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Department (Academic Structure)

Definition

An entity approved by academic governance to serve at least one of three academic purposes: serve as the academic home for a plan, serve as the academic home of a subject, or serve as a faculty tenure home. The status of an academic organization as academic owner is established through faculty/shared governance approval process; each plan and subject has one academic organization designated as an academic owner. Academic organizations are tied to the budgetary UDD (A####).

Data Cookbook URL (requires authorization)
https://uwmadison.datacookbook.com/institution/terms/162763/versions/226984
Data Domain(s)
Academic Planning, Employee Record

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