Definitions - F

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Full-Time Equivalent (FTE, FTSE) Students (fall) - (used by THECB)

FTE is the percentage equivalent to full-time attendance: 1.0 FTE equals 100%, or full-time, student enrollment status. 0.5 FTE equals 50%, or half-time, student enrollment status.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE, FTSE) Students (fall) - (used by IPEDS)

This variable is derived from the enrollment by race/ethnicity section of the IPEDS fall enrollment survey. The full-time equivalent of the institution's part-time enrollment is estimated and then added to the full-time enrollment of the institution. This formula has been used to produce the full-time equivalent enrollment that is published annually in the Digest of Education Statistics. The full-time equivalent of part-time enrollment is estimated by multiplying the part-time enrollment by factors that vary by control and level of institution and level of student. The following factors were used for FTE Student calculation:

  • Part-time undergraduate enrollment (line 22): Public 4-year .403543
  • First professional (line 23): Public 4-year .600000
  • Graduate (line 25): Public 4-year .361702
Faculty Headcount (fall) - (used by 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) - (used by 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) - (used by 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, and primarily research. (See below for category explanations.)

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) Students

Annualized FTE students represent the sum of undergraduate and technical (UT Brownsville) semester credit hours divided by 30, master’s and professional semester credit hours divided by 24, doctoral semester credit hours divided by 18. Semester credit hours include state-funded and excess hours.

First-time, full-time, degree-seeking (FTFTDS) undergraduate students (used by IPEDS)

A student, attending any institution for the first time at the undergraduate level, who is enrolled for 12 or more semester credit hours in a 4-or 5-year bachelor’s or associate’s degree program. Also referred to as “beginning undergraduates.”

FTE Academic Advisors

The figures are based on the percentage and duration of the appointment assigned to academic advising.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty (fall) - (used by 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, and primarily research. (See below for category explanations.)

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)
Faculty Categories

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.

Fiscal Year (FY)

The period of time beginning September 1 and ending on the following August 31, both dates inclusive, which coincides with the State of Texas’ fiscal year.