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Faculty & Staff

Undergraduate Student to Tenure-Line Faculty

UT 20 19 -1*
Target Peers 19 20 +1

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS

* A lower ratio is typically considered more favorable in this metric

Our Faculty Plan

The core of any great university is its faculty. The faculty teaches our students. The faculty leads our research. The faculty brings national attention to our achievements. With that in mind, we have taken great strides to recruit and retain talented and dedicated faculty members.

We have made significant progress in raising average faculty salaries. Our salary range is┬ácompetitive or better than many of the universities in our peer and aspirational groups, especially when adjusted for Knoxville’s low cost of living. Also, our student to tenure-line faculty ratio has improved, an important measurement as we also work to improve our undergraduate student experience.

Additional Data

Faculty Salary Range (Full to Assistant)

Baseline (2010) Current (2014) Change
UT $108K to $67K $130K to $76K +$22K to $9K
Target Peers $120K to $73K $134K to $82K +$14K to $9k

Source: American Association of University Professors

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