Description of Data Element 01096





NAME:         Course Section Number                                             



NUMBER:       01096                                                             



FILES/TABLES: HTD   IAF   IRD   PSTU  SDCF                                      



INTENT:                                                                         
   Fixed Capital Outlay                                                         
   Class Size Analysis                                                          



DEFINITION:                                                                     
   A unique identifier assigned by the institution for each section             
   of a course offered during the term reported.                                



EDIT:                                                                           
   DIAGNOSTIC MESSAGE                                     ERROR LEVEL           
   MISSING                                                CRITICAL              
        IAF     SDCF                                                            
   MISSING & 01509 = INSTRUCTION                          CRITICAL              
        IRD                                                                     



CODING INSTRUCTIONS:                                                            
   Institutionally assigned but must be non-blank on all files                  
   except the Hours to Degree File.  The value coded for this                   
   element on the Instructional Activity File, the Student Data                 
   Course File and the Instruction and Research Data File must                  
   be the same.                                                                 
   Courses taken at the reporting institution and reported on the               
   Hours to Degree File should have the same value as those                     
   reported on the Instructional Activity File, the Student Data                
   Course File and the Instruction and Research Data File.  For                 
   courses taken at another institution and reported on the Hours               
   to Degree File, this value may be set by the reporting                       
   institution or left blank.                                                   



DATABASE INFORMATION:                                                           
   PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: X(4)                                                   
   COLUMN NAME:          CRS_SECT_NUMBER                                        
   SHORT NAME:           CRSSECT                                                



CREATE-CHANGE DATE:  02/27/02                                                   



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