Faculty

Faculty refers to the academic staff at a university or college, or a division of a university.

Faculty may also refer to:

  • Faculty (academic staff), the academic staff of a university (North American usage)
  • Faculty (division), a division within a university (usage outside of North America)
  • Faculty (instrument), an instrument or warrant in canon law, especially a judicial or quasi-judicial warrant from an ecclesiastical court or tribunal
  • The Faculty, a horror/sci-fi movie by Robert Rodriguez
  • The senses of sight, hearing, touch, etc. ("perceptive faculties")
  • The aspects of intelligence ("cognitive faculties")
  • Indriya, "spiritual faculties" in Buddhism
  • The rights of a priest to celebrate or perform various Liturgical functions
  • Faculty of Advocates, lawyers before the courts of Scotland
  • Faculty of Actuaries, the professional body representing actuaries in Scotland

Famous quotes containing the word faculty:

    Rhetoric may be defined as the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion.
    Aristotle (384–323 B.C.)

    It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves, together with the counsels, and to leave the observations and conclusions thereupon to the liberty and faculty of every man’s judgement.
    Francis Bacon (1561–1626)

    Reason is man’s faculty for grasping the world by thought, in contradiction to intelligence, which is man’s ability to manipulate the world with the help of thought. Reason is man’s instrument for arriving at the truth, intelligence is man’s instrument for manipulating the world more successfully; the former is essentially human, the latter belongs to the animal part of man.
    Erich Fromm (1900–1980)