Bulletin Reference Conventions

The UCA Graduate Bulletin has been published in a “digital-first” format – i.e., as a document designed for on-line and on-disk distribution rather than print delivery – for more than a decade, and pagination in this important document is long gone. The document has continued to evolve, however, and its referencing system requires an update. Beginning with the 2013-2014 annual issue, then, content within the Graduate Bulletin is properly referenced by (1) the issue year, (2) the page title (for example, this page’s title is “Bulletin Reference Conventions”) and, where relevant, section and subsection number.

Explanation: Every page in the digital bulletin has a title. This title is displayed, when the file is opened in a browser, at the top of the page and, generally, in the browser’s tab or page title space at the top of the browser window.

Where appropriate, in addition, the bulletin’s files have been divided into sections and subsections (e.g., 1, 1.1, 1.2, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, etc.).

Within the files, section headings look like this:

[1] First-level heading

[1.1] Second-level heading

[1.1.1] Third-level heading

A reference to the bulletin’s description of Grades and Quality Points would, then, for example, read Graduate Bulletin 2013-2014, “General Requirements for Graduate Study,” sec. 3 (jump to this reference: Grades and Quality Points).