Wisconsin College Employees

According to IPEDS, Faculty Persons identified by the institution as such and typically those whose initial assignments are made for the purpose of conducting instruction, research or public service as a principal activity (or activities). They may hold academic rank titles of professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor, lecturer or the equivalent of any of those academic ranks. Faculty may also include the chancellor/president, provost, vice provosts, deans, directors or the equivalent, as well as associate deans, assistant deans and executive officers of academic departments if their principal activity is instruction combined with research and/or public service.

Next table shows instructional staffs headcount by faculty status for Wisconsin colleges.
Tenure StatusTotalProfessorsAssociate professorsAssistant professors IntructorsLecturersNo academic rank
Instructional Staffs By Faculty Status Wisconsin
Total14,4843,4142,9603,5052,784830991
Tenured5,1382,9792,021138000
On tenure track2,8481775112,1451500
Not on tenure track / No tenure system6,4982584281,2222,769830991
Multi-year contract
2,3551652387068673736
Annual contract
3,370861844831,738386493
Less-than-annual contract
773763316471492
Without Faculty status1,477000001,477

***Tenure-Status of a personnel position with respect to permanence of the position.
  • Tenure track: Personnel positions that lead to consideration for tenure.
  • Not on tenure track: Personnel positions that are considered non-tenure earning positions
  • Multi-year contract: A contract or employment agreement that is in effect for more than one year where subsequent years of the contract may be contingent upon other factors such as the appropriation of funds.
  • Annual contract: An annually-renewable contract or employment agreement that is in effect for a stated annual period within one year of execution, and may be equal to a period of 365 days, or a standard academic year, or the equivalent.
  • Less-than-annual-contract: A contract or employment agreement that is in effect for a partial year period of less than 365 days, or less than a standard academic year or the equivalent.