PABUG Digest, Vol 44, Issue 18

Lattin, Karen Karen.Lattin at
Tue Aug 28 08:05:48 EDT 2018

Hi Saul,

At RVCC, we have just been discussing this and are doing the same as everyone else and creating a new major in order to preserve the historical data.


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Subject: PABUG How to handle change of title for a Major in Banner


  I'm looking for some advice on how you might handle the change in a title for a major in Banner.  If we just update STVMAJR, that's going to change for all of history and the people who graduated prior to the title change should still retain the name of the major they had at that time.

   Am I missing something?  The current method is to create a whole new major code for the new title, but then that creates a nightmare scenario when looking to do longitudinal reporting on that major, since we have to maintain a new set of A to B translation information in the system.

  FYI this isn't about a new curricula, it's truly just a title change to the major for rebranding purposes.

  Any suggestions on how to make this cleaner would be greatly appreciated.


John Saul
Director of Institutional Reporting
Office of Institutional Studies
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W 120th Street, Box 302
New York, NY 10027
(212) 678-7436
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