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James Madison University is a public, primarily undergraduate institution with a student enrollment of approximately 18,000. The Department of Physics and Astronomy now serves approximately 110 majors. There are 15 tenured/tenure-track and 6 non-tenure-track full-time faculty in the department. Graduation rates have grown from five or fewer/year to typically 15-20/year. All tenured/tenure-track faculty engage undergraduates in research; 14 are externally funded; 4 are women. Forty-eight students were engaged in research last year.

The growth of our department is due to a variety of reforms. The initiation of our multi-track BS and BA degree programs and a renewed focus on undergraduate research are paramount. These and other significant factors contributing to our success such as student recruiting, outreach, teaching and research integration/balance, promotion of a department culture, visibility on-and off-campus, and university support will be discussed.
Building a Thriving Undergraduate Physics Program Workshop
College Park, MD: June 10-12, 2012
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S. Whisnant, presented at the Building a Thriving Undergraduate Physics Program Workshop, College Park, MD, 2012, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12064&DocID=2953).
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S. Whisnant, James Madison University: A Case Study presented at the Building a Thriving Undergraduate Physics Program Workshop, College Park, MD, 2012, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12064&DocID=2953>.
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Whisnant, S. (2012, June 10-12). James Madison University: A Case Study. Paper presented at Building a Thriving Undergraduate Physics Program Workshop, College Park, MD. Retrieved September 15, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12064&DocID=2953
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Whisnant, Steve. "James Madison University: A Case Study." Paper presented at the Building a Thriving Undergraduate Physics Program Workshop, College Park, MD, June 10-12, 2012. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12064&DocID=2953 (accessed 15 September 2014).
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Whisnant, Steve. "James Madison University: A Case Study." Building a Thriving Undergraduate Physics Program Workshop. College Park, MD: 2012. 15 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12064&DocID=2953>.
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