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Course Postsecondary (coursePostsecondary)


Definitions

Source: Handbooks
The organization of subject matter and related learning experiences provided for the instruction of students on a regular or systematic basis, usually for a predetermined period of time (e.g., a semester or two-week workshop) to an individual or group of students (e.g., a class).


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Attributes

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Academic Year

Academic Year

Source: NEDM
The academic year for which data are reported.

Administrative Unit Code

Administrative Unit Code

Source: NEDM
The code designating the academic unit (college, school, division, or department) under which the course is administered.

Composite Class

Composite Class

Source: NEDM
An indication that the teaching responsibility for the class is distributed among two or more persons.

Code Set:

  • No - N/A
  • Yes - N/A
Course Academic Grade Scale Code

Course Academic Grade Scale Code

Source: PESC
The grading scale used by an academic educational institution for an academic course. It is based on the American Medical Colleges Admissions Services (AMCAS) grade scale, values 001 through 499 and from the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers grade scale for miscellaneous grades, values 500 through 999.

Course Add Date

Course Add Date

Source: PESC
The date a student was added to an academic course at a school. (Source: PESC)

Course Applicability

Course Applicability

Source: PESC
The academic program to which this academic course applies toward graduation.

Code Set:

  • BothPrograms - Applies to both programs
  • FirstProgram - Applies to first program
  • NotApplicable - Does not apply to any programs
  • SecondProgram - Applies to second program
Course Begin Date

Course Begin Date

Source: PESC
The official begin date for this course.

Course CIP Code

Course CIP Code

Source: PESC
The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code to describe the area of study for the course.

Course Code

Course Code (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
The actual code that identifies the organization of subject matter and related learning experiences provided for the instruction of students.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Course Credit Basis

Course Credit Basis

Source: PESC
The type of enrollment associated with the credit hours for the course.

Code Set:

  • Exemption - N/A
  • AcademicRenewal - N/A
  • AdultBasic - N/A
  • AdvancedPlacement - N/A
  • AdvancedStanding - N/A
  • + 11 More Codes...
Course Credit Level

Course Credit Level

Source: PESC
The level of credit associated with the credit hours earned for the course.

Code Set:

  • Doctoral Level - N/A
  • Graduate - Graduate level credit
  • GraduateProfessional - Dual level (graduate and professional- may be applicable to both)
  • Junior - N/A
  • LowerDivision - Lower division credit (associated with first/second year)
  • + 11 More Codes...
Course Credit Units

Course Credit Units

Source: PESC
The type of credit (unit, semester, or quarter) associated with the credit hours earned for the course.

Code Set:

  • CarnegieUnits - N/A
  • ClockHours - N/A
  • ContinuingEducationUnits - N/A
  • NoCredit - N/A
  • Other - N/A
  • + 4 More Codes...
Course Credit Value

Course Credit Value

Source: PESC
Number indicating the credit hours that may be earned in the course.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Course CSIS Code

Course CSIS Code

Source: PESC
The Statistics Canada Canadian College Student Information System (CCSIS) code to describe the area of study for the course.

Course Drop Date

Course Drop Date

Source: PESC
The date on which the student drops or withdraws from the course.

Course End Date

Course End Date

Source: PESC
The official end date for this course.

Course Instruction Site

Course Instruction Site

Source: PESC
An indication of the type of location at which the course is taught.

Code Set:

  • Auxiliary - Auxiliary
  • Business, Government, or Other Work Location - N/A
  • ClinicHospital - Clinic or hospital
  • Correctional - Correctional institution
  • Extension - Extension center or site
  • + 11 More Codes...
Course Instruction Site Name

Course Instruction Site Name

Source: PESC
The name of the location at which the course is taught.

Course Narrative Explanation Grade

Course Narrative Explanation Grade

Source: PESC
The narrative of the grade awarded to a student in an academic course in those cases where a course does not receive a letter or numeric grade included in the grading scale of the Course Academic Grade Qualifier.

Course Number

Course Number

Source: PESC
The official reference number portion of a course identifier. This number normally designates the level of the course as well as the level of the student expected to enroll in the course.

Course Override School

Course Override School

Source: PESC
The school where the credit was earned if different from the academic session school.

Course Quality Points Earned

Course Quality Points Earned

Source: PESC
The numerical value assigned to a letter grade to provide a basis of quantitative determination of an average.

Course Repeat Code

Course Repeat Code

Source: PESC
Indicates that an academic course has been repeated by a student and how that repeat is to be computed in the student’s academic grade average.

Code Set:

  • NotCountedOther - Other, not counted in GPA (e.g., used for academic forgiveness or clemency).
  • RepeatCounted - Course repeated and counted in GPA
  • RepeatNotCounted - Course repeated but not counted in GPA
  • RepeatOtherInstitution - N/A
  • ReplacedNotCounted -
  • + 1 More Codes...
Course Section Number

Course Section Number

Source: PESC
The number assigned to differentiate among distinct occurrences of courses that have the same course abbreviation and number but are considered to be different courses.

Course Subject Abbreviation

Course Subject Abbreviation

Source: PESC
The alphabetic abbreviation of the academic department or discipline offering the course. It is one part of the total course identifier number.

Course Title

Course Title (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
The descriptive name given to a course of study offered in a school or other institution or organization. In departmentalized classes at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels (and for staff development activities), this refers to the name by which a course is identified (e.g., American History, English III). For elementary and other non-departmentalized classes, it refers to any portion of the instruction for which a grade or report is assigned (e.g., reading, composition, spelling, and language arts).

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Course USIS Code

Course USIS Code

Source: PESC
The Statistics Canada University Student Information System (USIS) code to describe the area of study for the course.

Degree Applicability

Degree Applicability

Source: NEDM
An indication that the course is a part of a degree program.

Code Set:

  • Degree applicable - N/A
  • Non-degree applicable - N/A
Doctoral Student Enrollment

Doctoral Student Enrollment

Source: NEDM
The enrollment in this class section of Doctoral Level students.

Grade Earned

Grade Earned

Source: Handbooks
A final indicator of student performance in a class as submitted by the instructor.

Instructor Code(s)

Instructor Code(s)

Source: NEDM
The identification number of all faculty members who are directly involved in the delivery of instruction and evaluation of student progress for the class.

Laboratory Contact Hours

Laboratory Contact Hours

Source: NEDM
The maximum number of hours per week students are required to spend in contact with teaching staff in a laboratory situation associated with the course.

Language of Instruction

Language of Instruction

Source: Handbooks
The language that is used for presenting the instructional materials.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Language Usage

Language Usage

Source: PESC
Indication of person’s use of the language.

Code Set:

  • Examination - Language of Examination
  • Instruction - Language of Instruction
  • WrittenExam - Language in which Examination is written
Lecture Contact Hours

Lecture Contact Hours

Source: NEDM
The maximum number of hours per week students are required to spend in contact with teaching staff in a lecture associated with the course.

Licensure Name

Licensure Name

Source: PESC
Free-form name of license or certification.

Lower Division Student Enrollment

Lower Division Student Enrollment

Source: NEDM
The enrollment in this class section of lower division students.

Master's Student Enrollment

Master's Student Enrollment

Source: NEDM
The enrollment in this class section of Master's level students.

Medium of Instruction

Medium of Instruction

Source: Handbooks
The media through which teachers provide instruction to students and students and teachers communicate about instructional matters.

Code Set:

  • Center-based instruction - Instruction provided through a set of self-teaching materials generally focused on a single objective completed by a student or group of students in a specified location usually inside the classroom.
  • Correspondence instruction - Instruction which provides for the systematic exchange of materials between teacher and student by mail.
  • Face-to-face instruction - Instruction by one or more teachers physically present (e.g., by a single teacher or by a team of two or more teachers).
  • Independent study - Self-study, under the guidance of one or more teachers and involving a variety of resources both inside and outside of the classroom, in which the student has a role in selecting what is studied.
  • Internship - Instruction provided through direct supervised participation in an occupation in which the student gains practical work-related experience.
  • + 3 More Codes...
Multiple-Course Listing

Multiple-Course Listing

Source: NEDM
An indication that the course is a multiple-course listing.

Code Set:

  • No - N/A
  • Yes - N/A
Number of Credits Attempted

Number of Credits Attempted

Source: Handbooks
The number of credits that a student can earn for enrolling in and completing a given course.

Number of Credits Received

Number of Credits Received

Source: Handbooks
The number of credits a student earned for completing a given course.

Off-Campus Location/Electronic Telecommunication Site

Off-Campus Location/Electronic Telecommunication Site

Source: NEDM
The ZIP code, state FIPS, or foreign country code for where course is taught.

Original Course ID

Original Course ID

Source: PESC
The course ID as it was listed when the credit was earned (e.g. before a system conversion) to show consistency between present transcripts and older ones.

Other Higher Education Site Code

Other Higher Education Site Code

Source: NEDM
The IPEDS code for the public or private higher education institution or other off-campus educational center where the course is taught.

Override School Course Number

Override School Course Number

Source: PESC
The course ID as it was listed at the school where the credit was earned.

Postsecondary Course Level

Postsecondary Course Level

Source: PESC
The level of work which is reflected in the credits associated with the academic course being described or the level of the typical student taking the academic course.

Code Set:

  • Dual - Dual level
  • Dual level - N/A
  • Graduate/professional - N/A
  • GraduateProfessional - Graduate/Professional
  • Lower division - N/A
  • + 7 More Codes...
  • Postsecondary Course Level

    Source: PESC
    The level of work which is reflected in the credits associated with the academic course being described or the level of the typical student taking the academic course.

    Code Set:

    • Dual - Dual level
    • Dual level - N/A
    • Graduate/professional - N/A
    • GraduateProfessional - Graduate/Professional
    • Lower division - N/A
    • + 7 More Codes...
Postsecondary Course Level

Postsecondary Course Level

Source: PESC
The level of work which is reflected in the credits associated with the academic course being described or the level of the typical student taking the academic course.

Code Set:

  • Dual - Dual level
  • Dual level - N/A
  • Graduate/professional - N/A
  • GraduateProfessional - Graduate/Professional
  • Lower division - N/A
  • + 7 More Codes...
  • Postsecondary Course Level

    Source: PESC
    The level of work which is reflected in the credits associated with the academic course being described or the level of the typical student taking the academic course.

    Code Set:

    • Dual - Dual level
    • Dual level - N/A
    • Graduate/professional - N/A
    • GraduateProfessional - Graduate/Professional
    • Lower division - N/A
    • + 7 More Codes...
Postsecondary Type of Instruction

Postsecondary Type of Instruction

Source: NEDM
The primary type of instruction used in this section.

Code Set:

  • Dissertation - N/A
  • Independent Study - N/A
  • Individualized - N/A
  • Laboratory - N/A
  • Lecture - N/A
  • + 4 More Codes...
Requirement/Attribute/Proficiency Code

Requirement/Attribute/Proficiency Code

Source: PESC
Requirement demonstrated or earned in addition to or as part of an academic award.

Requirement/Attribute/Proficiency Name

Requirement/Attribute/Proficiency Name

Source: PESC
Literal name of requirement.

Requirement/Attribute/Proficiency SubName

Requirement/Attribute/Proficiency SubName

Source: PESC
Literal name of subsection of requirement.

Semester Credit Hour (SCH) Value

Semester Credit Hour (SCH) Value

Source: NEDM
The maximum number of semester credit hours which may be awarded for a course in a given semester.

Session Name

Session Name

Source: PESC
Free-form name of session.

Session Type

Session Type

Source: Handbooks
A prescribed span of time when an education institution is open, instruction is provided, and students are under the direction and guidance of teachers and/or education institution administration. A session may be interrupted by one or more vacations.

Code Set:

  • Full school year - A regular school term consisting of no major subdivision of time segments. It usually begins in the late summer or early fall and ends in late spring or early summer (e.g., elementary school).
  • Intersession - A short session which occurs between longer sessions.
  • Long session - A session that is longer than a semester but shorter than a full year.
  • Mini-term - A school term which is shorter than a regular session.
  • Other - N/A
  • + 6 More Codes...
Session Type - Postsecondary

Session Type - Postsecondary

Source: PESC
Indicates the type of academic session at an educational institution.

Code Set:

  • Continuous - N/A
  • Differs by program - N/A
  • Fall session - N/A
  • Four One Four Plan - N/A
  • Full Year - N/A
  • + 10 More Codes...
Special-Professional Student Enrollment

Special-Professional Student Enrollment

Source: NEDM
The enrollment in this class section of Special-Professional students.

Subject Matter of Postsecondary Course

Subject Matter of Postsecondary Course

Source: NEDM
The code which most accurately describes the subject matter of the course.

Subject Prefix

Subject Prefix

Source: NEDM
The subject abbreviation of the course as established by the institution.

Teaching Load Credit

Teaching Load Credit

Source: NEDM
The number of teaching load credits for faculty in this class section.

Unique Course Code

Unique Course Code (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
A unique number that identifies the classroom, the subjects taught, and the instructors that are assigned.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Upper Division Student Enrollment

Upper Division Student Enrollment

Source: NEDM
The enrollment in this class section of upper division students.

Year of Session

Year of Session

Source: NEDM
The four digits of the calendar year in which the semester occurs.



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