Glossary of Terms

Campus, College, or Administrative Unit
The large unit that directly reports to a chancellor, dean, vice president, or a senior vice president.
Campus-specific Credit Requirements
The minimum number of credits students must complete at the campus from which they expect to graduate before a degree will be granted.
Capital Budget Amendment
A mid-year addition or change to the annual capital budget granted in rare exception and with the approval of the Vice President for University Services. Capital budget amendments are reviewed and acted upon by the Board of Regents.
Capital Oversight Group (COG)
Cross functional leadership team (academic, operations & finance) that meets routinely to advance the speed and quality of communications and decision making for the University’s campus development and capital planning efforts. COG membership includes the Sr. Vice President for Academic Administration, the Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, and the Vice President for University Services as well as appropriate staff.
Capital Project
Capital projects generally fall into one of three broad categories:
  • Demolition of existing buildings and infrastructure
  • New construction (whole building, building additions, and infrastructure)
  • Renovation or renewal of existing facilities and infrastructure
Capital Request
The process by which the University seeks bonding funds from the State of Minnesota legislature for design and construction projects.
Cardholder data
Any personally identifiable data associated with a cardholder. This could be an account number, expiration date, name, address, social security number, etc.
Cash Advance
Cash provided to an employee for travel purposes, for human subject payments or to cover expenses related to athletic recruiting.
Cell Phones
Mobile telecommunication equipment, such as cell phones, cell phones with data plans, smart phones, iPads and tablet devices, and other equipment utilizing cellular connectivity.
Central Offices that Receive Reports
An office or position established by the University to receive and handle a report of misconduct, legal or policy violation. A list of these designated offices is set out in the Contacts, above.

Glossary of Terms

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