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Academic Year Academic year begins in summer
session and concludes in the spring semester. For example
the 2001-02 academic year is comprised of the Summer Session
2001, the First (Fall) Semester 2001-02, and the Second (Spring)
Alumni Anyone who has attended or has graduated
from a school, college, or university. This includes graduates
AND former students for whom we have an active address (i.e.,
they are not deceased nor lost).
ASF Assignable Square Feet A measure
of the useable space within a building that is available for
assignment to user departments. It excludes non-assignable
spaces such as public hallways and stairways, building mechanical
rooms and restrooms, and also the areas used for walls, mechanical
Auxiliary Enterprises These enterprises, which
are self-supporting and receive no state funds, include housing
and food services, intercollegiate athletics, health and recreation
services, parking facilities, transportation and printing
services, and the Purdue Airport
Class A Class consists of one or more Course
Sections meeting with the same instructor(s) at a common time.
A class is the actual physical group of students and instructors
that meet together, including Course Sections that are conjoined
or normally meet with each other as part of an instructional
offering, such as when a section from both an honors
course and from the related regular course share a common
Course Section A Course Section, or Section,
is one or more students meeting together with an instructor(s)
to complete the requirements of a formal instructional offering,
identified by a specific subject field and course number.
Credit Hours The semester hour shall be the
unit of University academic credit that shall represent approximately
three hours of work per week by an average student throughout
a normal semester, or its equivalent in total work for short
Dual Level Courses Courses numbered 500-599
that may be taken by either graduate or undergraduate students.
FTE Full-time equivalency. A numerical measure
used for reporting purposes. For example, full-time equivalent
students is calculated by summing up total credit hours and
dividing by 15 for undergraduate, professional, and certificate
students, and by 12 for graduate students for a specific time
period. An FTE employee is defined as effort normally expected
of a full-time employee. It is not defined as a particular
course load for faculty nor by clock hours for staff; less
than full-time staff FTE for faculty and exempt staff is established
by mutual agreement between the supervisor and the staff member.
FTE for non-exempt staff is based on a 40-hour work week.
IPEDS Integrated Postsecondary Educational
OIELL Office of Instructional Excellence and
PMU Purdue Memorial Union
Professional Students Students who are enrolled
in the School of Pharmacy or Veterinary Medicine professional
PUCC Purdue University Computing Center
Recentered SAT Scores All SAT test scores for
tests taken on or after April 1, 1995, are reported on the
recentered scale. Recentering reestablished the average SAT
I verbal and math scores near the midpoint of the 200-to-800
scale. SAT II scores, which are linked to the SAT I scale,
were also changed to reflect recentering.
SAT Scholastic Aptitude Test
Section See Course Section
Semester Regular fall and spring semesters
as defined in the Academic Calendar for each campus
Semester Hour Normally one lecture or recitation
hour per week for one semester equals one hour, or its equivalent
for summer sessions, evening credit classes, credit extension
classes, summer intensive courses, and credit workshops. Any
reference to credit hours, course hours, etc., shall be understood
as referring to semester hours.
SEOG Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
Summer Session Regular summer session (eight
weeks) or as defined in the Academic Calendar for each campus
WSCH Weekly Student Class Hours A measure
of instructional activity or load, it is the average number
of 50-minute hours per week that students are
in organized class settings in contact with a teacher for
instructional purposes. They are weekly averages using a 16-week
semester as the base.
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