noun, plural fac·ul·ties.
- the entire teaching and administrative force of a university, college, or school.
- one of the departments of learning, as theology, medicine, or law, in a university.
- the teaching body, sometimes with the students, in any of these departments.
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Origin of faculty
synonym study for faculty
OTHER WORDS FROM facultyin·ter·fac·ul·ty, noun, plural in·ter·fac·ul·ties, adjectivepro·fac·ul·ty, adjectiveun·der·fac·ul·ty, noun, plural un·der·fac·ul·ties.
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Example sentences from the Web for faculty
The University of Illinois is requiring all faculty, staff and students to participate in screening testing twice a week, using a rapid saliva-based test.America Doesn’t Have a Coherent Strategy for Asymptomatic Testing. It Needs One.|by Caroline Chen|September 1, 2020|ProPublica
Under the terms of the deal, University of Arizona will create a non-profit entity called University of Arizona Global Campus that will maintain its own accreditation, faculty, and academic programs.Public universities are buying the for-profit schools their professors criticize|Michelle Cheng|August 23, 2020|Quartz
The reporting prompted the university to end the use of confidentiality clauses when professors are fired and change policy to prevent faculty and administrators from arguing that academic freedom shields them in sexual misconduct cases.ProPublica Selects Six Public Broadcasting Projects for Local Reporting Network|by ProPublica|August 21, 2020|ProPublica
She completed her training at the University of Washington and joined the faculty in 1982, eventually being promoted to research professor.Training clinicians to spot heart failure in covid-19 patients|Tate Ryan-Mosley|August 19, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Others, including the University of North Carolina system, are developing worst-case scenario plans, where drops in enrollment could lead to employee furloughs, faculty cuts and suspended athletic programs.
In all these cases, the students and even faculty members plead ignorance.Hitler is Huge in Thailand: Chicken Joints, T-Shirts, and A Govt.-Issued Propaganda Video|Marlow Stern|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All students and faculty in the UT community should support the cause of fairness in admissions.The University of Texas’s Machiavellian War on Its Regent|David Davis|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Is it the faculty of reason, or perhaps, the faculty for discourse?
I find faculty learning about their specific, specialized research areas, but also about the wider society and natural world.
Benson concluded, “If we are not willing to hire such faculty, they are not willing to fund us.”Koch Foundation to College: We’ll Give You Millions—if You Teach Our Libertarian Ideology|Center for Public Integrity|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We were speaking of the faculty of mimicry, and he told me such a funny little anecdote about Chopin.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
There is no ground for the assertion that a spiritual faculty exists apart from the reason.
This seems to amount to a claim that religious people possess an extra sense or faculty.
The faculty of reason, then, has excelled this boasted faculty of spiritual discernment in its own religious sphere.
But the Christian first invents this faculty, and then tells us that by this faculty religion is to be judged.
British Dictionary definitions for faculty
noun plural -ties
- a department within a university or college devoted to a particular branch of knowledge
- the staff of such a department
- mainly US and Canadian all the teaching staff at a university, college, school, etc