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  • Area:
    An area represents each major component of a degree program, such as core requirements or electives.
  • Attribute:
    An attribute identifies specific characteristics of courses and students that can be used in degree evaluation. (i.e., General education course attribute)
  • Boolean Logic:
    This consists of "and" and "or" logic being used to determine if a condition is met or not.
  • CAPP:
    Acronym for the Banner Curriculum, Advising and Program Planning software (Degree Evaluation). CAPP helps you track a student's progress towards a degree, certificate, or general education.
  • Catalog Term:
    This term reflects the year of the catalog in which a student bases the requirements of their degree on.
  • Compliance Process:
    The process by which you check a student's progress toward a degree, certificate, or general education. When you run the compliance process, CAPP checks course work against degree requirements and generates a report. The report details whether or not the student has completed the requirements of the program and why.
  • Connectors:
    "And", "or", and "none" are the three types of connectors used in CAPP Degree Evaluation. These connectors are used when defining detail requirements for programs and areas. They allow combinations such as the number of credits and/or courses required.
  • Curriculum:
    The programs offered at Southern Oregon University are what constitute the curriculum. These include such basics as level, degree, major, and concentration.
  • Degree Audit:
    The process of running a compliance via SISWeb. Checks coursework against degree requirements and generates a report.
  • Degree Evaluation:
    The process of running a compliance via SISWeb. Checks coursework against degree requirements and generates a report.
  • Evaluation Term:
    The term for which the degree evaluation was generated.

  • In Progress:
    Courses a student has enrolled in that have not yet been graded and entered into academic history. Includes current and future term enrollment. Will be shown as an asterisk in the general report or in the detailed report.
  • Met:
    Indicates requirements for a program or area have been satisfied.
  • Not Met:
    Indicates requirements for a program or area have not been satisfied. If the student has transfer work that has not been equated to SOU courses, the ACCESS Center or department advisor will need to determine if the area has been met.
  • Overall GPA:
    Current grade point average for ALL courses taken at SOU and transfer institutions.
  • Program:
    A program is always the goal that a student is aiming for; be it a degree, certificate, or general education. (i.e., Theater Bachelor of Arts Degree)
  • Program GPA:
    Current grade point average for all courses in the program degree evaluation.
  • Rejected:
    Courses that could not be used in the degree evaluation. Generally contains courses with the grades WP, WF, I, and X. Transfer courses with course numbers that are single and double digits (instead of triple digits) that have not been equated to an SOU course may be rejected also. A listing of rejected courses can be viewed in the Additional Information report.
  • Requirements:
    The detailed specifics of what the program or area requires. Requirements can be things such as the specific grades allowed, maximum number of courses, and minimum GPA's.

    Program Requirements = General Degree Requirements

    Example:

    180 hours to graduation
    45 hours of last 60 at SOU
    2.00 minimum GPA

     

    Detailed Requirements (Areas)= Course Requirements

    Example:

    ENG 101
    CS 367

     

  • Result as of:
    The date the degree evaluation was generated.
  • Rule:
    A rule is used to handle more complicated requirements which Boolean logic cannot correctly processs such as the following:
    • To select three courses from a list of ten courses.
    • To select one course from a list of possible courses.
    • To select one course each from three of five lists.
  • Used:
    Indicates the number of credit hours used for the degree evaluation. Includes in progress courses.
  • Unused:
    Indicates the number of credit hours not used for the degree evaluation. Courses not used will fall under rejected courses.