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Related to counting, recording and reporting students, credit hours, courses, degrees, certificates and other formal awards

PBA Acronyms
  • Commonly used acronyms within the PBA website (PDF)

CU-Boulder list of STEM disciplines
  • STEM disciplines are fields of study in the categories of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Concurrent bachelor's - master's (BAMA) degrees
  • We call concurrent bachelor's-master's degrees BAMA degrees, even though some pairings result in a BS/MS combination. The word concurrent is also used to refer to concurrent enrollments with CU-Boulder and a high school or another CU campus. However, this is not how it is being used here.
  • BAMA pairs - this table lists the current approved BAMA pairings, along with other information including associated major codes, report majors, end dates, etc.
  • BAMA degrees - counts of BAMA degree recipients over time by major (Excel)
  • BAMA enrollment - counts of BAMA enrollment over time by major (Excel)

CIP codes
Tracking changes in academic program definitions on SIS (Historical Reference)
  • SIS records AAR (admissions control record, screen 231) and RPR (academic program table, screen 1A3) together define valid degree and major combinations for creating admissions records, enrolling students in a term, and awarding degrees.
  • See the following links for comparisons of AAR and RPR at two time points. Last updated for May 2007 records vs. spring 2006 census.

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