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% Annual Change


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Percentage of change in unduplicated headcount, year-over-year

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11/12 month salary contract/teaching period


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The contracted teaching period of faculty employed for the entire year, usually for a period of 11 or 12 months.

(Term used in the IPEDS HR Survey component prior to 2012-13)

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12-month enrollment (E12)


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  • 12-Month Enrollment
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These data were collected in the Enrollment component prior to the 2007 IPEDS collection. Data are collected for the entire 12-month academic year, while enrollment data collected in the Fall Enrollment component are fall data. Institutions report an unduplicated head count for the total number...

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12-month period


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A 12-month period defined by an institution for reporting a full year of activity (usually either July 1 through June 30 or September 1 through August 31). This time period should be consistent across all IPEDS data collections and from year-to-year.

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1st Time 


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An indicator that lets you know if you have received your first Pell Grant during the 2008-2009 Award Year or later. This is used as the beginning date for determining Pell Lifetime Eligibility used.
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25th percentile


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The score at or below which 25 percent of students submitting test scores to an institution scored.

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3/2 program


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A Program of study that normally requires the first 3 years of undergraduate study at one institution and the last 2 years of study at another institution in order to attain a Bachelor's degree. These programs are predefined by the institutions and are normally offered when an institution is...

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4-1-4 (calendar system)


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  • 4-1-4 calendar system
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The 4-1-4 calendar usually consists of 4 courses taken for 4 months, 1 course taken for 1 month, and 4 courses taken for 4 months. There may be an additional Summer session.

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5-year program


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A Program offered by an institution that is defined in the catalog as requiring a student to take courses over a 5-year period in order to attain a Bachelor's degree. These include, but are not limited to, 5-year cooperative programs which alternate class attendance with employment.

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6 months residency


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A flag indicating whether a student has established Domiciliary Residency in the State of Kansas for at least six consecutive months prior to the start of the reporting term, or if the students meets a criterion for treatment as an exception. Acceptable values: Y = Yes, has been a domiciliary...

75th percentile


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The score above which 25 percent of students submitting test scores to an institution scored.

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9/10-month salary contract/teaching period


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The contracted teaching period of Faculty employed for 2 semesters, 3 quarters, 2 trimesters, 2 4-month sessions, or the equivalent.

(Term used in the IPEDS HR Survey component prior to 2012-13)

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A Pass F


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A grading option in which a student earning a grade of A in a course will have an A recorded for that course; a grade of B, C, or D will be recorded as a Pass; and a grade of F will be recorded as an F.

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AAC&U


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See “Association of American Colleges and Universities.”

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AAT


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Associate of Arts in a Teaching Degree. Board-approved collegiate Degree Programs consisting of lower-division courses intended for transfer to baccalaureate programs that lead to initial Texas teacher certification.

Ability


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Competence in an activity or occupation because of one's skill, training, or other qualification. For CAEP purposes it is the demonstrated competence to be hired in one's field of preparation.
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Ability to Benefit Code


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Displays the code that best describes how the Ability to Benefit (ATB) requirement was met. The ATB test is required for all students prior to receiving federal financial aid.

Valid codes are: 01 - ATB - Test Completed - First Enrolled before July 1, 2012
02 - ATB - College Credits - First...

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Abroad


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Any geographic location not in the aggregate United States, which includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Other areas.

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Academic Action


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Sanctions which may be applied to a student for misconduct.

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Academic Advisement


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Plan under which each student is assigned to a faculty member or a trained adviser, who, through regular meetings, helps the student plan and implement immediate and long-term academic and vocational goals.

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academic advisement


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Plan under which each student is assigned to a faculty member or a trained advisor, who, through regular meetings, helps the student plan and implement immediate and long-term academic and vocational goals.
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Academic Career


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A term that describes the type and nature of classes and student programs. Students preparing for or working toward a degree are assigned to an academic career of Credit. Students taking professional development, personal enrichment, or other community support classes are assigned to an academic...

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Academic Common Market student


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A student from another state who has been certified by his or her state to participate in an approved academic program in a Virginia institution.
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Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM)


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The official list of Approval Numbers for general academic transfer courses that may be offered for state funding by public community and technical colleges in Texas. It lists a basic core of general academic courses which are freely transferable among all public institutions of higher education...

Academic Credit Course


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A college-level course that, if successfully completed, can be applied toward the number of courses required for achieving a Degree, diploma, Certificate, or other formal Award.

Academic Cycle


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The stages of course or program completion along the horizontal/top dimension of the Student Success Matrix which indicates at what part of the academic cycle – connection, entry, progress, completion – the support occurs or is directed. The academic cycle can apply to a single course, a student...

Academic Eligibility


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Certified by the university that they are academically eligible to compete based on NCAA requirements.

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Academic freedom


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Institutional policies and practices that affirm that those in the academy are free to share their convictions and responsible conclusions with their colleagues and students in their teaching, research, and writing. According to the AAUP statement on academic freedom, teachers are entitled to...
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Academic Goal or Educational Goal


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The purpose and goal for the student's attendance and educational achievement. In order to report on the history of this data, pull Academic goal or Educational Goal Date

Keep History? Yes

Business Process: As of 2014, this field is only being used by the Business Office for billing purposes....

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Academic Integration


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A predictor category in the Student Success Matrix. Degree to which a student feels integrated into the academic culture of the institution – often largely from classroom participation but also from participation in or opportunities for participation in academic activities that relate to a...