ERIC Number: ED342663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Survey of Mathematics and Statistics Departments at Higher Education Institutions. Higher Education Surveys Report. Survey Number 5.
Chaney, Bradford, Comp.; And Others
The purpose of this survey report is to provide national estimates on the types of students served, the characteristics of faculty used at different instructional levels, the availability and qualifications of teaching and research staff, student enrollment in mathematics/statistics courses, types of degrees offered, and problems in resources encountered by faculty for mathematics and statistics departments at higher education institutions. Prescreened departmental representatives from responding units, in most cases the chairperson, provided assessments in terms of both quantitative and qualitative data. The document includes: (1) an introduction about the background for this survey and the survey universe and respondents; (2) descriptions of mathematics and statistics programs in terms of degrees offered and the nature of the courses of study; (3) faculty teaching characteristics and degree attainment, recruitment statistics, and data on research priorities and teaching satisfaction; (4) frequency data on problem perception within mathematics and statistics departments; (5) differences among the various types of institutions; and (6) appendices with detailed tables, technical notes on survey methodology and reliability, and the survey questionnaire used for this report. (JJK)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Course Selection (Students), Enrollment, Experimenter Characteristics, Faculty Recruitment, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Researchers, Statistical Surveys, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Qualifications
Westat, 1650 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.