Other Support Fraction (OSF) FTE

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Other Support Fraction FTE (Full Time Equivalent) is the proportion of overall faculty total workload FTE for a particular term or academic year that is spent on other support tasks outside of instructional administrative, instructional faculty, or assigned time duties.

Where Term Appears
CSUMB Data Warehouse Dashboards:
Data Custodian
Academic and Centralized Scheduling
Data Source
Source System:CMS - SA
Source Table Name:PS_CSU_APDB_FACLTY
Source Field Name:CSU_APDB_OTH_SUP
Census Process:Yes
Logical Transformation / Calculation
Divided by 1000
OBIEE Folder and Column
Folder Heading:"CSU APDB Metrics"
Column Heading:"Other Support Fraction (OSF) FTE"

See Also

Definition Source

"A faculty data element, expressed as a decimal fraction of a full-time faculty position (1.000), which indicates the share of a faculty person’s individual department appointment that is supported by state funding other than the instructional or administrative support budgets.

This element should be used to indicate:

1.   The appointment fraction for a person with a single department appointment who teaches one or more sections and is being paid for same from state funds other than instructional budget or administrative budget.

2.   Reimbursed faculty time. For example, a librarian, administrator, or computer center employee who teaches a course funded from the total state support budget (rather than the instructional budget) would have his/her  appointment fraction recorded as Other Support Fraction (OSF).  ROTC, volunteer faculty, and dollar-a-year faculty should be reported with zero OSF."[1]


  1. CSU. APDB Data Element Dictionary. Transaction Data Elements. Retrieved from: https://csyou.calstate.edu/Tools/academic-affairs/apdb/Pages/APDB-Data-Element-Dictionary.aspx. (Requires login).