University of California 2010 Accountability Report

Indicator 43
Faculty Composition, October 1998, 2003 and 2008

Data visualization. please download the source data for accessible information.

Between 1998 and 2008, UC added almost 4,100 more faculty, an overall increase of about 27 percent. During the same period, UC's student population grew by 35 percent, from about 161,000 students in 1998 to almost 217,000 students in 2009.

During this period, the greatest growth in faculty appointments occurred with non-Senate faculty. Their number increased 42 percent (from 5,097 to 7,213) compared to the number of Senate faculty, which increased 20 percent (from 10,009 to 11,987). As a result, the proportion of Senate faculty who constitute the core of the University's faculty dropped from 66 percent to 62 percent of all faculty.

The picture reflects two trends. First, the proportion of faculty with appointments in the clinical X series, adjunct, and health science clinical series grew from 19 to 23 percent (2,818 to 4,455), largely due to increases in federal funding for health sciences research.

Second, the proportion of non-Senate lecturers grew from 14 percent of all faculty in 1998 to 16 percent of all faculty in 2008 (2,108 to 3,008). Here, too, there are economic reasons at work reflective of the long-term decline in state funding. Non-Senate lecturers are teaching-only faculty and typically command lower salaries than Senate faculty. As such, they deliver instruction at a lower per-student cost.

Source: UCOP Corporate Personnel System.

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