Glossary of Terms

Certified Approver
A certified approver is a department or collegiate staff person who has been given authority by the Vice President for Research to review and approve financial transactions involving sponsored funds.
Chalking
Refers to the use of sidewalk chalk used to advertise for events on pavement or cement side walks.
Change Fund
Cash issued to departments for one of two reasons; (1). The department's primary function is to sell goods or services on behalf of the University of Minnesota (e.g., Internal Sales Organization, Auxiliaries, Sales and Support of Educational Activities); (2). A department is hosting, or sponsoring, an event that requires making change for the cash transactions of the event. Cash is not used to reimburse departmental or employee expenditures, or pay invoices. Departments return cash when it ceases operations.
Chartfields
Values used to classify financial transactions entered into the general ledger.
Claims Administrator
An external party hired by the University to provide services associated with the investigation and compensability of Workers Compensation claims.
Classification Description
A generic description of all positions of sufficiently similar mix or range of responsibilities or job duties.
Classification Title
The formal title for a classification.
Cleared
Eligible for teaching assistant duties without required enrollment in English communication coursework.
Clearinghouse
An association formed voluntarily by banks to exchange checks, drafts, or other forms of indebtedness held by one member and owed to another. Its object is to settle balances between the banks of a city or region with a minimum of inconvenience and labor.
Clinical Health Care
The provision of medical, dental, nursing, or other health-related care to humans or animals for the treatment of disease or injury. In the context of animals, this definition includes those owned by the University and those brought to the University by their owners specifically for the purpose of health care.

Glossary of Terms

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