# 2016 Report

## Status

ISU's Physics graduate program began offering Ph.D.s in Applied Physics in 2006 with its first Ph.D. graduate occurring in 2009. Previously, Ph.D.s degrees were awarded in Engineering and Applied Science, a multi-displinary graduate program. The physics department grew in faculty to serve this new degree in the following years reaching a peak of thirteen in 2009. The number of full time Physics faculty has been steadily dropping since 2009 and currently stands at seven full time physics faculty. As expected, this drop in faculty has resulted in fewer graduate students entering the program, a trend we seek to reverse with curriculum changes as well as an increase in the number of full time physics faculty.

## Objectives

ISU's Physics departments Strategic Plan is given below.

## Proposal

We propose to alter our curriculum to focus more on our specialization in Nuclear physics. This is achieved by replacing two of our most advanced courses with courses specializing in Nuclear physics. The faculty met on September 2, 2016 and voted in favor of these changes to the curriculum. Specifically, the second semester of graduate Quantum Mechanics (PHYS6625) and Electricity & Magnetism (PHYS6612) will be replace with Introduction to Nuclear Physics (PHYS5509) and Advanced Nuclear Physics (PHYS6609). We believe these changes will focus the physics graduate program in physics research that is undertaken at the Idaho Accelerator Center, Jefferson Lab, and the Idaho National Lab. We feel that this will allow us to attract replacements for at least two of the six faculty who were active at the Idaho Accelerator Center but left the University.

## History

### Faculty

From a 2009 peak of 13 faculty the department is now at 5 in 2017.

 year Faculty 2005 Wells , Harmon, Knox ,Beezhold, Chouffani, Hunt , Cole, Keeter, Shropshire, Tatar 2006 Wells , Harmon, Knox ,Beezhold, Chouffani, Hunt , Cole, Keeter, Shropshire, Tatar 2007 Dale, Harmon, Knox, Shropshire, Wells , Beezhold,Cole, Keeter, Tatar, Chouffani, Forest, Hunt , Chandler 2008 Dale, Shropshire, Wells , Beezhold,Cole, Keeter, Tatar, Chouffani, Forest, Hunt , Chandler 2009 Shropshire, Dale, Wells ,Beezhold ,Cole, Keeter, Tatar,Chouffani, Dimitrov, Forest, Hunt ,Chandler, Mitchell 2010 Shropshire ,Dale, Wells,Cole, Keeter, Tatar,Chouffani, Dimitrov, Forest, Hunt ,Chandler,Mitchell 2011 Shropshire ,Dale, Wells,Cole, Keeter, Tatar,Chouffani, Dimitrov, Forest, Hunt ,Chandler,Mitchell,Starovoitova 2012 Wells,Dale, Shropshire,Cole, Tatar,Chouffani,Dimitrov, Forest, Hunt, McNulty, Y. Kim,Starovoitova 2013 Khandaker , Dale, Shropshire ,Cole, Chouffani, Forest, Hunt, McNulty , Y. Kim 2014 2015 Khandaker,Cole,Dale,Shropshire,Forest,Tatar, Chouffani, Hunt,McNulty 2016 Khandaker,Cole,Dale,Shropshire,Forest,Tatar,McNulty 2017 Dale,Shropshire,Forest,Tatar,McNulty 2018 Dale,Forest,Shropshire,Stonaha, Tatar,McNulty

Number of Physics Grad Majors for each year

 Year MS PHD 2006 28 23 2007 22 26 2008 26 32 2009 30 35 2010 30 39 2011 25 37 2012 29 30 2013 26 28 2014 16 25 2015 18 18 2016 11 14 2017 2017 8 0

Number of Physics Grad Majors for each year

 Year BIO Chem Civil CS EE GEO Math ME NUC Phys 2011 21777 7203 1829 874 954 3549 22014 1602 686 6403 2012 22825 7587 2174 981 1372 3998 25091 1654 1901 5640 2013 23309 7441 2119 534 1498 3577 24501 1940 1748 5433 2014 21422 8096 2163 528 2415 3400 22185 2270 1684 5279 2015 20966 8979 2785 852 2276 3777 21974 2952 1679 4678 2016 20218 8617 4417 1780 2843 3357 20831 3500 1679 4535

### IDC

PF2IAC= IDC generated by physics faculty through the IAC PF2PHY= IDC generated by physics faculty through the physics department

 Fiscal Year PF2IAC PF2Phys 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 $688,095 2011$903,377 2012 $644,636 2013$312,265 2014 $189,280 2015$213,309 2016 $106,987 ### Demographics Students from IF in PHYS 1100,1101,1111,1152,2211,2212 Fall semester  Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Total 567 605 564 591 482 From IF 74 105 59 61 63 Students from IF in PHYS 1100,1101,1112, 1152, 2211,2212 Spring semester  Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Total 537 489 447 491 From IF 90 102 69 77 ### COSE Faculty -vs- Year Number of CoSE Tenure and Tenure track faculty  Department 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Biology 31 31 30 27 25 Chemistry 11 11 11 10 9 Geosciences Mathematics 16 16 16 16 15 Physics 12 9 9 9 7 Civil Electrical 6 7 5 5 5 Mechanical Nuclear 4 4 4 4 4 ## ROI  FY Salary Student Credit Hours (SCH) SCH*Tuition Salary*Overhead Revenue-Expenses Reported Revenue UG:LD UG:LA UG:UD MS Ph.D. 13$555,579 4113 467 221 189 $1,497,000 1,166,716$330,284 2,131,406 14 $572,246 3480 493 415 70 182$1,392,000 1,201,717 190,283 2,068,605 15 $589,414 2054+1677=2733 254+144=398 147+ 195=243 30+42=72 45+78=123$1,070,700 1,237,769 -167,069 1,710,107 16 $607,096 1660+1831=2491 240+147=287 102+177=279 51+60=101 72+69=141$989,700 1,274,901 -285,202 1,574,143
• assumes 3% salary increases

UG:LD = Undergraduate Lower Division classes

UG:UD = Undergraduate Upper Division classes

Tuition = In state tuition is used to determine the revenue generated solely by physics instruction. (Class fees are not included)

Overhead= A multiplier from ISU's CFO used to estimate the universities costs for providing instruction.

## Census Day Class Enrollment

 AY Essentials (1100) Elements (1101) General (111/112) Astronomy(1152) Engineering (211/212) Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring 12-13 83 127 40 37 208 132 104 109 132 132 13-14 84 107 27 31 217 124 140 103 137 124 14-15 46 77 29 27 205 93 138 84 146 166 15-16 44 80 31 50 202 108 108 83 206 170 16-17 39 21 201 63 157

## Peer Institutions

Average # of faculty at our peer institutions is 13.

Peer institutions identified by Institutional Research on their web page