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Walsh, Courtney; Tyler, John – AIP Statistical Research Center, 2022
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty members faced numerous challenges related to their teaching and research. Among other challenges, many faculty members encountered reduced access to the resources they needed. This Focus On briefly outlines faculty-reported changes in access to resources and compares those changes across the highest degree…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Science Teachers, Physics, Astronomy
Walsh, Courtney; Tyler, John – AIP Statistical Research Center, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a pervasive impact on the work life and personal lives of employees across the US. During the spring semester of 2021, we surveyed a sample of physics and astronomy faculty members to learn more about their experiences during the pandemic. To understand faculty members' well-being, we asked respondents to gauge their…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Science Teachers, Physics, Astronomy
Walsh, Courtney; Tyler, John – AIP Statistical Research Center, 2022
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty members have faced a changed and challenging environment. They were faced with reallocating their time across various teaching, research, and service responsibilities; adjusting their teaching format, testing, and labs; and dealing with reduced access to the resources they needed to teach…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Physics, Astronomy, COVID-19
Mulvey, Patrick J.; Nicholson, Starr; Pold, Jack – AIP Statistical Research Center, 2021
The trend data detailed in this "Focus On" includes doctorates from the class of 2019. It presents data on the number of physics PhDs awarded in the U.S. including data on citizenship, women, and PhDs from underrepresented groups. It also includes data on educational background, time to degree, subfield of dissertation, and general…
Descriptors: Physics, Doctoral Degrees, Enrollment, Educational Trends
Walsh, Courtney; Tyler, John – AIP Statistical Research Center, 2021
Like many workers in the United States, physics and astronomy faculty members' careers and work situations have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. During the spring semester of 2021, AIP's Statistical Research Center surveyed a sample of faculty members regarding their experiences during the pandemic, and this Focus On outlines how faculty…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Science Teachers, Physics, Astronomy
Pold, Jack; Mulvey, Patrick – AIP Statistical Research Center, 2020
After receiving their degrees, exiting master's degree holders have a variety of employment and education options available to them. Many students enter or remain in the workforce, whereas others continue their graduate education in physics or other subjects. Some new exiting masters, mostly non-US citizens, leave the US after receiving their…
Descriptors: Physics, College Graduates, Masters Degrees, Employment
Tyler, John; Mulvey, Patrick; Nicholson, Starr – AIP Statistical Research Center, 2020
The majority (67%) of degree-granting physics departments in the United States grant a bachelor's degree as their highest degree. There are 84 departments that grant astronomy bachelor's degrees. Of these departments, 39 are separate, stand-alone astronomy departments, and 45 are in departments that award both astronomy and physics degrees. The…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, College Science, Physics, Astronomy
Porter, Anne Marie; Tyler, John; Nicholson, Starr; Ivie, Rachel – AIP Statistical Research Center, 2020
In any academic department, faculty members retire or leave for a variety of reasons, and new faculty members are hired to replace departing faculty or fill newly created positions. This report focuses on departures, retirements, recruitments, and new hires in physics and astronomy departments. In our Academic Workforce Surveys, we collect the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Science Teachers, Physics, Astronomy
Mulvey, Patrick; Pold, Jack – AIP Statistical Research Center, 2020
By the time physics students receive their PhDs, they have a broad understanding of many areas of physics and in-depth knowledge in a specific subfield. They have developed a comprehensive knowledge of mathematics, modeling, and programming. Graduate students in physics also develop skills in areas not specifically related to physics and not…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Physics, College Graduates, Outcomes of Education
Mulvey, Patrick J.; Nicholson, Starr – AIP Statistical Research Center, 2020
Each fall the Statistical Research Center (SRC) conducts its Survey of Enrollments and Degrees. The survey is sent to all degree-granting physics and astronomy departments in the United States and Puerto Rico. Departments are asked to provide information concerning the number of students they currently have enrolled and the number of degrees they…
Descriptors: Physics, Bachelors Degrees, Enrollment, Colleges
Porter, Anne Marie – AIP Statistical Research Center, 2019
Using data from the 2011 PhD Plus 10 Study of mid-career physics PhD recipients, researchers explored the supporting factors and barriers to success experienced by PhD physicists throughout their careers. The study examined the career experiences of respondents working in three different sectors (academia, government, and the private sector) and…
Descriptors: Career Development, Physics, Doctoral Degrees, Barriers
Helba, Cynthia; Porter, Anne Marie; Nicholson, Starr; Ivie, Rachel – AIP Statistical Research Center, 2019
The Academic WorkForce Survey has been conducted every two years since 1986. Between March and June 2018, researchers contacted 797 physics and astronomy departments (including 39 astronomy-only departments) that award a bachelor's degree or higher in physics or astronomy. Responses were received from 720 institutions, a 90% response rate. This…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Women Faculty, Science Teachers, Physics
Porter, Anne Marie; Ivie, Rachel – AIP Statistical Research Center, 2019
This report provides a comprehensive overview of the representation and participation of women in physics and astronomy fields. The report describes the representation of women in high school physics enrollment, physics and astronomy degree completions, and faculty employment. In addition, it examines the representation of minority women at some…
Descriptors: Females, Physics, Astronomy, High Schools
Porter, Anne Marie – AIP Statistical Research Center, 2018
The PhD Plus 10 Study was the first-ever follow-up of mid-career physics PhD recipients. In 2011 individuals who graduated with a physics PhD from the classes of 1996, 1997, 2000, and 2001 in the United States were contacted. Of those who responded to the survey, 597 were employed in academia, 464 academic employees worked in physics or astronomy…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Doctoral Degrees, Physics, Occupational Information
Porter, Anne Marie – AIP Statistical Research Center, 2018
The PhD Plus 10 Study was the first follow-up survey of mid-career physics PhD recipients. In 2011, individuals who graduated with a physics PhD from the classes of 1996, 1997, 2000, and 2001 in the United States were contacted. Of those who responded to the survey, 225 were employed in the US government sector. Of government respondents, 67%…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Doctoral Degrees, Physics, Government Employees
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