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Office of the Provost - Glossary of Calvin Acronyms

AAUP American Association of University Professors
ABET Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
ABSL Academically-Based Service-Learning
ACRL Association of College and Research Libraries
AER Academic Evaluation Report
AHANA Asian, Hispanic, African American, and Native American
AICUM Association of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Michigan
ALIVE Advanced Learning in Virtual Environment
AMA Academic Multicultural Affairs
ARIHE Association of Reformed Institutions in Higher Education
AV Audio-Visual
BB Boer-Bennink (Residence Hall)
BHT Bolt-Heyns-Timmer (Residence Hall)
BOT Board of Trustees
BV Beets-Veenstra (Residence Hall)
CAA Calvin Alumni Association
CALL Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning
CAP Calvin Accelerated Program
CART Calvin Anti-Racism Team
CAS Communication Arts and Sciences
CCCS Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship
CCCU Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
CCE Cross-Cultural Engagement
CEAP Calvin Environmental Assessment Program
CIC Council of Independent Colleges
CICW Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
CIS Calvin Information Services
CIT Calvin Information Technology
CLAE Christian Liberal Arts Education
COG Committee on Governance
COPC Community Outreach Partnership Center
CORE Calvin's Core Curriculum (General Education)
CP Chapel
CPC Community Partnerships Coordinator
CPI Consumer Price Index
CPOL Christian Perspectives on Learning
CRC Christian Reformed Church
CRCNA Christian Reformed Church of North America
CRF Calvin Research Fellowship
CRWM Christian Reformed World Missions
CRWRC Christian Reformed World Relief Committee
CSI Christian Schools International
CSR Center for Social Research
CTC Calvin Theatre Company
CTS Calvin Theological Seminary
CUR Council on Undergraduate Research
DC DeVos Communication Center
DCM Developing a Christian Mind
DH DeVries Hall
EB Engineering Building
EHOS Environmental Health and Occupational Safety
EPC Educational Policy Committee
ESC Environmental Stewardship Coalition
ESM An Expanded Statement of the Mission of Calvin College
FAC Fine Arts Center
[NOTE: The FAC is currently being expanded and rennovated and will reopen in October 2010 as the Covenant Fine Arts Center (CFAC)]
FEN From Every Nation: Revised Comprehensive Plan for Racial Justice, Reconciliation, and Cross-cultural Engagement at Calvin College
FIPSE Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
FOSCO Faculty Organization Study Committee
FTE Full Time Equivalent
FTIAC First Time In Any College
GAAP Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
GRACE Grand Rapids Area Council for Ecumenism
GRCS Grand Rapids Christian Schools
HERI Higher Education Research Institute
HH Hiemenga Hall
HL Hekman Library
HLC Higher Learning Commission
HPERDS Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, and Sport
HUD Housing and Urban Development
IAPCHE International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education
ICM Inter-Campus Mail
ICO Independent Colleges Office
IPEDS Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
IRB Institutional Review Board
IRC Instructional Resource Center
IT Information Technology
ITC Information Technology Center
ITEC Instructional Technology Education Center
KE Knollcrest East
KH Kalsbeek-Huizenga (Residence Hall)
KIDS Kindling Intellectual Desire in Students
LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
LOFT Living Our Faith Together
MAC Multicultural Affairs Committee
MCF Michigan Colleges Foundation
MIAA Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
MPAC Master Plan Advisory Committee
MSU Michigan State University
NAE National Association of Evangelicals
NCA North Central Association
NCAA National Collegiate Athletic Association
NCATE National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
NEH National Endowment for the Humanities
NH North Hall
NIH National Institutes of Health
NSF National Science Foundation
NSSE National Survey of Student Engagement
NVW Noordewier-VanderWerp (Residence Hall)
OCCE Office of Conferences and Campus Events
P2P Pathways to Possibilities
PC Prince Conference Center
PCD Partners for Christian Development
PDP Professional Development Plan
PECLAC Professional Education & the Christian Liberal Arts College
PPC Planning and Priorities Committee
PSC Professional Status Committee
RA Resident Assistant
RD Resident Director
RIT Research & Information Technology
RVD Rooks-VanDellen (Residence Hall)
SAC Spiritual Activities Coordinator
SAS Student Academic Services
SB Science Building
SBSL Student-Based Service-Learning
SC Spoelhof Center
SE Schultze-Eldersveld (Residence Hall)
SLC Service Learning Center
STARS Student Technology Advisors
STEP Striving Toward Educational Possibilities
SVS Student Volunteer Service
TEC Teacher Education Committee
WAC-WM World Affairs Council of West Michigan
WMRL West Michigan Regional Laboratory