glossary

Associated Classes

Indicates how a pair or group of classes are associated or connected. One class is designated as the primary class, the other is designated as the secondary class. A primary class along with its secondary class or classes are called a set.

For a given primary class, there may be multiple secondary classes which may have different types of associations with the primary class. A secondary class in a set may be crosslisted with the primary class, while another secondary class may be concurrent with the same primary class. Rules and assumptions:

  1. A class cannot be both a primary and secondary class.
  2. A secondary class may have only one primary class.
  3. If a set has more than one type of association, reporting adjustments will be made in the following priority order: concurrent, crosslisted.Concurrent. An association is concurrent if the primary class and the secondary class have the same course alpha, and are concurrently taught. Both classes are offered at the same time, in the same location (unless offered via distance education), and are taught by the same instructor, but enroll different students. In some instances the classes are unique, but in other instances such as in distance education, the classes are the same. Usually only two classes are concurrently taught as a set, the primary and secondary class, but there may be more than one secondary class.Reporting adjustments for each set of concurrent classes:
    Class count Only the primary class is counted.
    Course Count If classes are the same, only the primary class is counted, else each class in the set is counted.
    Equivalent sem hrs Only semester hours for the primary class are counted.
    Adjusted sem hrs Only semester hours for the primary class are counted.
    Adjusted regs Sum of registrations (regs) in each class. Counted with the primary class.
    Adjusted SSH Sum of SSH (student semester hours) in each class. Counted with the primary class.

    Classes in a concurrent set may also be reported separately as appropriate.

    Crosslisted. A cross-listed association indicates the primary and secondary class are offered (or crosslisted) under different course alphas. Both listings refer to the same course, i.e., PLAN 636 crosslisted as ARCH 687 is one class taught by the same instructor at the same time. Some students are taking it as PLAN 636, while others are taking it as ARCH 687.

    Reporting adjustments for each set of crosslisted classes:

    Class count Only the primary class is counted.
    Course count Only the primary class is counted.
    Equivalent sem hrs Only semester hours for the primary class are counted.
    Adjusted sem hrs Only semester hours for the primary class are counted.
    Adjusted regs Sum of registrations (regs) in each crosslisted class in the set. Counted with the primary class.
    Adjusted SSH Sum of SSH in each crosslisted class in the set. Counted with the primary class.

    Classes in a crosslisted set may also be reported separately as appropriate.