Student Credit Hours by School, College and Department

Last Updated
08/12/2022
Description

This is a visualization of student credit hours using the Credits Follow the Instructor (CFI) data system which apportions course credits to the section level and then attributes course section credits to the academic unit funding the instructor. This attribution is often different than the academic unit that coordinates the course subject listing(s). The number of student credits hours, the change from previous like semesters, and the relationship between funding department and subject listing(s) are all provided. Student credit hours for fall and spring semesters between fall 2012 and spring 2022 are included.

Report URL
https://tableau.wisconsin.edu/#/views/StudentCreditHoursbySchoolCollegeandDepartment_1/HomePage?:iid=1
Data Cookbook URL (requires authorization)
https://uwmadison.datacookbook.com/institution/reports/30628/versions/63090
Data Domain(s)
Academic Planning, Employee Record
Access Restrictions
UW-Madison Employees (NetID Required)
Data Source Information
InfoAccess
Data View Information
CFI Credit Allocation, Academic Subject, Academic Department
Update Schedule
At the end of every fall and spring semester, after the frozen payroll file is available.
Responsible Office
Academic Planning and Institutional Research

Definitions

Name Functional Definition Data Domains
Academic Year

An academic year consists of sequential summer, fall, spring terms. For example, the 2011-12 academic years includes summer 2011, fall 2011, and spring 2012.

Academic Planning
Department (Academic Structure)

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####).

Academic Planning, Employee Record
School or College

Those faculty units headed by a dean. The dean is the chief executive officer of the school or college, and is appointed by the chancellor under search and screen procedures as set forth in 6.49. The dean must hold a tenured faculty rank as set forth in Chapter 7 of these rules. Other subunits of the university that include the term "school" in their titles are not considered schools for purposes of this chapter; they may be designated by the chancellor, in consultation with the University Committee, as equivalent to departments for any or all of the purposes described in Chapter 5. A school or college shall be created or discontinued, or the name of an existing school or college changed, by the chancellor after consultation with the University Committee, subject to the approval of the Board of Regents. Creation of a school or college with academic programs at the post-baccalaureate graduate or professional level is also subject to the approval of the legislature. Recommendations concerning these matters shall be reported to the faculties of the schools or colleges directly affected and to the senate for discussion.

Academic Planning, Employee Record, Research Administration, Student Record
Academic Level

Indicates whether a student is an undergraduate, graduate or professional, or special student. For undergraduates, students are freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior based on accumulated credits, not the duration of time at the University.

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Subject Code (Academic Structure)

For subjects used by courses offered for UW-Madison for-credit courses (not used for transfer equivalencies or placeholders for study abroad), a unique three digit code identifying each subject listing, used to organize groups of courses in related subject areas or topics.

Academic Planning
Department (UDDS)

A two-character numeric designation for each department (academic or budgetary) within a Division (UDDS). Department is the fourth and fifth characters of a UDDS.

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Division (UDDS)

A two-character numeric designation for each school/college or non-academic division within a Unit (UDDS). Division is the second and third characters of a UDDS.

University of Wisconsin - Madison