Dec 06, 2021  
Policy Handbook 
    
Policy Handbook

Frequently Used Acronyms and Initialisms


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Last revised 6/16/17.

A

AA: Academic Affairs

AAC: Academic Affairs Council

AAD: Academic Affairs Development

ABS: Auxiliary and Business Services

ACE: American Council on Education

APR: Academic Program Review

AS: Academic Senate

ASCSU: Academic Senate of the CSU (also known as SWAS)

ASI: Associated Students Inc.

ASL: Assessment of Student Learning (Subcommittee of the UEPC)

ATP: Academic Technology Plan

AVPAA: Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

B

BPAC: Budget Planning and Assessment Committee

BOT: Board of Trustees

C

CAHSS:  College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

CAPI: Collaborative Academic Preparation Initiative

CAS: Council for the Advancement of Standards

CAUSE: Campus Allies United in Support of Equity

CBA: College of Business Administration

CDC: Child Development Center

CETI: California Educational Technology Initiative

CEGE: Center for Excellence in Graduate Education

CFA: California Faculty Association

CGF: Constitution of the General Faculty

CHESS: California Higher Education Student Summit

CIPSP: Committee to Implement & Prioritize Strategic Plan

CMS: Collaborative Management Systems (PeopleSoft)

CO: Chancellor’s Office

COC: Committee on Committees

COEKSW: College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work

COS: College of Science

CPPS: Center for Public Policy Studies

CSEA: California State Employees Association

CSSA: California State Student Association

CSU: California State University

D

DUR: Development and University Relations

E

F

FA: Faculty Affairs

FAC: Faculty Affairs Committee

FBAC: Faculty Budget Advisory Committee

FCETL: Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning

FDC: Faculty Development Committee

FDGE: Faculty Director of General Education

FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

FFA: Faculty Fellow for Assessment

FIR: Faculty in Residence

FMP: Faculty Mentoring Program

FTES: Full-time Equivalent Student

FTEF: Full-time Equivalent Faculty

G

GE: General Education

GEAC: General Education Assessment Council

GES: General Education Subcommittee

GC: Graduate Council

GWAR: Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

H

HARP: Holistic Academic Program Review

HECCC: Higher Education Consortium of Central California

HR: Human Resources

I

IC: Innovative Center

IDEA: Individual Development and Educational Assessment

ITL: Institute for Teaching and Learning

ITS: Integrated Technology Strategy

IRA: Institutionally Related Activities

IRPA: Institutional Research Planning and Accountability

ISC: Interdisciplinary Studies Committee

J

JAO: Judicial Affairs Officer

JSRFDC: (John Stuart Rogers) Faculty Development Center

K

L

LAC: Leaves and Awards Committee

M

MAP: Master Academic Planning

MSR: Mary Stuart Rogers (Educational Services Gateway Building)

MS: Moved & Seconded

MSP: Moved, Seconded, & Passed

N

O

OIT: Office of Information Technology

ORSP: Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

P

PAC: Provost’s Advisory Council

PTR: Post Tenure Review

Q

R

RFP: Request for Proposal

RPT: Retention, Promotion and Tenure

RSCA: Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity

RSCAPC: Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Policy Committee

S

SA: Student Affairs

SATE: Student Assessment of Teaching Effectiveness

SCO: State Controller’s Office

SEC: Senate Executive Committee

SEM: Strategic Enrollment Management

SFAC: Student Fee Advisory Committee

SIP: Systemwide Internal Partnership

SFR: Student Faculty Ratio

SOA: School of Nursing  

SPEMI:  Strategic Planning, Enrollment Management and Innovation

SPWG: Strategic Planning Work Group

SRC: Student Recreation Center

SRP: Summer Reading Program

SSC: Student Success Committee

SWAS: Statewide Academic Senate (also known as ASCSU)

T

TII: Technology Infrastructure Initiative

TLS:  Technology and Learning Subcommittee

TPA: Teacher Performance Assessment (COE)

U

UA: University Advancement

UBAC: University Budget Advisory Committee

UEE: University Extended Education

UEIE: University Extended and International Education

UEPC: University Educational Policies Committees

UFPC: University Facilities Planning Committee

UPB: Union Program Board

URPTC: University Retention, Promotion, and Tenure Committee

USU: University Student Union

UTFA:  University Task Force on Advising

UWAAC: University-Wide Assessment Advisory Council

UWC: University Writing Committee

V

VPAA: Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost

VPBF: Vice President for Business and Finance

VPSA: Vice President for Student Affairs

VPHRFA: Vice President for Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, and Compliance

VPSPEMI: Vice President for Strategic Planning, Enrollment Management, and Innovation

VPUA: Vice President for University Advancement

W

WSCUC: WASC Senior College and University Commission

WP: Writing Proficiency

WPAF: Working Personnel Action File

WPST: Writing Proficiency Screening Test

X

Y

Z