The Department currently has a little over 30 faculty members, of which less than 30 percent are full-timers and less than 12 percent are female. Full time teaching positions are offered to individuals who meet the criteria and expectations of the University as outlined in the University Charter. Preference is often given to those with terminal and master degrees. The Department seeks to hire and maintain more qualified instructors with master and terminal degrees. Adjunct or part-time positions are offered based on the needs of the Department. Like full-timers, all adjunct instructors must meet the University’s criteria and expectations and must hold at least master degrees.