Commonly Used Acronyms

AACC

American Association of Community Colleges

AAO

Affirmative Action Officer

AAWCC

American Association of Women in Community Colleges

AB

Assembly Bill

ACA

Assembly Constitutional Amendment

ACBO

Association of Chief Business Officers

ACCCA

Association of California Community College Administrators

ACCE

Association of Community and Continuing Education

ACCJC

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior College

ACCT

Association of Community College Trustees

ACCTLA

Association of California College Tutoring and Learning Assistance

ACHRO

Association of Chief Human Resources Officers

ACR

Assembly Concurrent Resolution

ACT

American College Testing

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

AFT

American Federation of Teachers

AG

Attorney General

AIA

Association of Instructional Administrators

AICCU

Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities

APAHE

Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education

API

Academic Performance Index

AS

Associated Students

ASACC

American Student Association of Community Colleges

ASB

Associated Student Body

ASBGP

Associated Student Body Government Presidents

ASCCC

Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges

ASP

Academic Senate President

ASSIST

Articulation System to Stimulate Inter-institutional Student Transfer

BCP

Budget Change Proposal

BFAP

Board Financial Assistance Program

BOG

Board of Governors

BPPVE

Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education

CACCRAO

California Association of Community College Registrars and Admissions Officers

CACT

Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies

CALPASS

California Partnership for Achieving Student Success

CALSACC

California Student Association of Community Colleges

CALWORKS

California Work Opportunity and Responsibility for Kids

CAN

California Articulation Numbering

CARE

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education

CARL-S

California Academic and Research Libraries

CBO

Chief Business Officer

CCC

California Community Colleges

CCCAAAA

Community College Counselors/Advisors Academic Association for Athletics

CCCCO

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office

CCCI

California Community College Independents

CCCCS

California Community College Classified Senate

CCCSAT

California Community College Satellite Network

CCCCSSAA

California Community College Chief Student Services Administrators Association

CCCT

California Community College Trustees

CCD

Community College District

CCIA

Community College Internal Auditors

CCLC

Community College League of California

CCLDI

Community College Leadership Development Institute

CCPRO

Community College Public Relations Organization

CDE

California Department of Education

CDS

California Directory of Schools

CENIC

Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California

CEO

Chief Executive Officer

CEOCCC

Chief Executive Officers of the California Community Colleges

CFIER

California Foundation for Improvement to Employer-Employee Relations

CFT

California Federation of Teachers

CHRO

Chief Human Resources Officer

CIO

Chief Instructional Officer

CIOCCC

Chief Instructional Officers of the California Community Colleges

CISO

Chief Information Systems Officer

CISOA

Chief Information Systems Officers Association

COFHE

Capital Outlay Fund for Higher Education

COFO

Council of Faculty Organizations

COLA

Cost-of-Living Adjustment

CPEC

California Postsecondary Education Commission

CPR

California Performance Review

CSAC

California Student Aid Commission

CSEA

California State Employees Association or California School Employees Association

CSSO

Chief Student Services Officer

CSU

California State University

CTA

California Teachers Association

CTC

Commission on Teacher Credentialing

DED

Data Element Dictionary

DETAC

Distance Education Technical Advisory Committee

DOF

Department of Finance

DSP&S

Disabled Students Programs and Services

ECHS

Early College High School

EDD

Employment Development Department

ED>Net

Economic Development Network

EDPAC

Economic and Workforce Development Program Advisory Committee

EERA

Educational Employment Relations Act

EOPS

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services

ERAF

Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund

ERIC

Educational Research Information Center

ESL

English as a Second Language

FACCC

Faculty Association for California Community Colleges

FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

FAO

Financial Aid Officer (or Office)

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

FERPA

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

FII

Fund for Instructional Improvement

FIPSE

Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education

FSA

Faculty Service Area

FSS

Fund for Student Success

FTE

Full-time Equivalent

FTEF

Full-time Equivalent Faculty

FTES

Full-time Equivalent Students

FY

Fiscal Year

GCEPD

Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities

GE

General Education

GED

General Equivalency Diploma

GSL

Guaranteed Student Loan

HBCUs

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

HSEE

High School Exit Exam

ICAS

Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates

ICW

Intersegmental Curriculum Workgroup (1440) 

IDRC

Industry-Driven Regional Collaborative

I-ECC

Industry Education Council of California

IGETC

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum

IJE

Interjurisdictional Exchange

ILP

Independent Living Program

IMPAC

Intersegmental Major Preparation Articulated Curriculum

IOC

Implementation Oversight Committee 

IPEDS

Integrated Postsecondary Educational Data System

IT

Information Technology

ITV

Instructional Television

JPA

Joint Powers Authority

LAN

Local Area Network

LAO

Legislative Analyst’s Office

LEP

Limited English Proficiency

MALDEF

Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund

MCHS

Middle College High School

MESA

Mathematics Engineering and Science Achievement

MIS

Management Information System

MOE

Maintenance of Effort

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

MQs

Minimum Qualifications

NCLB

No Child Left Behind

NSF

National Science Foundation

OAL

Office of Administrative Law

OCR

Office of Civil Rights

OE

Office of Education

OSE

Office of the Secretary of Education

PERB

Public Employment Relations Board

PERS

Public Employees Retirement System

PFE

Partnership for Excellence

PIO

Public Information Officer

Q & A

Questions and Answers

RFA

Request for Applications

RFP

Request for Proposals

SB

Senate Bill

SBE

State Board of Education

SBGP

Student Body Government President

SCA

Senate Constitutional Amendment

SCANS

Secretary of Labor’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills

SCO

State Controller’s Office

SCR

Senate Concurrent Resolution

SEIU

Service Employees International Union

SRTK

Student Right to Know

SSCCC

Student Senate for the California Community Colleges

STRS

State Teachers Retirement System

STW

School to Work

TANF

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families

TBA

To Be Announced

TMI

Technology Mediated Instruction

TOEFL

Test of English as a Foreign Language

TQM

Total Quality Management

TRANs

Tax Revenue Anticipation Notes

TRDP

Teacher and Reading Development Partnership Program

TTAC

Technology Technical Advisory Committee

TTIP

Telecommunications & Technology Infrastructure Program

UC

University of California

UCOP

University of California, Office of the President

VTEA

Vocational and Technical Education Act

WIA

Workforce Investment Act

WSCH

Weekly Student Contact Hours

WWW

World Wide Web