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    Common Institutional Research Terms

       Term                            Definition
    AAUP American Association of University Professors
    AIR Association for Institutional Research
    AJCU Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
    AY (Academic Year) Two full semesters, starting in the fall and continuing into the spring
    CDS Common Data Set
    CIC Council of Independent Colleges
    CIP Classification of Instructional Programs
    CIRP Cooperative Institutional Research Program
    CUPA College and University Professional Association
    FTE Full-Time Equivalency
    FTEE Full-Time Equivalent Enrollment
    FTEF Full-Time Equivalent Faculty
    HEDS Higher Education Data Sharing
    HERI Higher Education Research Institute
    IPEDS Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
    IR Institutional Research
    MIGRATION The geographical origin of the student
    NACUBO National Association of College and University Business Officers
    NAICU National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
    NEAIR Northeastern Association of Institutional Research
    NCES National Center for Education Statistics
    NRA Non-Resident Alien
    NSSE National Survey of Student Engagement
    NYSED New York State Education Department
    OIR Office of Institutional Research
    SCUP Society for College and University Planning
    SFR Student Faculty Ratio