Status Data

  • The STEM departments participating in Gannon’s ADVANCE PAID grant proposal are Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science, Mathematics, Physics, Electrical and ComputerEngineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Psychology.

    Data factors driving the TRANSFORM follow:

    1. Female faculty constitutes a low percentage of the STEM faculty.

    Table 1: Percentage of Female Faculty in STEM-Related Administrative Units at Gannon University, 2009-2012 Data

      2009-2010   2010-2011   2011-2012    2012-2013  
    Program/Department Total % of Female Total % of Female Total % of Female  Total  % Female
    Bioinformatics Department 1 0.00% 1 0.00% 1 0.00% 1 0.00%
    Biology Department 14 28.57% 14 35.71% 13 38.46% 16 50.00%
    Chemistry Department 8 25.00% 8 37.50% 8 37.50% 9 33.33%
    Computer & Information Science 5 60.00% 5 60.00% 5 60.00% 5 60.00%
    Electrical & Computer Engineering 8 25.00% 8 25.00% 8 25.00% 8 25.00%
    Enviromental Science Department 3 33.33% 2 50.00% 3 33.33% 3 33.33%
    Mathematics Department 7 28.57% 7 28.57% 7 28.57% 7 28.57%
    Mechanical Engineering 7 14.29% 7 14.29% 7 14.29% 7 14.29%
    Physics Department 3 0.00% 3 0.00% 3 0.00% 3 0.00%
    Psychology Program 6 50.00% 9 0.00% 8 50.00% 9 44.44%
    Software Engineering 2 0.00% 2 55.56% 2 0.00% 2 0.00%
    STEM TOTAL 64 28.13% 66 33.33% 65 32.31% 70 34.29%
    UNIVERSITY TOTAL 200 45.00% 196 46.94% 197 46.19% 203 45.81%

    2.Female faculty do not have a strong presence at higher ranks.

    Table 2: Male and Female STEM Faculty across Rank Levels at Gannon University, 2009-2013 Data 

    Rank 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012  2012-2013
    Professor-Male 18.8% 18.2% 20.0% 22.9%
    Professor-Female 0.0% 0.0% 3.1% 2.9%
    Associate-Male 23.4% 24.2% 24.6% 18.6%
    Associate-Female 12.5% 15.2% 10.8% 11.4%
    Assistant-Male 25.0% 19.7% 18.5% 20.0%
    Assistant-Female 12.5% 15.2% 16.9% 15.7%

    3. Support needed for new faculty who find it necessary to adjust their research to be compatible with the constraints of a primarily undergraduate institution or for those who have taken time away from research for family responsibilities is complemented by the Strategy 2, Research Initiation Grant, sponsored by the grant.

    4. Opportunities were lacking for the development of leadership skills needed for the additional responsibilities of management at the University or within professional societies. Strategy 3, Leadership Developments, addresses this factor.