Stanford University Data Stewardship (SUDS) and Institutional Research & Decision Support (IRDS) have created 'maps' (aka 'placemats') illustrating properties of, and relationships between, entities and populations in a number of subject areas. The purpose of these illustrations is to facilitate a consistent understanding of these concepts in communication and reporting within Stanford as well as externally.
This is one aspect of the data stewardship efforts currently underway in diverse subject areas including HR, faculty, finance, sponsored research, and student data. We welcome suggestions for future projects or areas of focus. Please contact Kathryn Flack Potts (firstname.lastname@example.org; (650) 723-8445), Data Stewardship Coordinator, with any questions or comments
The "calendar map" illustrates relationships between annual calendars and other time periods at Stanford, including the fiscal year (9/1-8/31), academic year (9/23-8/22, for AY2013-14), and GFS aid year (10/1-9/30).
The "SPO map" illustrates differences between major entities in sponsored projects, including sponsored proposals, sponsored agreements, sponsored awards, and Oracle awards.
The "faculty map" illustrates relationships and properties of Stanford's Professoriate Faculty, Academic Staff, and Other Teaching Staff.
More information: http://irds.stanford.edu/facmap
The "degree map" illustrates the degrees granted by Stanford, both currently and historically, as well as the schools granting each degree and groupings including undergraduate/graduate, bachelor's/master's/doctoral, and academic/professional.