Glossary

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AARNeT
Australian Academic Research Network
AASD
AASD (now Division of Student Administration - DSA)
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ACAA
Australia China Alumni Association (Deakin University is a gold level member)
Academic Board
The principal academic authority within the University, with responsibility for maintaining standards in teaching and research training.
academic regalia
Gown worn by graduands and academics at graduation ceremonies and other formal occasions. Also known as 'Academic Dress'.
academic transcript
A chronological record of a student's enrolment and official assessment results in units and courses.
academic year
The period from the first day of the first trimester of any year to the day preceding the first day of the first trimester of the following year, inclusive of both.
ACER
Australian Council for Educational Research
acode
Australasian Council on Open, Distance and E-learning
AD(D&P)
Associate Dean (Development and Partnerships)
AD(I)
Associate Dean (International)
AD(R)
Associate Dean (Research)
AD(T&L)
Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)
ADD
Academic Development Deakin
ADS
Australian Development Scholarship (now Australia Awards Scholarships)
advanced standing
A collective term including both credit transfer and credit for prior learning. It means credit granted towards a course at the University for relevant approved study, experience or work satisfactorily completed at the University or elsewhere.
AEF
School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
AEI
Australian Education International
ALA
Australian Leadership Awards
ALTC awards
Australian Learning and Teaching Council awards (previously known as Carrick awards)
alternative unit
A unit which a student undertakes in place of another unit from which the student is precluded on the basis of existing knowledge or skills.
Alumni
Graduates of a university are Alumni (plural) but a graduate is an Alumnus (singular).
APA
Australian Postgraduate Awards
APC
Academic Progress Committee (subcommittee of Faculty Academic Progress and Discipline Committee)
APS
Australian Partnerhsip Scholarships
ARC
Australian Research Council
articulation
The mechanism that enables students to proceed from one course to another sometimes, but not necessarily, with credit.
Arts
Faculty of Arts and Education
assessment
The evaluation of a student's overall academic performance in a unit.
ASW
Academic Support Worker
ATAR
An ATAR is the overall percentile ranking for students in their final year of secondary school in Australia, that reflects the individual's performance comparative to other students in the same year. ATARs for 2013
AUIDF
Australian Universities International Directors Forum
AUQA
Australian Universities Quality Agency
AusAID
Australian Agency for International Development
Australia Awards Scholarships
Austudy
Centrelink payments for full-time students aged 25 or over, who are undertaking an approved course of education at an approved institution.
AV
Audio Visual
AVCC
Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee (replaced by Universities Australia) which is the industry peak body representing the university sector
AWA
Australian Workplace Agreement
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