Bulletin Reference Conventions

The UCA Undergraduate Bulletin has been published in a “digital-first” format – i.e., a document designed for on-line and on-disk distribution rather than print delivery – since 2002, and pagination in this important document is long gone. The document has continued to evolve, however, and its referencing system requires another update. Beginning with the 2013-2014 annual issue, then, content within the Undergraduate 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 the Academic Clemency policy would, then, for example, read Undergraduate Bulletin 2013-2014, “Academic Records,” sec. 9 (jump to this reference: Academic Clemency); if one wished to refer specifically to the subsection describing the academic clemency request process, one would refer, at the end of the citation, to “sec. 9.2” (jump to this reference: Academic Clemency Process).