Glossary

Glossary

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AAUDE

     Association of American Universities Data Exchange

AAUP

     American Association of University Professors

ACE

     American Council on Education

ACP

     Advanced College Project

ACT

     American College Test

AED

     Academy for Educational Development

AHD

     Academic Honors Diploma

AIR

     Association for Institutional Research

ALC

     Academic Leadership Cabinet (chief IU academic policy group)

AOR

     Appropriations Operating Request

API

     Academic Program Inventory

APPC

     Academic Policy and Procedures Committee (IUPUI only)

AQIP

     Academic Quality Improvement Program

ARL

     Association of Research Libraries

BCSSE

     Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement

Beginners

Degree seeking undergraduate students enrolled in the fall semester that     began this semester or began in either of the preceding summer sessions

BLS

     Bureau of Labor Statistics

CB

     College Board

CGS

     Center for Government Studies

Census Date

Date at which enrollments are “frozen” for reporting purposes. Typically reflects the end of the first week of classes and/or the end of the drop/add period for course registrations to allow for full refunds.

CIC

Committee on Institutional Cooperation

CIP Code

Classification of Instructional Program. A six-digit code in the form xx.xxxx that identifies instructional program specialties within educational institutions. More information

Class Standing

The level equivalent with the number of hours completed, i.e. sophomore, senior

Cohort

Federal definition of a cohort used in compliance reporting for retention and graduation rates: A degree-seeking undergraduate who is enrolled in the fall term who either matriculated in that fall term or in any one of the previous summer sessions. A group of individuals having a common factor (such as age or class membership).

Common Data Set (CDS)

This initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers, such as Peterson’s, U.S. News and World Report and the Thompson Corporation. The Common Data Set is available for each campus of Indiana University and includes information on enrollment and persistence, admissions, transfer, academic offerings, and policies, student life, annual expenses, financial aid, instructional faculty and class size, and degrees conferred.

COPSL

Community Outreach & Partnerships in Service Learning

Core 40

The state of Indiana’s mandated education expectations for high school students. All students who wish to attend public colleges and universities in Indiana must meet the curriculum requirements of Core 40. More information

CSRDE

Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange

CUPA

College & University Personnel Administration

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DE

Distance Education

Degree-Seeking Student

Students enrolled in courses for credit who are recognized by the institution as seeking a degree or formal award.

DFR

Data Feedback Report

DOE

Department of Education

Educational Services Rendered

The services provided to students at our split mission campuses that reflect activity outside of the IU offerings, i.e. State Wide Technology, Purdue teachings.

Equity in Athletics

The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act requires co-educational institutions of postsecondary education that participate in a Title IV, federal student financial assistance program, and have an intercollegiate athletic program, to prepare an annual report to the Department of Education on athletic participation, staffing, and revenues and expenses, by men’s and women’s teams.

Exclusion

Students who are eliminated from cohort tracking studies for accepted reasons, i.e. death, military service, or total and permanent disability.

Fact Book

The institution’s compendium of facts and figures regarding budget, enrollments, degrees, faculty and staff, facilities, etc.

FERPA

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

FISAP

Fiscal Operations Report and Application to Participate.

FTB

Full Time Beginner. The Full Time Beginner is also designated as part of a cohort.

FTE

Full-Time Equivalent Students is a measure derived from the credit loads of students. It can be calculated on a semester or annual basis. For undergraduates, total credits are divided by 15 for the semester measure and 30 for the annual measure. For graduate students (master’s, doctoral, and non-degree), the divisors are 12 for semester and 24 for the annual measure. For graduate-Professional students (medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, optometry), Indiana University uses the undergraduate divisors (15/30) but the Commission for Higher Education employs the graduate divisors (12/24).

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Gift Aid

All aid not requiring repayment, i.e. scholarships and grants.

GRE

Graduate Record Examinations

GRS

Graduation Rate Survey

Heads/Headcount

The count of enrolled students, does not include any duplicates, which is IU specific.

HEOA

Higher Education Opportunity Act

HLC

Higher Learning Commission

IACRAO

Indiana Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers

IBJ

Indiana Business Journal

IBRC

Indiana Business Research Center

ICHE

Indiana Commission for Higher Education

ICI

Independent College of Indiana

IER

Instructional Effort Reports

INAIR

Indiana Association for Institutional Research

Institutional Gift Aid

Gift aid under the control of the institution

Intercampus Mobility

Transferring to other campuses within the Indiana University system.

IPAS

Indiana Project for Academic Success

IPDAG

Indiana Public Data Advisory Group

IPEDS

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. A set of key federal surveys which produces the only central national database of enrollment statistics, institutional revenues and expenditures, tuition, faculty salary averages and other key indicators.

IW

Intensive Writing

Level

Refers to the level of the program, i.e. undergraduate, professional, graduate

Matriculant

(NEW) degree seeking student new to IU, change in “career”, i.e. from undergraduate to graduate and professional, while at IU, would be a new matriculant.

MSW

Master of Social Work

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NASULGC

National Association of State Universities & Land Grant Colleges

NCES

National Center for Education Statistics

NPEC

National Postsecondary Education Cooperative

NSC

National Student Clearinghouse

NSF

National Science Foundation

NSSE

National Survey of Student Engagement

OAR

Operating Appropriations Request

PEDS

Professional Education Data Survey

PPA

Program Participation Agreement

Professional Degree

An award in one of the following fields: Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.), Law (L.L.B., J.D.), Medicine (M.D.) or Optometry (O.D.)

PULS

Principals of Undergraduate Learning

Retention

Re-enrollment in Indiana University or receipt of a degree. Also known as persistence.

ROI

Return on Investment

SAM

Student Achievement Measure

SAT

Scholastic Aptitude Test

SCUP

Society for College and University Planning

Special Graduate

Non-degree seeking student enrolled in graduate level courses.

Special Undergraduate

Non-degree seeking student enrolled in undergraduate level courses.

SQL

Structured Query Language

SRTK

Student Right to Know

TRP

Technical Review Panel

VA

Veterans Administration

Veteran’s Benefits

Total benefit under all federal Veteran’s Benefit Programs including VA Contributory Benefits, GI Bill, and Dependent’s Educational Assistance.

VSA

Voluntary System of Accounts

Work Study

Federal program matching employer’ wages.

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