At Mason, the way we use titles is complex.
For instance, a person might be an Associate Professor who is the Director of Undergraduate Programs for a department and the Director of a BA within that department while also serving as Director of an interdisciplinary minor which does not technically reside within the person's department. They may also have a special appointment as an endowed chair and, in another role, serve as director of the newly-established Center for Egregious Abuse of Titles, and, in line with that center's mission, have a title not of "Director" but of "High Lama of the Most Supreme Titleage."
In CHSSWeb, that person would have a faculty rank of Associate Professor, officially imported from Banner and updating automatically when that title is updated in Banner. They would have the title Director of Undergraduate Programs on their department site, the title of Director on the site for their interdisciplinary minor (if it has its own site), the title of Director on the BA and again on the interdisciplinary minor, and the High Lama title on the web site for their center. And, finally, they would have a custom title proclaiming their status as an endowed chair.
How do we manage all of those titles? Well...
CHSSWeb displays three kinds of titles.
Titles should not be confused with faculty ranks, which are imported from Banner and are not assigned via the site title tools.
See the web pages to the left for more information about titles. See also the information about faculty ranks.