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Common Acronyms

  • AACAAU-MPHEC Academic Advisory Committee
  • AACHHRAtlantic Advisory Committee on Health Human Resources
  • AAUAssociation of Atlantic Universities
  • ACOAAtlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
  • AIFAtlantic Innovation Fund
  • ANSSAAlliance of Nova Scotia Student Associations
  • APECAtlantic Provinces Economic Council
  • ASNAtlantic Satellite Network
  • AUCCAssociation of Universities and Colleges of Canada
  • CAMETCouncil of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training
  • CAPCouncil of Atlantic Premiers
  • CASACanadian Alliance of Student Associations
  • CAUBOCanadian Association of University Business Officers
  • CAUTCanadian Association of University Teachers
  • C.C.Community College
  • CCSISCommunity College Student Information System
  • CCLCanadian Council on Learning
  • CEOChief Executive Officer
  • CFICanada Foundation for Innovation
  • CIHRCanadian Institutes of Health Research (formerly MRC)
  • CMECCouncil of Ministers of Education, Canada
  • CMSFCanada Millennium Scholarship Foundation
  • COUCouncil of Ontario Universities
  • CPSECommission on Post-Secondary Education (in New Brunswick)
  • CRCursory review
  • DGADegree-Granting Act
  • DLQF or DQFDegree Level Qualifications Framework
  • DOEDepartment of Education
  • ECNEducational Computer Network
  • EPIEducational Policy Institute
  • ESISEnhanced Student Information System (now renamed PSIS)
  • FCEFull Course Equivalent
  • FINFinance
  • FTFull-Time
  • FTEFull Time Equivalent
  • FYFTEFull Year Full Time Equivalent
  • GERDGross Domestic Expenditure on Research and Development
  • GFUGraduate Follow-Up Survey
  • GSGraduate Follow-Up Survey
  • HRSDCHuman Resources and Social Development Canada
  • IAC or I&AAAU-MPHEC Advisory Committee on Information and Analysis
  • ITInformation Technology
  • MACTCMinister’s Advisory Committee on Teacher Certification
  • MOUMemorandum of Understanding
  • MPHECMaritime Provinces Higher Education Commission
  • MPSMPHEC Maritime Pre-screener
  • MRCMedical Research Council (renamed the CIHR)
  • MYBPMulti-Year Business Plan (usually refers to the Commission's)
  • NSABCUNova Scotia Advisory Board on College and Universities
  • NSERCNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
  • PLARPrior Learning Assessment and Recognition
  • PIFProgram Information Form
  • PSEPost-Secondary Education
  • PSET&LPost-Secondary Education, Training and Labour (NB Department of)
  • PSISPost-Secondary Student Information System
  • PTPart-time
  • QAQuality Assurance
  • R&DResearch and Development (often "funding")
  • RFPRequest for Proposals
  • SSHRCSocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council
  • TofR or TORTerms of Reference
  • T-VOCTrade/Vocational Survey
  • UCASSUniversity and College Academic Staff System
  • UITF(New Brunswick) University Infrastructure Trust Fund
  • UIIP(New Brunswick) University Infrastructure Improvement Fund
  • UNUniversity
  • USISUniversity Student Information System
  • VPVice-President
  • WFTEWeighted Full-Time Equivalent

Universities/Colleges in the Maritimes:

  • ASTAtlantic School of Theology
  • AcadAcadia University
  • CBUCape Breton University (formerly UCCB – University College of Cape Breton)
  • DalDalhousie University
  • HCHolland College
  • MSVUMount Saint Vincent University
  • MCFTMaritime College of Forest Technology
  • MFCMoncton Flight College
  • MTAMount Allison University
  • NBCCNew Brunswick Community College
  • NSACNova Scotia Agricultural College
  • NSCADNova Scotia College of Art and Design
  • NSCCNova Scotia Community College
  • SMUSaint Mary's University
  • SFXU or St.FXSt. Francis Xavier University
  • STUSaint Thomas University
  • TUNSTechnical University of Nova Scotia
  • UCCBUniversity College of Cape Breton (now CBU)
  • UNBUniversity of New Brunswick
  • UNBSJUniversity of New Brunswick, Saint John campus
  • UNBFof New Brunswick, Fredericton campus
  • UdeMUniversité de Moncton (there are three campuses: Moncton, Shippagan, Edmunston)
  • UKC or King’sUniversity of King’s College
  • UPEIUniversity of Prince Edward Island
  • USAUniversité Sainte-Anne
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