Faculty & Staff

The U-M produces counts of faculty using two different methods.

  • Method 1: Instructional faculty appointments, whether paid or unpaid (the latter are referred to as “dry appointments”), are always counted, even when the individual has additional non-faculty appointments.
  • Method 2: All appointments are based on each person’s primary paid appointment in the IPEDS HR dataset.
  • Note: Counts of staff always use Method 2.

Method 1 produces a higher unduplicated total faculty count than method 2.


Method 1 applied to faculty in these reports

Faculty and Staff Census – By Campus, Health System and Total
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Summary report for the most recent five years by major job groups and campus.
Ann Arbor campus and Health System are listed separately.

Faculty and Staff Headcount Summary, Ann Arbor Campus
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Summary report for the most recent ten years by job family.

Faculty and Staff Headcount Detail, Ann Arbor Campus
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Summary report for the most recent ten years by rank, gender, and race/ethnicity.


Method 2 applied to this report

Faculty Headcount by Primary Appointment
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Summary report for 2017-2021 by job family, rank, tenure status, sex, race/ethnicity, and full-time/part-time status.


Other Sources of Faculty and Staff Data

Michigan Almanac
Chapter 6 – Faculty & Staff
Chapter 7 – Diversity


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