Glossary of University Acronyms

ACRONYMS LIST: ALPHABETICAL (by acronym)

Last updated: 16/11/2018

University Governance has prepared the ‘acronyms list’ as a reference list to assist you.  We hope we have identified the key ones – but if you have any suggested additions, please let us know.


A

AAC Aboriginal Advisory Council
AAC Academic Appeals Committee [University Governance]
AARP Academic Alternate Relationship Plan
AASUA Academic Staff Association University of Alberta
ABMC Academic Benefits Management Committee
ACAT Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfers [Government of Alberta]
ACCESS Adolescent/early adult Connections to Community-driven, Early, Strength-based and Stigma-free Services
AE Advanced Education
AFWAG Ancillaries Fees Working Advisory Group
AGC Alberta Graduate Council
AHS Alberta Health Services [Government of Alberta]
AI Alberta Innovates [Government of Alberta]
AI Artificial Intelligence
AICT Academic Information and Communication Technologies
AIS Administrative Information Systems
AISSC Administrative Information Systems Steering Committee [Vice-President (Finance and Administration)]
ALES Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
AP&D Appointment, Promotion and Dismissal
APAGA Alberta Public Agencies Governance Act [Government of Alberta]
APAS Alberta Post-Secondary Application System (ApplyAlberta) [Government of Alberta]
APC Academic Planning Committee [General Faculties Council]
API Academic Price Index
APLU  Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
APO Administrative Professional Officer
APRC Alcohol Policy Review Committee [VicePresident, Facilities and Operations]
ARC Agreement Review Committee [Provost and Vice-President (Academic)]
ASC Aboriginal Student Council
ASC Academic Standards Committee [General Faculties Council]
ASC Administrative Strategic Council [VicePresident (Finance and Administration)]
ASEC Alberta Students’ Executive Council
ASRIP Alberta Science and Research Investments Program [Government of Alberta]
ASRP Academic Supplemental Retirement Pension
ATS Academic Teaching Staff
AVP Associate Vice-President

B

BAC Budget Advisory Committee [Provost and Vice-President (Academic)]
BAGMM  Board Ad hoc Group on Committee Mandates and Memberships [Board of Governors]
BARC  Board Audit and Risk Committee [Board of Governors] (formerly Board Audit Committee)
BARD Book and Record Depository
BFPC Board Finance and Property Committee [Board of Governors]
BG Board of Governors
BHRCC Board Human Resources and Compensation Committee [Board of Governors]
BIC Board Investment Committee [Board of Governors]
BIE Bureau International des Expositions
BLDC Board Learning and Discovery Committee [Board of Governors]
BLIMS  Building and Land Information Management Services
BSHEC Board Safety, Health and the Environment Committee [Board of Governors]
BRPAC Board Reputation and Public Affairs Committee [Board of Governors] (formerly Board University Relations Committee)

C

CAFA Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations
CAGS Canadian Association for Graduate Studies
CAI Council on Aboriginal Initiatives [Provost and Vice-President (Academic)]
CAQC Campus Alberta Quality Council [Government of Alberta]
CAR Committee for Animal Resources [VicePresident (Research)]
CARI  Comprehensive Academic Research Institutions
CASA Canadian Alliance of Student Associations
CASDC Campus Alberta Strategic Directions Committee [Government of Alberta]
CAST Contract Academic Staff Teaching
CAUBO Canadian Association of University Business Officers
CAUS Council of Alberta University Students
CAUS Campus Alberta Unified Services
CC Career Centre
CCAC Canadian Council on Animal Care
CCE Chairs' Council Executive [President]
CCIS Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies
CCN Campus Communicator Network
CEAR Capital Expenditure Authorization Request [Vice-President (Facilities and Operations)]
CERC Canada Excellence Research Chairs [Government of Canada]
CFI Canada Foundation for Innovation [Government of Canada]
CFREF Canada First Research Excellence Fund 
CIAEPC Centres, Institutes and External Partnerships Committee [Provost and Vice-President (Academic)]
CIHR Canadian Institutes for Health Research [Government of Alberta]
CIP Comprehensive Institutional Plan
CLE Committee on the Learning Environment [General Faculties Council]
CMT Crisis Management Team
COAB Code of Applicant Behaviour
COLA Cost of Living Adjustment
COPPOA Council of Post-Secondary Presidents of Alberta
COSA Council on Student Affairs [Dean of Students]
COSB Code of Student Behaviour
COWCUBS Conference on Western Canadian University Board Secreteries
CPI Consumer Price Index
CPOC Cooling Plant on Campus
CRC Canada Research Chairs [Government of Canada]
CSJ Campus Saint-Jean
CSJ College Saint-Jean
CSL Community Service Learning
CSS Campus Security Services (renamed University of Alberta Protective Services (UAPS)
CTLR Celebrate! Teaching. Learning. Research.
CUBA Canadian University Board Association
CUP Community-University Partnership

D

DC Deans’ Council
DIE Discipline Interpretation and Enforcement Board [Students' Union]
DO Discipline Officer

E

ECHA Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
ECV East Campus Village
EDI Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
EEDC Edmonton Economic Development Corporation
EFAP Employee and Family Assistance Program
EHS Environment, Health and Safety
EOC  Emergency Operations Centre
EPAC Edmonton Performing Arts Centre
ESG Environmental, Social, Governance
ESQ Enterprise Square – University of Alberta
EXEC Executive Committee [General Faculties Council]

F

FAAC Faculty Academic Appeals Committee
FDC Facilities Development Committee [General Faculties Council]
FDO Faculty Development Officer
FEC Faculty Evaluation Committee
FES Future Energy Systems
FGSR Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
FLE Full-Load Equivalent
FMA Flexible Messaging Area
FMC Finance Management Committee
FNMI  First Nations, Métis and Inuit
FOI Festival of Ideas
FOIPP Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
FoMD Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
FPG For the Public Good
FOS Final Offer Selection
FPRC Faculty Practice Review Committee
FSJ Faculté Saint-Jean
FSO Faculty Service Officer

G

GAC General Appeals Committee [Provost and Vice-President (Academic)]
GEM Governors Emeritus Members
GES Governance Executive Summary
GFC General Faculties Council
GOS Graduate Outcomes Survey
GPA Grade Point Average
GSA Graduate Students’ Association
GSAC Graduate Students’ Association of Canada
GUBA Great University Bear of Alberta

H

HEPI Higher Education Price Index
HIAR Helping Individuals at Risk (Policy) [UAPPOL]
HRS Human Resource Services
HSC Health Sciences Council

I

ICD Institute of Corporate Directors
ICE Innovation Centre for Engineering
ICR Indirect Costs of Research
IM Information Management
IMP Infrastructure Maintenance Program
IPO Information and Privacy Office
ISMSS Institute for Sexual Minority Studies & Service
ISP Institutional Strategic Plan
ISS Interim Staffing Solutions
IST Information Services and Technology (formerly Information and Communication Technology)

K

KIAS Kule Institute for Advanced Study
KIP Knowledge Infrastructure Program [Government of Canada]
KPI Key Performance Indicators
KRF Killam Research Fund
KSR Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation

L

LIS Library Impact Statement
LKSF Li Ka Shing Foundation
LMS Learning Management Systems
LOI Letter of Intent
LRDP Long Range Development Plan [VicePresident (Facilities and Operations)]

M

MAPS Management and Professional Staff
MASC Math and Applied Sciences Centre
MOA Memorandum of Agreement
MOOC Massive On-line Open Courses
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MNIF Mandatory Non-Instructional Fees
MSI Major Science Initiative

N

NAJA Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
NANUC National High Field NMR Centre
NASA Non-Academic Staff Association
NC Nominating Committee [General Faculties Council]
NCE Networks of Centres of Excellence
NI Nanotechnology Initiative (formerly NINT)
NOP Naming Opportunities Plan
NRC National Research Council [Government of Canada]
NSERC Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council [Government of Canada]
NSSE National Survey on Student Engagement

O

OASIS Online Academic Student Information System
OER Open Educational Resources
OI Outline of Issue [University Governance]
OTP Office of the President

P

P/VP (A) Provost & Vice-President (Academic)
PACC Provost's Advisory Council of Chairs
PACD Provost’s Advisory Council of Deans [Provost and Vice-President (Academic)]
PAGF Province of Alberta Graduate Fellowship [Government of Alberta]
PAGS Province of Alberta Graduate Scholarship [Government of Alberta]
PAW Physical Activity and Wellness Centre
PCIS President's Committee on International Strategies
PDEA Provost Doctoral Entrance Awards
PDF Post-Doctoral Fellow
PDFA Post-Doctoral Fellows Association
PDFO Post-Doctoral Fellows Office
PDLC Provost's Digital Learning Committee
PEAC Position Evaluation Appeal Committee
PEC President's Executive Committee
PEC-O President’s Executive Committee - Operations
PEC-S President's Executive Committee - Strategic
PEII Provost's Committee on International Initiatives
PHRC Public Health Response Committee [Provost and Vice-President (Academic)]
PIPA Personal Information Protection Act [Government of Alberta]
PLC Peter Lougheed Hall
PLLC Peter Lougheed Leadership College
PLLI Peter Lougheed Leadership Institute
PMO Project Management Office
PRB Practice Review Board [University Governance]
PRC President’s Review Committee
PREPD Performance Review Evaluation and Professional Development
PSLA Post-Secondary Learning Act
PSPP Public Service Pension Plan

R

RACF Registrar's Advisory Committee on Fees
RBAC Residence Budget Advisory Group
RC Replenishment Committee [General Faculties Council]
RCRF Research & Collections Resource Facility (formerly BARD)
REB Research Ethics Board
REBA Research Ethics Board Administrator
REMO Research Ethics & Management Online
REO Research Ethics Office [Vice-President (Research)]
RMS Risk Management Services
RO Registrar’s Office
RRON Robert’s Rules of Order (Newly Revised)
RHA Residence Halls Association
RSO Research Services Office [Vice-President (Research)]
RTW Required to Withdraw

S

SAB South Academic Building
SAC Senior Administrator Committee (City of Edmonton/UofA Committee)
SACIE Standing Advisory Council on International Engagement [Provost and Vice-President(Academic)]
SADP Signature Areas Development Panel
SAO Senior Administrative Officer
SAS Student Accessibility Services [Dean of Students]
SCCG South Campus Consultation Group
SCNC South Campus Neighborhood Coalition
SCPC Student Conduct Policy Committee [General Faculties Council]
SDO Senior Development Officer
SIF Strategic Investment Fund [Government of Canada]
SL&D Staff Learning and Development
SOS ASC Subcommittee on Standards [General Faculties Council]
SOS Student OmbudService [Dean of Students]
SOTS Sessional & Other Temporary Staff
SSHRC Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council [Government of Canada]
SU Students' Union

T

TAPS Full-Time Temporary Administrative and Professional Staff
TBAC Tuition Budget Advisory Committee
TCPS Tri-Council Policy Statement
TDM Travel Demand Management (VicePresident (Facilities and Operations)]
TELSAC Technology Enhanced Learning Spaces Advisory Committee
TIE Truth in Education
TLAT Teaching, Learning and Technology Council
TLEF  Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund
TMIC The Metabolomics Innovation Centre
TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language
TRC Truth and Reconciliation Commission (of Canada)
TRIUMF Tri-University Meson Facility
TTF Tuition Task Force [Vice-Present (Finance and Administration)]
TYP Transition Year Program

U

U15 Group of 15 Canadian Research Universities
UAB University Appeals Board [University Governance]
UABM University of Alberta Budget Model
UACC University of Alberta Consultation Group
UACUC University Animal Care and Use Committee [Vice-President (Research)]
UAI University of Alberta International
UAPP Universities Academic Pension Plan
UAPPOL University of Alberta Policies and Procedures On-Line
UAPS University of Alberta Protective Services (formerly Campus Security Services)
UAPTI University of Alberta Properties Trust Inc.
UAPWC University Animal Policy and Welfare Committee [Vice-President (Research)]
UBEF University Bursaries and Emergency Funding [Dean of Students]
UC Universities Canada (formerly AUCC Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada)
UCW Units of Course Weight
UEP Unitized Endowment Pool
UHC University Health Centre
uPlan Budget Planning Software
URAC University Research Administration Committee [Vice-President (Research)]
URPC University Research Policy Committee [Vice-President (Research)]
USRI Universal Student Ratings of Instruction
UTAC University Teaching Awards Committee [General Faculties Council]
UW United Way
UWPCR United Way Plasma Car Race

V

VP (Adv) Vice-President (Advancement)
VP (F&A) Vice-President (Finance and Administration)
VP (F&O) Vice-President (Facilities and Operations)
VP (R) Vice-President (Research)
VP (UR) Vice-President (University Relations) )
VPC Vice-Provosts’Council

W

WCHRI Women & Children’s Health Research Institute
WISEST Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology
WUN Worldwide Universities Network
WUSC World University Service of Canada