Glossary

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DBS
Deakin Business School
DD
Divisional Director
DDA
Disability Discrimination Act
DDW
Deakin Data Warehouse
DE&T
Department of Employment and Training (Victoria)
Deakin Card
Identification card for Deakin University staff and students which must be shown when requested by a security officer on campus, in examinations, when borrowing books or equipment and accessing facilities. If loaded with funds, Deakin Card can be used as a stored-value card to pay for a variety of services around campus including printing, photocopying, and goods from food outlets, bookshops and vending machines
Deakin Central
A one stop shop located on the Geelong Campus at Waurn Ponds, Melbourne Campus at Burwood and Warrnambool Campus that can assist with all student administration enquiries, including: graduations; course information; results; exam periods; admissions; enrolments and fees. Deakin Central also provides the following services: production, replacement and value-loading of Deakin Cards; official academic transcripts and archive transcripts; payment of fees; information regarding IT services; purchase of parking tickets; authorisation of travel concession forms.
Dean
A Dean is an administrator in charge of a division of a university or college who are responsible for the active leadership and integration of the activities of the Faculty’s schools and centres, and for encouraging and promoting a sense of unity, cooperation and common purpose amongst the Faculty’s staff.  Deans are directly involved in the strategic planning activities of the University and are responsible for determining the allocation of resources within the faculty, in consultation with the Heads of each School, Assistant Deans and other senior members of the Faculty.
DEEWR
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
deferral
The approved postponement of study for a specified period prior to the first enrolment in a course.
degree with distinction
Undergraduate students commencing post 1 Jan 2002 may be eligible for a degree with distinction if they achieve or exceed an average grade of 70 per cent across their degree and complete a minimum of eight credit points or one third of the credit points required for award of the degree, whichever is greater at Deakin; and are not part of an honours program.
DFAT
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
DFMS
Deakin Financial Management System
DG
Deakin Gateway - the introductory page of the Deakin web site.
DI
Deakin International
DIAC
Department of Immigration and Citizenship
DIRI
Deakin India Research Initiative
DLF
DOMS
Digital Object Management System; Deakin University's digital repository - a managed collection of digital materials.
DOS
Director of Studies
DP
DeakinPrime
DRC
Disability Services
Dress (Academic)
Academic Dress - Gown worn by graduands and academics at graduation ceremonies and other formal occasions.
DRS
disability resources survey
DSA
Division of Student Administration
DSL
Division of Student Life
DSO
Deakin Studies Online; Deakin University's online teaching and learning environment - provides web-based course material and assessment tasks to enhance both on and off-campus learning.
DU
Deakin University
DUELI
Deakin University English Language Institute - DUELI offers a wide range of English language courses, from beginner to advanced level, in preparation for study at Deakin.
DUIRS
Deakin University International Research Scholarships
DUISP
Deakin University International Scholarship Program
DUITE
Deakin University IT Experts
DUPS
Deakin University Printer Scheme
DUSA4U
Deakin University Student Association
DUWS
Deakin University Workstation Scheme
DVC (A)
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
DVC (I&D)
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International and Development)
DVC (R)
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
DVD
DVD is short for digital versatile disc or digital video disc, a type of optical disk technology similar to the CD-ROM. DVDs are commonly used as a medium for digital representation of movies and other multimedia presentations that combine sound with graphics.
DWM
Designated Web Manager

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