Course attributes are used to code and track courses in the system of record. Attribute codes can be entered during the initial creation of a course or during the schedule updating period. To create a course attribute, it must be approved through Curriculog using the Administrative: Attribute Request proposal. The attributes outlined on this webpage are verified with the department each semester prior to official reporting.

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COURSE ATTRIBUTE TYPES

HIGH IMPACT
PRACTICES

NO COST
LOW COST

STEM
 

COURSE ATTRIBUTE RESOURCES

SCHEDULE
OF CLASSES

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES
READER GUIDE

HIGH IMPACT PRACTICES (HIP)

High Impact Practice (HIP) course section attributes will be collected in the ADC in a similar manner as the No Cost and Low Cost Course Materials Course Section Attributes. HIPs include a variety of educational programs designed for deeper learning. HIPs include programs like service learning, learning communities, peer mentoring, etc.

HIP COURSE ATTRIBUTE TABLE

HIP COURSE ATTRIBUTE GUIDE

HIP ATTRIBUTES

ATTRIBUTE

DESIGNATION

ZHIR
Course meets a High Impact Practice requirement established by the institution
ZHIL
Course section is linked to other course sections that are grouped as a Common High Impact Practice experience for students enrolled in the course section

 

SERVICE LEARNING ATTRIBUTES

Courses that (A) require student participation in service projects or community engagement (either on campus or through institutional partnerships with off-campus organizations) and (B) integrate the service experience into the course content.

ATTRIBUTE

DESIGNATION

ZSLP
Primary: Service Learning Course meets institution's criteria as a High Impact Practice for Service Learning
ZSL1
Service learning courses that require 10 or less hours of service/engagement
ZSL2
Service learning courses that require 11 - 20 hours of service/engagement
ZSL3
Service learning courses that require 21 - 50 hours of service/engagement
ZSL4
Service learning courses that require 51 or more hours of service/engagement

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ATTRIBUTES

For undergraduate courses that focus primarily on an undergraduate research experience where students conduct an original research or creative project.

ATTRIBUTE

DESIGNATION

ZURP
Primary: Undergraduate Research course meets institution's criteria as High Impact Practice for Undergraduate Research
ZUR1
Research or creative project that requires 30 or less contact hours
ZUR2
Research or creative project that requires 31 - 50 contact hours
ZUR3
Research or creative project that requires 51 - 100 contact hours
ZUR4
Research or creative project that requires 100 or more contact hours

 

WORK-BASED LEARNING ATTRIBUTES

For undergraduate and graduate courses that (A) require for-credit internships, practicums, clinicals, co-ops, or similar work-based experiences and (B) integrate the work experience into the course content.

ATTRIBUTE

DESIGNATION

ZWLP
Primary: Work-Based Learning course meets institution's criteria as High Impact Practice for Work-Based Learning
ZWL1
Work-based component requires 30 or less contact hours
ZWL2
Work-based component requires 31 - 50 contact hours
ZWL3
Work-based component requires 51 - 100 contact hours – if selected, instruction type must be code 81
ZWL4
Work-based component requires 100 or more contact hours – if selected, instruction type must be code 81

 

COLLABORATIVE ASSIGNMENTS & PROJECTS ATTRIBUTES

ATTRIBUTE

DESIGNATION

ZCOP
Primary: Collaborative Assignments and Projects course section meets institution’s criteria as a High Impact Practice for Collaborative Assignments and Projects
ZC01
Contact Hours: Collaborative Assignments and Projects component requires 10 or less contact hours
ZC02
Contact Hours: Collaborative Assignments and Projects component requires 11 – 20 contact hours
ZC03
Contact Hours: Collaborative Assignments and Projects component requires 21 - 50 contact hours
ZC04
Contact Hours: Collaborative Assignments and Projects component requires 51 or more contact hours

 

COMMON INTELLECTUAL EXPERIENCE ATTRIBUTES

ATTRIBUTE

DESIGNATION

ZCIP
Primary: Common Intellectual Experiences course section meets institution’s criteria as a High Impact Practice for Common Intellectual Experiences

 

EPORTFOLIO ATTRIBUTES

ATTRIBUTE

DESIGNATION

ZEEP
Primary: ePortfolio meets institution’s criteria as a High Impact Practice for ePortfolios

 

FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE ATTRIBUTES

ATTRIBUTE

DESIGNATION

ZCIP
Primary: Common Intellectual Experiences course section meets institution’s criteria as a High Impact Practice for Common Intellectual Experiences

 

LEARNING COMMUNITIES ATTRIBUTES

ATTRIBUTE

DESIGNATION

ZLCP
Primary: Learning Community course section meets institution’s criteria as a High Impact Practice for Learning Communities

 

WRITING INTENSIVE COURSE ATTRIBUTES

ATTRIBUTE

DESIGNATION

ZWIP
Primary: Writing-Intensive course section meets institution’s criteria as a High Impact Practice for Writing-Intensive Courses

 

CAPSTONE ATTRIBUTES

For undergraduate courses resulting in a culminating project or exhibition (e.g., a thesis, performance, project) that serves as a final academic experience.

ATTRIBUTE

DESIGNATION

ZCAP
Course offered to capture a culminating project or exhibition

 

STUDY ABROAD/AWAY ATTRIBUTES

The study abroad/away designation requires multiple attributes. For courses that fall within this category, please consult with the Director of Study Abroad.

SELECT ONE

PRIMARY CODE

DESIGNATION

ZSAB
Study Abroad (The course is taught outside the of the United States and results in progress toward a degree at Augusta University)
ZSAW
Study Away (The course is taught within the United States in a location significantly different from the home campus and results in progress toward a degree at Augusta University)

 

 

SELECT ONE

DURATION CODE

DESIGNATION

ZSA1
Less than 2 weeks
ZSA2
2 to less than 4 weeks
ZSA3
4 to less than 8 weeks
ZSA4
At least 8 weeks but less than a full semester
ZSA5
One semester

 

MAY INCLUDE ONE OR MORE IN ADDITION TO PRIMARY & DURATION CODES

SUPPLEMENTARY CODES

DESIGNATION

ZSAC
Faculty Led (course is taught by a faculty member at Augusta University who is leading the trip)
ZSAD
Branch Campus Abroad (course is taught at a USG branch campus abroad such as the sites in Costa Rica, Cortona, Oxford, Montepulciano)
ZSAE
Embedded (course is partially taught at Augusta University and partially taught abroad, such as a course with a trip over spring or winter break)
ZSAF
USG Consortium Study Abroad (course is taught as part of one of the USG Goes Global [G3] Study Abroad trips, such as the European Council or Asia Council trips)
ZSAG
International Service Learning (credit bearing volunteering, community development, and/or other related educational experience abroad) – if selected, must also include the appropriate Service Learning/Community Engagement attribute
ZSAH
Internship Abroad (credit bearing work experience abroad) – if selected, must also include the appropriate Work-Based Learning attribute
ZSAI
Research Abroad (credit bearing research experience abroad, self-organized or sponsored) – if selected, must also include the appropriate Undergraduate Research or Creative Project attribute for undergraduate courses
ZSAJ
Direct Enroll/Unilateral (Course is taught at an international institution in which the student is enrolled directly)
ZSAK
Exchange/Bilateral (course is taught at an international institution in which the student is enrolled and whereby the USG institution holds an exchange agreement)
ZSAL
Third Party Provider (courses is taught abroad as a part of a study abroad program offered by a third party/provider/company/organizer)
ZHIL
Course section is linked to other course sections that are grouped as a Common High Impact Practice experience for students enrolled in the course section
ZHIR
Course meets a High Impact Practice requirement established by the institution

 

NO COST/LOW COST

In Fall 2018, University System of Georgia (USG) institutions were required to prominently designate sections of courses whose course materials exclusively consist of no-cost (open or free textbooks) or low-cost course materials at the point of registration.

Included in the cost caps are textbooks and other text-based materials, workbooks, lab manuals, online homework platforms, and codes or publisher-provided curricular materials for students.

Excluded from the cost caps are equipment (such as art supplies, calculators, or physical lab materials) and fees for test proctoring.

AFFORDABLE LEARNING GEORGIA

NO COST/LOW COST ATTRIBUTES

ATTRIBUTE

DESIGNATION

ZNCM
No-Cost: $0 Required Costs
ZLCM
Low-cost: $40 or Under Required Costs

STEM

The courses assigned this attribute are specific degree-level science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses leading to high demand careers in Georgia. These courses, taken at an eligible postsecondary institution, will have an additional weight of 0.5 added to grades of B (3.0), C (2.0) and D (1.0). Grades of A and F do not qualify for the additional STEM weight.

STEM WEIGHTED COURSES

STEM ATTRIBUTE

ATTRIBUTE

DESIGNATION

STEM
STEM Weighted Courses