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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 and alphabetically by definition (below).

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

Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia

(Mexican Equivalent of the NSF)

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

Online Services for Curriculum and Articulation Review

(California Community Colleges)

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