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Acronym Glossary

The following is a glossary of acronyms commonly used at the Academic Senate and UC. 

Acronym Definition
A by E Admission by Exception
AAUC Alumni Associations of the University of California
ACSCOLI Academic Council Special Committee on Lab Issues
ACSCOTI Academic Council Special Committee on Transfer Issues
AES Agricultural Experiment Station
ANR UC Agriculture and Natural Resources
APC Academic Planning Council
APM Academic Personnel Manual
ASAC Board of Regents' Academic and Student Affairs Committee
ASSIST Articulation System Stimulating Interinstitutional Student Transfer
ASUC Associated Students of the University of California
AWPE Analytical Writing Placement Exam
AY Academic Year
BOARS Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools
CALPIRG The California Public Interest Research Group
Cal-ISI California Institutes for Science & Innovation
CCGA Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs
CDL California Digital Library
CE Cooperative Extension
CIO Chief Information Officer
CIO Chief Investment Officer
CIO Council University of California CIO Council (formerly the Information Technology Leadership Council)
COC Council of Chancellors
CoUL Council of University Librarians
COVC Council of Vice Chancellors
CSU California State University
CUCEA Council of the University of California Emeriti Association
EAP Education Abroad Program
ELC Eligibility in the Local Context
EVC Executive Vice Chancellor
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FGR Federal Governmental Relations
GUEA Graduate, Undergraduate, and Equity Affairs
ICAS Intersegmental Committee of the Academic Senates
IDC Indirect Cost
IGETC Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum
ILTI Innovative Learning Technology Initiative
IRB Institutional Review Board
KTAC Knowledge Transfer Advisory Committee
LANL Los Alamos National Laboratory
LBNL Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
LLNL Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
LSOE Lecturer with Security of Employment (Academic appointment series)
MOP Mortgage Origination Program
MRPI Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives
MRU Multicampus Research Unit
NAGPRA Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
NIF National Ignition Facility (at Lawrence Livermore National Lab)
NNSA National Nuclear Security Administration
RASC UC Retirement Administration Service Center
SLASIAC Systemwide Library and Scholarly Information Advisory Committee
SVSH Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (generally refers to UC policies)
UCAADE University Committee on Affirmative Action and Diversity
UCAF University Committee on Academic Freedom
UCAP University Committee on Academic Personnel
UCIE University Committee on International Education
UCEP University Committee on Educational Policy
UCFW University Committee on Faculty Welfare
UCO UC Observatories
UCOC University Committee on Committees
UCOLASC Library and Scholarly Communication
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
UCPT University Committee on Privilege and Tenure
UCRJ University Committee on Rules and Jurisdiction
UCRP University of California Retirement Plan
UCRS University of California Retirement System