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Acronyms, terminology, and useful websites

Baffled by all the jargon there is in higher education? This section provides useful acronyms and terminology relating to higher education both at De Montfort University (DMU) and nationally, with links through to websites for further information.

This information has been collated by the Department of Academic Quality (DAQ), and presented below for your use. Please contact Suzanne Nelson with any queries.

 

Acronym/termDescriptionCategory

DAQ

Department of Academic Quality is responsible for directing and developing quality management policy and practice.

DMU

DDA

Disability Discrimination Act aims to eliminate discrimination facing disabled people. From 1 October 2010, the Equality Act replaced most of the DDA; however, the Disability Equality Duty continues to apply.

Policy/initiatives (National)

Department for Education

Department for Education is responsible for education and children's services. Previously known as DfES and Department for Children, Schools and Families.

Policy/initiatives (National)

Devolved

Where a programme is to be delivered by De Montfort University staff, on campus and/or in a community, corporate or clinical setting, or via distance learning.

DMU

DipHE

Diploma in Higher Education

National

DLHE

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education is a national survey conducted by HESA which establishes what type of employment or further study UK university graduates were engaged in six months after graduation, and their income.

Student survey (National)

DMU

De Montfort University

National

DSU

De Montfort Students’ Union is the recognised representative body of De Montfort University students.

DMU

EdExcel
(now Pearson)

EdExcel was an awarding body, now known as Pearson.

Awarding body/agency (National)

EEAC

External Examiners Appointments Committee is responsible to QAEC for overseeing the external examiner appointment process.

DMU

EIA

Equality Impact Assessment is the process that helps public authorities make sure their policies, and the way they carry out their functions, does not unlawfully discriminate.

National

EFL

English as a foreign language

National

EIP

Enterprise Information Portal is the suppository for all management information generated by the university.

DMU

ELT

Enhanced Learning through Technology. Previously known as Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL).

DMU

ENB

English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting. Relates to NMC.

Awarding body/agency (National)

EP

Educational Partnerships team within DAQ are responsible for managing the university's collaborative partnerships.

DMU

FAC

Faculty Academic Committee is a standing committee of Academic Board, responsible for academic and quality related issues within the faculty.

DMU

FAPC

Faculty Academic Planning Committee reports to the FAC on matters relating to academic planning within the faculty.

DMU

FCC

Faculty Collaborative Co-ordinator is responsible for overseeing the management of faculty-owned collaborative provision.

DMU

FCPC

Faculty Collaborative Provision Committee reports to the FAC on matters relating to collaborative provision within the faculty.

DMU

FDL

Flexible and distributed learning (includes e-learning).

DMU

FE/FEC

Further education/further education college

National

FHEQ

Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland assists higher education providers in maintaining and informing comparability of academic standards. Relates to NQF.

Quality and standards (National)

 

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