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Glossary of Acronyms

For better or worse, those who deal with institutional research issues and data reporting often speak in abbreviations. The list below has been constructed to help you decipher the acronyms that relate to research and reporting tasks.

Acronym What It Stands For
A&P Advanced & Professional
AA Associate in Arts
AAS Associate in Applied Science
ABE Adult Basic Education
ACT American College Test
AFC Association of Florida Colleges
AHS Adult High School
AIR Association for Institutional Research
AP Advanced Placement
APR Annual Personnel Report
ATC Advanced Technical Certificate
ATD Applied Technology Diploma
AS Associate in Science
AY Academic Year
BAS Bachelor of Applied Science
BOT Beginning of Term
BRIS Bureau of Research and Information Systems (obsolete)
BS Bachelor of Science
BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing
CCC College Credit Certificate
CCE Corporate and Continuing Education
CCLA College Center for Library Automation
CCSSE Community College Survey of Student Engagement
CCTCMIS Community College and Technical Center Management Information Systems
CCPF Community College Program Fund
CEEB College Entrance Examination Board
CEU Continuing Education Unit
CHE Credit Hour Equivalent/Equivalency
CIA Council of Instructional Affairs
CIP Classification of Instructional Program
CIS Community Instructional Services (obsolete)
CLAST College Level Academic Skills Test
CLEP College Level Examination Program
CLO Course Learning Outcome
COFTE Capital Outlay Full-time Equivalent/Equivalency
CPI Center for Personalized Instruction (obsolete)
CPT College Placement Test
CTE Career & Technical Education
CWE Continuing Workforce Education
DACUM Developing a Curriculum
DCC Division of Community Colleges
DCT Diversified Career Technology
DOE Department of Education
DWD Division of Workforce Development
EAP English for Academic Purposes
EDWAA Economic Dislocation and Worker Adjustment Assistance
EFTA Educational Facilities Technical Assistance
ELT Entry Level Test
EOT End of Term
EPI Educator Preparation Institute
ERIC Educational Resources Information Center
ESOL English for Speakers of Other Languages
FACC Florida Association of Community Colleges (obsolete)
FACTS Florida Academics Counseling and Tracking for Students
FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid
FAIR Florida Association for Institutional Research
FCCAA Florida Community Colleges Activities Association
FCCS Florida Community College System (obsolete)
FCCSC Florida Community College Software Consortium
FCLEPT Florida College Entry Level Placement Test
FCODB Facilities and Capital Outlay Data Base
FCS Florida College System
FDB Financial Data Base
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FETPIP Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program
FICE Federal Interagency Committee of Education
FIPS Federal Information Processing Standards
FIRN Florida Information Resource Network
FT Full-time
FTIC First Time in College
FTE Full-time Equivalent/Equivalency
FY Fiscal Year
GED General Education Development, General Education Diploma
GPA Grade Point Average
HEGIS Higher Education General Information Survey
ICS Information Classification Structure
IPEDS Integrated Postsecondary Educational Data System
IRM Information Resource Management
JTPA Job Training and Placement Act
LCP Literacy Completion Point
LEP Limited English Proficiency
LLL Lifelong Learning
LLRC Library Learning Resource Center
LU Learning Unlimited (obsolete)
MISATFOR   Management Information Systems Advisory Task Force
NCCBP National Community College Benchmark Project
OCP Occupational Completion Point
OFE Opening Fall Enrollment
OPPAGA Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability
PBPB Performance Based Program Budgeting
PBIF Performance Based Incentive Funding
PDB Personnel Data Base
PEPC Postsecondary Education Planning Commission
PERT Postsecondary Education Readiness Test
PHI Program Health Indicator
PLO Program Learning Outcome
PPP Program Progression Point
PSAV Postsecondary Adult Vocational
PSAVC Postsecondary Adult Vocational Certificate
PSV Postsecondary Vocational
PSVC Postsecondary Vocational Certificate
PT Part-time
R&L Recreation and Leisure
RY Reporting Year
SACCR Southeastern Association for Community College Research
SACS (Commission on Colleges of the) Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
SAIR Southern Association for Institutional Research
SAT Scholastic Aptitude Test
SBCC State Board of Community Colleges
SCNS Statewide Course Numbering System
SDB Student Data Base
SEFLIN Southeast Florida Library Information Network
SEOG (Federal) Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
SLC Student Learning Center
SREB Southern Regional Education Board
SREF State Requirements for Educational Facilities
SSH Student Semester Hours
SUS State University System
SYC Summer Youth College
TABE Test of Adult Basic Education
TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language
VESOL Vocational English for Speakers of Other Languages
VPI Vocational Preparatory Instruction
WAGES Work and Gain Economic Self Sufficiency
WDF Workforce Development Funding
WEDDAC Workforce Education and District Data Advisory Council
WEIS Workforce Education Information Systems (obsolete)
WFD Workforce Development
WEOIS Workforce Education Outcome Information Services

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