
Jocelyn Freeman PSYC 274 Elementary Statistics 3
Catrice Tolbert PSYC 486 Abnormal Psychology 3
Ollie Christian SOCL 210 Introduction to Sociology 3
Anthony Igiede SOCL 210 Introduction to Sociology 3
Anthony Lawrence SOCL 210 Introduction to Sociology 3
Kristie Perry SOCL 210 Introduction to Sociology 3
Yehya Riad SOCL 210 Introduction to Sociology 3
Alma Thornton SOCL 210 Introduction to Sociology 3


Adequacy in Faculty Numbers/Resources

SUBR ensures the adequacy in faculty numbers by maintaining an appropriate student to faculty ratio. In Fall 2015, SUBR employed 292 full-time faculty for 4,833 students. The student to full-time faculty ratio was 19:1 for undergraduate level classes, 8:1 for graduate level classes, and 17:1 for both undergraduate and graduate level classes (Table 3). In Table 4, the student to faculty ratio by discipline of the 46 degree offerings listed, only 9 have higher than a 25:1 ratio. This is evidenced by the faculty roster Fall 2015. This supports SUBR’s mission to provide opportunities for a diverse student population to achieve a high quality experience.

Table 3
Student to Faculty Ratio Undergraduate and Graduate Level

University Grand Total - Undergraduate Fall 2015
Student Credit Hours 72499
Credit Hours 2993
Full-Time Students 4833.27
Full-Time Faculty 249.42
Student-Faculty Ratio 19.38
University Grand Total - Graduate 7400
Student Credit Hours 7400
Credit Hours 728
Full-Time Students 616.7
Full-Time Faculty 80.89
Student-Faculty Ratio 7.62
University Grand Total - Undergraduate/Graduate  
Student Credit Hours 79899
Credit Hours 3721
Full-Time Students 5449.93
Full-Time Faculty 330.31
Student-Faculty Ratio 16.50

Table 4
Student to Faculty Ratio by Discipline - Fall 2014

Disciplines Fall 2014
Disciplines with ratios lower than 25 in Fall 2014
Accounting 15.06
Agriculture Economics 10.00
Agricultureal Sciences 11.13
Architecture 4.09
Behavioral Studies/Educational Leadership 16.00
Chemistry 19.09
Civil Engineering 10.70
Computer Science 14.28
Criminal Justice 16.88
Curriculum and Instruction 6.28
Electrical Engineering 11.82
Electronics Technology 6.21
Engineering 16.42
English 19.27
Family & Consumer Science 16.02
Finance 13.16
Fine Arts 18.26
French 15.70
Geography 22.80
German/Japanese/Chinese/Arabic/Wolof/Swahili 7.73
Leisure & Recreation 20.73
Management 15.43
Marketing 11.04
Mass Communication 14.3
Mathematics 21.27
Mechanical Engineering 13.06
Music 11.21
Philosophy 21.20
Physical Education 15.16
Physics 16.84
Rehabilitation Services 15.61
Social Work 20.11
Spanish 20.05
Special Education 7.47
Speech & Theatre 19.73
Speech Pathology & Audiology 11.87
Urban Forestry 12.00
Disciplines with ratios higher than 25 in Fall 2014
Nursing/Health Science 64.00
Humanities 31.60
Health & Safety 31.20
Psychology 28.78
History 28.74
Biological Science 28.18
Economics 28.18
Sociology 25.60
Political Science 25.12


Full-time vs. Part-time Faculty Disaggregated by Academic Program

The adequacy of full-time faculty at SUBR can be determined by comparing the number of full-time and part-time faculty members in each academic program. Table 5 indicates the number of full-time vs. part-time faculty teaching course sections in Fall 2015, disaggregated by academic programs. The College of Business has 30 faculty, 22 full-time and 8 part-time. The College of Education, Arts, and Humanities has 92 faculty, 39 full-time and 53 part-time. The College of Engineering and Computer Science has 41 faculty, 36 full-time and 5 part-time faculty. The School of Nursing and Allied Health has 91 faculty, 62 full-time and 29 part-time faculty.The College of Sciences and Agriculture has 116 faculty, 89 full-time and 27 part-time. The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences has 57 faculty, 44 full-time and 13 part-time.

On occasions full-time faculty numbers surpass the part-time faculty. For example, during the 2015-2016 academic year, there has been a surge in enrollment in courses in the College of Education, Arts, & Humanities. The increased enrollment demanded additional sections of English 110 and 111 and additional adjunct faculty members were hired to meet the demand. In addition, in the Department of Music, the elevated numbers in part-time faculty is due to courses being taught by artists in residence.

Currently, SUBR employs 427 faculty, 292 full-time and 135 part-time faculty. The number of full-time faculty members is adequate to support the mission of the institution and to ensure the quality and integrity of each of its academic programs. Disaggregated data for each college is listed in Table 5.

Table 5
Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty Teaching Courses – Fall 2015

College – Program and Degree Number of Full-Time andPart-Time Faculty
College of Business Full-Time
Faculty

Part-Time
Faculty

Total
Bachelor of Science in Accounting 5 0 5
Bachelor of Science in Business Management 7 3 10
Bachelor of Science in Finance
7 2 9
Bachelor of Science in Marketing 3 1 4
Master of Business Administration
*Note: FT faculty in the other academic units in the College of
Business (i.e., ACCT, MGMT, FINC, MKTG) also teach MBAcourses.
They were not included in this count because they have already been
accounted for in the aforementioned academic units.
*0 2 2
College of Education, Arts and Humanities Full-Time
Faculty
Part-Time
Faculty
Total
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Grades 1-5 2 5 7
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education
M/MOD, Grades 1-5
2 5 7
Bachelor of Science in Middle School Education and SpecialEducation M/MOD, Grades 4-8 1 0 1
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies 1 0 1
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications 4 3 7
Bachelor of Arts in English 7 14 21
Bachelor of Arts in History 9 6 15
Bachelor of Music 8 11 19
Master of Arts in Clinical Health Counseling
2 5 7
Master of Arts in School Counseling 1 0 1
Masters of Education in Educational Leadership 2 4 6
College of Engineering and Computer Science Full-Time
Faculty
Part-Time
Faculty
Total
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering 6 2 8
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering 6 1 7
Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology 4 1 5
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering 9 1 10
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science 11 0 11
Master of Engineering
*Engineering faculty teach both undergraduate and graduate courses.
* *  
Master of Science in Computer Science
*Computer Science faculty teach both undergraduate and graduate
courses.
* *  
School of Nursing and Allied Health Full-Time
Faculty
Part-Time
Faculty
Total
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 24 12 36
Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Services 3 3 6
Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology 5 3 8
Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation 2 2 4
Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse 8 5 13
Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling 3 0 3
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology 4 3 7
Master of Science in Therapeutic Recreation 2 0 2
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing 5 1 6
Doctor of Nursing Practice 6 0 6
College of Sciences and Agriculture Full-Time
Faculty
Part-Time
Faculty
Total
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Sciences 3 3 6
Bachelor of Science in Urban Forestry 6* 0 6*
Bachelor of Science in Biology 11 8 19
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry 10 1 11
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics 27** 4 31
Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences 7** 8 15
Master of Science in Urban Forestry 6* 0 6*
Master of Science in Biology 6 2 8
Master of Science in Mathematics and Physics 11 1 12
Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Toxicology 4 0 4
Doctor of Philosophy in Science and Mathematics Education 4 0 4
Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Forestry 6* 0 6*
* Six faculty members teach three levels (BS, MS, and PhD)
** One faculty member has joint appointment between SUBR
and LSU)
     
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Full-Time
Faculty
Part-Time
Faculty
Total
Bachelor of Science in Psychology 6 4 10
Bachelor of Science in Sociology 7 1 8
Bachelor of Science in Social Work 2 0 2
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science 7 0 7
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice 5 5 10
Master of Science in Criminal Justice 3 1 4
Master of Public Administration 3 1 4
Master of Arts in Social Sciences 8 0 8
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy 3 1 4

SUBR does not designate between full-time and part-time faculty for its online degree programs. For each of the eight programs offered online, the total number of faculty is identified in Table 6.

Table 6
Online offerings

College – Program and Degree Faculty
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (online) 7
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (online) 3
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (online) 15
Bachelor of Science in Psychology (online)
6
Master of Public Administration (online 6
Master of Business Administration (online) 6
Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling (online) 12

 

Supporting Documentation

Faculty overload Fall 2015 by discipline (spreadsheet)
Louisiana Board of Regents - Academic Affairs Policy 2.13
SUBR Faculty Handbook 2016-2020
Faculty Fall Roster

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