Academic Structure

Last Updated
12/01/2022
Description

This workbook provides information about academic divisions (schools/colleges), departments, plans, subplans, and curricular subjects as well as a visual overview of UW-Madison's academic structure.

Report URL
https://tableau.wisconsin.edu/#/views/UW-MadisonsAcademicStructure_0/HomePage?:iid=1
Data Cookbook URL (requires authorization)
https://uwmadison.datacookbook.com/institution/reports/34063/versions/52324
Data Domain(s)
Academic Planning
Access Restrictions
Publicly Available
Data Source Information
InfoAccess
Data View Information
Acad_structure_plan_fact, acad_plan, acad_car_term, acad_career, acad_department, acad_division, acad_program, acad_structure_subject_fact, acad_subject
Update Schedule
Data are refreshed nightly.
Responsible Office
Academic Planning and Institutional Research

Definitions

Name Functional Definition Data Domains
Academic Plan

An area of study--such as a major, minor, or certificate--that is within an academic career.

Academic Planning, Student Record
Academic Subplan

An academic subplan distinguishes a strand of activity within an academic plan or type of major. Can be a named option or honors in a major.

Academic Planning, Student Record
Career (Academic Structure)

A broad grouping of students related to their degree objectives and admitting office. Used for tuition charges, awarding financial aid, grading scales and other operational functions.

Academic Planning, Student Record
Degree Code

A code corresponding to the name of the credential that is awarded upon completion of the plan. See DEGREE_TBL for list of values and descriptions.

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
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 (Academic)

An academic group of the University, defined in Faculty Policies & Procedures Chapter 3 and led by a dean or director who reports to the provost, that serves as a school, college or like unit. Each academic program code has an academic division assigned.

Academic Planning
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
Plan Type (Academic Structure)

A code indicating the type of academic plan, related to to the degree or credential awarded to students who complete it.
CAP = Capstone
CRT = Certificate
MAJ = Major
MIN = Minor (Graduate School or Education)
TCH = Educator Certification
NON = Non-degree
HON = Honors
SP = Specialization
PRP = Pre College Program

Academic Planning, Student Record
Subject

A grouping of courses, approved by faculty governance, within related academic areas.

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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
Subplan Type (Academic Structure)

A code indicating the type of subplan, related to the degree or credential awarded to students who complete it. OPT = named option, HON = Honors, TRK = Track.

Academic Planning, Student Record