Measuring Success: Diversity foundation


Metric: Underrepresented Faculty

UAB shares a commitment that the diversity of its faculty is important in fulfilling the mission of providing a high-quality education. The percentage of diverse faculty provides data to assess progress. In addition to an overall count of underrepresented faculty, the charts below also list current data and goals for underrepresented faculty and female faculty with terminal degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Measuring the percentage of underrepresented and female faculty in STEM fields allows us to assess our representation.

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Underrepresented Faculty (overall)

Underrepresented Faculty in STEM

Female Faculty in STEM



Underrepresented Faculty

Data definition: Underrepresented faculty as percentage of UAB faculty body (12-month). Underrepresented race/ethnicity* categories include: American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Non-Resident Alien, Two or More Races. Baseline figure represents a three-year historical average from 2015-6 to 2017-18. Source: Institutional Effectiveness and Analysis.

*Race/ethnicity categories developed in 1997 by the federal government are used to describe groups to which individuals belong, identify with or belong in the eyes of the community. The categories do not denote scientific definitions of anthropological origins. The designations are used to categorize U.S. citizens, resident aliens and other eligible non-citizens. 

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Underrepresented Faculty in STEM

UAB has an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields in its degree offerings. Measuring the percentage of underrepresented faculty in STEM fields (based on terminal degree) allows us to assess our representation.

Data definition: Underrepresented STEM faculty as percentage of all STEM faculty at UAB (there were 493 total STEM faculty at UAB as of Oct. 1, 2017, based on terminal degree). STEM fields as identified by the federal government. Underrepresented race/ethnicity* categories include: American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Non-Resident Alien, Two or More Races. Baseline figure represents a three-year historical average from 2015-6 to 2017-18. Source: Institutional Effectiveness and Analysis.

*Race/ethnicity categories developed in 1997 by the federal government are used to describe groups to which individuals belong, identify with or belong in the eyes of the community. The categories do not denote scientific definitions of anthropological origins. The designations are used to categorize U.S. citizens, resident aliens and other eligible non-citizens. 


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Female Faculty in STEM

UAB has an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields in its degree offerings. Measuring the percentage of female faculty in STEM fields (based on terminal degree) allows us to assess our representation.

Data definition: Female STEM faculty as percentage of all STEM faculty at UAB (there were 493 total STEM faculty at UAB as of Oct. 1, 2017, based on terminal degree). STEM fields as identified by the federal government.  Baseline figure represents a three-year historical average from 2015-6 to 2017-18. Source: Institutional Effectiveness and Analysis.


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