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Dashboards Data Dictionary

The Dashboards Data Dictionary is a collection of all variables available on the UofSC Data Dashboards by dashboard category. Each variable has a name, definition, and data source. Please contact OIRAA at oiraadd@mailbox.sc.edu with any questions or concerns.

 

Definitions of variables in the Degrees Awarded Dashboard

Dashboard Variable Definition Source
Academic Year Grouping of academic terms (fall-summer) when degree was awarded OIRAA
Campus Signifies ownership by one of the eight campuses of UofSC. Campus is determined by the campus location of the degree awarded. OIRAA defined by SC Commission on Higher Education
College College is determined by the program in which the degree was awarded. College name corresponds to the current college name instead of the college name during degree completion.  UofSC Banner ODS
Degree Defines the degree that a student was awarded UofSC Banner ODS
Degree Level Defines the level of the degree a student was awarded on the CHEMIS Completions file OIRAA defined by SC Commission on Higher Education
Degree Type Grouping of SC Commission on Higher Education reported degree level into: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional, Specialist OIRAA
Degrees Awarded Count of degrees awarded OIRAA
Gender Reported gender of degree recipient at the time the degree was awarded SC Commission on Higher Education Report
IPEDS Race/Ethnicity Categories of student race or ethnic origin as defined by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES).  Racial/Ethnic designations as they are used here do not denote scientific definitions of anthropological origins. Resident aliens, who are not citizens or nationals of the United States and who have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (and who hold alien registration receipt cards - Form 1-551/155), are to be reported in the appropriate racial/ethnic categories along with United States citizens. OIRAA defined by National Center for Education Statistics
Major Major is determined by the program in which the degree was awarded OIRAA
Report Date Month and year when data is officially submitted to SC Commission on Higher Education OIRAA
Residency Status Defines a student's South Carolina legal residency status at the time the degree was awarded UofSC Banner ODS
Semester Description of semester when degree was awarded OIRAA defined by SC Commission on Higher Education
Term Description of term including semester and calendar year when degree was awarded OIRAA
Year Calendar year when degree was awarded SC Commission on Higher Education Report

 

Definitions of variables in the Enrollment Dashboard

Dashboard Variable Definition Source
Academic Year Grouping of academic terms (fall-summer) when student was enrolled UofSC Banner ODS
Campus Signifies ownership by one of the eight campuses of UofSC. Campus is determined by the campus location of the student's primary degree being pursued. OIRAA 
College Description of the college that the student's file is assigned to based on the primary degree being pursued. College name corresponds to the current name of the college instead of the college name during enrollment. UofSC Banner ODS
Country Code The country of citizenship or country of permanent residence of students. Use the code defined by the FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) and published by the US Office of Education in the Higher Education Directory. OIRAA
Country Desc Country description based on FIPS-10 code of permanent residence U.S. Federal Information Processing Standard No. 10
County Desc The South Carolina county of permanent residence or mailing address in which the student resided during the selected term of enrollment OIRAA
Degree Level Defines the level of the degree a student is seeking OIRAA defined by SC Commission on Higher Education
Enrolled Student Headcount Count of students enrolled during selected terms of enrollment OIRAA
Enrollment Status The student's enrollment status during the selected term of enrollment SC Commission on Higher Education
First Generation Student Indication of self-identification as a first-generation student  UofSC Banner ODS
Freeze Date Date that enrollment data was collected from UofSC Banner ODS for compliance reporting OIRAA
Gender The reported gender of the student SC Commission on Higher Education
IPEDS Race/Ethnicity Categories of student race or ethnic origin as defined by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES).  Racial/Ethnic designations as they are used here do not denote scientific definitions of anthropological origins. Resident aliens, who are not citizens or nationals of the United States and who have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (and who hold alien registration receipt cards - Form 1-551/155), are to be reported in the appropriate racial/ethnic categories along with United States citizens. OIRAA defined by National Center for Education Statistics
Major Description of majors available at UofSC assigned to student's file based on primary degree being pursued UofSC Banner ODS
New Freshman Indicator Indication of student's registration status as first-time undergraduate at the reporting institution during the selected term of enrollment OIRAA
Pell Grant Status Student recipient of Federal Pell Grant during the selected term of enrollment UofSC Banner ODS
Residency Status Residency classification of the student during the selected term of enrollment OIRAA defined by UofSC Banner ODS
Semester Semester description of selected term enrollment UofSC Banner ODS
State Code The Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) code for the student's state of permanent residence or mailing address during the selected term of enrollment OIRAA
State Desc State description based on State Code US Census Bureau
Student Category Grouping of classification levels into: Undergraduate (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior), Professional (College of Pharmacy, Law School, Medical School, SC College of Pharmacy), Graduate (Masters, Doctoral, Specialist) OIRAA
Student Level The total accredited work by a student which reflects his or her progress toward a degree or certificate. SC Commission on Higher Education
Term Term description including semester and calendar year during the selected term of enrollment UofSC Banner ODS

Definitions of variables in the Workforce Dashboard

Dashboard Variable Definition Source
Campus Signifies ownership by one of the eight campuses of UofSC. Campus is defined as employee's primary employment location at UofSC. OIRAA defined by SC Commission on Higher Education
Employee Classification Employee classification that comes from Human Resources (Full Time Equivalent, Research Grant Position, Temporary Faculty/Staff, Time Limited, Other). Other is primarily defined as a staff member who is employed by another state agency. OIRAA defined by Human Resources
Employee Headcount Count of faculty, staff, and graduate assistants OIRAA
Employee Status Full-time/Part-time status reported to the SC Commission on Higher Education OIRAA defined by SC Commission on Higher Education
Employee Type Grouping of employees based on primary responsibility into Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Assistants. Faculty are defined as faculty and administrators with a faculty rank, and temporary/adjunct faculty. OIRAA
Faculty Headcount Count of faculty. Faculty are defined as faculty and administrators with a faculty rank, and temporary/adjunct faculty.  OIRAA
Freeze Date Date on which the data was frozen for annual Human Resources file creation OIRAA
Gender Gender assigned to employee's file OIRAA defined by Human Resources
HR Department Human Resources' home department assigned to employee's file Human Resources
Primary Responsibility  Occupational category of employee reported to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System OIRAA defined by Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
Race/Ethnicity Grouping of compliance race identifiers into White, Underrepresented Minority (Hispanic, American Indian or Alaska Native, Black/African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander), Asian, Two or More Races, Non-Resident Alien, Unknown. Categories of employee race or ethnic origin as defined by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES).  Racial/Ethnic designations as they are used here do not denote scientific definitions of anthropological origins. Resident aliens, who are not citizens or nationals of the United States and who have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (and who hold alien registration receipt cards - Form 1-551/155), are to be reported in the appropriate racial/ethnic categories along with United States citizens. OIRAA defined by National Center for Education Statistics
Staff Headcount Count of staff. Staff are defined as employees that do not fall into the faculty or graduate assistant employee type. OIRAA
Tenure Status Human Resources' tenure description assigned to faculty member's file.  Professional Track was implemented in Fall 2019.  OIRAA defined by Human Resources
Term Term description including semester and calendar year of annual Human Resources file creation OIRAA
Terminal Degree Faculty member has obtained the highest degree awarded in his/her field. Most fields define a terminal degree as a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Professional Degree within the given field. The following degrees are exceptions to this rule:  Master of Law (LLM), Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Master in Landscape Architecture (MLA), Master in Architecture (MArch).  OIRAA defined by Human Resources
Year Calendar year of annual Human Resources file creation Human Resources

 

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