The Faculty Import loads faculty demographic information into the system and includes a home department. This does not prevent faculty from teaching outside of this department and viewing results for the courses taught in that department.
- Faculty members that are imported will automatically be assigned the roles of Participating Faculty and Responsible Faculty. There is no need to reload the faculty import unless changes need to be made to faculty records.
- If a faculty is found in the student import or students are found in the faculty import, the system will automatically switch their primary role to the Student /Faculty role so they may be attached as teacher or student.
Required Import Fields:
|UserName||No - if matching import on user name. Yes - if matching import on School ID||Must be a unique user name. This value will become the user name for logging into the application. If the school is going to use external authentication in the future, this user name MUST be the network user name.|
|Department||Yes||This is the 'Home Department' of the faculty member.|
Make sure department name is always entered the same (i.e.: Bio on all - NOT Bio then Biology on the next record)
|DepartmentAdmin (Recommended)||Yes||This field indicates that the user plays an administrative role in the department specified in the Department Name field. Enter either “Y” or “N." If a faculty member is accidentally flagged with "N," the system will not remove someone as a department administrator.|
Other non-required fields include:
|SchoolIDNumber||Yes||User’s ID Number - required if using the option to match on ID #|
|Salutation||Yes||Faculty's Salutation: (i.e. Dr., Mrs., Ms., Mr.)|
|Gender||Yes||Should contain either “Male” or “Female”|
|Yes||Valid values are: A1, A2, A3…A10, B1, B2, B3…B10, or C1, C2, C3…C10.|
|Active||Yes||The field indicates that the faculty is either active "Y" or inactive "N". Faculty members that are imported with a “N” flag, will automatically be deactivated.|
|PictureURL||Yes||URL must be either fully qualified with domain name or a relative path that evaluates to a valid link on the target server.|
|ForceInternal||Yes||Forces a record to internal authentication regardless of whether or not external authentication is setup. : Y/Yes or N/No/(empty)|
|LocalPassword||No||Pre version 3.89: The value in this field will become the user’s default local password if the school is using internal authentication. This value can be up to 35 characters in length.|
Post version 3.89: For added security, users will be forced to set their own password the first time they log in.
|BirthDate||Yes||Birth Date in format: YYYYMMDD. Used to determine Age in some cases|
|FacultyLevel||Yes||Faculty Level: e.g. Adjunct Professor, professor|
|StartDate||Yes||Start Date in format: YYYYMMDD. Start date can be used to determine years of service or years at institution|
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