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Glossary of Common Acronyms and Miscellaneous Abbreviations

This list appears in the Governance Handbook.

 

Acronym/ Abbreviation

Definition / Description

A&R
Admissions and Records Office
AA
Associate in Arts degree
AA-T
Associates in Arts for Transfer
AB1725
Assembly Bill 1725 is landmark legislation that provides new direction and support for the community college. The bill's reforms fall into eight areas: Mission; Governance; Finance; New Programs and Services; Affirmative Action; Employment Policies; Accountability; Conditions and Appropriation for Reform.
AB540
CA State law that allowed students meeting certain criteria to pay resident tuition rates
AB86
Assembly Bill 86 funding is for planning and implementation grants. The intent of the legislature is to provide additional funding in 2015/16 to the regional consortia to expand and improve adult education.
ABC
Administrative Benefits Council
ACCESS
In cooperation with UCSC, an academic bridge program for community college students interested in pursuing a career in research science. Its mission is to provide students with opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills that will increase their transfer eligibility and academic success, and lead to greater diversity among university undergraduates in the biomedical sciences. The program focuses on students whose academic goals and potential have been affected by disadvantageous circumstances and/or students who belong to groups with below-average UC enrollment rates. (not an acronym)
ACCJC
Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
ACCT
Accounting (Instructional Program)
ACE
Academy for College Excellence (formerly known as DBA, Digital Bridge Academy) (Student Learning Community)
ACHRO/EEO
Statewide Association of Chief Human Resources Officers/Equal Employment EEO Officers
ADA
Americans with Disabilities Act - A federal act which mandates full accessibility for students and employees with disabilities
ADAPT
Adaptive Physical Education (instructional Program)
ADC
Administrative Council (administrative governance group)
ADJ
(Adjunct) Adjunct Instructor - Temporary, Part-time
ADM##-##
Administrative Management job number (“CL” followed by the last two digits of the current calendar year, followed by a dash, and then the number the position was assigned when it was created.)
ADT
Associate Degree for Transfer
AEBG
Adult Education Block Grant
AGS
Alpha Gamma Sigma (campus club - Student Honor Society)
AH
Art History (Instructional Program)
AIC
Administrator in Charge
ALH
Allied Health (Instructional Program)
AMAP
Accelerated Medical Assisting Program (Student Learning Community)
AMC
Administrators/Managers Council
ANTHR
Anthropology (Instructional Program)
AOD
Alcohol and Other illicit Drug
AP
Accounts Payable (in Business Office)
AP
Art Photography (Instructional Program)
AP
Administrative Procedure (found in current Cabrillo Policy Manual)
AP
Advanced Placement (high school)
APD
Academic Program Director
APE
Adaptive Physical Education – an instructional program (also known as ADAPT)
AR
Administrative Regulation (found in Cabrillo Policy Manual, but replaced by
ARC
Assessment Review Committee (officially OARC)
ART
Art-Studio (Instructional Program)
AS
Associate in Science degree
ASC
Accessibility Support Center (formerly DSPS)
ASCC
Associated Students of Cabrillo College
ASCCC
Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges. The statewide organization representing the faculty on matters of educational policy. Local academic senates also have rights and responsibilities related to local district governance.
ASL
American Sign Language (Instructional Program)
ASM
Administrative Services Managers
ASPD
Academic Specialist Program Director
AS-T
Associates in Science for Transfer
Astra
Cabrillo-wide Room/Conference Room Schedule software
ASTRO
Astronomy (Instructional Program)
ATH
Athletics (Instructional Program)
AUO
Administrative Unit Outcomes (measures what administrative unit does for others) as opposed to SLO (student learning outcomes)
BBP
Blood-borne pathogens
BBS
Bilingual/Bicultural Studies (Instructional Program)
BC Budget Committee
BEC
Business & Entrepreneurship Center
BELA
Business, English, and Language Arts Division
BIO
Biology (Instructional Program)
BOG
Board of Governors. Appointed by the Governor, the Board establishes policy for the California Community Colleges
BOGW
Board of Governors fee waiver. This has been replaced by California College Promise Grant (CCPG).
BOST
Business Office Skills Technology (program)
BOT Board of Trustees
BP
Board Policy (found in Cabrillo Policy Manual)
BSI
Basic Skills Initiative (now managed by SEA)
BSL
Benefit Selection List
BSM
Business Services Managers
BSO
Business Services Office
BSU
Black Student Union
BT Budget Transfer
BUS
Business (Instructional Program)
CABT
Computer Applications/Business Technology (Instructional Program)
CAHM
Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management (Instructional Program)
CalWORKs
California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids – a categorically funded program for colleges serving low-income families; student and dependent child are receiving TANF funding
CAP
Career and Academic Pathway (GP term for ‘meta-major’)
CAP
Cabrillo Advancement Program (Student Learning Community)
CARE
Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education – a categorically funded program for colleges serving single parent students with dependent child; parent or dependent child is receiving TANF funding
CBA
Collective Bargaining Agreement
CBO
Chief Business Officer (aka Vice President of Administrative Services)
CBU
Collective Bargaining Unit
CCCApply
student online application
CCEU
Cabrillo Classified Employees Union (certified May 1, 2007)
CCFT
Cabrillo College Federation of Teachers (faculty union)
CCNA
Cisco Certified Network Associate. Part of the networking academy; in cooperative effort with Cabrillo it produces computer skills certificates and is part of CIS
CCPG
California College Promise Grant (formerly BOGW)
CE
Contract Education, housed in Extension
CEM
Construction and Energy Management (Instructional Program)
CEO
Chief Executive Officer (aka President/Superintendent)
CESS
Counseling and Educational Support Services
CFRA
California Family Rights Act
CG
Counseling and Guidance
CHAC
Cabrillo Hispanic Affairs Council
CHEM
Chemistry (Instructional Program)
CIO
Chief Instructional Officer (aka, Vice President of Instruction)
CIP
Classification of Instructional Programs
CIP
Council for Instructional Planning
CIS
Computer and Information Systems (Instructional Program)
CJ
Criminal Justice (Instructional Program)
CL##-##
Classified job number (“CL” followed by the last two digits of the current calendar year, followed by a dash, and then the number the position was assigned when it was created.)
CMP
Cabrillo Master Plan
CO
Chancellor’s Office (for California Community Colleges)
COE
County Office of Education
COLA
Cost of Living Adjustment
COMM
Communication Studies (Instructional Program)
CPC
College Planning Committee
CR
Computing Resources - Former term for IT and may still be official term in database
CR##-##
Certificated job number (For Academic/Faculty recruitment, this number is always “CR” followed by the last two digits of the current calendar year, followed by a dash, and then the number the position was assigned when it was created.)
CRCC
Curriculum Reporting for Community Colleges
CS
Computer Science (Instructional Program)
CSLO
Course Student Learning Outcome
CSMT
Computer Systems Maintenance Tech
CSSO
Chief Student Services Officer (aka Vice President of Student Services)
CSUMB
California State University, Monterey Bay
CTC
Computer Technology Center
CTE
Career Technical Education
CWEE
Cooperative Work Experience Education
DAA
Division Administrative Assistant. Now known as IDA
DACA
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
DANCE
Dance (Instructional Program)
DAS
Division Accounting Specialist
DATATEL
Cabrillo’s “Datatel Colleague” integrated computer system (see CORE)
DBA
Digital Bridge Academy (now known as ACE – Academy for CollegeExcellence)
DC Department Chair
DC
Division Coordinator
DE
Distance Education
DFEH
Department of Fair Employment and Housing
DH
Dental Hygiene (Instructional Program)
DM
Digital Media (Instructional Program)
DMAG
Data Management Advisory Group
DMCP
Digital Management Career Preparation (Instructional Program related to ACE)
DOJ
Department of Justice
DOT
Department of Transportation
DSA
Division of State Architect
DSPS
Disabled Student Program and Services (Now called ASC)
DualE Dual Enrollment
EC / Ed Code
California Education Code: The body of law concerned with education. Over 2,000 statutes cover community colleges.
ECE
Early Childhood Education (Instructional Program)
ECOIL
Education Centers and Online & Innovative Learning
ECON
Economics (Instructional Program)
Ed Plan
Electronic Student Education Plan (necessary for registration and financial aid, found on WebAdvisor)
EDUC
Education (Instructional Program)
EEOC
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
EERA
Education Employment Relations Act, regulates collective bargaining.
ELC
English Learning Center
EMP
Educational Master Plan
ENGL
English (Instructional Program)
ENGR
Engineering (Instructional Program)
EOPS
Extended Opportunity Program and Services - a categorically funded program for colleges serving educationally and economically disadvantaged students
ERISA
Employee Retirement Income Security Act
ES
Environmental Science (Instructional Program)
ESL
English as a Second Language (Instructional Program)
ETECH
Engineering Technology (Instructional Program)
F Factor
Relates to Flex Week credit calculation
F1-Visa
An F1 visa is a non-immigrant visa for those wishing to study in the U.S. You must file an F1 visa application if you plan on entering the US to attend Cabrillo
FA Financial Aid
FAFSA
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
FAO
Financial Aid Office
FEHC
Fair Employment & Housing Commission
FELI
Faculty Experimental Learning Institute
FERPA
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Flex
Flexible faculty schedule (annually 9 days of faculty staff development)
Flex
Week of flexible faculty schedule prior to the beginning of a Cabrillo Semester
FMLA
Family Medical Leave Act
FMP
Facilities Master Plan
FON
Faculty Obligation Number
FPC
Facilities Planning Committee
FPPO
Facilities Planning and Plant Operations (formerly M&O)
FR
French (Instructional Program)
FSA
Faculty Service Area (used for faculty layoff and reassignment purposes defined in CCFT contract)
FT
Fire Technology (Instructional Program)
FTEF
Full-Time Equivalent Faculty
FTES
Full-Time Equivalent Student
FTTW
Fast Track to Work program – discontinued; see SRSN
FY Fiscal Year
FYE
First Year Experience (Student Learning Community to prepare students for academic success as new college students)
GE
Gainful Employment (Federal reporting requirement)
GE General Education
GEOG
Geography (Instructional Program)
GEOL
Geology (Instructional Program)
G-MUG
Grant Managers User Group
GO Grants Office
GOAL
Greater Opportunity for Adult Learning (formerly AEBG)
GOMOPRO
Grants Office, Marketing Office, and PRO
GP Guided Pathways
GPA
Grade point average
GRMN
German (Instructional Program)
H1-Visa
The H-1 Visa is a non-immigrant visa in the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 101(a)(15)(H). It allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. Cabrillo does not currently sponsor employees through this program.
HASS
Human Arts and Social Sciences Division
HAWK
Health, Athletics, Wellness and Kinesiology Division
HAZ MAT
Hazardous Materials
HIPAA
Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act
HIST
History (Instructional Program)
HMO
Health Maintenance Organization: Health care delivery system, which accepts exclusive responsibility and financial risk for providing, specified services to a defined population.
HONRS
Honors (Instructional Program)
HORT
Horticulture (Instructional Program), also name of building/location
HR
Human Resources department
HS
Health Science (Instructional Program)
HSAC
High School Articulation Council
HSERV
Human Services (Instructional Program)
IA
Instructional Assistant (classified position)
IAC
Instructional Administrator Council
IC
Instruction Council
IDA
Instructional Division Assistant (classified position)
IEC
Institutional Effectiveness Committee
IGETC
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum
IIPP
Injury & Illness Prevention Program
ILC
Integrated Learning Center (location: Watsonville Campus)
IPA
Instructional Procedures Analyst
IPE
Inclusive Participatory Experience
ISER
Institutional Self-Evaluation Report (for Accreditation)
ISLO
Institutional Student Learning Outcome
ISS
Institutional Set Standard
IT
Information Technology (formerly CR, Computer Resources)
ITAL
Italian (Instructional Program)
JAPAN
Japanese (Instructional Program)
JOURN
Journalism (Instructional Program)
JTPA
Job Training Partnership Act (a federally funded job training program)
KIN
Kinesiology (Instructional Program) (formerly PE)
KPI
Key Performance Indicator
LIBR
Library (instructional Program), also name of building/location
LRC
Learning Resources Center
LRM
Learner Relationship Management
LS Learning Skills
LTO
Lateral Transfer Opportunity
MA
Medical Assisting (Instructional Program)
MA
Master in Arts Degree
MATH
Mathematics (Instructional Program)
MEP
Minority Engineering Program
MESA
Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement program (Student Learning Community)
METEO
Meteorology (Instructional Program)
METPP
Migrant Education Teacher Preparation Program
MIS
Management Information System
MLC
Math Learning Center
MOU
Memorandum of Understanding
MQs
Minimum Qualifications. Replaces California Community College credentials for state-defined academic qualifications related to faculty hiring
MS Master in Sciences
MUS
Music (Instructional Program)
N
Nursing (Instructional Program)
NAS
Natural and Applied Sciences Division
NEB
Net Ending Balance
NextUp
Renamed CAFYES (Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support) program
O*NET
Occupational Information Network
OARC
Outcomes Assessment Review Committee (aka ARC)
OCEAN
Oceanography (Instructional Program)
OLA
Organization of Latino Americans
PC
Program Coordinator
PCN
Position Control Number (budget-related position number)
PCTE
Perkins Career and Technical Education Act
PD
Professional Development (previously PETL/Professional Engagement and Transformation Learning Committee)
PDA
Professional Development Activity
PDC
Professional Development Committee
PERS
Public Employees' Retirement System
PhD
Doctorate of Philosophy
PHILO
Philosophy (Instructional Program)
PHYS
Physics (Instructional Program)
PIE
Program Improvement and Effectiveness
PIO
Public Information Officer
PIT
Program Implementation Team (for Guided Pathways)
PMI
Project Management Institution
PO Purchase Order
PPO
Preferred Provider Organization is a network of health care providers who contract for discounted fee-for-service rates with payer (insurance company or employer) of such services. The payer provides benefit incentives to encourage the use of the contracted provider.
PR
Purchase Requisition
PRO
Planning and Research Office
PS
Political Science (Instructional Program)
PS Program Specialist
PSLO
Program Student Learning Outcome
PSYCH
Psychology (Instructional Program)
PUENTE
Intensive writing, counseling and mentoring project to help Mexican American/Latino students stay in school, enroll in college, earn degrees, and return to the community as leaders and mentors.
RE
Real Estate (Instructional Program)
READ
Reading (Instructional Program)
RT
Radiologic Technology (Instructional Program)
SAC
Student Activities Center
SAM
Standard Accountability Model
SARS
GRID Software application for scheduling counseling appointments
SAS
Senior Accounting Specialist (classified position)
SBDC
Small Business Development Center
SDLC
Stroke and Disability Learning Center (also known as the Stroke Center)
SEA
Student Equity and Achievement Program (manages services provided by SSSP and BSI)
SEP
Student Equity Program (now managed by SEA)
SEP
Student Educational Plan
SESAG
Student Equity and Success Advisory Group
SESSC
Student Equity and Success Steering Committee
SJSU
San Jose State University
SLO
Student Learning Outcomes (measures knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes students gain)
SLS
Sign Language Studies (Instructional Program, now ALS)
SOC
Sociology (Instructional Program)
SOC
Standard Occupational Classification
SPAN
Spanish (Instructional Program)
SPECS
(Scholars Program for Engineering College Students) Cluster term for departments working together in the HASS Division
SPED
Special Education (Instructional Program)
SQL
Structured Query Language
SRC
Student Resource Center (location: Watsonville Center)
SRSN
Student Resource & Support Network, consists of the following student services programs: CalWORKs, CARE, EOPS, WIOA
SRTK
Student Right-to-Know
SSCT
Student Support & Care Team
SServ Student Services
SSSP
Student Success and Support Programs. Now managed by SEA program
STEAM
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics
STEM
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
STRS
State Teachers' Retirement System
SWP
Strong Workforce Program
TA Teaching Assistant
TA
Theater Arts (Instructional Program)
TAC
Technology Advisory Committee (now TC)
TAG
Transfer Admission Guarantees
TC
Technology Committee (formerly Technology Advisory Committee)
TC Tutoring Center
TESL
Teaching English as a Second Language
TESOL
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
TLC
Teaching and Learning Center
TOP
Taxonomy of Programs
TSA
Tax Sheltered Annuity
TUs Teaching Units
UCSC
University of California, Santa Cruz
UCSC
University of California, Santa Cruz
URM
UnderRepresented Minorities
VAPA
Visual, Applied and Performing Arts Division
VATEA
Vocational Applied Teacher Education Act
VP Vice President
VPAS
Vice President, Administrative Services (aka CBO and formerly Vice President of Business Services)
VPI
Vice President, Instruction (aka CIO)
VPSS
Vice President, Student Services (aka CSSO)
VTEA
Vocational-Technical Education Act (Perkins)
W
Welding (Instructional Program)
WIA
Workforce Investment Act. Now WIOA
WIOA
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act – a federally funded program serving dislocated worker or low-income adult students
WS
Women’s Studies (Instructional Program)
WSCH
Weekly Student Contact Hours
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