Common Acronyms and Terms

03/29/2019 - 12:00am - Non-general fund beginning budgets due to the CAS Deans Office
Last update: 04/17/2024 - 10:32am

Alphabetical list of commonly used acronyms and terms in CAS

See the UO Course Catalog for all academic subject code abbreviations

3PM- Planning, Public Policy and Management
AAAS- American Academy of Arts and Sciences
AAU- Association of American Universities
AEC- Accessible Education Center (formerly Disability Services)
AEI- American English Institute
AEIS- Academic English for International Students
AFR - African Studies Department/Subject
ANTH - Anthropology Department/Subject
ASA- Academic Support Account
ASIA- Asian Studies Department/Subject
ASUO - Associate Students of the University of Oregon
AY - Academic Year
BAO- Business Affairs office
BC- Budget Change
BIO - Biology
BOLI - Bureau of Labor and Industries
BRP- Office of Budge and Resource Planning
CAMCOR- Center for Advanced Materials Characterization in Oregon - centralized instrumentation facility
CAPS- Center for Asian and Pacific Studies
CAS- College of Arts and Sciences
CASLS- Center for Applied Second Language Studies (pronounced "castles")
CHC- Clark Honors College
CHEM - Chemistry
CINE - Cinema Studies
CS- Computer Science
CLAS - Classics Department/Subject
CLLAS- Center for Latino/Latina American Studies
CMAE- Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence
COD - College of Design
CoDaC- Center on Diversity and Community 
COLT - Comparative Literature Department/Subject
CPC - Campus Planning Committee
CPFM - Campus Planning and Facilities Management
CRESS- Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Sexuality Studies
CRWR - Creative Writing Department/Subject
CSTDAC- Classified Staff Training Development Advisory Committee
CSWS- Center for the Study of Women in Society
DAC- Dean’s Advisory Committee
DAG- Dean’s Advisory Group
DEI - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Office of)
DH - Department Head
DGS - Director of Graduate Studies 
DPS- Department of Public Safety
DUS - Director of Undergraduate Studies
EALL - East Asian Languages and Literature Department/Subject
EAP- Employee Assistance Program
ECON - Economics Department/Subject
ENG - English Department/Subject
ENVS - Environmental Studies Program/Subject
ERTH - Earth Sciences
ESI- Environmental Science Institute
EURO - European Studies Program/Subject
FERPA- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FFE- Faculty Fund for Excellence
FIG- Freshman Interest Group
FIS- Financial Information System
FMLA- Family Medical Leave Act
FOAPAL- Fund, Org, Account, Program, Activity, Location
FOLK - Folklore Department/Subject
FS - Food Studies Program/Subject
FTE - Full Time Equivalency
FWIBUDG- a screen on Banner FIS that mimics what CASweb presents in its financial reports
FY - Fiscal Year
FYP - First Year Programs
GE - Graduate Employee
GEO - Global Education Oregon
GEOG - Geography Department/Subject
GH - Global Health 
GRSC - German and Scandinavian Department Department/Subject
GSS- General Social Science
GTFF- Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation (grad student union)
HEP- High Energy Physics
HIST - History Department/Subject
HPHY - Human Physiology
HRDW- Human Resources Data Warehouse
HRIS- Human Resources Information System
HUM/H - Humanities Division
IE˄2- Institute of Ecology and Evolution
IHP - Institutional Hiring Plan
IMB- Institute of Molecular Biology
INTL - International/Global Studies Department/Subject
ION- Institute of Neuroscience
IR- Institutional Research
IRES - Indigenous Race and Ethnic Studies Department/Subject
ITS- Institute of Theoretical Science
JDST - Judaic Studies Department/Subject
JSMA - Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
JV- Journal Voucher 
KC- Knight Campus
LAS- Latin American Studies (a part of OCIAS)
LCB - Lundquist College of Business
LERC- Labor Education and Research Center
LING - Linguistics Department/Subject
LISB- Lewis Integrative Science Building
LOA - Leave of Absence
LWOP- Leave Without Pay
MAC - Managers Advisory Committee
MATH - Mathematics Department/Subject
MDVL - Medieval Studies Department/Subject
MENA - Middle East and Northern Africa
MNCH- Museum of National and Cultural History
MSCI - Multidisciplinary Science
MSI- Materials Science Institute
NAS- National Academy of Sciences
NIH - National Institutes of Health
NILI- Northwest Indigenous Language Institute
NS - Natural Sciences - Division
NSF - National Science Foundation
NTTF- Non Tenure Track Faculty
OAC - Officers of Administration Council 
OAR- Oregon Administrative Rules
OBM- Oregon Budget Model
OCE- Oregon Center for Optics
OCIAS- Oregon Consortium of International Area Studies (Russian, African, Latin American, Intl. Asian, European and Canadian Studies)
OEPA - Oregon Equal Pay Act
OHC- Oregon Humanities Center
OIMB- Oregon Institute for Marine Biology
OPE- Other Personnel Expense
HECC - State of Oregon's Higher Education Coordinating Commission
OtP - Office of the Provost
P&T- Promotion & Tenure
PAA- Payroll Accounting Adjustment
PAC- Personal Access Code
PAW- Payroll Adjustment Web
PCS- purchasing and contracting services
PHIL - Philosophy Department/Subject
PHYS - Physics
PO- Purchase Order
PRF- Payroll Request Form
PS - Political Science Department/Subject
PSC- Personal Services Contract
PSY - Psychology
PTR - Post Tenure Review
PWAAPPT- A screen on Banner that allows us to enter and review contracts electronically
RCS- Research Compliance Services
RDS- Research Development Services
REEES- Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (a part of OCIAS)
REL - Religious Studies Department/Subject
RL- Romance Languages
RTO- Request to Offer
RTTP- Reacting to the Past seminars (role playing historical enactment seminars; College Scholars participate)
SAG- Space Advisory Group
SCH - Student Credit Hours
SEF- Student Employment Form
SEIU- Service Employees International Union (classified union)
SIF- Student Information Form
SIS- Student Information System
SOC - Sociology Department/Subject
SOJC - School of Journalism and Communication
SOMD - School of Music and Dance
SPS- Sponsored Projects Services
SS - Social Sciences Division
SSIL- Social Science Instructional Labs
TA - Theater Arts Department/Subject
TEP - Teaching Engagement Program
TLC- Teaching and Learning Center
TRP - Tenure Reduction Program (retiring TTF)
TSA- Technical Science Administration
TTF - Tenure Track Faculty
UA - United Academics (faculty union)
UAF - Unpaid Appointment Form
UESS - Undergraduate Education and Student Success
UG - Undergraduate
VPFA - Vice President for Finance and Administration
VPRI - Vice President for Research and Innovation (person and office)
WGSS - Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies Department/Subject
WLA- World Language Academy
WOW- Week of Welcome
YLC - Yamada Language Center/Subject