Class Schedule Basic Dashboard


The Class Schedule Basic dashboard offers a summary of classes offered by the University, including information on number and frequency of offerings, enrollment capacity, waitlist capacity, and assigned instructors so that users can analyze trends in class demand and instructor load.

The dashboard does not include cancelled classes and College in High School classes. If you need to see cancelled classes, please create a report using Cancelled Classes data source, located in the Tableau folder named *Student

Key Business Questions

Class Schedule Basic allows users to generate lists of historical class offerings and associated characteristics and metrics, such as enrollment capacity, instructor(s), meeting patterns, and accompanying labs or recitations. It can be used to answer questions such as:

  • What Accounting undergraduate classes are offered in the Fall 2023?

  • What classes are offered by School of Education?

  • How many students are enrolled in my classes? How full are classes compared to enrollment capacity?

  • Which classes are listed as online classes?

  • Which classes have less than 50% enrollment capacity?

  • What are the meeting days/times for my classes?

  • Which instructors have the highest/lowest course loads last semester?

Basic Usage

Class Schedule Basic contains three different tabs:

Class Schedule

This dashboard provides a breakdown of classes (excluding College in High School and cancelled classes) listed in Peoplesoft for the Academic Term selected and aggregate enrollment by class characteristics. Use the drop-down filters in the first row to select a specific set of classes. Filter settings can be saved using a custom view.

Class counts treat every class component and combined class instance as a separate class. So, for example, the class CS 1510/2012, which includes one lecture and one recitation, is counted as four classes (CS1510 Lecture, CS1510 Recitation, CS2012 Lecture, and CS2012 Recitation). In the table at the bottom of the dashboard, classes may appear multiple times for courses with multiple instructors, textbooks, and unique meeting patterns.

The list below shows fields visible in the table at the bottom of the dashboard. The Tableau Data Source offers many additional fields. Users can utilize Tableau’s Web Edit feature to customize the table and add new fields for their own purpose(s). Because you are exposing new columns, and not applying filters, this cannot be done using the custom view functionality described above.

  • Academic Term

  • Academic Organization

  • Subject

  • Catalog Number

  • Class Section Number

  • Class Number

  • Course Component

  • Class Title

  • Associated Class Number

  • Instructor Name

  • Instructor Role

  • Class Enrollment Capacity

  • Enrollment Total

  • Open Seats

  • Waitlist Total

  • Enrollment (as % of Capacity)

  • Meeting Days/Times

  • Minimum Units

  • Maximum Units

  • Facility ID

  • Location Code

  • Combined Section

  • Combined Waitlist Total

  • Combined Enrollment Total

  • Class Status

  • Class Enrollment Status

We strongly recommend applying at least one of the filters to optimize performance. You can reset the filters by clicking the Revert button in the top left part of the browsers window (see screenshot).

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Instructor Load

This dashboard is split into two parts: the top half of the dashboard summarizes the profile of University instructors; and the bottom half allows users to zoom-in and view details of a specific instructor. Use the drop-down menus to summarize the breakdown of instructors for a specific term, school, or program assignment; or, to limit types of courses by grad/undergrad or lecture/seminar/recitation. To update the instructor-specific view, click on the desired instructor name from the table in the top-left section of the dashboard. The bottom half of the screen should update to show the selected instructor’s full teaching load across all Schools and Course Components and instructor's historical teaching load.

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Course Instructor

This dashboard lists courses and their instructors, and basic information about instructors. The table shows a row for each instructor listed in a class offering in a term. Use the drop-down menus to select one or more Academic Terms and Schools/Offering Units (Academic Group/Academic Organization).


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What is the source of this information?

The primary source of these data is the PeopleSoft Student system. This data is copied, transformed, and loaded into the data warehouse nightly, and subsequently loaded onto the Tableau Server as the Class Schedule Tableau Data Source. Data available today reflects the PeopleSoft data from one day prior. New data entered in PeopleSoft today will be reflected in the Class Schedule data source and accompanying dashboard tomorrow.

For Cognos Users: this data source is a close replica of an existing Cognos “St Class Schedule Query” package and is built from the student data mart (UD_DATA).

How do I get access?

Anyone with access to the student mart (ST) will have access to the Class Schedule Basic Dashboard. All users can see all classes; however some instructor fields are restricted.





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