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Disciplinary Division

Definition

The four divisions established on the basis of related subjects of teaching and research and are independent of colleges, schools, and departments, and include: Biological Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences.

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https://uwmadison.datacookbook.com/institution/terms/162765/versions/218589
Data Domain(s)
Academic Planning, Employee Record
Synonyms
Field of Study

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Trends in Degrees and Related Data
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Degrees, named options, certificates, and doctoral minors awarded by UW-Madison since summer 1999 can be disaggregated by degree level, school/college, department, and major. Degree recipient demographic information is provided, including gender, student of color status, underrepresented student of color status, and international status.

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Student Record Academic Planning and Institutional Research Publicly Available 03/31/2023
Graduate School Explorer
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This data visualization reports student metrics over the past ten years for degree programs (academic major plans) in the graduate career. It provides information on student admissions, enrollment, funding, degrees, program completion, and career outcomes.

Additional Info
Student Record Graduate School Office of Academic Analysis, Planning, & Assessment Student Record Data Restricted
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04/14/2023
PhD Retention/Completions and Time-to-Degree
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Doctoral retention/completion rates and doctoral time-to-degree by major with peer comparison data from AAU peers.

Additional Info
Student Record Academic Planning and Institutional Research Publicly Available 06/02/2021
Postdocs at UW-Madison
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This data visualization provides information on the background characteristics of postdocs at UW-Madison, their average time spent in postdoctoral training, and their employment outcomes after leaving their postdoc appointment at UW-Madison. It was developed as part of the Coalition for Next Generation Life Science initiative (CNGLS). UW-Madison is a founding member of the Coalition for Next Generation Life Science, which includes 55 national research universities and schools of medicine. The Coalition seeks to improve transparency related to career prospects and opportunities for life sciences trainees, including both graduate students and postdocs.

Additional Info
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Courses Completed to Satisfy Undergraduate College/Univ Requirements
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This visualization provides information about how and when undergraduates completed their College/University Degree Requirements, including General Education Requirements. It provides data about course counts and Time to Degree for graduates since Summer 2013, according to College/University Requirement and Sub-requirement, as well as data about when in their careers at UW-Madison students completed those courses and Requirements/Sub-requirements.

Additional Info
Academic Planning, Student Record AIM, College of Letters and Science UW-Madison Employees (NetID Required) 08/30/2022
Graduate Completion & Degrees
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Interactive Data Visualization

This data visualization reports summary information on UW-Madison graduate program degrees, time-to-degree, completion rate, retention rate, and completion over time for the past four three year cohorts of Master's and Doctoral students. It includes breakdown by gender, citizenship status, and minority status, as well as filtering by degree level, division, school/college, plan, named option, and academic year/cohort. 

Additional Info
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Graduate Student Funding
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This data visualization provides information about the financial support of graduate students at UW-Madison, including the percentage of fully funded students, their funding appointment types, and average monthly stipend levels. 

Additional Info
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Graduate School Admissions & Enrollment
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This data visualization reports summary information on UW-Madison graduate program admissions and enrollment for the past five academic years. It includes data on admissions selectivity and yield rates, the demographics of applicants and enrolled students, as well as the home state or country of enrolled students. 

Additional Info
Admissions, Student Record Graduate School Office of Academic Analysis, Planning, & Assessment Publicly Available 10/12/2022
Doctoral Career Outcomes
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Additional Info
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Doctoral Exit Survey Results
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A summary of Doctoral Exit Survey responses from the past five academic years. Data can be filtered by year, division, school/college, academic plan, and selected student demographics.

Additional Info
Student Record Graduate School Office of Academic Analysis, Planning, & Assessment UW-Madison Employees (NetID Required) 10/12/2022
Master's Exit Survey Results
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A summary of Master's Exit Survey responses. Presented data are from the current version of the survey, which was first administered in November, 2019. Data can be filtered by year, division, school/college, academic plan, named option, and selected student demographics.

Additional Info
Student Record Graduate School Office of Academic Analysis, Planning, & Assessment UW-Madison Employees (NetID Required) 10/12/2022
Doctoral Student Experience Survey Results
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A summary of Doctoral Student Experience Survey responses since November, 2019 when the survey was first administered. Data can be filtered by year, division, school/college, academic plan, and selected student demographics.

Additional Info
Student Record Graduate School Office of Academic Analysis, Planning, & Assessment UW-Madison Employees (NetID Required) 10/12/2022
Graduate Admissions Competitor Landscape
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Interactive Data Visualization

This workbook presents data on the national postsecondary institutions competing with UW-Madison graduate programs for new student admissions. Dashboards display the institutional enrollments of new graduate admits over the past seven years, as well as the reasons reported by admits for not accepting UW-Madison graduate program offers of admission.

Additional Info
Admissions Graduate School Office of Academic Analysis, Planning, & Assessment UW-Madison Employees (NetID Required) 05/08/2023
Mathematics Requirements for Bachelor's Degree Majors
Interactive Data Visualization

This workbook provides information about the mathematics requirements for UW-Madison bachelor's degree majors. This workbook is intended to compare degree majors to each other and illustrate general mathematics requirements. Specific mathematics requirements for each major can be found in the Guide (https://guide.wisc.edu/undergraduate/) under the requirements tab for each degree major.

Additional Info
Academic Planning Publicly Available 06/21/2021
GSSC Application Data
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Interactive Data Visualization

Separate dashboards in the workbook display aggregate data on the demographic and gender characteristics of enrolled students, program completion rates, as well as student satisfaction with both their graduate program and the broader campus diversity climate. Each dashboard allows data comparisons between the program and the larger disciplinary division to provide additional context to the reported numbers.

Additional Info
Student Record Graduate School Office of Academic Analysis, Planning, & Assessment Student Record Data Internal
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09/12/2022
Majors, Options, Degrees and Certificates
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This workbook allows users to view and search for currently active majors, options, degrees and certificates.

Additional Info
Student Record Office of the Registrar Publicly Available 02/21/2023
Graduate Program Profiles - Admissions & Enrollment
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Interactive Data Visualization

This data visualization reports summary information on UW-Madison graduate program admissions and enrollment for the past five academic years. It includes data on admissions selectivity and yield rates, the demographics of applicants and enrolled students, as well as the home state or country of enrolled students. The visualization provides the same information as the Graduate School Admissions & Enrollment Data Visualization, but using a Universal Program filter, so that custom links can be created that are Plan/Named Option specific.

Additional Info
Admissions, Student Record Graduate School Office of Academic Analysis, Planning, & Assessment Publicly Available 04/06/2023
Graduate Program Profiles - Graduate Student Funding
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Interactive Data Visualization

This data visualization provides information about the financial support of graduate students at UW-Madison, including the percentage of fully funded students, their funding appointment types, and average monthly stipend levels. The data visualization utilizes a Universal Program filter.

Additional Info
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Additional Info
Academic Planning, Student Record Office of Academic Analysis, Planning and Assessment - Graduate School Publicly Available 04/06/2023
Graduate Program Profiles - Doctoral Career Outcomes
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This data visualization provides information on the early, mid, and late career outcomes of UW-Madison doctoral program alumni using a Universal Program filter. Reported data include employment status, job sector and location, and jobs in academia.

Additional Info
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Historical Graduate Admissions IDE
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Additional Info
Admissions, Student Record Graduate School Office of Academic Analysis, Planning, & Assessment Student Record Data Restricted
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08/22/2022
Historical Graduate Completion IDE
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Institutional Data Exporter (IDE)

This workbook exports a file of individual student record data used in the 'Completion' section of the 'Graduate School Explorer' visualization. It provides information on graduate admissions by providing relevant columns related to current and formerly enrolled student's time to degree, completion status, and supplemental program information.

Additional Info
Student Record Graduate School Office of Academic Analysis, Planning, & Assessment Student Record Data Restricted
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10/05/2022