Diversity Benchmarks - Availability Data

Data on jobseekers with advanced degrees by gender, ethnicity, and discipline are collected to form the basis of a calculated benchmark which measures the diversity of the academic workforce and applicant pools. The two primary sources for these data are:

NORC data are obtained in two sets. The first set represents the total number of Ph.D.s awarded in the U.S. from the most recent five years of data. These data are used to establish the diversity benchmark (or the "availability data") for tenure-track assistant professors. The second set of data represents the number of Ph.D.s awarded in the U.S. from the next 15 years back in time. These data are used to establish the diversity benchmark for tenured professors (rank of associate and full).

To apply these data to UCSD faculty, the discipline in which each faculty member achieved a Ph.D. is identified and matched to the most relevant discipline in the NORC data set, which in turn, carries with it the gender and ethnic data per the discipline. The data for groups of faculty, for example, all tenured faculty in a specific department, are tallied and percentages for gender and ethnicity are determined. Data on Master degrees are also factored into the calculations of availability data, as may be relevant to academic departments in the visual and performing arts

The AAMC faculty roster is the primary source for developing a diverse benchmark for our faculty with M.D.s in the Health Sciences. This roster provides data on the number of faculty in U.S. medical schools by rank, gender, ethnicity, and department. To tailor AAMC data to UCSD faculty, a process similar to that described above for faculty with Ph.D.s is applied to faculty with M.D.s.