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DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System)
DARS is used to track student progress toward, and completion of, an undergraduate degree, major and/or certificate program.  It is also used to store exceptions to those requirements submitted by and on behalf of L&S faculty.  In addition, DARS is used analytically to ascertain how students complete curricular requirements, how many exceptions are approved, what courses are accepted and most-taken by students, and what academic requirements present barriers to student success.

The L&S DARS is coded under the supervision of Academic Information Management (AIM) in L&S Student Academic Affairs, to audit the minimum requirements of all L&S degrees, majors and certificates.  DARS does this by applying student information (courses, grades, program declarations, credits, high school units, etc) toward the coded program requirements for that student.  Thus, separate DARS are created for each L&S degree, major and certificate and students must be declared in those programs to receive an official DARS.

DARS is Document of Record for all L&S programs.1  When a student applies for their bachelor's degree from L&S, a DARS is produced to confirm that student has completed all academic requirements of their degree, additional major, and/or certificate program.  If a student is comforted eligible, his/her degree is cleared and posted, and that DARS is saved as Document of Record.

It is important to note that DARS is widely used by students and advisors -- over 500,000 DARS audits are run annually, most by students.  To facilitate student selection of a degree, major or certificate, DARS is available as a "What If" tool.  This allows students to see how their academic record would apply to an L&S program they are interested in, but for which they are not declared.

Questions about DARS can be directed to the L&S Academic Information Management office (AIM).  

1 L&S Music degrees are currently in development, and are not yet Document of Record status.

Data DigestThe UW-Madison Data Digest is prepared by the Office of Academic Planning and Institutional Research ( The Data Digest contains useful, official information about the whole university - - and the College of Letters and Science within that realm - - in a succinct graphical format. The current and previous editions of the Data Digest are available here

DCSDivision of Continuing Studies - see website:

Deferral Response PendingThis is a state in ARROW.  Studies in this state have undergone IRB review and the IRB deferred review pending clarifications and modifications by the study team.  In this state, the study team can either 1) respond to the committee request so that it returns to the IRB pre-review state for additional review, or 2) withdraw the application.
DelegateSomeone granted permission to interact with another person's Office 365 account (email, calendar, address book, etc). This can include reading, writing, modifying, and deleting items.
Densitometera quality control device to measure the density of printing ink
Densitythe degree of color or darkness of an image or photograph
Deny Request to ReactivateThis is an activity in ARROW in which the IRB submission manager can deny a study team's request to reactivate a submission that was previously withdrawn by the IRB (e.g. due to lack of submission of a continuing review for a study that has an expired IRB approval).  Execution of this activity will result in email notification to the study team that the request to reactivate has been denied and the study team will need to start the submission process over.
Deny Request to ReopenThis is an activity in ARROW in which the IRB submission manager can deny a study team's request to reopen a submission that was reported by the study team as completed or is in the closed state. 

Device Profile

A profile that links the scanner device to Perceptive Content. Device profiles are set in scanner profiles.

Diemetal rule or imaged block used to cut or place an image on paper in the finishing process
Distance Degree
  1. A Distance Degree is an Online Masters Degree. For a complete listing of degrees, visit

DivisionA UW–Madison college, school or equivalent organizational unit.

A special index key that is associated with custom properties.


In general, a document (noun) is a record or the capturing of some event or thing so that the information will not be lost.

Document capture

Document capture is any one of several processes used to convert a physical document to another format, typically a digital representation.

Document Keys

Values set that define and describe a document. There are seven for campus’ implementation of ImageNow: Drawer, Doctype, and five optionable/customizable keys. Discrete documents cannot have the same value for all of the key(s) otherwise they will be considered the same document and effectively merged.

Document lifecycleThe document lifecycle is the sequence of stages that a document goes through from its creation to its eventual archival or destruction. Proper procedures throughout the document’s lifecycle are an important part of content management, a set of defined processes that help your KB Group obtain, organize, store and deliver information crucial to its operation in the most effective manner possible. The stages of a document’s lifecycle include: creation, storage (site access), categorizing (topics), keywords, metadata tagging, delivery or sharing, repurposing, review and reporting, archiving and / or destruction.
Document Review ModeClick on the Title of a document in any queue: Active, In Review, In Progress, Inactive and/or Trash to see its content in read-only mode .
document sanitizationDocument sanitization is the process of ensuring that only the intended information can be accessed from a document. In addition to making sure the document text doesn’t openly divulge anything it shouldn’t, such as outdated information or sensitive data.
DoITDivision of Information Technology.  Handles instructional technology, administrative data processing, and other IT related activities for the campus. See website:

DomainIn email addresses, the domain is the part of an email address comes after the @ symbol. For example, for the email address of "", the domain is "".
Double-sidedsee duplex category

Documents in ImageNow are stored in drawers; the drawer of a document is a document key with unique properties: user access to view documents in drawers can be limited, views/filters typically focus on a single drawer, and the drawer key for a document is required.

Drilltypically 3 or 5 circular holes on the binding-edge of a sheet of paper, created by drilling through paper 
 * 3 hole and 5 hole with 5/16" drill is standard 

Drop folda set of multiple pages that fold together, dropped by hand into machine
DSdouble-sided (see duplex category)
Dunning Letter
  1. A dunning letter is a notification sent to a customer, stating that the customer is overdue in paying an account receivable to the sender.

Duotonea halftone picture made up of two printed colors