Faculty Diversity Data and Reports

What’s the demographic distribution of faculty at NC State? Has the number of faculty of color increased over the past 10 Years? Does the risk of leaving for assistant professors differ between men and women?

Find demographic and survey data here, as well as reports on special topics

Fall 2012 Faculty Demographics 
International 4%
Unknown 1%
Hispanic of any Race 3%
American Indian 0.2%
Asian American 8%
Black 4%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
White 79%
Two or More Races 0.6%


2012-13 GLBT Climate Survey Report

 College campuses strive to provide optimal learning for students and professional development for faculty, staff, and administrators. However, for individuals who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender (GLBT), college campuses can sometimes be a frightening, threatening, and unsafe place.

The purpose of the climate survey was to find the perceptions, either positive or negative, which GLBT individuals have regarding their experiences at NC State. This survey was a needs assessment to understand the current campus and incorporated both quantitative and qualitative methods in order to achieve this goal.

Climate Survey Full Report Fall 2013

July 2013: Usage of Tenure Clock Extension for a New Child in the Family

Brief report on the the number of extensions to the tenure clock that have been approved for faculty having a new child in the family. The regulation establishing automatically approved extensions went into effect in 2008. The number approved for either a new child in the family or automatically initiated due to Family and Medical Leave of 60 days or longer increased the first couple of years and appears now to have leveled off:

  • 2008: 1 extension for a new child (1 man)
  • 2009: 5 extension for a new child (2 women, 3 men)
  • 2010: 11 extensions for a new child (6 women, 5 men)
  • 2011: 8 extensions for a new child (5 women, 3 men)
  • 2012: 7 extensions for a new child (3 women, 4 men)
  • Total: 32 extensions for a new child (Note that a total of 94 extensions for all reasons were approved in this time period, 45 to women and 49 to men).
In each of the past two years, 7 or 8 faculty have obtained tenure clock extensions for a new child in the family. This is about a third of pre-tenure faculty who might be eligible for an extension of the tenure clock due to a new child in the family, estimating from the 2011 COACHE Survey. In the COACHE Survey, 24% of pre-tenure women and 44% of pre-tenure men reported having children from 0 to 4 years old. This corresponds to roughly 7%, or about 21-22 pretenure faculty, having an infant in any given year.
On a related question, it also appears that pre-tenure women are putting off having children (if they eventually do have children). Compared to men, a smaller proportion of pre-tenure women have children in the 0 to 4 year old age range. By comparison, there is not a big discrepancy between male and female non-tenure track faculty or tenured faculty. Here are the proportions of faculty who have infants, toddlers or preschoolers:
Non-tenure track: Women: 15%, Men 18%
Pre-tenure: Women: 24%, Men 44%
Tenured: Women: 9%, Men 9%

Diversity Fact Books and Status Reports, 2008-2011

The 2009-10 and 2010-11 Diversity Fact Books compile information about student demographics, admissions, graduation rates, retention and survey results and about faculty and staff demographics, hiring, retention and survey results. The Status Reports provide information specifically about African American, Native American, and Hispanic/Latino students and faculty.

Faculty Salary Equity Studies

The intent of NCSU’s salary equity studies is to determine whether disparities in faculty salaries due to race or gender exist at NC State. The aim is to uncover any systemic disparities affecting groups of faculty, and to address these.  NCSU has an impressive history of doing salary equity studies annually. They were done annually from sometime in the early 1980′s to 2000. Starting with data for Fall 2000, equity studies have been done on a three-year cycle; studies were completed in 2000, 2003, 2006, and one is currently underway for 2012. The salary equity study of 2009 was not completed due to freezes on faculty salaries at that time.


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