Institutional Research Codes

(Updated:  Jun 2014)


The Institutional Research & Information office (IRI) holds academic departments responsible for the data coding of Schedule Type and Instructional Method fields on all class sections. Always review proofing reports carefully and correct any errors.  Contact IRI for more information.

Schedule Type

UVU
Code
Type USHE Definition UVU Conventional Use
E Electronic Media Content is delivered primarily via recorded computer disks, CD's, DVD's, or video cassettes.  Students generally work at their own pace without significant interaction with the instructor or other students in the class.  E-mail may be used to transmit instructions and assignments.  (09-Aug-2011)
  • Available only to Distance Education.

F

Face-to-Face

Course is taught primarily in person, classroom based.  This includes workbook courses with instruction, and courses with technology-delivered components such as online syllabi, online lecture notes; however, teaching and learning activities are classroom-based. (02-Jun-2003)

  • Used for lecture, internship and co-operative courses.
  • Not available to Distance Education.
  • Note:  IRI rolls "F" to "P" for state reporting.

H

Technology Enhanced

Course is taught both in person in a classroom and via technology.  The technology-delivered components include teaching and learning activities.  Use of technology does not reduce the time traditionally spent in the face-to-face class.  (01-Jun-2011)

  • Previously referred to as "Hybrid".
  • Effective Fall 2013, most previously coded "H" sections were changed to "J" or "K" to reflect the USHE definition and true section delivery.
  • "H" sections must include a TBA line to capture the required technology-delivered time.

J

"Blended" Hybrid

Course is taught both in person, in a classroom and via technology. The technology-delivered components include teaching and learning activities and reducesthe time traditionally spent in the face-to-face class.  (09-Aug-2011)

  • Face-to-face time is greater than 50%.
  • Effective Fall 2013, most previously coded "H" sections were changed to "J" or "K" to reflect the USHE definition and true section delivery.
  • "J" sections must include a TBA line to capture the required technology-delivered time.  For example, a course with a credit ratio of "3:3:0" could be listed as:

    Line 1:  MW 1300-1350 LA 104 (2 hrs face-to-face lecture)
    Line 2:  TBA (1 hour technology-delivered component)

  • Not available to Distance Education.
  • Note:  IRI rolls "J" to "B" for state reporting.

K

"Hot Bunk" Hybrid

Refer to "J" ("Blended" Hybrid).

  • Face-to-face time is equal to or less than 50%.
  • Effective Fall 2013, most previously coded "H" sections were changed to "J" or "K" to reflect the USHE definition and true section delivery.
  • "K" sections must include a TBA line to capture the required technology-delivered time.  For example, a course with a credit ratio of "3:3:0" could be listed as:

    Hot Bunk section 001
    Line 1:  T 1300-1415 LA 104 (1.25 hrs face-to-face lecture)
    Line 2:  TBA (1.25 hours technology-delivered component)

    Hot Bunk section 002
    Line 1:  R 1300-1415 LA 104 (1.25 hrs face-to-face lecture)
    Line 2:  TBA (1.25 hours technology-delivered component)

  • Not available to Distance Education.
  • Note:  IRI rolls "K" to "B" for state reporting.

R

Correspondence

Course is delivered in print form, either as hard or electronic copy.  Students work at their own pace without significant interaction with instructor or other students in the class.  Students may use mail, phone, fax, or email to contact the instructor, submit work or take assessments.  Courses are generally enrolled open entry/open exit.  (04-Feb-2004)

  • UVU does not currently offer Correspondence course sections.
  • Available only to Distance Education.
  • Note:  IRI rolls "R" to "C" for state reporting.

T

Broadcast
("Television")

Course is taught via live or taped broadcast over open air, closed circuit, or cable television systems (i.e., KUED, KULC). The technology component delivers lectures and assignments one-way from the instructor to students. Broadcast classes may have internet-based or face-to-face components such as exam review sessions and proctored exams.  (02-Jun-2003)

  • Available only to Distance Education.
  • Used for all TV sections.
  • Maximum enrollment is limited to “60” (per AVPAA, Jan 2011).

V

Interactive Audio/Video

Course is taught via remote interactive video and audio (i.e., IVC, EdNET, Satellite) from an origination site to one or more receive sites or via streaming media technologies.  Lectures and assignments are delivered in real time, one-way from the instructor to students (Satellite), with two-way exchange capabilities between instructor and student (IVC or EdNET), or accessed online on demand via streaming audio/video.  (02-Jun-2003)

  • Available only to Distance Education video sections (cross-listed with a live home section).
  • Not used for tape replay broadcasts.
  • Cross-list max enrollment limited to “200” (per AVPAA, Jan 2011).
  • The State of Utah now requires all video home sections (located in broadcast rooms of BA or EE) be coded as video, not face-to-face. These sections will only appear on the Video (Distance Education) proofing report.
  • Note:  IRI rolls "V" to "R" for state reporting.

W

Internet

Course content is delivered online.  While online courses may require proctored exams, there are no other place-bound requirements and minimal synchronous (real time) requirements.  Regular interactions between students and instructor are a part of the teaching and learning process.  (09-Aug-2011)

  • Available only to Distance Education.
  • Use for internet sections, both on and off-budget.
  • Note:  IRI rolls "W" to "I" for state reporting.

X

Face-to-Face
Lab

 Refer to "F" (Face-to-Face).

  • Used for Lab section of a co-requisite course.  Example:

CHEM 3600 001 (F, LEC, 3:3:0)
co-requisite to
CHEM 3605 201 (X, LAB, 1:0:4)

  • Not used for courses with Instructional Method "INV", "OPR", or "SUP" where the credit ratio includes lab hours only (i.e., "2:0:6").
  • Note:  IRI rolls "X" to "F" for state reporting.

 

Instructional Method

UVU Code Type USHE Definition UVU Conventional Use
CON Conferences / Workshops

Classes that are not part of the regular curriculum and/or are not taught on a full-term or equivalent to a full-term basis.  (14-Jun-2000)

  • Available to Continuing Education only.

INV

Individualized Instruction

Classes with no defined clock hours where students register term by term and credits offered may not exceed the published credit hour value of an equivalent standard fixed credit class (e.g. directed readings, independent study/projects).  (24-Feb-1999)

  • Used for directed readings, independent study/projects, student teaching, etc.
  • The maximum enrollment of the course section cannot exceed “9" without Financial Manager and/or Dean approval (affects Faculty Workload calculations).
  • Faculty workload calculates from the credit hours, so INV sections can include any combination credit ratio (i.e., 3:2:2, 3:0:9, 3:3:0, etc.).
  • This code is not used for TV, Video or Internet courses without Financial Manager and/or Dean approval.
  • INV sections are not assigned a room.
  • Section numbers will be coded “I__”.
  • Not used with Schedule Type “X”.

LAB

Laboratory

Separate section laboratory setting course (can be credit or non-credit).  (14-Jun-2000)

  • Used for lab-only credit ratios (i.e., "1:0:3").

LEC

Regular Classeswithout Lab

Standard fixed credit classes where instruction occurs in a traditional classroom setting.  (14-Jun-2000)

  • Used for lecture-only credit ratios (i.e., "3:3:0").
  • Also used for TV, Video, and internet sections.

LEL

Regular Classes
with Lab

Standard fixed credit classes where instruction occurs in a traditional classroom setting as well as in a laboratory setting.

  • Used for lecture and lab combined credit ratios ("3:2:3").
  • Note:  IRI rolls "LEL" to "LEC" for state reporting.

OLN

Private Lessons for Non-Majors

Refer to "OTH" (Other).

  • New for Fall 2013, used for private lessons only (MUSC non-majors).
  • Note:  IRI rolls "OLN" to "OTH" for state reporting.

OPL

Private Lessons for Majors

Refer to "OTH" (Other).

  • New for Fall 2013, used for private lessons only (MUSC majors).
  • Note:  IRI rolls "OPL" to "OTH" for state reporting.

OPR

PerformanceEnsembles

Refer to "OTH" (Other).

  • New for Fall 2013, used for performance ensembles only (DANC, MUSC, THEA).
  • Note:  IRI rolls "OPR" to "OTH" for state reporting.

OTH

Other

All other instructional activity that generates formal credit or contact hours.  (24-Feb-1999)


SUP

Supervision at Remote Sites

Faculty supervision at remote sites that generate student credit hours (e.g., student teaching, internships, clinical, co-operative education,  practicum).  (24-Feb-1999)

  • Effective Spring 2014, all Internship courses (marked as co-op/internship in the Banner catalog) will use the "INT" part of term code, which includes the same base dates as part of term code "1", and exempts late fees ($10 and $30) for students.
  • Faculty workload calculates from the credit hours.
  • Some exceptions to coding could be made by Institutional Research for state reporting purposes.
  • Section numbers are not coded “I__”.
  • As a default, the “DE” code (department approval required) will be applied.
  • SUP sections are not assigned a day/time pattern or general classroom (set as TBA).

THE

Thesis Credit

Faculty supervision of Thesis Credit (for Thesis chair only).  (24-Feb-1999)

  • Available to graduate level courses only (6000+).