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Overview of 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). These classifications are used for filtering to select particular groups of faculty when using the faculty selection tool. Setting up Faculty Classifications is a critical step in preparing for accreditation reporting. Access to manage Faculty Classifications is a unit permission. Users will need Full Administrative rights. For more information on how to set unit access, check our our article on Defining Unit Administrative Access Rights.

 

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

Employment Status is a default Faculty Classification. The standard values for Employment Status are Full Time, Part Time, Inactive, and Staff. Modifications to Employment Status values are extremely rare. Contact the Interfolio Project Manager assigned to the FAR implementation for consideration of modifying the standard values.

 
 

Tenure Status

Tenure Status is a default Faculty Classification. Examples of tenure status are Tenured, Tenure Track, and Non-tenure Track. Modifications to Tenure Status can be made. Contact the Interfolio Project Manager assigned to the FAR implementation for consideration of modifying the standard values.

 
 

Faculty Ranks

Faculty ranks are stored in two different locations in FAR. The data are added/updated using different methods. Examples of faculty ranks include Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor. Modifications to Faculty Ranks can be made. Contact the Interfolio Project Manager assigned to the FAR implementation for consideration of modifying the standard values.

 
 

Gender

Gender is a default Faculty Classification. The standard values for Gender are Male and 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, and Unknown or Not Reported. Values are static.

 
 

Country Origin

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 are Accreditation, Reporting, and Evaluations

Faculty Classifications for Accreditation

The following Faculty Classifications are available for the listed accreditations.

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

 

AACSB 2020

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

AACSB 2017

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

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