The Course Sequence Performance dashboard considers any two courses in the above set a "sequence" if they are attempted in different terms. Thus, if "Course 1" is set to MATH 241, the Course 2 Grade Points vs. Student Outcome chart shows "Course 2" as any course attempted after a given MATH 241 session. (Note: this can include subsequent attempts of MATH 241 itself).
That said, the Course 2 Grade Points vs. Student Outcome chart can restrict the number of terms between course 1 and course 2. This allows focusing on courses taken in consecutive terms. See "Fall/Spring Term Number" below for more information.
Course Grade Points
For grades which apply toward a student's GPA, "points" are just the quality points associated with the given letter grade: A = 4.0, A- = 3.67, and so on.
Grades which do not apply toward GPA, such as CR and NC, are mapped to the grade-point scheme as follows:
- Passing grades = 2.0
- Non-passing grades = 0.0
Note: the dataset contains no deferred/incomplete grades (DFR/I), non-received grades (NR), non-valid grades (NV), etc.
Course Grade Replacement
Indicates whether the grade from one course attempt was replaced by the grade from a subsequent attempt. In general, replaced grades are excluded from earned hours -- but not always from GPAs.
For replaced grades which are still included in student GPAs, this report factors them into its "Indicator A" calculations.
Admit Student Type
The Admit Type is "New Freshman" for students who entered UIUC as first-time Freshmen.
Other students are classified according to the admission type associated with their primary curricula: "Transfer Sophomore", "Transfer Junior", etc.
Fall/Spring Term Number
The report includes terms with grades between each student's first degree-seeking undergraduate term and their last (or until graduation). Each student's fall/spring terms are numbered sequentially, with no gaps for terms in which a student did not enroll. That is, students are not penalized for stopping out.
Summer and winter terms are mapped to the nearest prior fall/spring term in which the student earned grades. For example, the winter after a new student's first fall term is included in "Fall/Spring Term" 1.
New summer students have their summers logged as "Fall/Spring Term" 0.
Final Indicator A
"Indicator A" is a custom measure calculated from institutional grades in the following courses:
- MATH 231
- MATH 241
- MATH 347
- MATH 416
- MATH 417
- MATH 444
It only includes grades which apply toward GPA. This excludes credit/no-credit grades and most replaced grades.
"Final Indicator A" is shown as of the final degree-seeking UIUC term in which a student earned grades.
Student Outcome: "Optimal" vs. "Other"
Student outcomes are classified as optimal when they meet the following conditions:
- The student has not been academically dropped without returning to Math at UIUC, plus
- any of the following three conditions:
- the current Math Major GPA is 2.5 or higher;
- the final Indicator A is 2.5 or higher;
- the student switched from Math into one of the following programs:
- Actuarial Science
- Aerospace Engineering
- Applied Mathematics
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Sci & Linguistics
- Computer Science
- Electrical & Computer Engr
- Electrical Engineering
- Engineering Mechanics
- Engineering Physics
- Environ Engr in Civil Engr
- Financial Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Information Sys & Info Tech
- Integrative Biology
- Materials Science & Engr
- Math & Computer Science
- Mechanical Engineering
- Molecular and Cellular Biology
- Nuclear, Plasma, Radiolgc Engr
- Statistics & Computer Science
- Supply Chain Management
Other outcomes are classified as "Other".
Student Outcome Details
- 1 - Graduated in Major: students who earned Mathematics degrees.
- 2 - Enrolled in Major: students enrolled in Mathematics for Spring 2018.
- 3 - Dropped in Major: Math students who were dropped academically and who did not reenter Math at UIUC.
- 4 - Switched to Optimal Major: students who left Math for one of the "optimal" programs listed above.
- 5 - Switched to Other Major: students who left Math for a program other than those in the "optimal" list.
- 6 - Not Enrolled: Math students not enrolled as of Spring 2018 who have not graduated, changed majors, or been academically dropped.