Policy Glossary

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A person who perpetrates a pattern of coercive tactics which can include physical, psychological, sexual, economic, and emotional abuse against an adult intimate partner, with the goal of establishing and maintaining power and control over the victim

Academic Department Organizations

Academic Department Organizations are defined as student groups that are formed, sponsored by Academic departments, in the pursuit of research and academic endeavors, and are not considered long-term student organizations

Academic Policies

Academic Policies are policies concerning the pedagogical and pre-award research mission of the institution, and are under the purview of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, who may consult with the College Senate as appropriate.


Able to be used by all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, with or without assistive technology.


An unintended occurrence that results in injuries, illnesses, or property damage.

Administrative Policies

non-academic policies governing the operations of the College, issued from areas within, Communications and Marketing, Computing and Information Technology, Finance and Administration, Human Resources, Office of Diversity and Equity, and Student and Campus Life.


Aerospace is the human effort in science, engineering, and business to fly in the atmosphere of Earth (aeronautics) and surrounding space (astronautics).


An individual’s development measured in the years they have lived.

Air Gun

A device that is capable of firing a metallic projectile by means of compressed gases or spring.

Alternative Text

Also known as “alt text,” a word or phrase that can be inserted into an HTML document that tells viewers the nature or content of an image.

Archived Web Content

Web content that: (1) is maintained exclusively for reference, research, or recordkeeping; (2) is not altered or updated after the date of archiving; and (3) is organized and stored in a dedicated area or areas clearly identified as being archived.

Assistive Technology

Any software or hardware that allows access to information technology for individuals with disabilities. Examples include special input devices (e.g., head or foot mouse, speech recognition), screen-reading software, and screen magnifiers.