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					                             FACULTY DEFINITIONS


ADJUNCT FACULTY
A faculty position where one has an occasional or temporary affiliation with an
institution or another faculty member in performing a duty or service in an auxiliary
capacity. (IPEDS, Broyles p.25)

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR
May be used when a qualified person from business, industry, government, private
practice, or another institution of higher education may be teaching a course or
participating in the teaching of a course at The University of Texas-Pan American.
(UTPA HOPS p.6.4.1)

11/12-MONTH SALARY CONTRACT
The contracted teaching period of faculty employed for the entire year, usually a period
of 11 months. (IPEDS, Broyles p.42)

INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY
Instruction/Research staff employed by the institution and whose major regular
assignment is instruction, including those with released time for research. Employment
status (full-time or part-time) is as defined by the institution. (IPEDS, Broyles p.61&62)

FACULTY (INSTRUCTION/RESEARCH/PUBLIC SERVICE)
Persons whose specific assignments customarily are made for the purpose of conducting
instruction, research, or public service as a principal activity (or activities), and who hold
academic-rank titles of professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor,
lecturer, or the equivalent of any of these academic ranks. If their principal activity is
instructional, this category includes deans, directors, or the equivalent, as well as
associate deans, assistant deans, and executive officers of academic departments
(chairpersons, heads, or the equivalent). Student teachers or research assistants are not
included in this category. (Note: This definition pertains only to the Fall Staff survey and
the staff portion of the Consolidated survey. It is different from the definition of Full-
Time Instructional Faculty used for the Institutional Characteristics survey and the survey
of Salaries, Tenure, and Fringe Benefits of Full-Time Instructional Faculty.) (IPEDS,
Broyles p.45&46)

FULL-TIME INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY
Instruction/Research staff employed full-time (as defined by the institution) and whose
major regular assignment is instruction, including those with released time for research.
(Note: This definition pertains only to the surveys of Institutional Characteristics and
Salaries, Tenure, and Fringe Benefits of Full-Time Instructional Faculty. It does not
pertain to Faculty (Instruction/Research/ Public Service) on the Fall Staff and
Consolidated surveys.) (IPEDS, Broyles p.52)
INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY
Instruction/Research staff employed by the institution and whose major regular
assignment is instruction, including those with released time for research. Employment
status (full-time or part-time) is as defined by the institution. (IPEDS, Broyles p.61&62)

NEW HIRE
The faculty member is full-time and is a “new hire” for the reporting semester, enter a
„3‟. The new hire code is reported only the first semester that it occurs. Do not include
persons who have returned from sabbatical leave or fulltime faculty with less than 9-10
month contracts. Enter zero if the person is not newly hired. (TCB p.126)

NEW HIRES
Persons who were hired for full-time permanent employment for the first time, or after a
break in service, between July 1 and September 30 of the survey year. These do not
include persons who have returned from sabbatical leave. (IPEDS, Broyles p.68)

9/10-MONTH SALARY CONTRACT
The contracted teaching period of faculty employed for 2 semesters, 3 quarters, 2
trimesters, 2 4- month sessions, or the equivalent. (IPEDS, Broyles p.69)

OTHER THAN 9/10-MONTH AND 11/12-MONTH SALARY CONTRACT
The contracted teaching period of faculty employed for other than 2 semesters, 3
quarters, 2 trimesters, 2 4- month sessions, or 11-12 months, but still considered full-time
employees (as defined by the institution). (IPEDS, Broyles p.74)

OVERLOAD
An overload applies when a faculty member is employed full-time (100 percent) and has
teaching assignments in addition to the 100 percent load. (TCB p. 125)

RANK                          DEFINITION
1. Professor                  Include only faculty on tenure track or with tenure at
                              your institution.
2. Associate                  Professor Include only faculty on tenure track or with
                              tenure at your institution.
3. Assistant Professor        Include only faculty on tenure track or with tenure at
                              your institution.
4. Instructor                 Include all faculty on tenure track or with tenure at
                              your institution who do not hold the rank of assistant
                              professor, associate professor, or professor.
5. Other faculty              Includes faculty without tenure and not on tenure
                              track including, but not limited to, adjunct, special,
                              visiting, emeritus, and lecturer at your institution. Also
                              include faculty with tenure or on tenure track from
                              another institution.
6. Teaching Assistant         A graduate student who is teaching and/or assists a
                              faculty member in teaching a class or laboratory
                              (exclude those who only serve as graders or who are
                              included in one of the categories above).
(TCB p.122)



TENURE
Status of a personnel position, or a person occupying a position or occupation, with
respect to permanence of position. (IPEDS, Broyles p.96)

TENURE
Use the institution‟s criteria or requirements to determine tenure status. (TCB p.122)

TENURE TRACK
Status of personnel positions that lead to consideration for tenure. (IPEDS, Broyles p.96)




References:

Broyles, Susan G. “Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System: IPEDS Glossary”.
       National Center for Education Statistics. Revised August 1995.
       http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=95822

Handbook of Operating Procedures. The University of Texas-Pan American.
      http://www.panam.edu/hop/

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.
        National Center for Education Statistics. 2003-04.
        http://surveys.nces.ed.gov/ipeds/glossary.asp.

“REPORTING and PROCEDURES MANUAL for Texas Public Universities”.
     Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Educational Data Center. Spring
     2004. http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/reports/pdf/0640.pdf

				
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