Faculty Definitions

Methodology, Definitions, Notes, & Sources

Faculty

Definitions

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Include professors, associate professors, assistant professors, and instructors.

Other Professional Faculty

Include lecturers, visiting teachers and special, adjunct, and emeritus faculty.


Faculty Headcount (fall) - THECB

Headcount reflects the number of faculty, excluding teaching assistants, at the reporting institution as of the official census data, which is the 12th class day for the fall semester.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Faculty (fall) - THECB [can be limited to Tenured/Tenure-Track]
The percentage equivalent to full-time work at the reporting institution as of the official census data, which is the 12th class day for the fall semester: 1.0 FTE equals 100% or full time; 0.5 FTE equals 50% or half time. FTE can be used to represent percentage of faculty time teaching based on their appointment. FTE faculty only include faculty with teaching appointments.

Note: Due to manual updates, UT health institutions are included in the totals beginning with 2005. To view FTE and Headcount figures for these years, please click here.

Unless otherwise indicated, Instructional Appointment 01 (direct instruction) + Administrative Appointment 02 (administrative appointment which directly supplements the teaching function) was used in the calculation of FTE.


Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Faculty (fall) - IPEDS
The full-time-equivalent (FTE) of professional staff is calculated by summing the total number of full-time professional staff from the Employees by Assigned Position (EAP) component and adding one-third of the total number of part-time professional staff. For faculty, the categories included were: primarily instruction, primarily public service, primarily research.

The following factors were used for the FTE Faculty calculation:

SUM of

(A1 + B1/3)
(A2 + B2/3)
(A3 + B3/3)
(A4 + B4/3)

Where

  • A1=Full-time, Primarily instruction total (EAPRECTP=2110)
  • B1=Part-time, Primarily instruction total (EAPRECTP=3110)
  • A2=Full-time, Instruction combined with research/public service (EAPRECTP=2120)
  • B2=Part-time, Instruction combined with research/public service (EAPRECTP=3120)
  • A3=Full-time, Primarily research total (EAPRECTP=2130)
  • B3=Part-time, Primarily research total (EAPRECTP=3130)
  • A4=Full-time, Primarily public service total (EAPRECTP=2140)
  • B4=Part-time, Primarily public service total (EAPRECTP=3140)

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty (fall) - IPEDS

The full-time-equivalent (FTE) of professional staff is calculated by summing the total number of full-time professional staff from the Employees by Assigned Position (EAP) component and adding one-third of the total number of part-time professional staff. For faculty, the categories included were primarily instruction, primarily public service, primarily research.

The following factors were used for the FTE for T/TT Faculty calculation:

SUM of

(A1a + A1b) + (B1a + B1b/3)
(A2a + A2b) + (B2a + B2b/3)
(A3a + A3b) + (B3a + B3b/3)
(A4a + A4b) + (B4a + B4b/3)

Where

  • A1a=Full time, Primarily instruction, With faculty status, Tenured faculty (EAPRECTP=2112)
  • A1b=Full time, Primarily instruction, With faculty status, Non-tenured faculty, on tenure track (EAPRECTP=2113)
  • B1a=Part time, Primarily instruction, Employees, With faculty status, Tenured faculty (EAPRECTP=3112)
  • B1b=Part time, Primarily instruction, Employees, With faculty status, Non-tenured faculty, on tenure track (EAPRECTP=3113)
  • A2a=Full time, Instruction combined with research/public service, With faculty status, Tenured faculty (EAPRECTP=2122)
  • A2b=Full time, Instruction combined with research/public service, With faculty status, Non-tenured faculty, on tenure track (EAPRECTP=2123)
  • B2a=Part time, Instruction combined with research/public service, With faculty status, Tenured faculty (EAPRECTP=3122)
  • B2b=Part time, Instruction combined with research/public service, With faculty status, Non-tenured faculty, on tenure track (EAPRECTP=3123)
  • A3a=Full time, Primarily research, With faculty status, Tenured faculty (EAPRECTP=2132)
  • A3b=Full time, Primarily research, With faculty status, Non-tenured faculty, on tenure track (EAPRECTP=2133)
  • B3a=Part time, Primarily research, Employees, With faculty status, Tenured faculty (EAPRECTP=3132)
  • B3b=Part time, Primarily research, Employees, With faculty status, Non-tenured faculty, on tenure track (EAPRECTP=3133)
  • A4a=Full time, Primarily public service, With faculty status, Tenured faculty (EAPRECTP=2142)
  • A4b=Full time, Primarily public service, With faculty status, Non-tenured faculty, on tenure track (EAPRECTP=2143)
  • B4a=Part time, Primarily public service, Employees, With faculty status, Tenured faculty (EAPRECTP=3142)
  • B4b=Part time, Primarily public service, Employees, With faculty status, Non-tenured faculty, on tenure track (EAPRECTP=3143)

Primarily instruction - A primary function or occupational activity category used to classify persons whose specific assignments customarily are made for the purpose of conducting instruction or teaching and who hold academic titles of professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor, lecturer or the equivalent. Includes deans, directors, or the equivalent, as well as associate deans, assistant deans, and executive officers of academic departments (chairpersons, heads, or equivalent) if their principal activity is instruction.

Primarily public service - A primary function or occupational activity category used to classify persons whose specific assignments customarily are made for the purpose of carrying out public service activities such as agricultural extension services, clinical services, or continuing education and who may hold academic titles of professor, associate professor, assistant professor. Includes deans, directors, or the equivalent, as well as associate deans, assistant deans, and executive officers of academic departments (chairpersons, heads, or equivalent) if their principal activity is public service.

Primarily research - A primary function or occupational activity category used to classify persons whose specific assignments customarily are made for the purpose of conducting research and who hold academic titles of professor, associate professor, assistant professor, or titles such as research associate or postdoctoral fellow. Includes deans, directors, or the equivalent, as well as associate deans, assistant deans, and executive officers of academic departments (chairpersons, heads, or equivalent) if their principal activity is research.


Notes

Beginning in 2007, UTMB revised its faculty compensation plan, resulting in a decrease in the number of tenure-track faculty.

In fall 2006, UT Pan American revised the proportion of faculty members' assignments from direct instruction to more appropriately reflect research and public service expectations. This resulted in lower FTE faculty counts than past years.

The UT Brownsville and UT Pan American campuses closed at the end of AY 2015. UT Rio Grande Valley began enrolling students in Fall 2015.

Sources

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board data from the Faculty Report (CBM008).

Integrated Post Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS).