Executive Order 1071 Sacramento State FAQ

This FAQ was generated in response to questions asked by Sacramento State Department Chairs, Program Directors, and Staff.

1. My department/program does not have concentrations, do I still need to submit a report?

2. My department/program does not have concentrations, do I still need to complete the degree planning sheet(s)?

3. What is the best way to report different degree types in the planning sheets?

4. What does the spreadsheet mean when it is asking for “Discipline Major Units” (refer to column K)?

5. What does the spreadsheet mean when it is asking for “Discipline Concentration Units Only” (refer to column L)?

6. The Campus Concentration Title (refer to column H) has the same name for multiple rows, how do I report which is the BA/BS or MA/MS?

7. What does the spreadsheet mean by Major Code, Concentration Code, and Concentration Sequence, and Delivery Format?

8. The planning sheet uses the term “Restructured” degree, but my degree program is in compliance. What do I do?

9. I see that this spreadsheet is not asking about Minors, do I need to add my program’s Minor(s)?



1:
Yes, your department/program will still need to submit a report for EO 1071. The data reflected in the spreadsheet your department received was transitioned from the Chancellor’s Office master spreadsheet. There is no issue with your program not having any concentrations and you will only need to complete the core courses and any applicable senior seminar/culminating experience course(s) for the degree in the planning sheet. You will also need to report your program’s unit counts in columns K and L in the Majors sheet; column M will autofill due to the built in formula. 

2: Yes, your department/program will still need to complete the degree planning sheet(s). We require this information as a safety measure in case our campus is audited by the Chancellor’s Office in regards to how we came up with the numbers indicated for your Discipline Major Units. By completing the degree planning sheet(s) now, we will not need to ask you to provide this information at a later date in the case we are audited. Information needed for the planning sheets can be pulled directly from your program page in the University Catalog. 

3: From what I have seen, the best method for departments has been to create new sheets in the spreadsheet and rename the sheets to whatever the degree program is.

4: Discipline Major Units is referring to all lower and upper division coursework (including elective units) that students are required to complete in order to obtain a certain degree. Please see the attached example from the Art Department. If you are unclear about your discipline major units, I would recommend that you refer to your department in the University Catalog – this information can be pulled directly from the catalog and will help you when you are completing the degree planning sheets.

5: Discipline Concentration Units is referring to all lower and upper division coursework that students are required to complete in order to obtain a certain concentration within a degree program. Please see the attached example from the Art Department. If your degree programs do not have concentrations, please place a 0 in this column to indicate there are no units to report; for the planning sheets, you will leave the “Options” section blank to indicate there are no concentration courses to report.

6: The spreadsheet consists of columns A – N, but when you open the spreadsheet it may not display columns A – E based on where is was saved when it was sent to you. Please use the keyboard arrow keys to navigate over to view columns A – E; the Degree Type will be displayed in column B.

7: Columns A – J were provided by the Chancellor’s Office and are specific to their reporting  methods to IEPDS so you do not need to worry about changing these columns.

8: The planning sheet was pulled directly from the Chancellor’s Office example. If your degree program is in compliance with IPEDS you can delete the Restructured in the planning sheet.

9: At this time, the Chancellor’s Office is only inquiring about our degree program (Bachelors and Masters) so you do not need to report your program Minors.