Common Acronyms

AAC&U Association of American Colleges and Universities
AASCU American Association of State Colleges and Universities
AAC The College of Arts and Sciences - Academic Affairs Committee
ACALOG Academic Catalog. Digital academic catalog management system.
CAAC Indiana State University Faculty Senate Curriculum and Academic Affairs Committee
CAPS Curriculum Approval Procedures Manual for Undergraduate and Graduate courses and programs (provides guidelines and identifies procedures for the curriculum process)
CAS College of Arts and Sciences
CEP Correctional Education Program
CIP The State of Indiana's list of Academic Degree Programs Inventory.
COGNOS A reporting tool for Academic Management Reports.
CUR Council on Undergraduate Research
EAP Executive, Administrative, and Professional classification (one of three employee groups on campus).
EOS End of Semester
FTE Full time equivalent (may be used to refer to a student or to an employee).
LAPS Literary, Artistic, and Philosophical Studies. Literature and public life liberal studies core area definitions and course listings
LEAP Liberal Education and America's Promise. A ten-year old advocacy and campus action campaign to expand the understanding of the importance of liberal education on campus.
NSSE National Survey of Student Engagement. ISU data is compared with national data.
OSPIRE Office of Strategic Planning, Institutional Research and Testing
OTO One Time Only pay form
Project PRE Partnering to Reform Education is the $4.91 million dollar grant we received from the Department of Education to reform teacher education.
PDS Professional Development Schools. A concept which replaced the lab school. K-12 Schools that have agreed to "join" us sign a contract, receive money and expert advise, and host our students for early field experiences. Our PDS partnership is national award winning.
SOGS School of Graduate Studies
SCH Student Credit Hour (one student enrolled in one credit hour).
SPF Special Purpose Faculty (formerly one-year temporary appointment faculty).
TAFFY Task Force on First Year Membership
URC University Research Committee

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