Curricular/Academic Planning

Learn what Query Library resources are available for UW-Madison staff in the area of curricular/academic planning.

Who Would Use Curricular/Academic Planning Queries?

UW-Madison employees selecting this group carry out the following functions in their job:

    • Developing courses using enrollment trend analysis,
    • Evaluating and developing curriculum using assessment of prior and subsequent courses taken by students or majors in a particular course or major.
    • Evaluating Student majors - trends, years to degree, additional majors.
    • Enhancing instructor preparation by providing insight into student background and relevant courses taken
    • Insuring course/department consistency including consistent grade use and distribution
    • Conducting or preparing for Department or program reviews

To perform their job functions employees selecting this group access data that helps them:

    • Recognizing trends in order to effectively plan course offerings, instructor hiring, relieve/identify bottlenecks to course sequencing
    • Assessing special or major program development, especially changes to the major and implications
    • Integrating student background into instruction or new course development

Examples of working titles for this group include:

    • Members of curriculum committees
    • Dean
    • Department administrator
    • Director
    • Department Chairs
    • Professor
    • Program or Advisor for a Major
    • Student Services Coordinator


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Sample Curricular/Academic Planning queries

Number of Declared Majors Historical
Comparison of the number of declared majors in a department or across departments (majors). Comparisons by level, gender and FTE percent are available.

Course Enrollment History
Historical data for a course or courses in a department. It was designed to answer the question, 'How have enrollments in this course varied from year to year, semester to semester?'