Higher Ed Acronyms

Commonly used acronyms and terms

Council of Presidents

  • BAR (Budget, Accounting & Reporting)
  • COP (Council of Presidents)
  • ICAO (Interinstitutional Committee of Academic Officers)
  • ICAPP (Interinstitutional Committee for Academic Planning)
  • ICBO (Interinstitutional Committee of Business Officers)
  • ICIR ( Interinstitutional Committee of Institutional Research)
  • ICLO (Interinstitutional Committee of Legislative Officers)
  • ICORA (Interinstitutional Committee of Registrars and Admissions Officers)
  • ICSSO (Interinstitutional Committee of Student Services Officers)
  • ICUS (Interinstitutional Committee on Undergraduate Studies)
  • IPOC (Interinstitutional Committee of Personnel Officers)
  • WHETC (Washington Higher Education Technology Consortium)

Higher Education

  • AAS-T (Associate in Applied Science – Transfer)
  • ABE (Adult Basic Education)
  • ACPL (Academic Credit for Prior Learning)
  • AP (Advanced Placement)
  • AS-T (Associate in Science – Transfer)
  • BI (Baccalaureate Institution)
  • BOR (Board of Regents)
  • BOT (Board of Trustees)
  • CADR (College Academic Distribution Requirements)
  • CBS (College Bound Scholarship)
  • CI (Cambridge International)
  • CiHS (College in the High School)
  • CTC (Community and/or Technical College)
  • DSA (Data Sharing Agreement)
  • DTA (Direct Transfer Agreement)
  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
  • FTE (Full Time Equivalent)
  • GET (Guaranteed Education Tuition)
  • IB (International Baccalaureate)
  • MOOC (Massively Open Online Course)
  • MOU (Memorandum of Understanding)
  • MRP (Major Related Program)
  • OER (Open Educational Resources)
  • PBI (Public Baccalaureate Institution)
  • PCHEES (Public Centralized Higher Education Enrollment Statistics)
  • PLA (Prior Learning Assessment)
  • Provost (Senior academic administrator at many institutions of higher education)
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
  • WCG (Washington College Grant)

Organizations

  • AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers)
  • AAU (Association of American Universities)
  • AAUP (American Association of University Professors)
  • ACE (American Council on Education)
  • AFT (Washington – American Federation of Teachers)
  • AACC (American Association of Community Colleges)
  • AASCU (American Association of State Colleges and Universities)
  • APLU (Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities)
  • APSCU (Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities)
  • ATC (Articulation and Transfer Council, SBCTC)
  • AWSP (Association of Washington School Principles)
  • CFR (Council of Faculty Representatives)
  • CHEA (Council for Higher Education Accreditation)
  • COPLAC (Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges)
  • CPC (College Promise Coalition)
  • ECS (Education Commission of the States)
  • ERDC (Education Research and Data Center)
  • IC (Instruction Commission, SBCTC)
  • ICRC (Intercollege Relations Commission)
  • ICW (Independent Colleges of Washington)
  • IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System)
  • JTC (Joint Transfer Council, formerly JAOG – Joint Access Oversight Group)
  • NACEP (National Alliance for Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships)
  • NAICU (National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities)
  • NCES (National Center for Education Statistics)
  • NCSL (National Conference of State Legislatures)
  • NWCCU (Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities)
  • OFM (Office of Financial Management)
  • OSPI (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction)
  • SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium)
  • SBCTC (State Board for Community and Technical Colleges)
  • SHEEO (State Higher Education Executive Officers)
  • UFWS (United Faculty of Washington State)
  • WaCLA (Washington Consortium for the Liberal Arts)
  • WAPED (Washington Association on Postsecondary Education and Disability)
  • WEA (Washington Education Association)
  • WCHSCR (Washington Council for High School-College Relations)
  • WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education)
  • WSA (Washington Student Association)
  • WSAC (Washington Student Achievement Council)
  • WSIPP (Washington State Institute for Public Policy)
  • WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange)

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