Edit Instructor Attribute Types

Screen Description

The Edit Instructor Attribute Types page can be used to create, modify, or delete existing instructor attribute types using a single page. Instructor attribute types are used to categorize instructor attributes. The user needs to have Instructor Attribute Type Edit permission to be able to edit attribute types. See Instructor Attribute Types for more details.


Each attribute type has an abbreviation, a name, and two toggles:

    • Conjunctive: if two or more attributes of the same conjunctive type are required on a teaching request, this means that only instructors that have ALL the indicated required attributes can be used (same as with room features). If the attribute type is disjunctive (conjunctive toggle is unchecked), it is sufficient for the instructor to have just one of the required attributes of the given type (same as with room groups).

    • Required Attribute: If a teaching request has a preference of an attribute that is of the required attribute type (unless the preference is prohibited), the preference is considered as required and the actual preference is used to compare two instructors.

For example, if a teaching request strongly prefers Organic Chemistry Skill and prefers Inorganic Chemistry Skill (assuming that the Skill is a required disjunctive attribute type), an instructor must have either Organic Chemistry Skill or Inorganic Chemistry Skill (because of the required attribute type). Among these, instructors with both skills are most preferred, after which instructors with only the Organic Chemistry Skill are preferred before instructors with only the Inorganic Chemistry Skill (because of the strongly preferred preference on the Organic Chemistry Skill).

If the Skill attribute type is not marked as required attribute, instructors without the above two skills can also teach the course but are less preferred than instructors with one or both of the above two skills.


Click Save to save the attribute types. The button Back will get you back to Instructor Attribute Types page without making any changes. A new line can be added by clicking on the green plus button, a line (and the appropriate attribute type) can be deleted by clicking the red x button.

Please note that the attribute types that cannot be deleted do not have the red x button. These are the attribute types that are being used.