Glossary of Terms
Associated Entity
Any trust, organization, or enterprise over which the covered individual, alone or together with an immediate family member, exercises a controlling interest.
Attorney
A person with a J.D. law degree.
Authenticate
A verification that substantiates persons are who they say they are. For purposes of this policy, people are considered authenticated members of the University community if they have an Internet ID (listed on the X.500 Directory), and are able to prove that they know the password associated with that Internet ID listing.
Authentication
A verification that substantiates that a person is who the person says he or she is. For purposes of this policy, people are considered authenticated members of the University community if they have an Internet ID, and that they are able to prove that they know the password associated with that Internet ID listing.
Authorized caterer with Permit or authorized caterer
A non-University caterer with a valid, state-issued "Caterer's Permit with Alcohol," and the required liquor liability insurance.
Authorized Driver
Employee of the University of Minnesota or Sponsored Driver who meets eligibility requirements and has been authorized by the department to drive for University business.
Authorized Health Care Provider
A doctor of medicine or osteopathy who is authorized to practice medicine or surgery by the state where they practice. The definition also includes: podiatrists, dentists, clinical psychologists, optometrists, chiropractors (related to spinal manipulation), nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, clinical social workers, physician assistants, and listed Christian Science practitioners. These professionals, including health care providers practicing in a country other than the United States, must be authorized to practice in that state/country and must be performing within the scope of their practice as defined under state law.
Authorized Individual
An employee, consultant, volunteer or other individual who needs access to University information to perform an activity on behalf of the University. The individual may have access to any class of information, according to policy.
Authorized or Official University Event
Events or activities which have been planned or approved by a University department head, dean, or central official, and which are consistent with or support the University’s mission of teaching, research, and public service.
Authorized Signer
University department personnel with the authority to approve additions, withdrawals or make changes to an income distribution allocation. For CEF endowments the departmental preparer serves as the authorized signer. For GIP the Dean (or equivalent administrative officer) or Chancellor, the University CFO/Treasurer, and the University CIO serves as the authorized signer.

Glossary of Terms

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