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A faculty is a division within a university. The medieval University of Paris, which served as a model for most of the later medieval universities in Europe, had four faculties: the Faculties of Theology, Law, Medicine, and finally the Faculty of Arts, which every student had to graduate from in order to continue his training in one of the other three, sometimes known as the higher faculties. The privilege to establish these four faculties was usually part of all medieval charters for universities, but not every university could in reality do so. Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... The Sorbonne, Paris, in a 17th century engraving The historic University of Paris (French: Université de Paris) first appeared in the second half of the 12th century, but was in 1970 reorganized as 13 autonomous universities (University of Paris I–XIII). ...

The Faculty of Arts took its name from the seven liberal arts: the trivium (grammar, rhetoric, dialectics) and the quadrivium (arithmetic, music, geometry and astronomy). In German (and Scandinavian) universities this faculty has more often been known as the Faculty of Philosophy. The degree of Magister Artium (Master of Arts) derives its name from the Faculty of Arts, while the degree of Doctor of Philosophy originates within German education and derives its name from the German name of the Arts faculty. In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... The trivium is a theory of education. ... Grammar is the study of rules governing the use of language. ... Rhetoric (from Greek ρήτωρ, rhêtôr, orator, teacher) is the art or technique of persuasion, usually through the use of language. ... Broadly speaking, a dialectic (Greek: διαλεκτική) is an exchange of propositions (theses) and counter-propositions (antitheses) resulting in a disagreement. ... The quadrivium comprised the four subjects taught in medieval universities after the trivium. ... Arithmetic or arithmetics (from the Greek word αριθμός = number) is the oldest and simplest branch of mathematics, used by almost everyone, for tasks ranging from simple daily counting to advanced science and business calculations. ... Music is an art, entertainment, or other human activity that involves organized and audible sounds and silence. ... Table of Geometry, from the 1728 Cyclopaedia. ... A giant Hubble mosaic of the Crab Nebula. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

The number of faculties has usually multiplied in modern universities, both through subdivisions of the traditional four faculties, and through the absorption of academic disciplines which have developed within originally vocational schools, in areas such as engineering or agriculture.


North American usage

In North American English, the word "faculty" has also come to be used as a collective noun for the academic staff of a university: senior teachers, lecturers, and/or researchers. The term is most commonly used in this context in the United States and Canada, and generally includes professors of various rank: Assistant Professors, Associate Professors, and (Full) Professors, usually tenured or tenure-track in nature. Members of university administration (e.g., department chairs, deans, vice presidents, presidents) are often also faculty members, in many cases beginning as (and remaining) professors. North American English is a collective term used for the varieties of the English language that are spoken in the United States and Canada. ... A professor giving a lecture The meaning of the word professor (Latin: one who claims publicly to be an expert) varies. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... In an educational setting, a dean is a person with significant authority . ...

Most university faculty hold a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate degree. Some professionals or instructors from other institutions who are associated with a particular university (e.g., by teaching some courses or supervising graduate students) but do not hold professorships may be appointed as adjunct faculty. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... It has been suggested that Professional degree be merged into this article or section. ... A professional does something as a profession, or receives payment for some activity. ... A graduate student (also, grad student or grad in American English, postgraduate student or postgrad in British English) is an individual who has completed a bachelors degree (B.A., B.S./B.Sc. ...

Other than universities, community colleges and secondary or primary schools also use the terms faculty and professor to describe their instructors, but this does not hold the same status as a professor in a university. Other institutions (e.g., teaching hospitals) may likewise use the term faculty. In all cases, faculty is a distinct category from staff, although members of both groups are employees of the institution in question. In Canada and the United States, a community college, sometimes called a technical college, county college, junior college or a city college, is an educational institution providing higher education and lower-level tertiary education, granting certificates, diplomas, and Associates degrees to people like laertes. ... High school - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Primary or elementary education consists of the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... A hospital today is an institution for professional health care provided by physicians and nurses. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ...


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Faculty (university) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (397 words)
A faculty is a division within a university.
Some professionals or instructors from other institutions who are associated with a particular university (e.g., by teaching some courses or supervising graduate students) but do not hold professorships may be appointed as adjunct faculty.
In all cases, faculty is a distinct catgeory from staff, although members of both groups are employees of the institution in question.And you suck.
Faculty Policies and Procedures - University of Wisconsin-Madison - Chapter 1 (2008 words)
University faculty status provides eligibility to participate in faculty governance as provided in Chapters 1, 2, and 6 of these rules, including voting in university-wide faculty elections, senate representation, and eligibility for election to the senate, and is granted only as provided in 1.03.B. of these rules.
The faculty is vested with responsibility for the immediate governance of the university, subject to the responsibilities and powers of the chancellor and under other provisions of 36.09, Wisconsin Statutes, and shall actively participate in university policy development.
Meetings of the faculty shall be held at the call of the chancellor; or at the request of the University Committee; or on the written petition, to the secretary of the faculty, or of any hundred members of the university faculty, and shall be consistent with the provisions of the state’s Open Meetings Law.
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