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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

FLTC

Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee is a standing committee of FAC, responsible for teaching and learning issues within the faculty.

DMU

FT/FTE

Full-time/full-time equivalent

National

Gateway to Educational Materials

The Gateway to Educational Materials is a consortium effort to provide educators with access to educational resources found on various websites.

Information/resource (National)

HE/HEI

Higher education/higher education institution

National

HEA

Higher Education Academy is a national and independent organisation which helps institutions and staff to provide the best possible learning experience for students.

Teaching and learning (National)

HEC

Higher Education Co-ordinator is responsible for managing HE provision within further education colleges (collaborative provision).

DMU

HEFCE

Higher Education Funding Council for England distributes public money for teaching and research to universities and colleges to ensure accountability and promote good practice.

Funding (National)

HESA

Higher Education Statistics Agency is the central source for HE statistics, including data collection, analysis, and dissemination.

Statistics (National)

HLS

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

DMU

HNC

Higher National Certificate

National

HND

Higher National Diploma

National

HoQ

Head of Quality is responsible for the management of faculty quality assurance arrangements.

DMU

HoS

Head of Studies is responsible for the management of academic programmes across the faculty.

DMU

INQAAHE

International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education aims to collect and disseminate information on theory and practice in the assessment, improvement, and maintenance, of quality in HE internationally.

Quality and standards (National)

ITMS

Information Technology and Media Services is a central resource for information, communications and media technology, audiovisual aids, and associated services.

DMU

ISG

International Strategy Group is responsible for the strategic approval in principle to collaborate with overseas partners.

DMU

Janet

An education and research network for the UK, connecting universities, FE colleges, research councils, specialist colleges, and adult and community learning providers.

Quality and standards (National)

KIS

Key Information Sets brings together authoritative, official, and consistent information to help prospective students and their advisers make an informed choice when deciding which university or college to apply to.

Statistics (National)

KMI

Key Monitoring Information includes data/management information, external examiner reports, student feedback etc. KMI is used within annual monitoring processes.

DMU

LCMG

Leaving Colleges Monitoring Group is responsible to QAEC for monitoring the arrangements for managing the continuing DMU provision in leaving colleges.

DMU

LSC Learning Support Committee is responsible to Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee for the provision of services and facilities in support of learning, teaching and the student academic experience. DMU

MEP

Module Enhancement Plan is the annual process of evaluating modules reflecting on a range of key monitoring information.

DMU

MIS

Management Information System generates academic management information reports known as 'WebFocus MIS’, which are housed on the EIP.

DMU

 

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