Department Planning Profiles provide summary information for every division and department – both academic and non-academic units. Data trends are provided since 2011. Links to historical data are provided below.
Access is limited to UW-Madison employees using an on-campus network or WiscVPN.
Department Planning Profiles provide more than 300 metrics across the following topic areas:
- payroll – FTE and payroll dollar totals by employee category. For more detail, visit the Payroll interactive visualization.
- faculty roster counts – FTE by rank and age group. For more detail, visit the Faculty Roster interactive visualization.
- credit allocation – includes metrics in Credits Follow the Department (CFD) and Credits Follow the Instructor (CFI) formats. For more detail, see: data.wisc.edu/instruction/credit-analysis/
- student enrollments – metrics on enrollment trends; enrollments in programs are assigned to the department that is the academic owner. For more detail, see: data.wisc.edu/enrollment/
- degrees, certificates – metrics on degree and other award trends; awards are assigned to the department that is the academic owner of the program. For more detail, see: data.wisc.edu/degrees/
- budget – summary budget allocations by category and program.
- research awards – total research awards, with federal and non-federal disaggregation.
Assignments of Academic Programs and Subjects to Departments – see the Academic Structure.
Department Planning Profiles are under ongoing development and evolution.
Direct questions and feedback to Allison La Tarte.
FY 1990 through FY 2016
Access is limited to UW-Madison employees and requires a NetID and password log in.
All Departments FY90-FY16 – Excel 2013 format; uses slicers to filter the data for unit or metric of interest.
*Credit data for Spring 2016 is not included in the file due to a data inconsistency. Refer to the current version of Department Planning Profiles to obtain this information.
Crosswalk Tables – these tables are useful in understanding the historical DPP files. They show how academic programs and subjects are associated with departments, identify which departments are credit-generating and have enrollment, identify which departments are tenure homes and their disciplinary division, and show the historical associations of departments that have been restructured over the time period of these data tables.
- list of academic (credit-generating) departments
- list showing how each course Subject Listing is assigned to an academic department (UDDS)
- list showing how each academic major program is assigned to an academic department (UDDS)
- list showing academic departments and assigned academic programs and course subject listings
- list identifying which departments are tenure homes and the divisional affiliations of departments
- list showing how historical trend lines are maintained for departments that moved into another school or college, and departments that either merged or split
- list showing how some subdepartments have been consolidated and/or remapped into new UDDS values, for purposes of the department planning profiles
The Department Planning Profiles were originally developed in 1984 by the College of Letters & Science, Academic Planning and Institutional Research, and the Madison Budget Office. In the late 1990s, they were expanded to include academic departments in the other schools and colleges. Starting in 2013, Department Planning Profiles were updated to include all departments (academic and non-academic in all divisions) and to expand available data in a joint project of Academic Planning and Institutional Research, the Madison Budget Office, and the InfoAccess team (then DoIT, now DAPIR).