Institutional Research
Explanation of Terms and Other Resources

The tables and charts in this section pertain to counts of active employees at Miami University.

All counts are taken from an extract of active employees on the Banner system as of November 1 of the Fall term (in this case, Fall 2005). This is the date used for federal reporting to the IPEDS system and generally represents the 'high water mark' for employment for the academic year. Because the IPEDS Faculty and Staff reporting is intended to be a comprehensive look at the number and type of employees on campus, employees are counted only once, in their primary job.

For reporting teaching faculty, such as in the Common Data Set (used for college ranking surveys such as U.S. News America's Best Colleges), we want to include everyone who teaches, in addition to those with faculty status. Miami has approximately 72 employees for Fall 2005 on the Oxford campus alone who have a teaching appointment but whose primary job is not as a faculty member.


Miami University reports data for three campuses: the main campus in Oxford; and branch campuses in Hamilton and Middletown. (Three employees at the Dolibois Center in Luxembourg are omitted from federal reporting and thus are not included here.)

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