Within a single semester, it is shockingly common in some majors for the professors of every class you take to be of the same gender. This work examines the campus-wide breakdown of the gender identity of faculty for every course taught during the Fall 2019 semester at the University of Illinois.
For this work we tagged a student's perception of the gender of all of the nearly-3,000 faculty members at Illinois and matched them to the course(s) they are teaching this semester. For example, consider Prof. Karin Jensen who teaches both BIOE 120 and BIOE 202 -- Prof. Jensen leads two courses and appears in the dataset twice, as we would see her during two different class times if we were taking both BIOE 120 and BIOE 202:
The gender diversity of faculty teaching classes offered by departments in each college varies significantly:
The gender diversity of faculty in each department, broken down by the courses each instructor teaches:
Three different data sources were used and combined to generate this visualization: