The following data include full-time teaching faculty, research faculty, general administrators, academic administrators, public service faculty, librarians, and counselors who hold Board-approved academic rank; are tenured, on tenure track, or in positions that are not tenure track; and are employed on at least an academic year contract. Instructional faculty are a subset of the Corps of Instruction. Part-time faculty are not included.
This report categorizes those teaching courses in USG institutions in Fall 2014 into five groups: 1) full-time faculty instructional faculty; 2) temporary instructors, 3) graduate teaching assistants; 4) part-time faculty; and 5) other instructional personnel (Other), full-time employees who are not instructional faculty, but who taught in Fall 2014.
Employee Category Definitions
- Faculty – persons whose primary assignments are instruction, research, or public service, who hold academic rank and are tenured, on tenure track, or in positions that are not tenure track; includes department chairpersons if their principal activity is instructional; includes faculty on nine-month and twelve month contracts.
- Other – persons whose primary assignments are instruction, research, or public service; who do not hold instructional rank, or who are not on at least an academic contract, or who hold a non-tenure type position.
Executive/Administrative/Managerial – persons whose assignments require primary responsibility in management of the institution; includes department chairpersons if their principal activity is administrative.
Professional Non-Faculty – persons with specialized professional training who cannot be classified in any of the other classifications (e.g., librarians, lawyers, physicians).
Secretarial/Clerical – persons such as secretaries, bookkeepers, sales clerks, and data entry clerks.
Technical/Paraprofessional – persons with technical skills (e.g., computer programmers).
Skilled Crafts – persons with special manual skills (e.g., mechanics, electricians, machinists, carpenters).
Service/Maintenance – persons with service or maintenance skills (e.g., food service and cleaning workers, drivers, laborers, and groundskeepers).