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Last Updated: May 06, 2020

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Term (e.g., Academic Program)
Definition (e.g., Current Academic Program)
Where term appears (e.g., Active Students Report)

 

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% Change Current to Prior

Calculation to show year over year change
Admissions Funnel Report


% Change Prior to 3 Years Prior

Three years prior calculation- See percent change
Admissions Funnel Report


% Change to 2 Years Prior

Two year prior calculation - See percent change
Admissions Funnel Report


% Female

Percent of students self-identified as female
Admissions Funnel Report


% In State

Percent of domestic students from Washington
Admissions Funnel Report


% International

Percent of students from foreign countries (formal status)
Admissions Funnel Report


% of Population

Percent of total population
Admissions Funnel Report


% of Population - 2 Years Prior

Two year prior calculation - See % of Population
Admissions Funnel Report


% of Population - Prior Year

Prior year calculation - See % of Population
Admissions Funnel Report


% of Students with Athletic Grants

Percent of students with athletic grants
Admissions Funnel Report


% of Students with Costco Scholarship

Percent of students with a Costco Scholarship
Admissions Funnel Report


% of Students with Institutional Grants

Percent of students with any institutional grant aid
Admissions Funnel Report


% of Students with Unmet Need > 0

Percent of students who filed a FAFSA and have unmet need greater than 0
Admissions Funnel Report


% Out of State

Percent of domestic students from outside of Washington
Admissions Funnel Report


% URM

Percent of students identified as members of an under-represented minority group in higher education
Admissions Funnel Report


% with ACT Score

Percent of students submiting any ACT score
Admissions Funnel Report


% with SAT Score

Percent of students submiting any SAT score
Admissions Funnel Report


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2 Years Prior
Two year prior calculation
Admissions Funnel Report


2 Years Prior Admitted
Two year prior calculation - Admitted
Admissions Funnel Report


2 Years Prior Applied
Two year prior calculation - Applied
Admissions Funnel Report


2 Years Prior Final

Two year prior calculation - See Final
Admissions Funnel Report


2 Years Prior Inquiries

Two year prior calculation - See Inquiries
Admissions Funnel Report


2 Years Prior Net Deposited

Two year prior calculation - See Net Deposited
Admissions Funnel Report


3 Years Prior

Three years prior calculation
Admissions Funnel Report


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Academic Level (Detailed)

Current academic level of active student which divides students into undergraduate, graduate, post baccalaureate, and non-matriculated students. Non-matriculated students include both undergraduate and graduate level in this case.
Active Students Report


Academic Level (Simplified)

Simplified academic level of enrolled student which divides students into a dichotomy of undergraduate and graduate students. NCS students are considered undergraduate in this case.
Term Census Report; Program Review Report


Academic Level Description

Academic level of student
Admissions Funnel Report


Academic Program

Current academic program
Active Students Report


Academic Program Description

Academic program of interest
Admissions Funnel Report


Academic Start Year

The first academic year of enrollment for a student enrolled at the university for each academic level (e.g., if a transfer student enters in 16WQ, their first academic year as an undergraduate is 2015-16. If that student enters a Masters program in 18RQ, this students' first academic year as a graduate student is 2018-19)
Term Census Report; Program Review Report


Academic Year

Annual period during which instruction occurs. It is divided into terms (4 quarters for undergraduate and graduate students, 3 semesters for law students). For example, academic year 2018-19 starts with 18RQ (2018 Summer term), and ends with 19SQ (2019 Spring term)
Term Census Report; Program Review Report; Admissions Funnel Report; Active Students Report; DFWI Report; Faculty Workload Report


Account

Your Power BI account is part of the Office 365 Suite. You will use your @seattleu.edu email and password to login. This applies to the Power BI Service (online) and the Power BI Desktop software.
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ACT Composite

The average of student's four ACT test scores (English, Mathematics, Reading, Science) that ranges from 1 (low) to 36 (high), rounded to the nearest whole number.
Retention and Graduation Cohort Report


ACT Composite Decile

A relative measure of where a student falls in the distribution of ACT scores relative to other students. For example, 1st decile indicates a student having ACT scores in the bottom 10% of the distribution ofthese test scores among all ACT scores associated with students for a given academic year. Students in the 0th decile did not submit ACT scores.
Retention and Graduation Cohort Report


Admit Group

Classification of potential students into undergraduate and graduate groups
Admissions Funnel Report


Admit Institutions

Name of institution last attended by potential student
Admissions Funnel Report


Admit Rate

Percent of completed applications offered admission
Admissions Funnel Report


Admit Rate Goal

Admit rate goal as set by enrollment services and/or in conjunction with programs and departments.
Admissions Funnel Report


Admit State

State of residency at time of application
Term Census Report; Admissions Funnel Report


Admit Status

Class standing and/or student type at admission (e.g., First time freshman, Transfer, Masters, Post Baccalaureate)
Term Census Report; Program Review Report; Admissions Funnel Report; Active Students Report


Admitted

Applicant completed application and was offered admission
Admissions Funnel Report


Admitted Goal

Admitted goal as set by enrollment services and/or in conjunction with programs and departments.
Admissions Funnel Report


Admitted PY Final

Calculation for final total admitted students for the prior year
Admissions Funnel Report


Advisor Name

Advisor that students are assigned to
Active Students Report


Age (as of census)

Age as of census date
Term Census Report; Program Review Report


Age (as of today)

Age as of today (i.e., the day the report is run)
Active Students Report


Age of Program

Number of calendar years since start of program
Term Census Report; Program Review Report


Aggregation

The reduction of rows in underlying data sources to fit in a model. The result is an aggregate. A year to date total is an example of an aggregate. 
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Alumni

Student previously graduated from Seattle University
Admissions Funnel Report


Anticipated Completion Date

The date a student is expected to complete all required courses
Active Students Report


Application Completed

Application submitted with all associated materials
Admissions Funnel Report


Application Completed Goal

Application completed goal as set by enrollment services and/or in conjunction with programs and departments.
Admissions Funnel Report


Application Completed PY Final

Calculation for final total completed applications students for the prior year
Admissions Funnel Report


Application Rate

Percent of inquiries who applied
Admissions Funnel Report


Application Rate Goal

Application rate goal as set by enrollment services and/or in conjunction with programs and departments.
Admissions Funnel Report


Application State

The state of residence stated in student's admission application
Retention and Graduation Cohort Report


Application Status

Application stage
Program Review Report


Applied

Student submitted an application for admission
Admissions Funnel Report


Applied Goal

Applied goal as set by enrollment services and/or in conjunction with programs and departments.
Admissions Funnel Report


Applied PY Final

Calculation for final total applied students for the prior year
Admissions Funnel Report


Athlete Flag

A dichotomous category identifying students as a scholarshipped athlete
Active Students Report


Athletic Grant Amount

Total athletic grants awarded to a student
Admissions Funnel Report


Athletic Grant Total

Total athletic grants awarded to all student athletes
Admissions Funnel Report


Attempted Credits

Credits a student registered for at the beginning of the term
Faculty Workload Report


Average ACT Score

Average calculation see - ACT score
Admissions Funnel Report


Average Athletic Grant

Average calculation see - Athletic Grant
Admissions Funnel Report


Average Costco Scholarship Amount

Average calculation see - Costco Scholarship Amount
Admissions Funnel Report


Average GMAT Score

Average calculation see - GMAT score
Admissions Funnel Report


Average GRE Analytical Score

Average calculation see - GRE Analytical score
Admissions Funnel Report


Average GRE Quantitative Score

Average calculation see - GRE Quantitative score
Admissions Funnel Report


Average GRE Verbal Score

Average calculation see - GRE Verbal score
Admissions Funnel Report


Average High School GPA

Average calculation see - High School GPA
Admissions Funnel Report


Average IELTS Band Score

Average calculation see - IELTS Band score
Admissions Funnel Report


Average Institutional Grant

Average calculation see - Institutional Grant
Admissions Funnel Report


Average SAT Score

Average calculation see - SAT score
Admissions Funnel Report


Average TOEFL PB Score

Average calculation see - TOEFL PB score
Admissions Funnel Report


Average Transfer GPA

Average calculation see - Transfer GPA
Admissions Funnel Report


Average Undergrad GPA

Average calculation see - Undergrad GPA
Admissions Funnel Report


Average Unmet Need

Average calculation see - Unmet Need
Admissions Funnel Report


Average Unmet Need > 0

Average calculation see - Unmet Need > 0
Admissions Funnel Report


Avg ACT Score

Average calculation see - ACT Score
Admissions Funnel Report


Avg GMAT Score

Average calculation see -  GMAT Score
Admissions Funnel Report


Avg GRE Analytical Score
Average calculation see - GRE Analytical Score
Admissions Funnel Report


Avg GRE Quantitative Score

Average calculation see - GRE Quantitative Score
Admissions Funnel Report


Avg GRE Verbal Score

Average calculation see -  GRE Verbal Score
Admissions Funnel Report


Avg High School GPA

Average calculation see -  High School GPA
Admissions Funnel Report


Avg IELTS Band Score

Average calculation see - IELTS Band Score
Admissions Funnel Report


Avg SAT Score

Average calculation see - SAT Score
Admissions Funnel Report


Avg TOEFL PB Score

Average calculation see - TOEFL PB Score
Admissions Funnel Report


Avg Transfer GPA

Average calculation see - Transfer GPA
Admissions Funnel Report


Avg Undergrad GPA

Average calculation see - Undergrad GPA
Admissions Funnel Report


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Bookmark

Users and report designers can save slicer selections for easy access later. Bookmarks are accessible via the Bookmarks pane. If you don’t see the bookmarks pane go to “View” in the toolbar and turn the Bookmarks pane on. There are two types of bookmarks, ones the report designer created which are available for all users and personal bookmarks which are saved only in your version of the report.
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Calculated Column

[Power BI Desktop] A method of adding a new column to your dataset based on a calculation from another column or columns. Created using DAX.
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Campus Resident

Student is living on campus
Term Census Report


Catholic and Non Catholic

Religious denomination categorized into either Catholic or Non-Catholic groups
Admissions Funnel Report


City

City of last institution attended
Admissions Funnel Report


Class

For undergraduates: class standing is determined by earned (at SU or transferred in) credits. For example, in order to progress from freshman to sophomore status, a student must have 45 or more credits. For graduate students: class denotes the type of degree program they are in (e.g., Masters, Doctorate)
Term Census Report; Program Review Report; Active Students Report


Class Size

Total registrations for the selected course section(s)
DFWI Report


Cohort Flag

A specific group of undergraduate students who entered SU as part of a tracked student group or cohort, whose retention and graduation outcomes are formally reported
Retention and Graduation Cohort Report


Cohort Term

Start term of an entering cohort
Retention and Graduation Cohort Report; Program Review Report


Cohort Year

Starting acadamic year of an entering cohort
Retention and Graduation Cohort Report; Program Review Report


Colleague ID

A student's 7-digit unique SU ID
Retention and Graduation Cohort Report; Active Students Report


Combined Name
Name as displayed. Sourced from Colleague and combined with Slate system data
Admissions Funnel Report


Completed Credits

A subset of attempted credits, credits completed are in courses where a student received a passing grade
Faculty Workload Report


Completed SU Credits

Credits completed at SU
Active Students Report


Completion Rate

Percent of applicants who completed the application process
Admissions Funnel Report


Costco Grant Amount

Total Costco Grant amount awarded
Admissions Funnel Report


Costco Scholarship Total

Total Costco Grant amount awarded to all students receiving a Costco grant
Admissions Funnel Report


Country

Country of admit institution
Admissions Funnel Report


Course Academic Level

A dichotomous category used to distinguish between undergraduate and graduate courses
Term Census Report; Program Review Report; DFWI Report


Course Description

Description for the Course
Faculty Workload Report


Course Level

A three or four digit number (for undergraduates) or description (for graduates). In the undergraduate case, the first digit delineates whether the course is a lower division course(1XX/1XXX or 2XX/2XXX) or upper division course (3XX/3XXX or 4XX/4XXX) for undergraduates, or a graduate course
Term Census Report; Program Review Report; DFWI Report; Faculty Workload Report


Course Name

Name for the Course
Faculty Workload Report


Course Sec Meeting ID

Meeting ID of the Course Section
Faculty Workload Report


Course Section Active Student Count

Active Student count for Section
Faculty Workload Report


Course Section Current Status

Current status of the Course Section
Faculty Workload Report


Course Section Department Description

Department description for Course Section
Faculty Workload Report


Course Section ID

Unique ID for that course section
DFWI Report


Course Section Name

Class name displaying both course number as well as section number
DFWI Report; Faculty Workload Report


Course Section Reporting Term

Term for the Section Reporting
Faculty Workload Report


Course Section Reporting Year

Annual period during which instruction occurs. It is divided into terms (4 quarters for undergraduate and graduate students, 3 semesters for law students). For example, academic year 2018-19 starts with 18RQ (2018 Summer term), and ends with 19SQ (2019 Spring term)
Faculty Workload Report


Course Section Subject

For ARU validation purpose
Faculty Workload Report


Course Section Subject Description

Subject description for Course Section
Faculty Workload Report


Course Section Title

Title name of the Course Section
Term Census Report; Faculty Workload Report


Course Subject Code

For ARU validation purpose
Term Census Report


Course Time Slots

Time schedule for the Course Sectiom
Faculty Workload Report


Credit Hours

A set of educational credits assigned to each course, usually based on the number of hours the course takes place in a classroom throughout the term
Term Census Report; Program Review Report


Credit Hours Attempted

The number of credit hours into which students are registered by the census date (the 10th class day of the term)
Term Census Report; Program Review Report


Credit Hours Earned

The number of credit hours which students complete at the end of the term (meaning, receive a non-incomplete or failing grade for a given course)
Term Census Report; Program Review Report


Cumulative GPA

Cumulative grade point average
Active Students Report


Current Goals

Current goals as set by enrollment services and/or in conjunction with programs and departments.
Admissions Funnel Report


Current Term

The term that its active registration window is currently open
Active Students Report


Current Term Registered Credits

Registered credits in current term
Active Students Report


Current YTD

Current year-to-date total
Admissions Funnel Report


Current YTD Admitted

Current year-to-date total for Admitted students
Admissions Funnel Report


Current YTD Applied

Current year-to-date total for Applied students
Admissions Funnel Report


Current YTD Inquiries

Current year-to-date total for Inquiries students
Admissions Funnel Report


Current YTD Net Deposited

Current year-to-date total for Net Deposited students
Admissions Funnel Report


Current YTD Ratio to Prior Final

Current year-to-date total for Ratio to Prior Final students
Admissions Funnel Report


Current YTD Ratio to Prior YTD

Current year-to-date total for Ratio to Prior YTD students
Admissions Funnel Report

 

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Dashboard

A selection of visuals that communicate high level metrics. A dashboard organizes and presents data for managerial users in an easy-to-understand way without them having to open the underlying report.
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Dataset

A collection of data used to create visualizations and reports.
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DAX (Data Analysis Expressions)

[Power BI Desktop] a formula expression language used to create measures and calculated columns in Power BI.
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Days

Days in which the Course Section operates
Faculty Workload Report


Degree Granted By

Institution name where a transferred student received the degree from if applicable
Retention and Graduation Cohort Report


Degree Holding Flag

A dichotomous category identifying transferred students with a granted degree
Retention and Graduation Cohort Report


Denomination (Simplified)

Self-identified religious denomination, grouped into less detailed categories
Term Census Report; Program Review Report


Denomination (Detailed)

Self-identified religious denomination
Admissions Funnel Report


Department

Department associated with students' academic program/major
Term Census Report; Program Review Report; Active Students Report


Department Description

Academic Program Department Description
Admissions Funnel Report


DFWI Grades

Letter grades that fall in D, D+, Fail, Withdrawn, and Incomplete
DFWI Report


Diverse

Domestic student identifies as any non-White race/ethnicity
Admissions Funnel Report


Diverse Flag

A dichotomous category identifying non-white students
Term Census Report; Program Review Report


Drill (Up/Down)

In a matrix visual with multiple levels of data users can drill up or down to expand and collapse each level.
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Drillthrough

When a drill through field is set up, the user will right click on the field, select drillthrough and open which detail they’d like to view. This will take the user to a new tab in the report which is filtered to the row of data they selected. Users can return to the previous page by clicking the back button at the top right of the screen.
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Editing View

The mode in which report developers can explore, design, build, and share a report. Generally a report will be shared in a read only capacity meaning the end user cannot make changes to the report design. If you see the “Edit report” button in the top toolbar is greyed out you do not have edit permissions. If you have edit permissions and make changes to the report in edit mode, the report will be updated for all users according to your specifications.
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EFC Amount

Expected family contribution amount based on FAFSA submission
Admissions Funnel Report


EFC Flag

A dichotomous category identifying whether students have the EFC (Expected Family Contribution). Students with an EFC value greater than zero indicates the student’s family is financially able to contribute to the cost of attendance. EFC is calculated from the student’s FAFSA filing.
Active Students Report


EFC of 0

Student submitted FAFSA and has zero (0) expected family contribution amount
Admissions Funnel Report


Ellipsis

At the top left of each report visual the below button will appear when the user hovers over the visual. This expands a drop down which allows the user to export the visual to excel, open the show data view, the spotlight view, or resort the data.
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Email

A student's campus Email or personal Email
Active Students Report


Enrollment Status

Denotes if student is new, continuing, or readmitted as of a reporting term
Term Census Report; Program Review Report; Active Students Report


Ethnicity

Self-identified race/ethnicity as well as international student status (non-resident students on a student visa)
Admissions Funnel Report; Active Students Report


Ethnicity Group

Self-identified race/ethnicity as well as international student status (non-resident students on a student visa) - see Ethnicity
Term Census Report; Retention and Graduation Cohort Report; Program Review Report


Ever Registered Current Term Flag

A dichotomous category identifying whether students are ever registered regardless of their current registration status
Active Students Report


F


Faculty Name
Name of the faculty handling the Course Section
Faculty Workload Report


FAFSA Flag

A dichotomous category identifying whether a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is filed that year
Active Students Report


FAFSA State

State of residency on FAFSA submission
Admissions Funnel Report


Family Income Amount

Total family income from FAFSA submission
Admissions Funnel Report


Favorites

Located in the left navigation pane, users can add frequently used reports to their Favorites list for quick access. When you no longer want them as a favorite, you can unfavorite them. Users will see this option on the left hand toolbar after logging in to the Power BI Service.
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Federal Grant Amount

Total Federal Grant amount awarded
Admissions Funnel Report


Female Students

Percent of students identifying as female
Admissions Funnel Report


Filter

Criteria which is applied to the dataset resulting in a reduced number of rows. Report consumers can see what filters have been applied to the report by opening the Filters pane on the right side of the report.
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Final Distinct Students

Total distinct count of students in final data table
Admissions Funnel Report


First Generation In College

A student whose parents or guardians did not complete a bachelor's degree
Term Census Report; Retention and Graduation Cohort Report; Program Review Report; Admissions Funnel Report; Active Students Report


First Name

A student's given name
Active Students Report


First Time Freshmen

A student who has no prior postsecondary experience attending any institution for the first time at the undergraduate level. This student is also of a traditional age, and has just graduated from high school (with the exception of those who take a gap year between HS graduation and college attendance)
Term Census Report; Program Review Report


Focus Mode

Located to the left of the Ellipses at the top right of the report visual, this feature opens a new page which shows only the visual you selected. You can get back to the full report page by selecting Back to report at the top left of the visual.
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Full Name

Name as displayed. Sourced from Colleague and combined with Slate system data
Admissions Funnel Report


Full Time Equivalent

Proportion of one (1) full-time student based on registered credits and academic level (e.g., the expectation for an undergraduate transfer student is that they will be enrolled in 15 credits per quarter. If a UG transfer student is enrolled in 10 credits, that student will be considered .667 FTE)
Term Census Report; Program Review Report


Full Time Flag

Full-time or part-time enrollment by term based on registered credits and academic level
Term Census Report; Program Review Report


Full Time Status

All non-adjunct faculty holding a faculty rank are classified as full time. All adjunct and other faculty are classified as part-time
Program Review Report


Funded Grant Amount

Total Institutional Grant awarded sourced from Funded Endowment/Reserves
Admissions Funnel Report


Funding Source

For admit institution, the source of funding for the schoole either public, private, Catholic, Jesuit, or other.
Admissions Funnel Report


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Gender

Self-identified gender
Term Census Report; Retention and Graduation Cohort Report; Program Review Report; Admissions Funnel Report; Active Students Report


Geo Market

Geographic market assigned to region. Sourced from Slate data
Admissions Funnel Report


GMAT Composite

Test Score - GMAT Composite
Admissions Funnel Report


Goal

Goal as set by enrollment services and/or in conjunction with programs and departments.
Admissions Funnel Report


Graduated In 2 Years

Student graduated in 2 years or less years, inclusive
Retention and Graduation Cohort Report


Graduated In 4 Years

Student graduated in 4 years or less years, inclusive
Retention and Graduation Cohort ReportProgram Review Report


Graduated In 6 Years

Student gradauted in 6 academic years or less, inclusive
Retention and Graduation Cohort ReportProgram Review Report


Graduation Application

A dichotomous category identifying whether students have applied for graduation
Active Students Report


Graduation Application Date

Graduation application received date
Active Students Report


Graduation Date

Designated date of graduation
Retention and Graduation Cohort Report


Graduation Term

Designated term of graduation
Retention and Graduation Cohort Report; Program Review Report; Active Students Report


Graduation Year

Designated academic year of graduation
Program Review Report


Grant Amount

Total grant amount awarded from all sources - Federal, State, Institutional, Private
Admissions Funnel Report


Gross Deposit Rate

Percent of admitted students who deposited. Admitted students remain flagged as gross deposited even if they withdraw their deposit
Admissions Funnel Report


Gross Deposited

Admitted student paid deposit fee
Admissions Funnel Report


Gross Deposited Goal

Gross deposited goal as set by enrollment services and/or in conjunction with programs and departments.
Admissions Funnel Report


Gross Deposited PY Final

Calculation for final total gross deposited students for the prior year
Admissions Funnel Report


H


High School GPA

High school GPA for incoming the freshmen admit group
Admissions Funnel Report


High School GPA Capped

High school GPA for incoming the freshmen admit group capped at 4.0
Admissions Funnel Report


I


In Department Flag

A dichotomous affiliated/not affiliated flag. An affiliated flag is assigned to credits taken by students that are part of the offering department for the given course/set of credits assigned to the course
Term Census Report; Program Review Report


In State

Flag indicates student was a Washington resident at time of application
Program Review Report; Admissions Funnel Report


In State and Out of State

Flag indicates student was a Washington resident at time of application (see In State)
Admissions Funnel Report


In State Flag

Flag indicates student was a Washington resident at time of application (see In State)
Term Census Report


In State Students

Flag indicates student was a Washington resident at time of application (see In State)
Admissions Funnel Report


InfomSU Workspace

The InformSU workspace will be the central repository for official reports and dashboards. Report developers will publish the report to the InformSU workspace and share reports directly with users. Only report developers and will have access to the workspace and report consumers will find their reports in the “Shared with me” folder, not in the App Workspace.
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Inquired

Person inquiried about attending Seattle University
Admissions Funnel Report


Inquired PY Final

Calculation for final total inquries for the prior year
Admissions Funnel Report


Inquiry Goal

Inquiry goal as set by enrollment services and/or in conjunction with programs and departments.
Admissions Funnel Report


Institution Display

Formated admit institution for display
Admissions Funnel Report


Institution Grant Decile

A relative measure of where a student falls in the distribution of institutional grants relative to other students. For example, 1st decile indicates a student having institutional grants in the bottom 10% of the distribution of institutional grant dollars among all amounts associated with students for a given academic year. Students in the 0th decile have no institutional grants
Retention and Graduation Cohort Report


Institutional Grant Amount

Total institutional grant awarded
Admissions Funnel Report


Institutional Grant Total

Total overall institutional grant awarded
Admissions Funnel Report


Instructional Method

A detailed categorization of the method/setting for instruction. For instance, classroom instruction - the instructional method that is most common - takes place with multiple students present, with a pre-defined syllabus, and a faculty member lecturing one or several times a week. Independent study, on the other hand, may take place one on one, without a pre-defined syllabus, and without formal lectures happening from week to week.
Term Census Report; Program Review Report; DFWI Report; Faculty Workload Report


Instructional Method Group

A more simplified set of categories of the method/setting for instruction. For instance, classroom instruction - the instructional method that is most common - takes place with multiple students present, with a pre-defined syllabus, and a faculty member lecturing one or several times a week. Independent study, on the other hand, may take place one on one, without a pre-defined syllabus, and without formal lectures happening from week to week.
Term Census Report; Program Review Report; DFWI Report; Faculty Workload Report


International Flag

Non-resident students attending the university on a student visa
Term Census Report; Retention and Graduation Cohort Report; Program Review Report; Active Students Report


International Students

Non-resident students attending the university on a student visa
Admissions Funnel Report


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Last Name

A student's family name
Active Students Report


Last Term Registered

The most recent term a student ever registered regardless the final registration status in that term
Active Students Report


Last Updated

Last report update date. This date changes automatically when the report is updated
Term Census Report; Retention and Graduation Cohort Report; Program Review Report; Active Students Report; DFWI Report


Leave Of Absence

A dichotomous category identifying whether students submitted their leave of absence forms
Active Students Report


Left Navigation

The controls along the left edge of Power BI service. This includes Home, Favorites, Recent, Apps, Shared with me, and any Workspaces you are a part of.
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LOA Return Date

A student's declaired return date if a LOA (Leave Of Absence) form is submitted
Active Students Report


LOA Start Date

A student's declaired start date if a LOA (Leave Of Absence) form is submitted
Active Students Report


Loan Amount

Total loan amount awarded
Admissions Funnel Report


M


Major Program

Combined major and academic program detail. Undergraduate students listed by major and graduate students listed by academic program. This combined variable allows us to more accurately count students who are double majors but who are not double degrees
Term Census Report; Program Review Report


Matriculation

Identifies degree-seeking (matriculating) students and non-degree seeking (non-matriculating) students
Term Census Report


Measure

[Power BI Desktop] A method for creating a calculation across multiple rows and columns using DAX. This data does not exist as a column in your dataset as it represents an aggregate across multiple datapoints. Excel calls these calculated fields.
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Melt Rate

Percent of students who deposited (gross deposited) and then withdrew intent attend (net deposited)
Admissions Funnel Report


Minor

Student minor
Term Census Report


Minor Department

Minor department
Term Census Report


Minor School

Minor school
Term Census Report


Mobile App

Apps that allow you to run Power BI on iOS, Android, and Windows devices.
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Modeling

[Power BI Desktop] Getting the data you've connected to ready for use in Power BI. This includes creating relationships between tables in multiple data sources, creating measures, and assigning metrics.
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My Workspace

The workspace for each Power BI customer to create personalized content. If they want to bundle anything created here into an app, and they have designer permissions, they upload it to the appropriate app workspace or create a new one.
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Name

Name as displayed. Sourced from Colleague and combined with Slate system data
Admissions Funnel Report


Need Amount

Total need as determined from FAFSA filing
Admissions Funnel Report


Need State Grant Amount

Total State Need Grant awarded
Admissions Funnel Report


Net Deposit Rate

Percent of admitted students who deposited. Admitted students do not remain flagged as net deposited if they withdraw their application
Admissions Funnel Report


Net Deposit Rate Goal

Net deposit rate goal as set by enrollment services and/or in conjunction with programs and departments.
Admissions Funnel Report


Net Deposited

Count of students who have paid a deposit and have not withdrawn it
Admissions Funnel Report


Net Deposited Goal

Net deposited goal as set by enrollment services and/or in conjunction with programs and departments.
Admissions Funnel Report


Net Deposited PY Final

Calculation for final total net deposited students for the prior year
Admissions Funnel Report


New Program Flag

New programs are programs with a start date within the last 5 academic years based on system dates
Term Census ReportProgram Review Report


Next Term

The following term of current term for regiatration. Summer terms are excluded.
Active Students Report


Next Term Registered Credits

A student's registered credits in next term
Active Students Report


O


Offering Department

Offering department of the course section
Term Census Report; DFWI Report; Faculty Workload Report


Offering School

Description of the school name offering a course
Term Census Report; Program Review Report; DFWI Report; Faculty Workload Report


Out of State Students

Flag indicates students are not Washington residents
Admissions Funnel Report


P


Page

Reports have one or more pages. Each tab along the bottom of the report canvas represents a page.
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Parent AGI Amount

Calculated adjusted gross parental income based on FAFSA submission
Admissions Funnel Report


Past Flag - 2PY

Two year prior calculation
Admissions Funnel Report


pbix

[Power BI Desktop] The file extension for a Power BI Desktop file.
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Pell Grant Amount

Total Pell Grant awarded
Admissions Funnel Report


Pell Grant Flag

A dichotomous category identifying Pell Grant recepients
Active Students Report


Phone Number

A student's home phone or mobile phone number
Active Students Report


Post Baccalaureate

A student who already has a postsecondary degree
Term Census Report


Power BI Desktop

Also referred to as Desktop. The free Windows application of Power BI you can install on your local computer that lets you connect to, transform, and visualize your data. Used by report designers and Power Users. For more information, see What is Power BI.
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Prior Prior Term

The term that is two terms prior to current term for regiatration. Summer terms are excluded.
Active Students Report


Prior Prior Term Registered Credits

A student's registered credits in prior prior term
Active Students Report


Prior Term

The previous term of current term for regiatration. Summer terms are excluded.
Active Students Report


Prior Term Registered Credits

A student's registered credits in next term
Active Students Report


Prior Year

Prior year calculation
Admissions Funnel Report


Prior Year Final

Prior year calculation - See Final
Admissions Funnel Report


Prior YTD Admitted

Prior year calculation - See admitted
Admissions Funnel Report


Prior YTD Applied

Prior year calculation - See Applied
Admissions Funnel Report


Prior YTD Inquiries

Prior year calculation - See YTD Inquires
Admissions Funnel Report


Prior YTD Net Deposited

Prior year calculation - See YTD Net Deposited
Admissions Funnel Report


Program Academic Level

Academic level of the program of interest
Admissions Funnel Report


Program Advised

Academic programs that students are advised by their advisors
Active Students Report


Q


Quick Measures
[Power BI Desktop] a set of preloaded calculations which allows the user to generate the measure without using DAX.
Power BI Tool


R


Rank

Faculty Rank Designation - Other/No Rank includes all faculty adminstrators, staff, affiliate, and any other faculty without a designated faculty rank
Program Review Report


Reading View

Read-only view for reports (as opposed to Editing View). Users will see that the “Edit Report” button in the top toolbar is greyed out. This means users cannot edit the official InformSU version of the report.
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Recent

Located in the left navigation pane, this shows all the individual artifacts that were accessed last.
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Registered

Student is registered for at least one course
Admissions Funnel Report


Registered Goal

Registered goal as set by enrollment services and/or in conjunction with programs and departments.
Admissions Funnel Report


Registered PY Final

Calculation for final total registered students for the prior year
Admissions Funnel Report


Registration Status

There are three registration statuses for undergraduates in current term: not registered if a student did not register or dropped, under registered if a student' registered credits are less than 12, and registered if a student registered for at least 12 credits. There are two registration statuses for graduates: not registered and registered. For students with disabilities
Active Students Report


Related Content

Shows the individual pieces of content that contribute to the current content. For example, for a dashboard, you can see the reports and datasets providing the data and visualizations on the dashboard.
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Report

A multi-perspective view into a single dataset, with visualizations that represent different findings and insights from that dataset. Can have a single visualization or many, a single page or many pages.
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Report Consumer

Anyone who has access to an InformSU report is a report consumer. Users will view the report in the Power BI Service (online) after it has been shared with them by the Report Developer. Report consumers can interact with reports, add reports to their favorites, and pin report visuals to their dashboards. Generally, report consumers will not be able to edit the official InformSU version of the report and will have read only permissions.
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Report Developer

Members of ITS or IR who create and share official InformSU reports. Report Developers use Power BI Desktop software to connect to data sources, transform, and present data. They then publish reports to the InformSU Workspace and share with the necessary report consumers.
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Reset to Default

After users have made slicer selections they can reset to the default report settings by clicking this button at the top right of the report screen.
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Restrictions

A list of restrictions against the record of a students who has a records deficiency, an unmet financial obligation or to facilitate the admission/readmission process.
Active Students Report


Retained First Fall

Student was enrolled the following fall after their first fall enrollment
Program Review Report


Retained Second Fall

Student was enrolled the second fall after their first fall enrollment
Program Review Report


Retained Second Year

Transfer was enrolled the following year after their first year enrollment
Retention and Graduation Cohort Report


Row Level Security

Certain data models will have additional security to restrict the data users can view to only the rows they are assigned to. When the user logs in, data will automatically be filtered to show only their rows.
Power BI Tool


S


SAT Math

SAT Math Section score on a scale of 200 - 800
Retention and Graduation Cohort Report


SAT Math Decile

A relative measure of where a student falls in the distribution of SAT math scores relative to other students. For example, 1st decile indicates a student having SAT math scores in the bottom 10% of the distribution of these test scores among all SAT math scores associated with students for a given academic year. Students in the 0th decile did not submit SAT scores.
Retention and Graduation Cohort Report


SAT Verbal

The traditonal term for SAT Reading Section score on a scale of 200 - 800. Note that Writing and Verbal are concorded to one Writing subscore when 3-part SAT was administered between 2005 and 2016.
Retention and Graduation Cohort Report


SAT Verbal Decile

A relative measure of where a student falls in the distribution of SAT verbal scores relative to other students. For example, 1st decile indicates a student having SAT verbal scores in the bottom 10% of the distribution of these test scores among all SAT verbal scores associated with students for a given academic year. Students in the 0th decile did not submit SAT scores.
Retention and Graduation Cohort Report


SAT Writing

SAT Writing Section score on a scale of 200 - 800. Note that Writing and Verbal are concorded to one Writing subscore when 3-part SAT was administered between 2005 and 2016.
Retention and Graduation Cohort Report


SAT Writing Decile

A relative measure of where a student falls in the distribution of SAT writing scores relative to other students. For example, 1st decile indicates a student having SAT writing scores in the bottom 10% of the distribution of these test scores among all SAT writing scores associated with students for a given academic year. Students in the 0th decile did not submit SAT scores.
Retention and Graduation Cohort Report


School

School associated with students' academic major/program
Term Census Report; Program Review Report; Active Students Report


School Description

School description
Admissions Funnel Report


Seattle U Power BI Service

By logging in at app.powerbi.com or accessing Power BI through the Office 365 waffle users will access the Seattle U Power BI Service. Reports will be shared, viewed, and interacted with in the Power BI Service. Report consumers will generally only use the Power BI Service while report developers and power users will use the Power BI Desktop software.
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Section Course Level

A three or four digit number (for undergraduates) or description (for graduates). In the undergraduate case, the first digit delineates whether the course is a lower division course(1XX/1XXX or 2XX/2XXX) or upper division course (3XX/3XXX or 4XX/4XXX) for undergraduates, or a graduate course.
Faculty Workload Report


Section Faculty Email

Email of the faculty holding the Course Section
Faculty Workload Report


Section Faculty First Name

First Name of the faculty holding the Course Section
Faculty Workload Report


Section Faculty Last Name

Last Name of the faculty holding the Course Section
Faculty Workload Report


Section Faculty Name

Name of the faculty holding the Course Section
Faculty Workload Report


Section Faculty Percentage

Percentage of the faculty holding the Course Section
Faculty Workload Report


Section Maximum Credits

Maximum Credits for the Section
Faculty Workload Report


Section Minumum Credits

Minumum Credits for the Section
Faculty Workload Report


Share

Report designers will share reports and dashboards with report consumers and can give or restrict sharing permission for consumers. If the designer gave you permission to share the report you will see the option in the top right of the report page. You can only share reports with users who have an @seattleu.edu email address.
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Shared With Me

The container in the left nav that holds all the individual artifacts that were directly shared by another Power BI user.
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Show Data

Accessible from the ellipses at the top right of a report visual. This opens a new window which shows the underlying data for the visual.
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Slicer

The selection tool which allows users to filter the report to their desired parameters. Similar to the “parameter box” in the SSRS version of InformSU reports.
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Specialization

Student specialization
Term Census Report


Spotlight

Accessible from the ellipses at the top right of the report visual. This highlights only the visual you have selected and greys out all other visuals on the page. To unselect this option, go back to the ellipses and unselect the Spotlight option.
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Staff Assignments

Staff assigned to geographic market based on inqury's admit institution
Admissions Funnel Report


Start Term

The first term (quarter or semester) a student is enrolled at the university for each academic level (e.g., a first time freshman starts in Fall of 2012, their start term is 12FQ. If they return for a post-Masters certificate in Spring of 18, their first quarter would be 18SQ).
Term Census Report; Program Review Report; Active Students Report


Start Year

The first academic year a student is enrolled at the university for each academic level (e.g., a first time freshman starts in Fall of 2012, their start term is 12FQ. If they return for a post-Masters certificate in Spring of 18, their first quarter would be 18SQ).
Program Review Report


State

State of admit institution
Admissions Funnel Report


State Grant Amount

Total State Grant awarded
Admissions Funnel Report


Students with ACT Score

Count of students who submitted an ACT test score
Admissions Funnel Report


Students with Athletic Grants

Count of students with Athletic Grants
Admissions Funnel Report


Students with Costco Scholarship

Count of students with Costco Scholarships
Admissions Funnel Report


Students with Institutional Grants

Count of students with any institutional grant
Admissions Funnel Report


Students with SAT Score

Count of students who submitted an SAT test score
Admissions Funnel Report


Students with Unmet Need > 0

Student who submitted FAFSA and has need greater than zero
Admissions Funnel Report


Students with Unmet Neet

Student who submitted FAFSA and may or may not have unmet need after all financial aid is awarded
Admissions Funnel Report


SU Alumni

Student graduated from Seattle University
Admissions Funnel Report


T


Tenure Group

Tenure track of faculty
Program Review Report


Tenure Status

Tenure status of faculty
Program Review Report


Term (UG and GR only)

Period of study within the academic year. Seattle University has quarters as terms for non-law students.
Faculty Workload Report


Term (UG, GR, and Law)

Period of study within the academic year. Seattle University has quarters as terms for non-law students, and semesters for law students.
Term Census Report; Program Review Report; DFWI Report


Term Group

Period of study within the academic year. Seattle University has quarters as terms for non-law students. Not an official term, but used for reporting purposes
Term Census Report; Program Review Report; Admissions Funnel Report; DFWI Report; Faculty Workload Report


Tiles

A Power BI dashboard is made up of different report tiles which can be selected to open the full report.
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Total Completed Credits

Total completed credits regardless of institutions
Active Students Report


Total Institution Grant

Total amount of institutional grant aid
Retention and Graduation Cohort Report


Total Registered Credits

Total number of registered (or attempted) credits at Seattle University
Active Students Report


Transfer

An undergraduate student who has prior postsecondary experience
Term Census Report; Program Review Report


Transfer From

Institution a student transferred from
Retention and Graduation Cohort Report


Transferred Credits

Total credits that are transferred to SU from other institution(s)
Retention and Graduation Cohort Report


Transferred GPA

Grade point average that is transferred to SU from other institution(s)
Retention and Graduation Cohort Report


U


UCOR Flag

A dichotomous category identifying courses that are part of the Core Curriculum of the university
Term Census Report; Program Review Report; DFWI Report; Faculty Workload Report


Undergraduate Entry Status

Indicates admit status for undergraduate students as either first time freshmen or transfer
Term Census Report; Program Review Report


Unfiltered Count Detail - 2 Years Prior

Two year prior calculation - See unfiltered count
Admissions Funnel Report


Unfiltered Count Detail - Prior Year

Prior year calculation - See Ufiltered Count Detail
Admissions Funnel Report


Unfunded Grant Amount

Total Institutional Grant awarded sourced from unfunded accounts
Admissions Funnel Report


Unmet Need

The amount that's left to be paid after financial aid is awarded. Student need is based on the student’s FAFSA submission and is calculated using federal methodology.
Retention and Graduation Cohort Report; Active Students Report


Unmet Need Decile

A relative measure of where a student falls in the distribution of unmet need relative to other students. For example, 1st decile indicates a student having unmet need in the bottom 10% of the distribution of unmet need among all unmet need amounts associated with students for a given academic year. Students in the 0th decile have no unmet need.
Retention and Graduation Cohort Report


Unmet Need Flag

A dichotomous category identifying students with unmet need
Active Students Report


URM Flag

A dichotomous category identifying students who fall into a race/ethnic group underrepresented in higher education.
Term Census Report; Retention and Graduation Cohort Report; Program Review Report


V


Visual, Visualization

A chart. Some visuals are: bar chart, treemap, doughnut chart, map.
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W

 

X


x-axis

The axis along the bottom, the horizontal axis.
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Y


y-axis

The axis along the side, the vertical axis.
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YTD Ratio to Goal

Calculation for the year to date ratio towards goal ratio
Admissions Funnel Report


YTD to Goal

Calculation for the year to date figure towards the goal
Admissions Funnel Report


Z

 

 

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Last Updated: May 07, 2020