Academics

Academics

Faculty Teaching Load


Grambling State University has sufficient full-time faculty to support the mission of the institution and to ensure quality and integrity of academic programs. The documentation supporting compliance with this requirement is included and organized by college. The student credit hours production for full-time faculty per department is highlighted in the documentation. At the beginning of the 2008-09 academic year, the University employed 259 full-time teaching faculty members. For the fall term of the 2008-09 academic year, the full-time equivalent (FTE)-student to FTE faculty ratio was 19:1. This ratio compares favorably to the ratios for institutions identified by the university as peer institutions as shown in the table below.

Comparison of Peer Institutions Student to Faculty Ratios
Institution Name 2007 2008
Albany State University 20:1 21:1
Alcorn State University 17:1 17:1
Delaware State University 13:1 12:1
Delta State University 17:1 16:1
Elizabeth City State University 15:1 18:1
Fayetteville State University 17:1 19:1
Fort Valley State University 20:1 19:1
Grambling State University 19:1 19:1
Jacksonville State University 20:1 21:1
Mississippi Valley State University 20:1 19:1
Norfolk State University 17:1 17:1
North Carolina Central University 19:1 20:1
Northeastern State University 20:1 20:1
Northwestern State University of LA 20:1 20:1
Savannah State University 25:1 18:1
South Carolina State University 19:1 17:1
Virginia State University 15:1 13:1
Peer Total 18:1 18:1

Source: Calculated using IPEDS FTE Instructional Staff & FTE Students

A review of the teaching assignments for faculty during the fall 2008 semester shows that each program had an adequate number of full-time faculty to support the courses offered. The percent of undergraduate credit hour productions taught by full-time faculty for departments ranged from 85.31% to 100%.

Full-Time (FT) Faculty by College and Department/School – Fall 2008
College and Department/School Number of FT Faculty Percent of Undergraduate Student Credit Hours Taught by FT Faculty Percent of Graduate Student Credit Hours Taught by FT Faculty
College of Arts and Sciences
   Art 4 100%
   Biological Science 13 100%
   Chemistry 9 100%
   Engineering Technology 10 93.43%
   English 26 100% 100%
   Family & Consumer   Sciences 5 86.77%
   Foreign Language 5 85.31%
   History 7 74.48%
   Mathematics & Computer Science 19 92.43%
   Music 10 98.12%
   Physics 7 98.95%
   Political Science
   Public Administration
9 100% 100%
   Sociology & Psychology 11 96.65% 100%
   Speech & Theatre 9 100%
College of Business
   Accounting 3 100%
   Computer Information Systems 5 100%
   Economics 3 100%
   Management 5 100%
   Marketing 5 100%
College of Education
   Curriculum and Instruction 12  100%
   Educational Leadership 9 100%
   Kinesiology, Sports Leisure Studies 13 91.67% 100%
College of Professional Studies
   Criminal Justice 12 86.92% 100%
   Mass Communication 11 100% 100%
   Nursing 21 100% 100%
   Social Work 9 93% 100%
University Total 259 95.40% 100%

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