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Academic Insights
Academic Insights

2020: Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

November 6, 2020
Faculty play a central role in the academic experience, progress and outcomes of our students in and out of the classroom — and serve a pivotal role as mentors and models of success. This role can have a deeper impact when the faculty are demographically representative of the students and communities they serve. As such, hiring outstanding, diverse tenured/tenure-track (T/TT) faculty is a key part of UTSA’s student success initiatives.
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T/TT faculty increased to 663 in 2020, a 6% increase compared to 2019
1 in 5
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One in five T/TT faculty identify as URM*
10%
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The number of T/TT faculty who identify as URM increased by 10% from 2019
38%
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Female T/TT faculty
8%
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The number of female T/TT faculty increased by 8% from 2019

*Underrepresented minority (URM) faculty are faculty who identify race/ethnicity in one of the following groups: Hispanic, Black/African-American, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or two or more races. International faculty (faculty who are not US citizens or legal permanent residents) are retained in a separate group and are not included as URM faculty.