CIS Terminology

The following table describes the meaning of the terminology used in the CIS, with examples of appropriate text.

CIS Term

Meaning

Example

Programme Structures Courses Database
Programme Degree School/Course BA French
Period Course year/level BA French,year/level 1
Instance Version

Course regs 1998-99
versus
Course regs 1999-00
Taught at Sheffield
versus
Distance Learning

Occurence Actual running in time Academic year 1998-99
versus
Academic year 1999-00
PPI0
(Programme Period Instance Occurence)
BA French,year 1,1998-99,
held at Sheffield
Unit Modules/Subjects FRE101
Instance Particular version of a unit FRE101 according to 1998 -99 Regs
Occurence Running of a unit in time FRE101 held in 1998-99
UIO
(Unit Instance Occurence)
FRE101, 1998-99 version, taught in academic year 1998-99

Students are registered on PPIOs and UIO's