UMW Lingo

HCC? UC? UCC?

Walk around UMW long enough and you will think you are swimming in an alphabet soup! We use a lot of acronyms, nicknames and terms–here’s an alphabetical guide to help you translate some of the more common ones you may hear:

  • AACSB = Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • APR = Annual Performance Review
  • BComm = Business Communication
  • BLS = Bachelor of Liberal Studies
  • BOV = Board of Visitors
  • CAEP = Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • CAS = College of Arts and Sciences
  • CCE = Center for Community Engagement
  • CCPD = Center for Career and Professional Development
  • CDS = Communication & Digital Studies
  • CfT = Center for Teaching
  • COB = College of Business
  • COE = College of Education
  • CPR = Classics, Philosophy, and Religion
  • CPS = Continuing & Professional Studies
  • DI = Digital Intensive
  • DKC = Digital Knowledge Center
  • DLS = Digital Learning Support
  • EL = Experiential Learning
  • FAAR = Faculty Activities Annual Report
  • FSEM = First Year Seminar
  • GW = George Washington Hall
  • HCC = Hurley Convergence Center
  • Nest = Dining retail on the ground floor of Woodard Hall
  • OIAE = Office of Institutional Analysis and Effectiveness
  • P&T = Promotion and tenure
  • SACSCOC = SACS = Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • SCHEV = State Council of Higher Education in Virginia
  • Seaco = Seacobeck
  • SI = Speaking Intensive
  • UC = University Center
  • UCC = University Curriculum Committee
  • UFAC = University Faculty Affairs Council
  • UFC = University Faculty Council
  • UFOC = University Faculty Organization Committee
  • WI = Writing Intensive