Faculty Classifications - Overview

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Faculty classifications provide a basis for classifying faculty members into useful categories. They enable tracking of faculty characteristics, such as faculty rank, tenure status, and employment status. These classifications are used for filtering to select particular groups of faculty when using the faculty selection tool.

Access to manage faculty classifications is a unit permission. Users will need Full Administrative rights. To set unit access, navigate to Set Up>Organizational Structure.

Faculty Classifications are stored by Term and Year. This concept is important to keep in mind when updating faculty classifications.

Default Faculty Classifications

Default faculty classifications are classifications that are available in the default database configuration. Faculty classifications, such as Faculty Ranks, have values that can be modified while others, such as Race/Ethnicity, have values that are static and cannot be changed. Modifications to faculty classifications will be discussed during the Implementation Phase. The following are default faculty classifications:

  • Employment Status
  • Tenure Status
  • Faculty Ranks
  • Gender
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Country of Origin
  • Languages

Employment Status

Employment Status is a default faculty classification. The standard values for Employment Status are:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Inactive
  • Staff

Modifications to Employment Status values are extremely rare. Contact the Interfolio Project Manager assigned to the FACULTY180 implementation for consideration of modifying the standard values.

Tenure Status

Tenure Status is a default faculty classification. Examples of tenure status:

  • Tenured
  • Tenure Track
  • Non-tenure Track

Modifications to Tenure Status can be made. Contact the Interfolio Project Manager assigned to the FACULTY180 implementation for consideration of modifying the standard values.

Faculty Ranks

Faculty ranks are stored in two different locations in FACULTY180. The data are added/updated using different methods.

Examples of faculty ranks include:

  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Professor

Modifications to Faculty Ranks can be made. Contact the Interfolio Project Manager assigned to the FACULTY180 implementation for consideration of modifying the standard values.

Gender

Gender is a default faculty classification. The standard values for Gender are:

  • Male
  • Female

Race/Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity is a default faculty classification. The standard values for Race/Ethnicity are:

  • Hispanic/Latino of any race
  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Unknown or Not Reported

Values are static.

Country Orgin

Country of Origin is a default faculty classification. A list of countries is available to select from.

Languages

Languages is a default faculty classification. This is an open-entry text box.

Additional Faculty Classifications

Additional faculty classifications can be created and used for the following purposes:

  • Accreditation
  • Reporting
  • Evaluations

Faculty Classifications for Accreditation

The following faculty classifications are available for the listed accreditations.

Note: This is not an exhaustive list of accreditation reports. Please contact Interfolio for additional information and to have any of these reports added to your database.

AACSB 2013

  • AACSB: Basis for Qualification
  • AACSB: Faculty Qualification Group
  • AACSB: Faculty Sufficiency
  • AACSB: Percent Time Devoted to Mission
  • AACSB: Professional Responsibilities

AACSB 2003

  • AACSB Academic Qualifications
  • AACSB Faculty Responsibilities
  • AACSB Participation
  • AACSB Percent Time on Mission

ACBSP

  • FTE
  • Professional Certification
  • Qualification Level
  • Qualification Level Stored

ACEJMC

  • ACEJMC: Teaching Responsibilities
  • ACEJMC: Years Full-Time College Teaching
  • ACEJMC: Years Full-Time Professional Experience
  • ACEJMC: Years Teaching Experience

NCATE

  • NCATE Faculty Assignment
  • NCATE Faculty Status

SACS

  • SACS Faculty Highest Degree
  • SACS Other Qualifications
  • SACS Supporting Course Credits

Faculty Classifications for Institutional Purposes

The following are examples of faculty classifications that might be created to enable tracking of faculty characteristics for reporting and evaluation purposes:

Sabbatical Leave Tracking and reporting

Faculty Classifications created for Sabbatical leave tracking and reporting:

  • Date Last Sabbatical Approved
  • Date Eligible for Sabbatical Leave
  • Sabbatical Special Circumstance Explanation
  • Documentation of Previous Sabbatical Report
  • Applying for Fall 2016 Sabbatical Application

Other Faculty Classifications

Other Faculty Classifications used to track and categorize faculty:

  • Date of Hire
  • 3-yr Contract Begins
  • 4-yr Contract Begins
  • Appointment
  • Contract Begin Date
  • Contract End Date
  • Eligible for Tenure
  • Tenure Status Date
  • Current Years in Rank
  • Special Appointment