Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.34
Liaison Christie-Joy Hartman
Submission Date Jan. 27, 2022

STARS v2.2

James Madison University
PRE-5: Academics and Demographics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Tina Grace
Assistant Director
Office of Institutional Research
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Number of academic divisions:

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent):

Number of students enrolled for credit:

Total number of employees:

Full-time equivalent student enrollment:

Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education:

Full-time equivalent of employees:

Number of students resident on-site:

Number of employees resident on-site:

Number of other individuals resident on-site:

Weighted campus users, performance year:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Responsible party for FTE and Headcounts: Tina Grace, Assistant Director for University Planning and Accreditation, Office of Institutional Research, Fall 2020 employee data "all staff" number, and 12. mo IPEDS 2020 student data. Entered November 18, 2021.

Responsible party for On Campus Residents: Kevin Meaney, Director, Office of Residence Life at time of completion of this credit. Entered October 18, 2021.

An academic division is an administrative division of a college, university, or school faculty that is devoted to a subset of students (e.g., Undergraduate School) or a particular academic degree program or discipline (e.g., School of Architecture). Divisions may exist under other nomenclature and with coarser or finer divisions, depending upon each institution’s context. JMU department equivalents and colleges were established as consistent with 2018 methodology. The 20-21 Undergraduate [Course] Catalog was used to meet the STARS criteria of most recent data available.

A list of department-equivalents in the 2018 STARS report was established by Melissa Altman, ISNW, in collaboration with Ms. Kristi Shackelford, Assistant Vice Provost, Academic Policy and Curriculum Development, in 2017. To be designated a department-equivalent, a unit met at least two of these three criteria:(1) units that have separate promotion and tenure guidelines at the department-equivalent level as of February 2017 https://www.jmu.edu/academic-affairs/policies-and-reports/pnt-guidelines.shtml.(2) units that offer for-credit courses (per list of course identifiers provided by K. Shackelford’s office for course mapping in AC1)and (3) units that have faculty as represented in the University Faculty (p. 451-477) listing in the 2015-2016 catalog.

For this report, Essa Paterson, ISNW conducted the analysis. A list of units that were possible department equivalents was created, and it was determined which met two or three of the three above criteria. First, a list of academic units with separate promotion and tenure guidelines as of November 2021 was created using the promotion and tenure guidelines posted by JMU at https://www.jmu.edu/academic-affairs/policies-and-reports/pnt-guidelines.shtml. Next, a list of academic units that offer for-credit courses was created using the list of course identifiers provided by K. Shackelford for AC1. Then, a list of academic units was created that have faculty as represented in the University Faculty (p. 3129 - 3187) in the 2018-2019 catalog. The 2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog was used to correspond to the year used to create the course inventory in AC 1. Units were identified as department equivalents if they met at least two of the criteria.

The resulting list of department equivalents follows:
1 Accounting, School of
2 Art, Design and Art History, School of
3 Biology
4 Chemistry and Biochemistry
5 CIS & Business Analytics
6 Communication Science and Disorders
7 Communication Studies, School of
8 Computer Science
9 Early, Elementary & Reading Education
10 Economics
11 Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities
12 Engineering
13 English
14 Finance and Business Law
15 Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures
16 Geology & Environmental Science
17 Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Rec Management
18 Health Professions
19 Health Sciences
20 History
21 International Business
22 Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies (IDLS) & Independent Scholars Program
23 Integrated Sciences, School of
24 Justice Studies
25 Kinesiology
26 Leadership Studies, School of
27 Learning, Technology and Leadership Education
28 Management
29 Marketing
30 Mathematics and Statistics
31 Media Arts and Design, School of
32 Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education
33 Military Science
34 Music, School of
35 Nursing, School of
36 Philosophy and Religion
37 Physics and Astronomy
38 Political Science
39 Psychology-Graduate
40 Psychology-Undergraduate
41 Social Work
42 Sociology and Anthropology
43 Theatre and Dance, School of
44 Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication, School of
45 Libraries and Educational Technologies

The following eight units, which were counted for STARS as colleges, have department-equivalents under them:
College of Arts and Letters
College of Business
College of Education
College of Health and Behavioral Studies
College of Integrated Science and Engineering
College of Science and Mathematics
College of Visual and Performing Arts
University Studies
Updated December 6, 2021.

Three other colleges and academic administrative units listed in the catalog do not have department-equivalents under them and were not counted as colleges for the purpose of STARS:
Graduate School
Honors College
School of Professional and Continuing Education

Also, the Libraries academic administrative unit was already counted as a department-equivalent and was not double-counted as a college.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.