eduPersonAffiliation

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Description

Specifies the person's role at the organization in broad categories such as student, staff, employee etc.

Format

Permissible values are: faculty, student, staff, alum, member, affiliate, employee, library-walk-in. These are arranged in a hierarchy (as shown in the figure to the right). A student/pupil will have the values member and student. An educational employee will have all the values member, employee and faculty. The attribute eduPersonPrimaryAffiliation gives the person's primary role.

Examples

A pupil/student has all the values:

  • student
  • member

A teacher (or in higher education: member of the scientific staff) has all the values:

  • faculty
  • employee
  • member

An employee without any educational responsibility has all the values:

  • staff
  • employee
  • member

The value "affiliate" is used to show that a person is affiliated with the organization, but that there is no formal contracts of employment or studying:

  • affiliate

A person can fill several roles, in example be both an employee and a student at the same time. The person then has all the roles:

  • student
  • staff
  • employee
  • member
Cardinality: 
Multivalued
Availability in higher education.: 
High
Availability, primary and secondary school.: 
High
Entry type: 
person
Short description: 
Person's role (ex. student, employee)