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Experts Directory: Teaching Activity Types

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Teaching Activity Types


Courses taught

Courses taught at OSU and recorded in Banner. These are entered automatically and cannot be edited. Here is a brief explanation of the course data, which is directly imported from Banner at the end of each semester:

  • Course code: unique identification number for the course section with the leading numbers indicating the term (i.e. 2 or 3 indicates spring, 4 summer, and 6 or 7 indicates fall semester).
  • Course term: the semester or term when the course was offered.
  • Course title: the title of the course as indicated in the class schedule.
  • Course description: the description of the course content as indicated in the class schedule.
  • Start date: the start date for the class in the course term.
  • End date: the end date for the class in the course term.
  • Primary instructor: the instructor of record.
  • Co-instructors: additional instructors in team-taught courses who are also listed in Banner.
  • Credit hours: the number of credit hours offered for the course.
  • Number of students: the total number of students enrolled in the class section.
  • Institution: the institution within the Oklahoma A&M system where the course was taught.
  • Campus code: the institution or campus within the A&M system where the course was taught.
  • Academic Session: the part of term which indicates if a full 16-week or short course.
  • Schedule Type: indicates the type of course as independent study, lab, lecture, etc.
  • Instructional Method: indicates whether course delivery method was traditional, hybrid, or online.
  • Course term code: the semester or term in which the course was held, beginning with the calendar year and followed by the term (20-spring; 40-summer; 60-fall), for example, courses taught in fall 2020 have the term code 202060.
  • Course number: the identification number for the course as it appears in the course catalog.
  • Course level: identifies the course as undergraduate, graduate, etc.
  • Course subject: the subject of the course as listed in the course catalog.
  • Attributes: if this course meets specific general education or program requirements they are listed here.
  • Teaching Contribution Percentage: the teaching load percentile allocated to each instructor as recorded in Banner.


Development of new course / training

Newly developed or extensively revised courses, in-services, trainings, guest lectures, or workshops.


Development of new instructional materials

Newly developed or extensively revised teaching materials for an existing course or training.


Development of new programs

Academic programs developed


Non-OSU courses taught

Courses taught at other institutions other than OSU.


Other teaching / trainings

Courses, in-services, trainings, guest lectures, and workshops taught, but not recorded in Banner.


Student / Resident supervision

Thesis, dissertation and other graduate student committee activities. Advising or mentorship of students, residents, post-docs and student groups.