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
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
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.
CGS
Center for Goverment Studies
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 admission, student life, financial aid, faculty/student ratio, enrollment, graduation and retention.
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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Degree-Seeking Student
Students enrolled in courses for credit who are recognized by the institution as seeking a degree or formal award.
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.
Fact Book
The institution’s compendium of facts and figures regarding budget, enrollments, degrees, faculty and staff, facilities, etc.
First Professional Degree
An award in one of the following fields: Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.), Law (L.L.B. or J.D.), Medicine (M.D.), or Optometry (O.D.)
FISAP
Fiscal Operations Report and Application to Participate. You might take a short tutorial if you would like more information.
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
Heads/Headcount
The count of enrolled students, does not include any duplicates, which is IU specific.
ICHE
Indiana Commission for Higher Education
IER
Instructional Effort Reports
IACRAO
Indiana Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
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
NSF
National Science Foundation
NSSE
National Survey of Student Engagement
OAR
Operating Appropriations Request
PEDS
Professional Education Data Survey
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.
Special Graduate
Non-degree seeking student enrolled in graduate level courses.
Special Undergraduate
Non-degree seeking student enrolled in undergraduate level courses.
Veteran’s benefits
Total benefit under all federal Veteran’s Benefit Programs including VA Contributory Benefits, GI Bill, and Dependent’s Educational Assistance.
Work Study
Federal program matching employer’ wages.

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