Colorado State Faculty Members Among Most Productive in the Nation, Survey Says

Six academic departments at Colorado State University have been named among the top 10 most productive in their disciplines in the national 2006-2007 Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index.

The rankings, produced by Academic Analytics with support from State University of New York-Stony Brook, provide a scale of faculty productivity using certain measures.

"Our faculty, in general, are highly productive, but the recognition of specific Colorado State departments and programs in comparison to their peers on a national level is a compliment to their hard work," said Tom Gorell, vice provost for Faculty Affairs at Colorado State.

The index, which ranked 7,400 programs in 172 disciplines at 375 institutions, encompassed a total of 217,254 faculty members. The index examined faculty members of each department on publications (including published books and journal articles and citations of journal articles), federal grant dollars awarded, and honors and awards.

Colorado State departments that made the top 10 in their disciplines:

-Department of Atmospheric Science, College of Engineering, ranked No. 2 in the atmospheric sciences and meteorology category

-Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, College of Agricultural Sciences, No. 3 in the architecture, planning and design, various category

-Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, College of Agricultural Sciences, No. 5 in the agricultural sciences, various category

-Department of Biology, College of Natural Sciences, No. 5 in the botany and zoology category

-Department of Forest, Rangeland and Watershed Stewardship, Warner College of Natural Resources, No. 6 in the forestry category

– Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Warner College of Natural Resources, No. 8 in the fisheries science category

In 2005-2006 survey, eight academic departments at Colorado State University were ranked in the top 10 nationally in their disciplines.