Calculating Your Institution's FTE
OETC has negotiated a custom Enterprise Term Licensing Agreement (ETLA) with Adobe. This FTE-based agreement enables OETC Higher Education members to purchase for their entire institution with no minimum FTE requirement.
When calculating your institution’s Full Time Equivalent (FTE) employees, you will want to include knowledge workers only. Knowledge workers are defined as those who use technology as part of their everyday work. Employees such as maintenance workers, groundskeepers, and others who do not use technology as part of their work should not be included in this calculation.
Note: Knowledge workers can be defined as employees that use technology in the normal course of their workday. They must be counted in the FTE regardless of whether or not they use Creative Cloud. The only exception being employees that do not utilize technology for the normal course of their routine (such as maintenance, etc.). Example: office administrators would be counted in the FTE even though they likely do not use Creative Cloud.
Using the FTE Calculation
The FTE calculation is used to determine your institution’s license count for both the Microsoft EES and Adobe ETLA licensing agreements. Use the formula below to calculate your FTE.
Full Time Faculty + (Part Time Faculty ÷ 3) + Full Time Staff + (Part Time Staff ÷ 2)
Example of FTE Calculation
If an institution has 200 full-time faculty, 300 part-time faculty, 300 full-time staff, and 400 part-time staff, the FTE employee count is calculated as follows:
200 + (300 ÷ 3) + 300 + (400 ÷ 2) = 800 FTE employees
In this case, the product licenses for this institutions would be based on 800 FTE employees.