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Common Institutional Research Terms
TermDefinition
AAUPAmerican Association of University Professors
AIRAssociation for Institutional Research
AJCUAssociation of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
AY (Academic Year)Two full semesters, starting in the fall and continuing into the spring
CDSCommon Data Set
CICCouncil of Independent Colleges
CIPClassification of Instructional Programs
CIRPCooperative Institutional Research Program
CUPACollege and University Professional Association
FTEFull-Time Equivalency
FTEEFull-Time Equivalent Enrollment
FTEFFull-Time Equivalent Faculty
HEDSHigher Education Data Sharing
HERIHigher Education Research Institute
IPEDSIntegrated Postsecondary Education Data System
IRInstitutional Research
MIGRATIONThe geographical origin of the student
NACUBONational Association of College and University Business Officers
NAICUNational Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
NEAIRNortheastern Association of Institutional Research
NCESNational Center for Education Statistics
NRANon-Resident Alien
NSSENational Survey of Student Engagement
NYSEDNew York State Education Department
OIROffice of Institutional Research
SCUPSociety for College and University Planning
SFRStudent Faculty Ratio