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Data Dictionary Policy

Policy Information

Issuing Office

Office of the Provost

Affected Parties

Campus data users

Policy Language

The attached data dictionary shall be used as the official source of data terms.  Any data published externally or internally shall be in compliance with these terms.

Policy Rationale

The data dictionary is intended to help all stakeholders throughout Liberty University to consistently employ accurate data terms.

Definition of Glossary Terms

None specified

Procedural Information


Data published for internal or external use shall comply with these definitions.  If a user has a strong reason to use an alternate definition, Analytics and Decision Support and Institutional Effectiveness should be consulted and the data should include a footnote explaining the alternate definition.

Data dictionary.pdf

Common Academic Terms.pdf


As decided by the Provost.



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