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Association of American Universities Data Exchange
American Association of University Professors
American Council on Education
Advanced College Project
American College Test
Academy for Educational Development
Academic Honors Diploma
Association for Institutional Research
Academic Leadership Cabinet (chief IU academic policy group)
Appropriations Operating Request
Academic Program Inventory
Academic Policy and Procedures Committee (IUPUI only)
Academic Quality Improvement Program
Association of Research Libraries
Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement
Degree seeking undergraduate students enrolled in the fall semester that began this semester or began in either of the preceding summer sessions
Bureau of Labor Statistics
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.
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
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.
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
Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange
College & University Personnel Administration
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- Degree-Seeking Student
Students enrolled in courses for credit who are recognized by the institution as seeking a degree or formal award.
Data Feedback Report
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.
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.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Fiscal Operations Report and Application to Participate.
Full Time Beginner. The Full Time Beginner is also designated as part of a cohort.
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.
Graduate Record Examinations
Graduation Rate Survey
The count of enrolled students, does not include any duplicates, which is IU specific.
Higher Education Opportunity Act
Higher Learning Commission
Indiana Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Indiana Business Journal
Indiana Business Research Center
Indiana Commission for Higher Education
Independent College of Indiana
Instructional Effort Reports
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.
Indiana Project for Academic Success
Indiana Public Data Advisory Group
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.
Refers to the level of the program, i.e. undergraduate, professional, graduate
(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.
Master of Social Work
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National Association of State Universities & Land Grant Colleges
National Center for Education Statistics
National Postsecondary Education Cooperative
National Student Clearinghouse
National Science Foundation
National Survey of Student Engagement
Operating Appropriations Request
Professional Education Data Survey
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.)
Principals of Undergraduate Learning
Re-enrollment in Indiana University or receipt of a degree. Also known as persistence.
Return on Investment
Student Achievement Measure
Scholastic Aptitude Test
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.
Structured Query Language
Student Right to Know
Technical Review Panel
- Veteran’s Benefits
Total benefit under all federal Veteran’s Benefit Programs including VA Contributory Benefits, GI Bill, and Dependent’s Educational Assistance.
Voluntary System of Accounts
- Work Study
Federal program matching employer’ wages.
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