Faculty

Definitions

All data in this section are current as of 10/01/2012.

Faculty in the Ranks
Includes professors, associate professors, assistant professors, instructors, lecturers. Excludes "other instructional staff" as defined below. Includes faculty on leave. Previously referred to as "All Faculty".
Faculty not in the Ranks
(Other Instructional Staff)
Instructional staff such as instructors in science laboratories, language instructors, postdoctoral fellows, performing music instructors, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics (PERA) instructors/coaches.
Tenure-Track Faculty Tenured and tenure-eligible faculty.
Teaching FTE
Full-time equivalent of "faculty in the ranks" teaching in a program or department, i.e., equivalent to one full-time faculty member. For a tenure-track faculty member, a full course load is four courses per year or the equivalent. For a non-tenure-track faculty member in his/her fifth or later year, a full course load is four courses per year. For a nontenure-track faculty member in his/her first four years, a full course load is five courses per year. Does not include FTE of faculty on leave.
AAUP Faculty*
Faculty reported to AAUP (American Association of University
Professors). It represents the number of FULL-TIME teaching positions per year for professors, associate professors, assistant professors, instructors, and lecturers. Not included are faculty in administrative positions, leave replacements for faculty who are on paid leave, and most Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics (PERA) faculty.
IPEDS Faculty*
Faculty reported to the U.S. Department of Education via IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) surveys. Includes all college employees whose work is primarily instructional (including non-ranked faculty) during the fall semester. Does not include members of the faculty whose work is primarily administrative, or faculty on unpaid leave or part-time faculty paid through vouchers.
IPEDS Race/Ethnicity
In 2010 the U.S. government mandated a new set of reporting
categories for race and ethnicity. Persons who are not U.S citizens or permanent residents are reported as International. Citizens or permanent residents who indicate that they are Hispanic are reported as Hispanic. Non-Hispanic citizens or permanent residents are counted as members of the race they indicated if they indicated a single race, but are reported as having Two or More Races if they indicated more than one race. People who have not indicated any race or ethnicity are reported as Unknown.
Course FTE (Total FTE) Staffing associated with courses in the department/program
Faculty FTE In Home Department
Staffing level of faculty teaching in their home department
Faculty FTE Out of Home Department
Staffing level of faculty teaching in other than their home department
Departmental Divisions**
Division A
Art, Cinema/Media Studies, Classical Studies, East Asian Languages & Literatures, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Russian, Spanish, Theatre Studies, Writing Program
Division B
Africana Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, History, Jewish Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Recreation and Athletics, Religion, Sociology, South Asia Studies, Women's and Gender Studies
Division C
Astronomy, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geosciences, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics, Quantitative Reasoning

 

* Use AAUP or IPEDS data only if they are specifically requested.
** Departmental Division classifications are used for determining faculty committee membership.
For further definition clarifications, please contact Mary Pat Navins in the Office of the Provost.