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Report for February 2011


ACADEMIC UPDATES . . . BY THE NUMBERS

Quick update on several academic matters, by way of some numbers:

3

Number of departments undergoing reviews this spring:  Biology, Registrar, and Library. 

Number of faculty searches underway:  Biology, Biblical Studies & Christian Ministries, Accounting (2), Finance, English, and Education. 

21 

Total courses last year enrolling over 50 students (3% of the classes).  

Ted Hildebrandt (1,460) and Dave Mathewson (1,048) taught the most credit hours.

42

Total number of students in past five years who have graduated in 3 years.

127

Number of undergraduates who graduated with honors last spring (34%).   

14% were "summa cum laude."

148

Gordon students from west of the Mississippi (about 8% of student body). 

157

Number of psychology majors last year, the first year in more than a decade when English was not at the top of the list (English: 150, Communication Arts: 147, Business Administration: 122, Biology: 92).

721

Credit hours taught by part-time faculty last year (24% of total).