MATC Acronyms

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Acronym What it stands for Definition Web Link
AACC American Association of Community Colleges The primary advocacy organization for community colleges at the national level and works closely with directors of state offices to inform and affect state policy.
AAP Affirmative Action Plan A management tool designed to ensure equal employment opportunity.
ACCE Accountability, Collaboration, Customer Focus, Excellence Acronym to help employee remember 4 of the 8 MATC Values
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act Prohibits employers from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment
AD Associate Dean Manages the daily planning, design, direction, conduct, evaluation and organization of assigned programs and instructional support activities in one of the 6 MATC schools.
AQIP Academic Quality Improvement Program Milwaukee Area Technical College is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) using the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP).
AVP Associate or Assistant Vice President
CDM Collaborative Decision Making A collaborative approach to continuous quality improvement and problem resolution that incorporates the views of faculty and staff in the decision-making process.
CERT Certification The process by which the Wisconsin Technical College System Office evaluates the occupational, academic, and teaching experience of district employees to determine his/her preparedness to work in the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). Effective January 2016, Certification is changing names and will be called the Faculty Quality Assurance System (FQAS).
CLA Curriculum, Learning and Assessment Instructional managers and faculty play important roles in the process of curriculum development and modification. In addition, to activities at the departmental level, participation in the process includes interaction with the program’s advisory committee, membership on the divisional curriculum team, and/or membership on the district-wide Curriculum, Learning, and Assessment Core Committee (CLA).
COS Course Outcome Summary The Course Outcome Summary (COS) is the official document specifying the title, course credits, hours, description, units of instruction, expected student competencies, and performance standards for your course.
COSMO Datatel Ellucian System
CPLE Credit for Prior Learning Experience
CPR Compelling Personal Reason Absences from work that do not involve illness of the employee including personal emergencies, transportation emergencies, court proceedings, bereavement-related absences and similar circumstances.
EAP Employee Assistance Program A free and confidential service provided by MATC for all employees and their household members offering a variety of counseling, referral and consultation services to assist in resolving work and life issues.
EDP Employee Development Plan
ELSS Employee Legal & Safety Services A Division of MATC consisting of the Human Resources, Labor Relations, Certification, Public Relations, and Public Safety departments reporting to the VP of HR & General Counsel.
ER&D Education Research & Dissemination A local faculty-directed professional development program committed to assisting teachers and professional staff to maximize their effectiveness as teachers in order to improve student learning.
FIC Faculty Innovation Center Faculty can use this area to gain access to computers, new technology, and assistance with Blackboard.
FCRC Faculty Credentials Review Committee
FERPA Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act Protects the privacy of student education records.
FMLA Family Medical Leave Act A law that provides certain employees with a leave from work to care for his/her own or a family member’s serious medical needs, to care for a new child, and to handle certain activities that have fallen on the employee due to a family member’s call to certain types of military service.
FRC Faculty Resource Center Faculty can use this area to gain access to computers, technology, and assistance with Blackboard.
FQAS Faculty Quality Assurance System The process by which MATC ensures the instructors at the institution are prepared to work at the college which includes guidelines regarding recruitment, selection & hiring, onboarding, mentoring, professional development, and performance evaluation.
FTE Full-time equivalent Is a unit that indicates the workload of an employed person. It is often used to measure a worker’s involvement in a project.
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act Protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information and sets national standards for the security of electronic protected health information.
HLC Higher Learning Commission An independent corporation that is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States and through which MATC is accredited.
HR Human Resources To express your interest in joining our team, please review open positions and complete the online application for any position that interests you. Applications and resumes are only accepted when there is an open position. If you are interested in a position that is not currently posted, we encourage you to complete a Job Interest Card to receive notifications when the position becomes available.
IE International Education
IR Incident Report
IR Institutional Research The mission of the Office of Institutional Research is to provide objective, accurate and timely management information to improve planning and decision-making.
JD Job Description
LTD Long-term Disability
LTE Limited Term Employee
MATC Milwaukee Area Technical College Founded in 1912, MATC has grown to become one of the Midwest’s largest community-based technical colleges, and is also the most diverse college in the state with 56% of students identifying themselves as a minority. We offer more than 170 degree, diploma, certificate and apprentice programs within six academic schools.
OACP Occupational Academic Currency Program This is a work experience opportunity for Summer 2015 for Faculty and Counselors. OACP is a six-week program. The occupational experience should provide the opportunity to update and increase the skills and knowledge necessary for your position.
OBF Outcomes Based Funding
PDC President’s Diversity Council
PIP Performance Improvement Plan
SIID Student Success, Integrity, Innovation, Diversity Acronym to help employee remember 4 of the 8 MATC Values
SME Subject Matter Expert A Subject Matter Expert is an individual who understands a business process or area well enough to answer questions from people in other groups who are trying to help.
SOA Student Outcomes Assessment Student Outcome studies include descriptive analyses and cohort tracking analyses of students outcome such as course completion rate, retention, graduation, course GPA, academic standing. They also include assessment of the impact of support services and academic programs that intend to improve the above student outcomes and student experiences.
TSA Technical Skills Attainment The Technical Skills Attainment (TSA) project is a major system-wide initiative required by the federal government under Carl Perkins IV legislation. The System Office’s role is to implement and manage this requirement for over 349 programs impacted. The project started in FY2008.
TAPS Teaching Action Plans
VP Vice President
WCTC Waukesha County Technical College A Wisconsin Technical College is in Waukesha County.
WIDS Worldwide Instructional Design System Software used to assist faculty in developing the course outcome summary (COS). This software combines the development of both programs and courses with the ability to plan outcomes assessment (Technical Skill Attainment (TSA) and Course Outcome Summary (COS) all under a single application.
WTCS Wisconsin Technical College System Oversees the state’s 16 public technical colleges, one of which is MATC.

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