Workday Words: Academic Unit

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Academic Units are the primary organizational dimension in Workday Student. They are used to represent departments, schools, colleges and other entities. These units can recruit prospective students, admit students, offer programs of study or administer financial aid. Academic Units are used as the tenure initiating units (TIU) for faculty promotion and tenure, and also in conjunction with academic appointments to designate instructors for classes.

Academic Units will not be created for reporting purposes or for purely administrative departments, such as the Office of Academic Affairs or the Office of the Registrar.

All of Ohio State’s Workday systems (including Financials, HCM and Payroll) will be able to leverage Academic Units as a common worktag.