Institution profile record 2014/15 - Department
Institution profile record 2014/15
Fields required from institutions in England
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The name of the department from which staff are mapped to cost centres.
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Compulsory for higher education providers (HEPs) in England. Compulsory for all HEPs in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland that choose return the academic department to cost centre mapping. Not required for HEPs in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland that choose not to return the mapping.
This field should record the name of the department within a HEP in which a staff member might normally be based.
HEPs should return the full name and not abbreviations, where available, of the department in this field.
The definition of a department should be consistent with that set out in the Coverage document.
Up to 200 characters may be returned.
The question of valid characters is significant in this field since many names include characters with accents and other diacritics that are not supported by the standard ASCII characterset. The valid characterset available for this field is consistent with HESA usage in free text fields in other records.
The character set chosen will support Welsh and Gaelic languages as well as all European and most other languages using a Latin-based character set.
The Unicode charts that list each of the characters in this range can be found on the Unicode web site. The specific sets that are defined here are shown in the following PDF documents:
For those HEPs in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland wishing to make a return of academic department to cost centre mappings, the minimum requirement for such a return is that for each mapping, the fields AcademicCostCentres.ACCENTRE, AcademicCostCentres.DEPARTMENT, AcademicCostCentres.PROPACC and AcademicCostCentres.PROPDEPT must all be returned.
Quality rules to follow
To allow higher education providers (HEPs) to return information on their organisational structure.
Data type: TIERType
|Change management notes
|Coverage statement changed from '...Compulsory for all institutions in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland that choose to make a return. Not required for institutions in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland that choose not to make a return' to '...Compulsory for all institutions in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland that choose to return the academic department to cost centre mapping. Not required for institutions in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland that choose not to return the mapping' in order to more clearly state the requirement for this field.
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