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DU Acronyms

  • 1st-Gen - First-Generation College Student (first in their family to attend college) (See FITIAC)
  • ACEN - Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (accreditation body for Davenport's Diploma in Practical Nursing programs)
  • ACES - Achieving Career and Educational Success - a First Year Seminar class (ACES100)
  • ACM@DU - Davenport chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery
  • ACOTE - Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (accreditation body of AOTA for some Davenport's Master of Science in Occupational Therapy)
  • ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act
  • ADC - Associate Department Chair
  • ADP - Automatic Data Processing (electronic time card system for hourly staff, paycheck & PTO for all staff)
  • ALD - Alpha Lambda Delta (National Honor Society for 1st-year students with 3.5 GPA or better)
  • ALP - Accelerated Learning Program
  • AMA@DU - Davenport chapter of the American Marketing Association
  • AOTA - American Occupational Therapy Association
  • ASPIRE - Student organization for women of color
  • ASU - Asian Student Union
  • AUPHA - Association of University Programs in Health Administration (international consortium of graduate and undergraduate health administration programs)
  • BPA - Davenport chapter of Business Professionals of America (has annual National Leadership Conference competition in business areas)
  • BSU - Black Student Union
  • CAAHEP - Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (accreditation body for Davenport's Medical Assisting programs)
  • CAB - Campus Activities Board
  • CAE/CD - Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense
  • CAHIIM - Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (accreditation body for some Davenport health programs)
  • CBOC - internship partner in Wyoming, VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (See RNPC)
  • CCL - Center for Campus Life
  • CCNE - Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (accreditation body for some Davenport nursing programs)
  • CDO - Cyber Defense Organization
  • CEO - Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization
  • CETL - Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
  • CMBA - Competency-Based MBA
  • CoHP - Davenport's College of Health Professions
  • CRIR - Course Requirements & Instructor Recommendations
  • CRN - Course Reference Number
  • CRO - Central Records Office (Registrar)
  • CSC - Customer Support Center (DU IT support for faculty & staff)
  • DC - Department Chair (supervises Associate Department Chairs)
  • DECA - (formerly Distributive Education Clubs of America) a management/marketing student organization that helps prepare emerging leaders
  • DEI - Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • EFC - Expected Family Contribution
  • FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • FTIAC - First Time In Any College (See 1st-Gen)
  • FOL - Foundations of Learning
  • FUSE Club - Future Urban Stem Educators
  • FYE - First Year Experience
  • GREAT - Great Customer Service Acronym (Greet, Respond, Exceed expectations, Actively Listening, Thanking)
  • GSO - Global Student Organization
  • HLC - Higher Learning Commission (Accrediting body for Davenport University)
  • HSPPO - Health and Science Pre-Professional Organization
  • IACBE - International Accreditation Council for Business Education (Accrediting body for some of Davenport's business programs)
  • IPEx - Institute for Professional Excellence
  • IRB - Institutional Review Board
  • ISaAC - Information Security and Assurance Center
  • KPI - Key Performance Indicators
  • LS@DU - Legal Students @ Davenport University
  • LSU - Latinx Student Union
  • NPD - New Program Development
  • NSLS - National Society of Leadership & Success
  • OER - Open Educational Resources
  • OPE - Office of Performance Excellence (Training)
  • PDCA - Plan - Do - Check - Act (Process improvement tools)
  • PLA - Prior Learning Assessment
  • PTO - Paid Time Off
  • QM - Quality Matters (a Certification for a standard of course design that Davenport has adapted and is slowly applying to all classes)
  • RNPC Grant - Registered Nurse in Primary Care grant offered in partnership with CBOC
  • RSO - Registered Student Organizations on Engage
  • RTV - Real-Time Virtual (Class delivery method)
  • SAP - Standards of Academic Progress
  • SBD - Sigma Beta Delta (Honor Society for students in business, management, & administration)
  • SEP - DegreePlan's Student Educational Planner
  • SET - Student Evaluation of Teaching
  • SFS - Student Financial Services (DU Financial Aid & Bursar support for students)
  • SHIRM@DU - Davenport chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management
  • SMART - Criteria for creating annual goals in DU's Performance Evaluation System
  • SNA - Student Nurses Association Lansing, Lettinga, Midland, and Warren
  • SPSS - Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (Software program)
  • SSC - Student Support Center (DU IT support for students)
  • S-STEM - Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • STAIR - DU Values (Serving with Quality, Trustworthiness, Accountability, Innovation & creativity, Respect & inclusion)
  • SVA - Student Veterans of America
  • TEACH Grant - Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) grant
  • TLI - Wynalda Teaching & Learning Institute
  • UAC - University Advisory Council
  • UCC - University Curriculum Committee
  • VPN - Virtual Private Network (method DU uses for remote access to the DU network and your university drives from off-campus)
  • VTO - Volunteer Time Off
  • YLS - Year Long Scheduling