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CSU Students

Technical Notes and Glossary

This reference booklet contains fall 2020 snapshot information on employees at all 23 campuses and the Chancellor’s Office.
  • All tables and charts in the Employee Profile exclude student employees (unless otherwise noted), other intermittent or casual employees, and faculty teaching in extension, special sessions and summer sessions.
  • Employees are included regardless of how their salaries are funded.
  • Beginning this year, Employee Group replaces Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) because it aligns with the CSU’s reporting practices. As a result, data for these groups cannot be compared to previous Employee Profiles.
  • Data presented in this report were obtained from the annual university-wide Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System Human Resources Survey (IPEDS-HR) extract, from the CSU’s Campus Information Retrieval System (CIRS), and from the annual Faculty Recruitment and Retention Survey.
  • Percentages referenced throughout the report may not add up to 100 because of rounding.
​Academic Student Employ​ee​
​Employees whose primary appointment is as a teaching associate, graduate assistant or instructional student assistant.
​Instructional Faculty
​All regular instructional faculty, including department chairs and lecturers.
Excludes librarians, coaches, and counselors. Also excludes extension or summer session faculty.
​Non-Instructional Faculty
​Librarians, coaches, and counselors.
​Staff
​Employees with a primary appointment other than faculty or student employee.
Excludes executives and management.
​Executives and Management
​Chancellor's Office executives, campus presidents, and all Management Personnel Plan (MPP) employees.
​Represented Student Employees
​Teaching associates (TA), graduate assistants (GA) and instructional student assistants (ISA) who are represented by UAW.
​Non-Represented Stduent Employees
​Student employees not represented by a labor union.
​Full-Time
​Individuals employed “100 percent of time”, includes full-time employees on leave with pay.
​Lecturer
​Includes all instructional faculty with temporary appointments (non-tenure track).
​Part-Time
​Includes employees whose assignments at a given campus are less than 100 percent of time. Individuals employed simultaneously at two campuses are counted as two employees.
​Probationary Faculty

​Tenure-track faculty who have not been awarded tenure. Also includes individuals who may have been denied tenure and are serving their terminal year.
​Tenured Faculty
​Tenure-track faculty who have been awarded tenure.


Questions about the data in the Employee Profile should be directed to: hradmin@calstate.edu.