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Acronyms
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AACC

American Association of Community Colleges

AAWCJC

American Association of Women in Community and Junior Colleges

ACCCA

Association of California Community College Administrators

ACCJC

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

ACCT

Association of Community College Trustees

ACE

American Council on Education

ADA

Average Daily Attendance

ADA

American Disabilities Act

AFT

American Federation of Teachers

AGB

Association of Governing Boards

APAHE

Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education

ASCCC

Academic Senate for California Community Colleges

BCP

Budget Change Proposal

BGCCC

Board of Governors California Community Colleges
(also referred to as BOG)

BLACCC

Black Association of California Community Colleges

CACCROA

California Association of Community College Records
& Admissions Officers

CalSACC

California Student Association of Community Colleges

CAN

California Articulation Number
(postsecondary course numbering system)

CAO

Chief Administrative Officer

CAPED

California Association of Postsecondary Educators
for the Disabled

CB

Collective Bargaining

CBO

Community-based Organization
(pertains to JTPA)

CBO

Chief Business Officers

CC

Community College

CCA

Community College Association
(affiliate of CTA)

CCCAOE

California Community College Administrators
of Occupational Education

CCCCA

California Community College Counselors Association

CCCEOPSA

California Community Colleges Extended Opportunity Program
& Services Association

CCCSFAAA

California Community College Student Financial Aid
Administrators Association

CCDBG

Child Care and Development Block Grant

CCI

Community College Independents

CCLC

Community College League of California

CCUDA

Community College Urban District Association

CEO

Chief Executive Officer

CFT

California Federation of Teachers

CID

Classification of Instructional Disciplines
(State)

CIO

Chief Instructional Officer

CLA

California Library Association

CLEP

College Level Examination Program

CMCCC

California Mathematics Council Community Colleges

COCCC

Chancellor's Office of the Calif Community Colleges

COLA

Cost of Living Adjustment

CPEC

California Postsecondary Education Commission

CPGA

California Personnel and Guidance Association

CSAC

California Student Aid Commission

CSBG

California Student Body Government Association

CSSO

Chief Student Services Officer

CTA

California Teachers Association

DOF

Department of Finance

DSPS

Disabled Students Programs and Services

ECCTYC

English Council of California Two-Year Colleges

ED (Federal)

Education Department

ED>Net

Economic Development Network

EDD

Employment Development Department

EERA

Education Employment Relations Act
(K-12 and CC's)

EOP&S

Extended Opportunity Program and Services
(2-year colleges)

ERIC

Educational Research Information Center

ETS

Educational Testing Service

FACCC

Faculty Association of California Community Colleges

FAO

Financial Aid Office (or Officer)

FII

Fund for Improvement of Instruction

FIPSE

Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education

FSA

Faculty Service Area

FTES

Full-Time Equivalent Student

GAIN

Greater Avenues for Independence

GED

General Educational Development Test
(H.S. equivalency)

GRE

Graduate Record Examination

GSL

Guaranteed Student Loan

HEW

Department of Health

HHS (Federal)

Health and Human Services

ICC

Intersegmental Coordinating Council

IGETC

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum

IRCA

Immigration and Reform Control Act

JTPA

Job Training Partnership Act

LAO

Legislative Analyst’s Office

LRACCC

Learning Resources Association of California Community Colleges

MALDEF

Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund

MIS

Management Information System

MQ

Minimum Qualifications

NACUBO

National Association of College and University Business Officers

NEA

National Education Association

NSF

National Science Foundation

OAL

Office of Administrative Law

PACE

Project Adult College Education

PAVE

Program Assessment of Vocational Education

PBF

Program Based Funding

PERB

Public Employment Relations Board

PERS

Public Employees Retirement System

PIC

Private Industry Council (vocational advisory group)

POST

Police Officer Standards and Training

RFP

Request for Proposal

RIF

Reduction in Force
("riffing")

ROP

Regional Occupational Programs

RP GROUP

Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges

SAT

Scholastic Aptitude Test

SCAT

School and College Ability Test

SDE

State Department of Education

SJTCC

State Job Training and Coordinating Council

SLIAG

State Legalization Impact Assistance Grants

STRS

State Teachers Retirement System

TANF

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families
(formerly AFDC)

TOEFL

Test of English as a Foreign Language

TOP

Taxonomy of Programs
(classification of disciplines)

VATEA

Vocational and Technical Education Act

WASC

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

WASFAA

Western Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

WCA

Western College Association

WSCH

Weekly Student Contact Hours