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Acronym Glossary

The following is a glossary of acronyms commonly used at the Academic Senate and UC. For your convenience, this glossary is listed in two formats, alphabetically by abbreviation (below) and alphabetically by definition.

Acronym Definition
AAAS American Association for the Advancement of Science
AAU Association of American Universities
AAUC Alumni Associations of the University of California
ABA American Bar Association
A by E Admission by Exception
AC Academic Council
AES Agricultural Experiment Station
AMA American Medical Association
APAG Academic Policy Advisory Group
APM Academic Personnel Manual
APTF Admissions Processing Task Force
APU Academic Program Unit
AREP Assembly Representation (Systemwide Committee)
ASSIST Articulation System Stimulating Interinstitutional Student Transfer
ASUC Associated Students of the University of California
AY Academic Year
BOARS Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools
CAA California Alumni Association
CALPIRG The California Public Interest Research Group
Cal-ISI California Institutes for Science & Innovation
CAN California Articulation Number
CANSO California Articulation Number System Office
CAP Capital Accumulation Provision
CCC California Community Colleges
CCGA Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs
CCST California Council on Science & Technology
CDL California Digital Library
CE Cooperative Extension
CEQA California Environmental Quality Act
CIO Chief Information Officer
CITRIS Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society
CNSI California Nanosystems Institute
COC Committee on Committees (Divisional Senate)
COC Council of Chancellors

Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia

(Mexican Equivalent of the NSF)

COR Committee on Research (Divisional Senate)
COR Council of Research
COTF Commission on the Future
COVC Council of Vice Chancellors
CPEC California Postsecondary Education Commission
CRCC Cancer Research Coordinating Committee
CRI Committee on Research Initiatives
CSU California State University
CTTCA California Technology Trade & Commerce Agency
CUCEA Council of the University of California Emeriti Association
CV Curriculum Vitae
DANR Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
DAP Dual Admissions Program
DBP Defined Benefit Plan
DCP Defined Contribution Plan
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DLC Distributed Learning Center
DOE Department of Energy (U.S.)
DOF Department of Finance (California)
EAP Education Abroad Program
EBC Executive Budget Committee
EIR Environmental Impact Report
ELC Eligibility in the Local Context
ESL English as a Second Language
ETS Educational Testing Service
EVC Executive Vice Chancellor
F&A Facilities and Administrative
FDRG Faculty Discipline Review Group (related to CAN)
FGP Faculty Grants Program
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FFRDC Federally Funded Research & Development Center
FSA Flexible Spending Account
FTE Full Time Equivalent
GEMS Great Expectations in Math & Science Program
GRD Government Relations Director
GSI Graduate Student Instructor
GSR Graduate Student Researcher
HSPC Human Subjects Protection Committee
ICAS Intersegmental Committee of the Academic Senate
ICC Intersegmental Coordinating Committee
ICOLC International Consortium of Library Consortia
ICR Indirect Cost Recovery
IDC Indirect Cost
IGETC Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum
ILE Institute for Labor and Employment
IMPAC Intersegmental Major Preparation Articulated Curriculum
INPAC Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
IRB Institutional Review Board
I&R Instruction & Research
ISI Institutes for Science and Innovation
IUCRP Industry University Cooperative Research Program
ITTP Information Technology & Telecommunication Policy
J.D. Juris Doctor degree
J.S.D. Doctor of the Science of Law
LANL Los Alamos National Laboratory
LBNL Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
LDO Locally Designated Officer
LDRD Laboratory-Directed Research and Development
LEDPA Least Environmental Damaging Plan Alternative
LL.M. Master of Laws degree
LLNL Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
LRDP Long Range Development Plan
MOP Mortgage Origination Program
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MRIF Multicampus Research Incentive Fund
MRU Multicampus Research Unit
MTDC Modified Total Direct Costs
NAGRA Native American Graves Repatriation Act
NAS National Academy of the Sciences
NIF National Ignition Facility
NIH National Institutes of Health
NNSA National Nuclear Security Administration
NRS Natural Reserve System
NSF National Science Foundation

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OMB Federal Office of Management and Budget
ONR Office of Naval Research
OP Office of the President
ORU Organized Research Unit
P&T Privilege & Tenure Committee (Divisional Senate)
PI Principal Investigator
PIER Public Interest Energy Research Program
POC Panel of Counselors
POWER Program on Workable Energy Regulation
PPG Preliminary Planning Guide
RA Research Assistant
R&D Research and Development
RFP Request for Proposals
SCIGETC Science Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum
SIO Scripps Institution of Oceanography
SLASIAC Systemwide Library and Scholarly Information Advisory Committee
SNRI Sierra Nevada Research Institute
SOE Security of Employment
SOR Standing Orders of the Regents
SORI Subcommittee on Research Initiatives
SPO Sponsored Projects Office
SUTI Sensitive but Unclassified Technical Information
TA Teaching Assistant
TIPS Treasury Inflation Protected Securities
TSTRP Toxic Substance Research and Training Program
UACB Undergraduate Admissions Coordination Board
UARC University Affiliated Research Center
UC The University of California
UCAADE University Committee on Affirmative Action and Diversity
UCACCORD UC All Campus Collaboration on Outreach and Dissemination
UCAF University Committee on Academic Freedom
UCAP University Committee on Academic Personnel
UCB University of California, Berkeley
UCCP UC College Preparatory Initiative
UCD University of California, Davis
UCIE University Committee on International Education
UCEI UC Energy Institute
UCEP University Committee on Educational Policy
UCFW University Committee on Faculty Welfare
UCI University of California, Irvine
UCO UC Observatories
UCOC University Committee on Committees
UCOLASC Library and Scholarly Communication
UCLA University of California, Los Angeles
UCM University of California, Merced
UCMC University of California Marine Council
UCMEXUS UC Institute for Mexico and the United States
UCM-TF University of California, Merced Task Force (of the Academic Senate)
UCOP University of California, Office of the President
UCOPE University Committee on Preparatory Education
UCORP University Committee on Research Policy
UCPB University Committee on Planning and Budget
UCP&T University Committee on Privilege and Tenure
UCR University of California, Riverside
UCR&J University Committee on Rules and Jurisdiction
UCRP University of California Retirement Plan
UCRS University of California Retirement System
UCSB University of California, Santa Barbara
UCSC University of California, Santa Cruz
UCSD University of California, San Diego
UCSF University of California, San Francisco
UER University-Emeriti Relations Committee
UEXT University Extension
UNEX University Extension
UOEAP Universitywide Office of the Education Abroad Program
WASC Western Association of Schools and Colleges
WMRS White Mountain Research Station