Faculty Status Survey

Who Is Teaching Whom?

Did you know that 60% of the students enrolled in the introductory chemistry courses not suitable for majors see non-tenure-track faculty in lecture? Or that women make up only 16% of the tenure-track faculty at PhD-granting institutions? CPT reports the results of its faculty status survey from chemistry programs across the nation.

Statistics


General Chemistry Lecture

Percentage of students who see non-tenure-track faculty in:

  • Courses suitable for majors: 33%
  • Courses not suitable for majors: 60%
Course Staffing Trends

60% of programs reported that the proportion of undergraduate chemistry courses taught by tenure-track faculty has not changed in the past five years.

Organic Chemistry Lecture

Percentage of students who see non-tenure-track faculty in:

  • Courses suitable for majors: 20%
  • Courses suitable for non-majors:50%
Faculty Characteristics
  • 22% of tenure-track faculty are women
  • 48% of long-term, full-time faculty are women
  • 61% of temporary faculty hold a PhD