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COURSE SECTION MEETING Table - Data Element Index

Column name Mapping back to SRS Description
Activity

RC020 ACTIVITY CODE

NATURAL ALIAS: ACTV-TP1-RC

Appears on SRS screens 129 and 130

The teaching activity used in this section of the course, for example, lecture (LEC), recitation(REC), laboratory(LAB). Each section may meet for a different activity. A course section may be associated with other sections of different activity types, and registration in the related activities may be required. For example, a course that is a LEC may have a related course section of LAB, and registration in both is required. Such registration requirements are controlled via the data elements in the Section Registration Controls (see the DWADMIN.COURSE_SEC_REG_CONTROL table).

Values:

CLN - Clinical IND Independent: Student works independently with only minimal faculty direction
LAB - Laboratory: Instructing, preparing, and supervising student investigations
LEC - Lecture: Formal presentation, primarily one-way communication
PRE - Preceptorship: Grad Nursing only
REC - Recitation: Students engaged in discussion with faculty
SEM - Seminar: Students carry a major responsibility for preparation and discussion
STU - Studio: Fine Arts

Building_Code

RC255 MEETING BUILDING

NATURAL ALIAS: MTG-BLDG-RC

appears on SRS screen 130

Building in which a course section is taught for one of the days in which it is offered. There could be other building codes for different days of the course.

Values:

See DWADMIN.BUILDING table for values.

Days_Code

RC240 MEETING DAYS

NATURAL ALIAS: MTG-DAYS-RC

appears on SRS screen 130

The pattern of days on which a section meets at a particular time and place. A class meeting on Monday, Wednesday and Friday would have "MWF" in DAYS_CODE. The combinations may include any of the following codes.

Values:

M     Monday

T     Tuesday 

W     Wednesday

R     Thursday

F     Friday

S     Saturday

U     Sunday

TBA   To Be Announced

Fri_Flag   An indicator showing whether or not a course meets on Fridays. A "Y" in this field means the course section meets on Friday. A section often has other meeting day flags (up to 6); for example, it may meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Values:

[null]    No

Y         Yes

Mon_Flag   An indicator showing whether or not a course meets on Mondays. A "Y" in this field means the course section meets on Monday. A section often has other meeting day flags (up to 6); for example, it may meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Values:

[null]    No

Y         Yes

Room_Actual_Capacity
  The seating capacity of the room in which the class section is being held. This field may only be null if the room and building have not yet been assigned.

Values:
Valid whole number or null.

Room_Number
  The room number in the building where the course section is being held. If the days and building have not yet been assigned for that course section, the room number may be null.

Values:
Alphanumeric or null

Room_Status_Code
  Identifies whether the room assignment is in time conflict with other sections or special activities. For example, two or more course sections may be scheduled for the same room at the same time and on the same days. If there is no conflict, the field is null.

Values:

T      Time Conflict     

C      Course Conflict 

Room_Type
  The type of room, for example, classroom or laboratory, required for this course section. Used to narrow room searches for available rooms.

Values:
Valid whole number.

Sat_Flag
  An indicator showing whether or not a course meets on Saturdays. A "Y" in this field means the course section meets on Saturday. A section often has other meeting day flags (up to 6); for example, it may meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Values:

[null]    No

Y         Yes

Sect_Special_Equip_1

RC281 MEETING SPCL CODE 1

NATURALALIAS: M-SP-CD1-RC

appears on SRS screen 130

Special equipment required for this section (for one of the patterns of days on which the section meets at a particular time and place). After a section is scheduled into a room, the system (SRS) updates this field to reflect the equipment code from the actial room rather than the "desired" equipment special equipment code. Examples: Null (No special equipment is known to be required), TVC (TV cable hookup required)

Values:

[Null]  No special equipment is known to be required.
AIR   AIR CONDITIONING
ADF - AV - DOUBLE FIXED SCREEN
ASF - AV - SINGLE FIXED SCREEN
CPT - CARPETING
CBS - CHALKBOARD - SMALL
CBM - CHALKBOARD - MEDIUM
CBL - CHALKBOARD - LARGE
COT - COAT RACKS
COM - COMPUTERS
CON - CONFERENCE TABLE
EXM - USED FOR FINAL EXAM SCHEDULING
GAS - GAS FOR LAB
INS - INSTRUCTOR DESK
LAN - LANGUAGE LAB EQUIPMENT
LEC - LECTERN - TABLE TOP
LEF - LECTERN - STANDING, FIXED
LEM - LECTERN - STANDING, MOVEABLE
PRJ - OVERHEAD PROJECTOR
PIA - PIANO
POD - PODIUM
POF - FIXED PODIUM
POM - MOVEABLE PODIUM
RST - RAISED STAGE
SND - SOUND ISOLATION BOOTHS
TAC - TACK SPACE
TV - TELEVISION
TVC - TV CABLE HOOKUP
WAT - WATER FOR LAB
SHD - WINDOW DARKENERS
WIN - WINDOWS
FLT - FLAT ROOM (WHARTON)
TRD - TIERED ROOM (WHARTON) - CODES FOR SPECIAL EQUIPMENT AND ROOM FEATURES
- THIS IS THE NEW SET OF CODES, TO BE USED
- STARTING JULY 1, 2003.
-
VCR - STANDARD VIDEO PLAYER DLD - DUAL SLIDE PROJECTORS
DVD - STANDARD DIGITAL MEDIA PLAYER
SLD - SINGLE 35MM SLIDE PROJECTOR
PC - COMPUTER RUNNING MS WINDOWS SYSTEM
MAC - COMPUTER RUNNING APPLE SYSTEM
PRO - VIDEO/DATA PROJECTION SYSTEM
LDM - LARGE DISPLAY MONITOR
MIC - INSTALLED MICROPHONE SYSTEM
CD - CD PLAYER
CAS - SINGLE CASSETTE PLAYER/RECORDER
UFS - UNIVERSITY SEATING (FIXED SEATS AT DESK)
TRI - TRI-STANDARD VCR
SMG - SPECIAL MESSAGE - NON-SRS CLASSROOM

Sect_Special_Equip_2
RC282 MEETING SPCL CODE 2 Special equipment required for this section (for one of the patterns of days on which the section meets at a particular time and place). After a section is scheduled into a room, the system (SRS) updates this field to reflect the equipment code from the actial room rather than the "desired" equipment special equipment code. Examples: Null (No special equipment is known to be required), TVC (TV cable hookup required)

Values:

See Sect_Special_Equip_1

Sect_Special_Equip_3

RC283 MEETING SPCL CODE 3

NATURAL ALIAS: M-SP-CD3-RC

appears on SRS screen 130

Special equipment required for this section (for one of the patterns of days on which the section meets at a particular time and place). After a section is scheduled into a room, the system (SRS) updates this field to reflect the equipment code from the actial room rather than the "desired" equipment special equipment code. Examples: Null (No special equipment is known to be required), TVC (TV cable hookup required)

Values:

See Sect_Special_Equip_1

Sect_Special_Equip_4

RC284 MEETING SPCL CODE 4

NATURAL ALIAS: M-SP-CD4-RC

appears on SRS screen 130

Special equipment required for this section (for one of the patterns of days on which the section meets at a particular time and place). After a section is scheduled into a room, the system (SRS) updates this field to reflect the equipment code from the actial room rather than the "desired" equipment special equipment code. Examples: Null (No special equipment is known to be required), TVC (TV cable hookup required)

Values:

See Sect_Special_Equip_1

Section_Id

RC010 COURSE SECTION ID

NATURAL ALIAS: SECT-ID-RC

part of the context line for all SRS course screens

The unique identifier for a course section in a specific term. Each section may provide a different teaching activity.

Positions 1-4 are the subject area or academic discipline under which the course is offered, for example, ENGL.

Positions 5-7 are the course number, the identifier for the course at the inventory level: 100-399 are undergraduate level courses; 400-499 are mixed undergraduate and graduate level courses, but reserved primarily for undergraduate courses; 500-599 are mixed undergraduate and graduate level course, but reserved primarily for the graduate and professional courses; 600-989 are for graduate and professional level courses; 990-999 are for graduate and professional level individual study courses.

Positions 8-10 are the section number: 000 are auto-section create courses; 001-099 are lectures and any courses that have only one section; 100-199 are laboratory sections; 200-299 are recitation sections; 300-399 are seminar sections; 400-499 are crosslisted sections; 500-599 are graduate engineering executive masters program sections; 600-699 are reserved for the College of General Studies sections; 700-799 are Wharton executive MBA program sections; and 800-999 are reserved for course sections converted from the previous system.

Sequence_Number
 Does not appear online in SRS Used as part of the unique key for the record, and is not needed for reporting purposes.
Start_Time_24hr
calculated from Start_Time Time of day at which a course section meeting starts, in hours/minutes format, using a 24-hour clock. A course section can have up to six meeting patterns. Each meeting pattern consists of one or more days, the time, and the location at which the course section meets. For example: a course section can meet Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 0900, and Tuesdays starting at 1430. See also Stop_Time_24Hr in the COURSE_SECT_MTG Table.
Start_Time

RC245 MEET START TIME

NATURAL ALIAS: M-START-RC

appears on SRS screen 130

Time of day at which a course section meeting starts, in hours/minutes/meridian format (for example, 0800AM). A course section can have up to six meeting patterns. Each meeting pattern consists of one or more days, the time, and the location at which the course section meets. For example: a course section can meet Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 0900AM, and Tuesdays starting at 0230PM.

See also Stop_Time in the COURSE_SECT_MTG Table.

Stop_Time_24hr

Calculated from Stop_Time

Time of day at which a course section meeting ends, in hours/minutes format, using a 24-hour clock. A course section can have up to six meeting patterns. Each meeting pattern consists of one or more days, the time, and the location at which the course section meets. For example: a course section can end Mondays and Wednesdays at 1000, and Tuesdays at 1530.

See also Start_Time_24Hr in the COURSE_SECT_MTG Table.

Stop_Time
RC250 MEETING STOP TIME

NATURAL ALIAS: M-STOP-RC

appears on SRS screen 130

Time of day at which a course section meeting ends, in hours/minutes/meridian format (for example, 0430PM). A course section can have up to six meeting patterns. Each meeting pattern consists of one or more days, the time, and the location at which the course section meets. For example: a course section can end Mondays and Wednesdays at 1000AM, and Tuesdays at 0330PM.

See also Start_Time in the COURSE_SECT_MTG Table.

Sun_Flag
  Indicates whether the meeting schedule for this course section includes Sundays. Y (Yes) for this data element means the course section meets on Sunday. A course section can have up to six meeting patterns. Each meeting pattern consists of one or more days, the time, and the location at which the course section meets. For example: a course section can meet on Saturdays and Sundays and Wednesdays.

Values:


[Null]  The meeting schedule does not include Sundays.
Y       Yes, meets on Sundays.
Term

RC005 TERM, CTF

NATURAL ALIAS: CTF-TERM-RC

part of the context line for all SRS course term screens

The academic term during which a course section is offered.

Penn divides the academic year into 3 terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer. Terms are designated by the 4-digit calendar year, followed by a term code. The Spring term code is A, the Summer term code is B, and the Fall term code is C. For example: 1995C means Fall 1995, 1996A means Spring 1996, and 1996B means Summer 1996.

Thu_Flag
  Indicates whether the meeting schedule for this course section includes Thursdays. Y (Yes) for this data element means the course section meets on Thursday. A course section can have up to six meeting patterns. Each meeting pattern consists one or more days, the time, and the location at which the course section meets. For example: a course section can meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Values:

[Null]    The meeting schedule does not include Thursdays.

Y         Yes, meets on Thursdays.

Tue_Flag
  Indicates whether the meeting schedule for this course section includes Tuesdays. Y (Yes) for this data element means the course section meets on Tuesday. A course section can have up to six meeting patterns. Each meeting pattern consists of one or more days, the time, and the location at which the course section meets. For example: a course section can meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Values:

[Null]    The meeting schedule does not include Tuesdays.

Y         Yes, meets on Tuesdays.

Wed_Flag   Indicates whether the meeting schedule for this course section includes Wednesdays. Y (Yes) for this data element means the course section meets on Wednesday. A course section can have up to six meeting patterns. Each meeting pattern consists of one or more days, the time, and the location at which the course section meets. For example: a course section can meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Values:


[Null]    The meeting schedule does not include Wednesdays.

Y         Yes, meets on Wednesdays.

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