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Acronyms – Commonly Used

AAACE American Association for Adult & Continuing Education
AACC American Association of Community Colleges
ABE Adult Basic Education
ABEA Adult Basic Education Association
ABEABC Adult Basic Education Association of BC
ACCC Association of Canadian Community Colleges
ACCT Association of Community College Trustees
AECBC Advanced Education Council of British Columbia
AGB Association of Governing Boards of Universities & Colleges (American)
VEST Vocational Education and Skills Training
ATSC Administrative Technology Steering Committee
AUCC Association of Universities & Colleges of Canada
BCAVA BC Association of Vocational Administrators
BCCAT BC Council on Admissions & Transfers
BCCIE BC Council for International Education
BCEADS BC Educational Association of Disabled Students
BCGEU British Columbia Government Employee’s Union
BCSTA BC School Trustees Association
BCTA BC Teachers Association
BCTF BC Teachers Federation
BOE Basic Occupational Education
CAPSLE Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education
CAFD Centre for Academic and Faculty Development
CB College Board
CBIE Canadian Bureau for International Education
CCEO Council of Chief Executive Officers
CCLOW Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women
CCTT Centre for Curriculum Transfer & Technology
CEISS Centre for Education Information Standards and Services
CEIT Centre for Educational and Information Technology
CGL Constituency Group Leaders
COEDCO Chairs of Education Councils
CPSLD Council of Post-Secondary Library Directors
CFS Canadian Federation of Students
CEA Canadian Education Association
CIEA College/Institute Educators Association
COG Council of Governors
CO-OP Co-operative Education
COQ Coquitlam
CR/BD Community Relations/Board Development
CSSHE Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education
CTM Contract Training & Marketing Society
CUCI Council of Unions in Colleges and Institutions
CWFD College Wide Faculty Development
DAC Dean’s Advisory Committee
DCFA Douglas College Faculty Association
DCSS Douglas College Student Society
DEC Department Education Committee
DLC David Lam Campus
DQAB Degree Quality Assessment Board
DVST Developmental Studies
EC Education Council
EDCO Education Council
ELTT Entry Level Trades Training
ESL/EASL English as a Second Language
ELLA English Language Learning and Acquisition
ETF Education Technology Forum
ETSC Enterprise Technology Steering Committee
FEC Faculty Education Committee
FTE Full Time Equivalent
FWA Framework Agreement
HRDC Human Resources Development Canada
IBT Industry Based Training
ITAC Industry Training and Apprenticeship Commission
KPI Key Performance Indicator
LTSC Learning Technology Steering Committee
MAETT Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training
MCO Marketing and Communications Office
NEADS National Educational Association of Disabled Students
NWC New Westminster Campus
OWG Outcomes Working Group
PACE Pacific Association for Continuing Education
PD Professional Development
PEN Personal Education Number
PLA Prior Learning Assessment
PLN Provincial Learning Network
PSEC Public Sector Employers Council
PNAIRP Pacific Northwest Assoc. of Institutional Researchers & Planners
PPSEC Private Post-Secondary Education Commission
PSEA Post Secondary Employers’ Association
QTT Qualified to Teach
SCOEA Standing Committee on Evaluation and Accountability
SCOET Standing Committee on Educational Technology
SESOC Senior Educational Services Officers Committee
SFAOC Senior Financial & Administrative Officers Committee
SIOC Senior Instructional Officers Committee
SMT Senior Management Team
THC Thomas Haney Campus
TPMC Technology Planning and Management Committee
VLIT Visual Language Interpreter Training
VPAC Vice-President’s Academic Council
WPSE Women in Post-Secondary Education