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Student credit hours are calculated by multiplying course enrollment by course credit hours. The numbers included in this table represent the student credit hours generated from courses offered by the department in the Fall and Spring semesters. In CICS, this is determined using the DPT1 and/or DPT2 field listed on the course section (see RCSO).

The weighted student credit hour totals displayed in the table are calculated using the following weighting factors:

Lower Divisionx1.0
Upper Divisionx1.2

For more detail on the numbers displayed in this table, see the Academic Affairs Budget Office website. Student credit hour reports are in the Financial Information section under Student Credit Hours Per Semester.

Please note that the table does not include student credit hours generated from student exchange courses (those with a location code of "IE" or "NE") while the student credit hour reports on the website include these hours. For some departments this will cause a small discrepancy between the two sources. You may click on any row in the student credit hour reports on the website to see a complete breakdown of each course included in the total. The location code for each course is displayed in that breakdown.

Faculty FTE History • Anthropology
Faculty Name 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
John Bratten 0.0 N/A* 1.0 1.0 1.0
Gregory Cook 0.0 N/A* 0.0 0.0 1.0
Alice Curtin 0.0 N/A* 1.0 1.0 1.0
Rosalind Fisher 0.0 N/A* 1.0 1.0 1.0
Ramie Gougeon 0.0 N/A* 1.0 1.0 1.0
Kristina Killgrove 0.0 N/A* 0.0 0.0 1.0
Robert Philen 0.0 N/A* 1.0 1.0 1.0
Terry Prewitt 0.0 N/A* 1.0 1.0 0.0
Neill Wallis 0.0 N/A* 0.0 0.0 0.0
John Worth 0.0 N/A* 1.0 1.0 1.0
Department Total 0.0 N/A* 7.0 7.0 8.0

Tenured Faculty Tenure Earning Faculty Non-Tenure Earning Faculty
* Line detail is not available for Fall 2009

Departmental growth capacity represents a department's ability to support more students by offering more courses or raising course enrollment. The growth capacity rank identifies the departments with the greatest need of more faculty lines to support its current student credit hour load. This ranking is determined by dividing the department's weighted fall/spring student credit hours by the number of regular line-item instructional faculty in the department at the start of that academic year. These numbers are displayed in the Student Credit Hours table and the # of FTE Faculty by Tenure Status table, respectively. Departments with lower rank values have less capacity for growth based on this calculation than those with higher rank values.

The complete growth capacity ranking of all academic departments is available for each year displayed in the table. To see the complete ranking, click on the academic year in the heading of the table.

The instructor types used for the Average Class Size table and the Percent of student credit hours taught by instructor type table do not correspond directly to the instructor type listed on the instructor's record on the course offering in CICS (see RIND and/or RCSO). The instructor type listed in CICS is referred to as the reported instructor type and the instructor type used for the tables is referred to as the effective instructor type. The effective instructor type is calculated as follows:

If the reported instructor type is:

The low enrollment courses table displays the number of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level which have enrollment beneath the standard benchmark value for that level. The standard benchmark value is 20 students for undergraduate courses and 15 students for graduate courses. The following rules apply to both the count and the percentage of low enrollment courses:

  Faculty Line Search Request Template -- 2013 - 2014 Faculty Searches Help

Department Name: Anthropology

  1. Describe how this faculty line will advance UWF's legislative and strategic priorities in the applicable categories:
    • Economic Development/Workforce Demand

      The Department of Anthropology requests a tenure-track Assistant Professor line in Cultural Anthropology to replace a retired (after Spring 2012) faculty member, and complement the single cultural anthropologist left in the department. Cultural Anthropologists study cultural diversity both in non-western societies and in our own. Their research provides qualitative and quantitative information about many inter-related aspects of culture including belief systems, social-political organization, non-western economies, and the impact of development on traditional cultures. Cultural anthropology expertise is especially important with todays global businesses and military expansion, and in settings where ethnic differences may impede effective communication, such as in health care, criminal justice, social services delivery, and conflict management. We seek a cultural anthropologist who will complement our strong program in applied anthropology, medical anthropology, and community engagement.
      Internships are one of the most important ways we foster workforce readiness in our cultural anthropology students. In order to continue and to expand our internship and applied field methods programs, we must have a second full time person to assist with our successful experiential approach in undergraduate and graduate education. Further, the department is planning to implement a sophomore level course in Careers in Anthropology to help students plan their curriculum and careers more effectively. A second cultural anthropologist would be ideally suited to offer this course.
      There are few, if any, job openings titled Cultural Anthropologist for graduates with only a BA degree. Professional Cultural Anthropology positions in academia, government, and business often require a PhD in the field. Consequently, many of our BA graduates have gone on to graduate school. Of our recent 23 Cultural Anthropology graduates (2006-10), the whereabouts of 8 are known to us, and 5 of these are in graduate school in Anthropology. The remaining 3 are employed in a social service, a library, and in the tourism industry. We should also note, however, that Cultural Anthropology is an excellent foundational degree for pursuing related careers in medicine, law, business, banking, teaching, and international relations, to name a few.

    • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

      Cultural Anthropology is considered a Science by the National Science Foundation, which funds anthropological research and instruction projects within the division of Behavioral Science. Anthropological research and applied programs are also funded by the National Institute of Health, the National Institute for Mental Health, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Anthropologists use the scientific method in their research designs, address a variety of theoretical constructs, and make effective use of qualitative and quantitative data to tease out patterns and meanings in anthropological data.

    • Accreditation Requirements


    • Niche programs with growth potential

      The Division of Anthropology and Archaeology is already considered a successful niche program at UWF and has the potential to continue to grow through its experiential learning and community outreach approaches. The Division excels in its visibility in the community, nationally, and internationally. The archaeology part of the program reaches statewide in its community engagement and outreach activities, experiential learning, and research. The disciplinary home of Archaeology is in Anthropology, which also includes Cultural Anthropology and Biological Anthropology at UWF. These three sub-disciplines work together to provide our students and the community with positive experiences and leadership opportunities that focus on understanding human cultural diversity. A second cultural anthropologist will assist us in maintaining the sub-disciplinary integration among the units of Anthropology, and expand our links with other relevant UWF programs concerned with global multiculturalism, medicine and health care, forensic sciences, mental health, and social services.

  2. Any additional information to further explain the request such as comments on evidence of quality, general education requirements, significant pressure points, Emerald Coast offerings, online courses, etc:

    Enrollment Growth:
    Enrollments in Anthropology classes continue to increase over time, including Cultural Anthropology. The retired Cultural Anthropologist taught primarily Upper Division required courses and popular electives in Anthropology that attract both majors and non-majors. Between Fall 2008 and Spring 2012, enrollment in the 27 Upper Division courses he offered ranged from 20 to 91 students and averaged 43.9 students per section. The courses produced an average upper division enrollment of 124 students per semester (Fall and Spring). In addition, the number of Cultural Anthropology majors has increased 62% in the last five years. We need a second full time cultural anthropologist to replace the retired faculty member in order to continue these growth trends. Without a second full time cultural anthropologist, it will be difficult to even maintain the present levels of enrollment and majors.

    General Education:
    A second cultural anthropologist will help the department respond to the recently proposed state of Florida general education requirements which include Introduction to Anthropology as a Social Science. We anticipate the need to offer additional sections of ANT 2000 Introduction to Anthropology to meet new student demand both online and on campus.

    Multicultural/Diversity Education:
    One of the more important cultural anthropology courses we offer is ANT 3212 Peoples and Cultures of the World. The course lays the groundwork for critical thinking about cultures and lifeways other than our own. The course allows students to operate with greater understanding of other perspectives in a complex and changing world. This course is not only a requirement for all anthropology majors (not just cultural anthropology track majors), but also for the international studies major offered by the Department of Government. It also fulfills the current multicultural requirement, along with several other Anthropology courses. As such, ANT 3212 is the highest enrolled cultural anthropology course. Having a second full time cultural anthropologist will ensure that we are always able to offer sufficient sections of this important course. ANT 3212 is also essential in attracting majors to Anthropology, and we are reluctant to use only adjuncts and non-tenure track faculty to teach it. We expect that when the university redefines the diversity requirement that ANT 3212 and other anthropology courses will be included.

    Experiential Learning:
    Experiential learning is stressed in the cultural anthropology track, as it is throughout the anthropology major, through both coursework and other experiences. Currently, students gain significant hands on learning through the ANT 4808 Applied Anthropology course. Beginning the summer of 2012, we offered more experiential learning opportunities through an intensive field course in Ethnographic Methods. Having a second full time cultural anthropologist will enable us to continue regular offerings of these courses.

    In addition to course work, the cultural anthropology track stresses experiential learning through a required internship in the community and/or a small scale ethnographic research project. Supervision of these internships and projects is time intensive for faculty, and it will be absolutely necessary to have a second full time faculty member in cultural anthropology to continue offering these crucial experiences to students over the long run.

    Graduate Program
    A second cultural anthropologist is also crucial to the continued success of our graduate programs where experiential learning including thesis research and writing is especially important in the curriculum. Approximately 1/3 of the completed MAs in Anthropology have been in Cultural Anthropology since the program began. Cultural Anthropology faculty members also serve on committees for Archaeology and Biological Anthropology students in the Anthropology and Historical Archaeology MA programs. They also participate on MA and PhD committees in related programs such as Community Health Education and the Ed D. where they provide expertise in multiculturalism, anthropological theory, and qualitative methods. A second Cultural Anthropologist will be essential for maintaining active involvement in these cross-disciplinary advising and research activities.

  3. If this request is for a tenure-earning position, explain why a tenure-earning position is needed:

    Strategic Planning in Anthropology over the years has led us to conclude that our undergraduate and graduate academic programs require at least two tenure-track positions in each Anthropology sub-discipline (Cultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, and Archaeology). Recent planning revealed that growth in our academic programs will require three tenure-track faculty lines in each sub-discipline. We currently have 3 department faculty lines in Archaeology, 2 in Biological Anthropology, and only 1 in Cultural Anthropology, due to the recent retirement of our second Cultural Anthropologist. It is essential to the well-being of our undergraduate and graduate programs in Anthropology that we hire a full-fledged faculty member in Cultural Anthropology who will undertake professional instruction, advisement and mentoring, research, and service to the community. The department already employs one full-time lecturer and utilizes faculty associates from the Archaeology Institute and the Florida Public Archaeology Network to assist with instruction, advising, and program administration.

  4. a. General Description of Workload Assignment:

    Instructional workload will include three courses per semester at the Lower Division, Upper Division, and Graduate level. The department has a projected course schedule that covers the complicated arrangement of courses need to cover required courses and electives in several programs. Instructional duties will also include supervising internships and theses. Advisement of both undergraduate and graduate students will be required, as well as scholarly activities, and service to a variety of communities.

    b. Explain how the workload/courses are currently being covered by the department:

    We have carefully scheduled the course-load of the one remaining cultural anthropologist to cover the required courses in the program for the current year. We are also using advanced graduate students (and completed MAs) to teach some undergraduate courses. Many of our courses cycle on a three semester basis, however, and the single cultural anthropologist will not be able to offer the full range of required courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in subsequent years. It will also be impossible for him to provide advisement, mentoring, and assistance to the many undergraduates and graduate students in Anthropology in the long term without a second cultural anthropologist.

  5. Please review the enrollment data for the department shown below. Refer to this data to answer the questions that follow.

    Student Credit Hours - Fall/Spring
    08/09 09/10 10/11 11/12 12/13 +/-
    1921 2736 2466 2755 3529 ↑ 83.71%
    2903 3246 3270 3601 3286 ↑ 13.19%
    505 617 645 657 574 ↑ 13.66%

    Fall Headcount (# of majors by specialization)
    Specialization 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 +/-
    22023B: ANTHROP/ARCHAEOLOGY  53   67   75   93   85  ↑ 60%
    22023D: ANTHROP/CULTURAL  21   25   32   35   34  ↑ 62%
    22023E: ANTHROP/BIOLOGICAL  12   22   24   28   28  ↑ 133%
    22023G: ANTHROPOLOGY/GENERAL  35   36   41   34   32  ↓  9%
    45093A: MARITIME STUDIES  54   61   84   87   65  ↑ 20%
    2202: ANT/NON-DEG  4   2   1   1   1  ↓ 75%
    2202 U: ANT/UG/NON-DEGREE  4   4   6   4   2  ↓ 50%
    4509 U: MARTM STD/UG/NON-DEG  1   1   1   4   1 
    TOTAL 184 218 264 286 248 ↑ 35%
    22025A: ANTHROPOLOGY  26   27   30   32   30  ↑ 15%
    22025B: ANTHROP/HIST ARCH  21   33   38   49   51  ↑ 143%
    2202 G: ANT/GRAD/NON-DEGREE  1   1   0   0   0  ↓ ∞
    TOTAL 48 61 68 81 81 ↑ 69%
    indicates non-degree major

    Degrees Awarded (by specialization)
    Specialization 08/09 09/10 10/11 11/12 12/13 +/-
    22023B: ANTHROP/ARCHAEOLOGY  10   8   13   17   16  ↑ 60%
    22023D: ANTHROP/CULTURAL  8   7   6   11   10  ↑ 25%
    22023E: ANTHROP/BIOLOGICAL  5   7   2   4   10  ↑ 100%
    22023G: ANTHROPOLOGY/GENERAL  7   8   17   8   8  ↑ 14%
    45093A: MARITIME STUDIES  11   9   12   17   10  ↓  9%
    TOTAL 41 39 50 57 54 ↑ 32%
    22025A: ANTHROPOLOGY  8   1   7   5   6  ↓ 25%
    22025B: ANTHROP/HIST ARCH  2   1   3   4   5  ↑ 150%
    TOTAL 10 2 10 9 11 ↑ 10%

  6. Please explain why any undergraduate degree specializations* with fewer then 15 majors have not been deleted:

    We had had more than 15 majors in every Anthropology track since 2009.

  7. Please explain why any graduate degree specializations* with fewer then 10 majors have not been deleted:

    We have had more than 10 graduate students in both graduate programs (Anthropology and Historical Archaeology)since 2008.

    *Evaluation of tabular data below:

    Anthropology enrollment and instruction data are complicated by the fact that non-tenure track faculty in the Archaeology Institute and the Florida Public Archaeology Network contribute to instruction, but these faculty are not classifiable as either Regular or Adjunct. Consequently, the above tables are difficult to interpret.
    The high contribution of adjunct to Graduate instruction in 09/10 is attributable to a visiting PhD hire in Archaeology. Low-enrolled courses may be related to several factors. Many undergraduate courses in Anthropology are laboratory courses that have a limited number of seats, or are required field methods courses that cannot accommodate high enrollments. Internships and theses may also display as low enrollment. These classes are an essential part of our experiential learning programs and contribute to our success in producing workforce ready students. In addition, some graduate courses are dual listed with undergraduate courses, may be identified as low-enrolled, but are not visible in the tabular data.

    * Does not include non-degree specializations (indicated with a † above)

  8. Additional information that will be used to evaluate capacity:

    # of FTE Faculty by Tenure Status
      Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012
    Tenure & Tenure Earning 7.0 5.0 6.0 6.0 7.0
    Non-Tenure Earning 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

    Avg. student credit hours taught by
    full-time tenure earning and tenured faculty
    2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013
    315.41 269.91 N/A

    Data not yet available for this term

    # (%) of low enrollment courses
    (undergrad: <20, grad: <15)
      10/11 11/12 12/13
    Undergraduate 4 ( 7.7%) 8 ( 12.7%) 16 ( 22.9%)
    Graduate 6 ( 60.0%) 2 ( 28.6%) 4 ( 50.0%)

    Average Class Size
      Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012
    Reg Adj TA ESC All Reg Adj TA ESC All Reg Adj TA ESC All
    Lower 48.7 44.7 30.0 0.0 45.6 44.0 42.5 37.5 0.0 42.2 46.4 41.0 35.5 0.0 42.1
    Upper 32.3 29.0 29.5 0.0 31.3 26.1 29.5 0.0 0.0 27.5 23.4 25.6 0.0 0.0 24.4
    Graduate 20.0 13.0 0.0 0.0 18.3 22.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 22.7 17.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 17.3

    Percent of student credit hours taught by instructor type
      10/11 11/12 12/13
    Reg Adj TA ESC Reg Adj TA ESC Reg Adj TA ESC
    Lower 56.0% 26.8% 17.2% 0.0% 35.5% 50.1% 14.3% 0.0% 40.4% 43.6% 16.0% 0.0%
    Upper 74.8% 19.7% 5.5% 0.0% 59.7% 40.3% 0.0% 0.0% 57.5% 42.5% 0.0% 0.0%
    Graduate 90.4% 9.6% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
    Total 68.3% 21.9% 9.8% 0.0% 52.2% 42.0% 5.8% 0.0% 51.7% 40.7% 7.6% 0.0%