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Commonly Used Acronyms

Like at any large postsecondary or governmental institution, communication at the University of Windsor is frequently peppered with acronyms. For early-career faculty and new appointments, this can be particularly confusing.

The following is a thorough, if not comprehensive, list of internal and external acronyms you may encounter in your work.

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University of Windsor Building Codes

A

ACRONYM
MEANING

B

ACRONYM
MEANING

C

ACRONYM
MEANING
C4S
Course and Calendar
C&C
Basic Income Unit
CIO
Chief Information Officer

D

ACRONYM
MEANING

E

ACRONYM
MEANING
EDC
Educational Development Centre (predecessor to Student Success Centre)

F

ACRONYM
MEANING
FAC
Faculty Advisor Committee
FATF
Faculty Advisor Task Force
FAW
Foundations of Academic Writing (undergraduate course replaced by Effective Writing)
FCC
Faculty Coordinating Council
FG
First-Generation (Students)
FTE
Full-Time Equivalent (Students)

G

ACRONYM
MEANING
GA
Graduate Assistant
GIS
Geographic Information Systems
GPA
Grade Point Average
GRF
General Research Fund
GS

H

ACRONYM
MEANING

I

ACRONYM
MEANING
INC
Incomplete grade
IQAP
Institutional Quality Assurance Process
IRC
Industrial Research Chair

K

ACRONYM
MEANING
KPI
Key Performance Indicators

L

ACRONYM
MEANING
LTA
Limited Term Appointment
LVW
Late Voluntary Withdrawal

M

ACRONYM
MEANING
MAESD
Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (previously Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities)
MEB
Medical Education Building
MEC
Medical Education Campus
MEMS
Microelectronics and Micro Eletromechanical Systems

N

ACRONYM
MEANING

O

P

ACRONYM
MEANING
P
Pass
PEC
President’s Executive Committee
PI
Principal Investigator (research group leader on a grant project)
PLAR
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

R

ACRONYM
MEANING
RGW
Research Grants for Women
RTW
Required to Withdraw

S

ACRONYM
MEANING
S
Satisfactory
SC
Student Committee
SAS
Student Disability Services (formerly Student Disability Services)
SEU
Student Enrolment Unit
SIRC
Student Information Research Centre
SMG
Senior Management Group
SPARC
Strategic Planning Review Committee
SRC
Strategic Renewal Committee
SRP
Student Recruitment Plan
SSC
Senate Steering Committee

T

ACRONYM
MEANING
TA
Teaching Assistant (undergraduate)
TR
Transfer Credit
TSGP
Tri-Success Grant Program
TT
Tenure Track

U

ACRONYM
MEANING
U
Unsatisfactory
UPR
Undergraduate Program Review
UPRAC
Undergraduate Program Review Advisory Committee (OCAV)

V

ACRONYM
MEANING
VIP
VW
Voluntary Withdrawal

W

ACRONYM
MEANING
WOK
Ways of Knowing (undergraduate course)
WIAB
Windsor International Advisory Board
WIB
Windsor Institute of Biotechnology
WSEU
Weighted Semester Enrolment Units

University of Windsor Building Codes

ACRONYM
MEANING
AC
Assumption Chapel
AR
Centre for Automotive Research
BB
Biology Building
CC
Canterbury College
CE
Centre for Engineering Innovation
CN
Chrysler Hall North
CS
Chrysler Hall South
D1
167 Ferry (Downtown)
DB
Drama Building
DH
Dillon Hall
ED
Neal Education Building
EH
Essex Hall
ER
Erie Hall
HK
Human Kinetics Building
JC
Jackman Dramatic Art Centre
LB
Ianni Law Building
LE
LeBel Building
LL
Leddy Library
LT
Lambton Tower
MB
O'Neil Medical Education Centre
MH
Memorial Hall
MU
Music Building
OB
Odette Building
SD
St. Denis Centre
SF
St. Francis School
TC
Toldo Health Education Centre
UC
CAW Student Centre
WL
West Library

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