Study Abroad Coding

In 2019, coding was developed and implemented for all students across the UMS studying away from their home UMS campus. These methods improve the accuracy of UMS retention numbers as well as providing accurate tracking for students studying away.

Deferred Students Coding

Starting with the Spring 2020 semester’s applicants, UMS institutions now have consistent practices and coding for students looking to defer their enrollment to a future term. Not only does this improve data quality, but it ensures consistent policies and experiences for applicants across the UMS.

Instructor of Record

Following a successful pilot in Fall 2018, this workgroup is expanding the reach of a new feature in the Student Information System to collect accurate instructor load information for courses with more than one instructor. As this implementation expands across all UMS campuses, we will be better able to provide accurate information and analyses on course instruction.

Early College Coding

The Early College Coding workgroup developed an effective system for tracking Early College students by their associated course section, and their Academic Plan. These methods allow for more accurate counts and reporting of students participating in various Early College programs.

Financial Aid Coding

The Financial Aid Coding workgroup updated the student housing section of the IPEDS report, and developed a consistent coding system for student income brackets. These changes are the beginning of ongoing efforts to improve system-wide facilitation of IPEDS reporting.