Dashboards

SIRIS currently uses eight dashboards.  Below are brief descriptions of the sorts of questions which they can be used to answer.  A SIRIS user would access these dashboards from bi.stanford.edu.

Note that the first two dashboards do not include any student information.

1. Academic Offerings

This dashboard contains information about all possible academic pathways that students may undertake, both degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking, and presents an integrated view of the entire Career-Program-Plan-Subplan hierarchy including minors, honors, etc.

Sample questions that can be answered in this dashboard:

  • What programs/plans are offered in my school?
  • What fields have Master’s degree options in my school? Do any also have an Engineer degree option?
  • What kinds of plans are offered in a given department? Is there an Honors option? What about a Minor?
  • Which schools and departments have a Graduate Visiting Researcher option? 


2. Academic Structure Components

This dashboard presents a more dictionary-style view of the main pieces of the Academic Structure and is good for looking up codes, or other information specific to one component.

Sample questions that can be answered in this dashboard:

  • I can’t figure out what this Acad Plan code stands for, where can I look it up?
  • What degrees are currently offered at Stanford? 


3. Degrees Conferred

This dashboard contains information about degrees conferred since the summer of 1984.

Sample questions that can be answered in this dashboard:

  • Among degree recipients, what have been the most popular UG majors over the years? 
  • How many PhDs in History were conferred in the summer start year 2014-2015? 


4. Plan and Term Enrollment

This dashboard contains details on student plan enrollments by academic term.  Status at the end of the term is used; therefore these counts will not exactly match the official census counts, which are usually as of the 4th week of the term.  Also, data before the 3rd-4th week will be inflated, before term cancel occurs.

Sample questions that can be answered in this dashboard:

  • What is the enrollment history for a given student?
  • Who are all the students in a given department or study field in a given term?


5. Class Enrollment Summary

This dashboard provides information about students, classes that they are/have enrolled in, and their plans (current or at the time when they took a particular class).

Sample questions that can be answered in this dashboard:

  • For a specific class, what are enrolled students’ current academic plans?
  • What were their plans at the time they took the class?
  • What were their grades?
  • How many units did they register for?
  • What grading basis did they choose? 


6. Counting Classes and Enrollment Summaries

The Counting Classes and Enrollment Summary Dashboard allows you to explore how courses are assembled at Stanford:  in them, you can list all of the class sections for a course, even those with no enrollment or units (such as discussion sections). You may also choose to include or exclude graded sections and individualized classes (such as independent studies and thesis/ dissertation sections).

These summarize enrollments and headcounts at both the class section level and at the course level, depending on the tab you choose.  This is the only place you will find information about class sections with zero enrollments (discussion sections, etc.).

Sample questions that can be answered in this dashboard:

  • How many students were enrolled in HISTORY 299A in 1166? How many different sections were offered that quarter?
  • In the School of Engineering, which undergraduate class had the highest enrollment last spring? 


7. Crosslisted Classes

This dashboard allows you to search for crosslisted classes and view the class sections either individually (second tab), or as one combined row (third tab). A crosslisted class is one that is offered with multiple subject/catalog listings even though the students enrolled are taught by the same professor(s) in the same classroom or online course. Importantly, the combined row shows the Crosslisted Parent Course which aggregates both units and headcount from all crosslisted class section.

Sample questions that can be answered in this dashboard:

  • How many students took CS 272 (aka BIOE 212, BIOMEDIN 212, GENE 212) last spring?
  • How many undergrads, and grad-students, took MATSCI 151 (aka MATSCI 251) last Autumn Quarter? 


8. Census Autumn Enrollment

The census dashboard is particularly useful for comparisons over time, as it represents a stable, consistent, official view of Stanford’s student population.

What: A quarterly snapshot of the student population (or annual snapshot, based in Autumn Quarter).

Available Years: From the academic year 2002-2003 to the most recently available census year.

When: The census is taken about a week after students have confirmed their study plans (roughly the fourth week of each academic term).

Who: This dashboard includes active, degree-seeking students who are registered as of the census date and not on leave. While non-degree-seeking students are also captured in the census, for now, use ad hoc to report on them.