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Customize Faculty Classifications

Faculty Classifications provide a basis for classifying faculty members into useful categories within Faculty Activity Reporting (FAR, Faculty180). They enable tracking of faculty characteristics, such as faculty rank, tenure status, and employment status (full time or part time). Access to manage/deactivate Faculty Classifications is a unit permission. Users will need Full Administrative rights.


To update or delete Faculty Classification values after data has been loaded, such as changing a rank name, please contact for support from our Technical Services Team.


Customize Faculty Classifications

Navigation: Administration > Setup > Faculty Classifications > Create/Edit/Deactivate

  1. Click Setup under the Administration section of the navigation menu.
    Administration section with Setup highlighted
  2. Click Faculty Classifications under the Customize section.
    Customize section with Faculty Classification selected
  3. Click the hyperlinked number for the unit corresponding to the Faculty Classification to be deactivated. If necessary, click the plus sign to expand a unit.
    -  Click the Unit Change link to select a different unit or subunit, if necessary.
  4. Select the desired accordion below to create a new FC or edit/deactivate an existing FC.


1. Click Add.
2. Specify the settings for the new faculty classification.

Check out this document on FAR File Configuration and Naming Conventions for more information


In order to be reported via the Faculty Classification Report, the Faculty Classification must be created as follows under the Display Type and Report Filtering section:

  • The Display type must either be Dropdown Select Box or Multiple-Item Select Box.
  • The option Show as a filter in reports must be set to Yes.


Check out the Managing Faculty Classifications section of the Best Practices Data Integrity article for further directions on how to make changes to existing FCs.



Click the deactivate/activate (check mark) icon that corresponds with the Faculty Classification to be deactivated. The Faculty Classification is now deactivated.

Important Notes

  • If the option Show as a filter in reports was selected for the Faculty Classification, deactivating does not remove the Faculty Classification filter from the faculty selection tool or the Faculty Classification report. To remove the classification from these areas, edit the Faculty Classification and unselect the option Show as a filter in reports under the Display Type and Report Filtering section.
  • Although the Faculty Classification is inactive, the title cannot be used for another Faculty Classification.

iv. Click the Save button when finished.

Next Steps

Once faculty classifications have been created, faculty classification data can be added and managed using any of the following processes: 

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