Faculty and Staff Trends

DAPIR reports on faculty and staff trends in a number of formats.

Data Digest

  • Pages 33-50 provide key information on faculty and staff counts, demographics, promotions, and salaries. This information is updated annually and is also available in Excel files.

Faculty and Staff Trends by Gender and Ethnic Status

Additional Reports

Policy Issues Related to Reporting Race/Ethnicity

All colleges and universities in the U.S. are required to collect and report student and employee race/ethnicity according to federal Department of Education guidelines. This briefing paper describes the requirements for collection and reporting of race/ethnicity that have been in effect since December 2007.

The federal requirements for reporting race/ethnicity can make it difficult to identify the total number of individuals who identify in a particular racial/ethnic category. For example, in fall 2019, the total number of UW-Madison faculty who identified as Black or African American (alone or in conjunction with other racial/ethnic identifies) was 97. However, based on the federal reporting categories, the number of Black or African Americans reported was 94. This apparent discrepancy is because the federal methodology counts all individuals who identify as Hispanic (regardless of any racial identities) as Hispanic and counts non-Hispanic individuals who identify more than one race as “2 or more races”. Individuals who identified as Black or African American AND Hispanic are reported as Hispanic. Individuals who identified as Black or African American and another race are reported as “2 or more races”.

This document compares the federal methodology explained in the briefing paper to the “count all” methodology. The latter is a better source when the underlying issue is an interest in counting all faculty and staff in each of their identified race/ethnic categories.