Lanecc Glossary

Last Updated: December 7th, 2023

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  • AACC

    American Association of Community Colleges — A national voice for two-year associate degree granting institutions. Provides services, training and publications for community colleges.

  • AAC&U

    American Association of Colleges and Universities

  • AAOT

    Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer

  • AAUP

    American Association of University Professors


    American Association of Women in Community Colleges — An organization whose mission is to inspire, champion, and celebrate the talents within each of us. AAWCC provides publications and events geared specifically to the needs of women who are community college staff or board members.


    Adult Literacy/Basic Skills — Community colleges' family literacy, workplace literacy and English language programs that provide assistance to adults needing basic math, reading and computer skills. State supported Adult Skill Centers furnish additional services such as one-to-one tutoring, referrals, assessments and work-centered instruction.

  • ABSE

    Adult Basic Skills & Secondary Ed.

  • ACCT

    Association of Community College Trustees — A national organization that represents the officials who govern community, technical and Junior colleges in the United States and abroad. ACCT provides information, training and publications.

  • AFT

    American Federation of Teachers (see OFTEHP)

  • Annexation

    Joining areas of the state not in a community college district to a community college district. Requires votes of existing district plus new areas as well as State Board of Education approval.


    Associated Students of LCC

  • ATC

    Academic Technology Center - A physical and virtual place for staff and instructors to get support for all types of academic technology related items.

  • Bonds

    Speculators buy bonds because they can usually get a good interest rate of return on their money. Bonds are sold for cash to build projects such as new community college facilities.

  • CCWD

    Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development — Formerly known as the Office of Community College Services (OCCS). CCWD is a state agency with direct responsibility to the State Board of Education. The CCWD is responsible for submitting the community college biennial budget to the governor.

  • CEUs

    Continuing Education Units

  • CIA

    Oregon Council of Instructional Administrators/Chief Academic Officers — The group of community college instructional deans and vice presidents from the transfer and technical programs. It is concerned with planning and exchanging information.

  • Classified Staff

    General category of college staff typically entrusted with day to day operations of the college.

  • Community College Presidents' Council

    Consists of all 17 Oregon community college presidents.

  • Co-op, Co-op Ed

    Cooperative Education

  • CPI

    Consumer Price Index (There are several indices)

  • CRN

    Course Registration Number — A unique 5-digit number distinguishes each course and is used throughout the college for identification. In some systems, the CRN is proceeded by a term code (i.e. 202310, 202320, 202330, 202340). An incorrect CRN may result in issues with class registration, student rosters, LMS access, course archive retrieval, and more. Unlike L-numbers, a CRN may be recycled or reused to identify a new class.

  • CSL

    Current Service Level - Each legislative session, community colleges are presumed to be allowed a certain margin to increase the base funding for inflation. Current service level is supposed to include the amount required to cover the cost to run the institutions.

  • CSSA

    Council of Student Services Administrators — The group of community college deans and vice presidents concerned with student services. It plans and exchanges information.

  • Distribution Formula

    The formula that distributes most state funding and one-half local property taxes to community colleges. The formula is an administrative rule approved by the State Board of Education.

  • Equalization

    Community colleges have developed a distribution formula to equalize the distribution of state funds.

  • ERB

    Employee Relations Board

  • ESD, Lane

    Education Service District, Lane


    English as a Second Language/International ESL

  • ExpressLane/myLane

    Student Information System — An Online method for faculty to get class lists, enter grades, as well as interact with Human Resources systems such as payroll.

  • Faculty Council (Senate)

    A college-wide faculty governance body, usually with well-defined relationship to the faculty's collective bargaining organization.

  • FEC

    Fitness Education Center


    Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

  • FTE

    Staff — Full-time equivalency: Used to describe the workload of staff (one regular full-time employee = 1 FTE; one half-time employee = .5 FTE). Student — Full-time equivalency — Used to measure student enrollment for purposes of state reimbursement. One FTE equals 510 student contact hours in CCWD designated courses.

  • GED

    General Education Development

  • HEA

    Higher Education Act

  • IR

    Institutional Research

  • JTPA

    Job Training Partnership Act — Federal law that generates funding for workforce-related programs in each state. In Oregon, JTPA staff is a part of the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development (CCWD).

  • KLCC

    College supported award-winning radio station: 89.7 FM

  • LaneCC

    Lane Community College, also abbreviated as LCC, is nestled in the Willamette Valley, between the Cascade Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

  • Lane SGA

    Lane Student Government Association

  • Lane Support HUB

    Student Support HUB — a virtual one-stop-shop dedicated to providing student support for every aspect of student life at the college. Including: Career Exploration, Peer Advisors, SHeD & Tutoring Services

  • LCC

    Lane Community College, also abbreviated as LaneCC, is nestled in the Willamette Valley, between the Cascade Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.


    LCC Education Association


    LCC Employees Federation

  • LIFE

    Lasting Improvements For Employees — Lane's Employee Wellness Program

  • LMS

    Learning Management System (aka. Moodle) is a, " software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, automation and delivery of educational courses, training programs, or learning and development programs." - Ellis, Ryann K. (2009), Field Guide to Learning Management, ASTD Learning Circuits

  • L-Number

    A unique identifier number that is assigned to both students and staff for use with electronic systems & College records.

  • LTD

    Lane Transit District — operators of the EMX buses and other city transit services

  • Moodle

    Moodle is Lane Community College's Learning Management System. It's where you'll find class materials, assignments, links, syllabus, and other online classroom tools. You can access Moodle by navigating to and logging in using your college credentials (L#+password)

  • NEA

    National Education Association


    Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges

  • OAR

    Oregon Administrative Rule — These are the regulations issued by state agencies in order to implement and define statutes (also see ORS).

  • OATC

    Oregon Advanced Technology Consortium — A facility operated by a consortium of Oregon community colleges. OATC provides training and equipment access for high-technology manufacturing enterprises.

  • OCCA

    Oregon Community College Association — A membership organization of the 17 community colleges whose mission is to advocate, communicate and collaborate in order to strengthen community colleges for the benefit of all Oregonians. OCCA is not a state agency.


    Oregon Community College Council of Institutional Researchers — The statewide association of community college institutional research staff. It meets to exchange information and plan for future needs.


    The Oregon Community College Distance Learning Association (OCCDLA) is comprised of the 17 Oregon Community Colleges. The association strengthens professional practice and continuous improvement of distance education in Oregon, by working together and sharing experiences. LaneCC's participation in the association has brought tools to the college such as Zoom and Panopto through consortium pricing agreements.


    Oregon Community College Students Association — The statewide association of student government leaders. It meets to exchange information and to engage in advocacy for student interests. Formerly known as CCOSAC. (See also OSA.)


    Oregon Community College Unified Reporting System — The statewide community college data collection and storage system based in the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development (CCWD).


    Oregon Council for Education Support Professionals — Represents classified employees affiliated with the Oregon Education Association (OEA).

  • ODE

    Oregon Department of Education — Regulates K-12 and Education Service Districts (ESDs) only.

  • OEA

    Community College Council The Council of OEA affiliated community college faculty and classified support staff unions affiliated with the OEA/NEA.

  • OEA RA

    The OEA Representative Assembly, the yearly meeting of representatives of OEA affiliated members local unions to conduct business of the state-wide OEA.


    Oregon Federation of Teachers, Education and Health Professionals — A statewide union for teachers, classified employees, health professionals and community college faculty. OFTEHP is the state affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).

  • OICA

    Oregon Independent Colleges Association

  • OPTE

    Office of Professional Technical Education — Located within the ODE

  • ORS

    Oregon Revised Statutes — The compilation of state laws, generally followed by a number, as in ORS 341.009 (a reference to community college policy established by the Legislature).

  • OSA

    Oregon Student Association. This student advocacy group, which is based in OUS colleges and universities, also serves some community college students, like LCC students.

  • OSAC

    Oregon Student Assistance Commission — Formerly known as the Oregon State Scholarship Commission. OSAC is responsible for administering the state's student financial aid programs including Opportunity Grants.

  • OSBA

    Oregon School Boards Association — OSBA aims to represent more than 1,400 locally elected school board members for the K-12 districts, ESDs and the 17community colleges as well as the State Board of Education. OSBA provides information, training, legal assistance and advocacy services for management.


    Oregon State Board of Higher Education — The Oregon State Board of Higher Education governs the state's seven state-supported universities. The Oregon Health Sciences University is an affiliated institution. The board establishes system-wide policy, sets institutional guidelines, approves curricular programs, reviews and approves budgets, and manages property and investments. With the assistance of the chancellor and staff, the board ensures that the seven universities are administered in accordance with approved policies, programs and budgets.

  • OSBHE/SBE Joint Board

    A joint board for coordinated decision-making by the OSBHE and SBE.

  • OSEA

    Oregon School Employees Association — A statewide union that represents classified employees in local school districts and community colleges.

  • OUS

    Oregon University System — State agency that includes Oregon's seven state-supported universities. Governed by OSBHE.


    Public Employee Collective Bargaining Act — The legal basis, established state-by-state, for collective bargaining involving public employees particular to the state of Oregon.

  • Pell Grant

    Pell is a form of federal financial assistance for college students, directed primarily to serve low-income students.

  • PERS

    Public Employee Retirement System — The public retirement system for state, county, municipal and other public employees, including community college employees.

  • Reimbursable FTE

    Those community college courses approved by CCWD as eligible for reimbursement by the state under the FTE-driven distribution formula.

  • SBDC

    Small Business Development Center — Local small business development centers, operated mainly by community colleges but also at some other institutions for the purpose of assisting small businesses.

  • SBE

    (Oregon) State Board of Education — A seven-member board, appointed by the governor, the State Board of Education is responsible for setting state policy for public elementary, secondary and community college education. It sets broad, general policies to guide the programs in local school and community college districts.

  • SDA

    Service Delivery Area — A geographic region for JTPA services.

  • SHeD

    Student Help Desk - A physical and virtual place dedicated to providing the best student support for every student. Staff assist students with Laptop and Chromebook loans, Moodle, password issues, WiFi access, Gmail, Google Workspace access and other technical support. The SHeD is located in the Library, Center Building, 2nd floor. You can get help in person or get live help remotely in Zoom through the Lane Support Hub.

  • SSA

    Student Service Associates

  • Stafford Loan

    Formerly Guaranteed Student Loan. A federal program for financial assistance to college students. Local banks actually loan the funds; the federal government guarantees them.

  • STEM

    Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

  • Tenure

    Typically at community colleges, there is no traditional tenure (probation) process. Instead, job security is created after a probationary period, at which point a faculty member can only be removed for "just cause", a very high standard requiring due process.

  • TERC

    Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation Class

  • WIA

    Workforce Investment Act — Federal legislation to encourage workforce collaboration for the consumer


    Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education — A 13-state commission created by the Western Regional Higher Education Compact, dedicated to cooperation in the sharing of higher education facilities and programs among the cooperating states

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