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:

    Where is he who seeing a thousand men useless and unhappy, and making the whole region forlorn by their inaction, and conscious himself of possessing the faculty they want, does not hear his call to go and be their king?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    UG [universal grammar] may be regarded as a characterization of the genetically determined language faculty. One may think of this faculty as a ‘language acquisition device,’ an innate component of the human mind that yields a particular language through interaction with present experience, a device that converts experience into a system of knowledge attained: knowledge of one or another language.
    Noam Chomsky (b. 1928)

    Since everything in nature answers to a moral power, if any phenomenon remains brute and dark, it is that the corresponding faculty in the observer is not yet active.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)