During the development of the new plan, the Department of Agriculture left the college and became a member of the School of Polytechnic Studies. The college then changed its name to the College of Science and Mathematics.
The following tables indicate the growth in the number of students and credit hour production in the college. In this same time frame, the number of tenure-track faculty has increased by only one. A position was lost in physics, while biology and computer science each gained one. However, the number of term-appointments and part-time appointments has increased.
The data below does not include agriculture or industrial technology
Table 1. Total number of undergraduate majors in the college
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Table 2. Total number of graduate students in the college
Table 3. Total student credit hour production in the college
Table 4. Total number of tenure-track lines in the college
The following factors are expected to have an impact on the College of Science and Mathematics.
- Faculty salaries and space will continue to be issues. The ability to attract and retain high-quality faculty is paramount to the future success of our graduates.
- Continued growth in enrollment at the University will impact our ability to deliver quality courses in both the major and the University Studies program.
- Growth in the number of majors in computer science, along with the difficulties in attracting and keeping faculty, continues to present a problem.
- The completion of the River Campus is very important to the college.
- Renovation of Brandt Hall will allow the Department of Mathematics and the Godwin Center to occupy this building.
- Renovation of Johnson Hall should allow space to be freed in Magill Hall.
- A major renovation of Magill Hall will go a long way toward alleviating the lack of research space in the college.
- The move of the School of Polytechnic Studies into the new Otto and Della Seabaugh Polytechnic Building will also impact the college if the advising centers of the school and the college are consolidated into the same space.