Generally speaking, the
administrative faculty is made up of executive level administrative personnel
including chairs, assistant/associate deans, deans, directors, and executive
Budgeted Full-Time Faculty Equivalent (FTE)
full-time equivalent faculty is the sum of the appointment percentages of all
faculty in a particular department, college or other unit.
To calculate budgeted FTE faculty for a particular program, such as
Instruction, each appointed percentage is multiplied by the percent of the
individual's salary paid from that program, and then summed.
For example, a professor in full-time appointment who receives one-half
of his salary from Instruction and one-half from Organized Research would be
counted as one (1.00) budgeted FTE faculty member with one-half (0.50) budgeted
FTE to Instruction and one-half (0.50) budgeted FTE to Organized Research.
Hour or Student Credit Hour (SCH)
hour is a unit of measurement assigned to a course and expressed in semester
hours. SCH is used as a measure of
independent study in the index of a faculty member's TEACHING HOURS, although
its traditional purpose is to measure a student's progress toward a degree.
total SCH for a course are arrived by multiplying the number of students by the
number of credit hours. Prior to
1976, SCH were generated for various reports exclusively by the level of the
student. Since then, they are
generated primarily by the level of the course.
"faculty" is not confined
simply to those who teach. It
refers to many people in the academic community whose responsibilities range
from instruction to research, to public service and to administration, and in
many cases a faculty member's responsibilities are made up of a combination of
two or more functions. Various
counts are periodically requested.
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Student
enrollment is the equivalent number of full-time students on the twenty-first
day of the semester. Equivalency is
established by dividing the total number of SCH by the normal load of credit
hours as follows. Lower division
SCH are divided by fifteen to calculate FTE.
Since 1987 upper division SCH are divided by twelve to calculate FTE.
Graduate SCH are divided by ten to calculate gradate FTE.
Faculty who are academic year appointments with the ranks of
Regents’ Professor, Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor,
Lecturer, and Instructor. Administrative faculty such as dean, associate dean,
and directors, who hold faculty rank are included if they teach.
Part-time faculty who are paid on a per class basis and graduate teaching
assistants and associates are excluded from this definition.
Full-Time Graduate Student
A student who holds a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, is taking
courses at the post-baccalaureate level, and is enrolled for nine or more
Full-Time Undergraduate Student
undergraduate student who is enrolled for twelve or more semester credits.
General Operating Fund
Is used to account for transactions related to the university’s
state-appropriated budget, as approved by the Arizona Legislature and Arizona
Board of Regents.
The term instructional faculty
generally refers to the academic rank of professor, associate professor,
assistant professor, instructor, and lecturer in instructional departments.
Part-time faculty, graduate assistants and associates may be included
depending upon the purpose of the count. Since
1975, counts of faculty with instructional titles have been made as of a
specific date, October 1. The
comparability of counts from previous years is adversely affected by the failure
to conduct the counts on a particular date.
Counts of minority faculty as of a specific date have been made only
(Financial Aid definition)
Students who do not meet self-supporting criteria and do not live
(Financial Aid definition)
Students who do not meet the self-supporting criteria and live in
Students born before January 1975, veterans, graduate students,
married students, orphans/wards of the court,
students with legal dependents other than a spouse.
The State Operating
Budget is the primary budget at NAU. Two
revenue sources support the state operating budget.
The first, Collections, consists of student registration fees and
tuition, along with some miscellaneous revenue and balance forward.
The Arizona Board of Regents authorizes the universities to retain a
portion of tuition and fee revenue for bonding debt service, plant projects, and
some operating budgets not supported by the state.
The remaining fee and tuition collections become a part of the state
operating budget. The second major source of funding is General
Funds—Arizona's general tax revenues. This
amount is appropriated to the university as part of the annual legislative
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