Faculty FTE Spreadsheet Definitions -
1995-96 through 2001-02
Note: On the FTE spreadsheet, faculty
time is accounted for in two ways--according to where faculty teach and
work, and according to faculty members' home departments. These are often
not the same. The right-most column Total Department FTE of the
first section entitled Departmental FTE shows how faculty are distributed
by academic program, while the Total Faculty column of the secton
Summary FTE shows how they are distributed to home departments.
Each column produces the same total after appropriate adjustments have
been made for non-departmental functions. The right-most column of the
entire spreadsheet, entitled Department Total Check, displays the
total of all faculty assigned to each department and Faculty, combining
both instructional and non-instructional assignments.
In the following descriptions, deeply
indented italicized definitions represent subtotals that are combined
into more general categories represented by boldface definitions
with smaller indent. Overall headings represent major categories of the
Finally, note that the actual structure
of the spreadsheet has changed from year to year in minor ways, and the
summaries provided on the web offer only a sample of relevant columns (or
rows). The definitions provided here apply literally only to the recent
spreadsheets. However, earlier ones use column headings that are ancestors
of those described below and should be recognizeable from context.
Dept/Program Courses: Total
course offerings within a department or program including courses taught
by members of other departments.
Student Activities: FTE assigned
to extra-curricular student-oriented programs such as musical or dance
organizations, coaching, or theatrical productions.
Department Administration: Faculty
FTE assigned to administration of the department or program.
Semester I Sabbaticals: The
.50 college-paid first-term sabbaticals.
Total Department FTE: Total of
previous four columns, representing the total FTE required to operate the
department of program.
Other Special Programs:
Non-departmental programs and concentrations
located in the four disciplinary Faculties. Entries in the columns indicate
the departmental home of individuals teaching in these programs.
IGS Faculty Programs
Non-departmental programs and concentrations
located in the Faculty of Interdisciplinary and General Studies. Entries
in the columns indicate the departmental home of individuals teaching in
ID Programs: A subtotal of
FTE assigned to interdisciplinary programs (e.g., American Studies).
Balancing entries (negative for imports,
positive for exports) for faculty who teach outside their home department.
Total ID Teaching: total FTE
assigned to all interdisciplinary programs and interdepartmental courses.
Total Teaching: Total of departmental
and interdisciplinary teaching--from the Department/Program Courses
column and the Total ID Teaching column.
Balancing entries for faculty who supervise student activities (e.g., coaching)
outside their own department.
Total Student Activities: Total
FTE of faculty assigned to student activities
Program Administration: FTE
devoted to administration of other programs within the Academic Division
(e.g., the Kirkegaard Library).
Other Internal Administration.
Total Internal Administration:
Sum of Departmental, Program, and Other Administration figures.
Paid Sem. II Sabbaticals:
The .20 FTE college-paid sabbatical supplements for those taking a two-semester
Paid Leaves: Other leaves paid
for by the college.
Total Internal Leaves. Total of
Semester I Sabbaticals (located in the Departmental FTE section),
Paid Semester II Sabbaticals, and Paid Leaves.
Total Faculty: Total Instructional
FTE. Equals the sum of four prior totals: Teaching, Student Activities,
Internal Administration, and Paid Leaves.
Tenured Faculty: Total FTE
of tenured faculty.
Tenure Track: Total FTE of faculty
on tenure-track appointments.
Long Term: Total of Tenure and
Tenure Track appointments; sometimes abbreviated as TTT.
College Administration: Faculty
time assigned to college-wide administration and charged to the administrative
line of the college budget.
Externally Funded: Faculty time
paid for by research or curriculum development grants or by external teaching
assignments (e.g., at Gustavus or in ACM programs).
Unpaid Sabbatical Leaves: Faculty
time on the second term of a full-year leave that is not paid for by the
college. Typically .30.
Unpaid Leaves: Various unpaid
leaves including reduced loads, special leaves for teaching or research
at another institution, extended parental leaves.
Total Non-Instructional: Faculty
FTE that is either not compensated or is compensated from non-faculty sources
(e.g., college administrtation or external grants). Sum of the previous
Short Term Faculty: Difference
between total faculty and long term (TTT) faculty.
Department Total Check: Total
FTE of all faculty by home departments.
Contact:Lynn A. Steen