(B-6) Discuss User Account Types and User/Unit RIghts
There are three key areas in FACULTY180 that relate to the type of user accounts that can be created and the level of access provided. These should be discussed during the planning phase.
- User account types
- User administrative rights
- Unit administrative rights
User Account Types
User accounts can include full-time faculty, part-time (adjunct) faculty, professional staff who teach, and graduate students. In addition, accounts can be created for support staff.The basic difference between a faculty account and a support account is access to certain faculty data. As a result, a faculty account will have access to the users input profile data and activity data. On the other hand, a support account is intended for users who serve in a support role, such as a member of the Institutional Implementation Team, IT resources, administrative assistants, student workers, etc.
The following table shows the account type, employment status, and access rights. The employment status is used as a filter in the systems faculty selection tool.
User Administrative Rights
Both faculty and support accounts can be configured to have one of the following levels of administrative access:
Unit Administrative Rights
Administrative rights can be modified by unit based on the organizational structure of academic units within the institution. See Define Unit Administrative Access for more information.
For the administrative rights assigned to an organizational unit, three levels of access exist:
- No Access Granted
- Allow Access Only
- Allow Access & Allow to Grant Access - Allows the user to assign access to other users who have been granted administrative access to sub-units under the current unit. For example, a dean of a college can assign rights to a department chair within that college.
The highest unit (level 1 = university) will automatically be set to Allow Access & Allow to Grant Access. All sub units will have a default of No Access Granted.
We recommend that this level of access be maintained until the Institutional Project Team has more information about each option and can make an informed decision about allowing this access at sub-unit levels.