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Key concepts related to counting, recording and reporting students, credit hours, courses,
degrees, certificates and other formal awards
CU-Boulder List of STEM Disciplines
The GRAPple group
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 degrees over time by major
Tracking changes in academic program definitions on SIS
- 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 5/15/07 records vs. spring 2006 census
What shows on a diploma - coming soon!
Grand map: linking department-related concepts
- The PBA "grand map" is designed to link together department level data on a variety of topics (majors, degrees,
course teaching activity, faculty and staff counts, finances, research funding, etc.) from a variety of sources
(SIS, PeopleSoft HR and Finance, OCG sponsored research reports, etc.).
- More background information and details on the mappings
Approved degree programs as reported to CCHE
- see this link for the following:
- Most current (sorted by degree program name)
- Sorted by degree program name (current and prior years)
- Sorted by CIP code (current and prior years)
- With detail on associated majors
- Degree programs with new CIP codes in
2010 and 2000
- And more...
Adding, splitting, ending, naming, and listing (on transcripts, diplomas, etc.) degree programs
and associated academic concepts (majors/plans, minors, tracks/options/concentrations, certificates, events)