Glossary of Terms

University Data Network
The University data network includes University telecommunications facilities such as UM data network with all wired or wireless attached links including departmental networks, ResNet, UM Wireless, academic and administrative network facilities, network facilities serving affiliates or tenants, and coordinate campus networks.
University Department
Any official University department or group sponsored by a University department covered by the University’s liability insurance.
University Funds
Monies generated by University units, or University-sanctioned organizations, from teaching, research, outreach, external sales, investment and fund-raising activities. Also monies received from grants and the state, and external organizations.
University Honors Program (Twin Cities)
The University Honors Program (UHP) is a selective program that provides an enriched and intellectually stimulating academic experience for University of Minnesota, Twin Cities students and provides a path toward graduation with Latin Honors.
University Information
Information collected, manipulated, stored, reported or presented in any format, on any medium, by any unit of the University.
University Named Chair, Professorship and Fellow
An endowed academic chair is the highest level endowment established to support the work of a faculty member; an endowed academic professorship is the second highest endowment and an endowed faculty fellow the third. Each endowment is established to support work of the holder and may include, but is not limited to, salary or salary augmentation, graduate student stipends, secretarial support, supplies, travel to scholarly conferences and publishing expenses. The position may be permanently endowed; or established as a 10 year term position if the annual support is equal to 1/10 of the total needed for appropriate endowment level.
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview Investigational Drug Service
A division of Fairview Hospital and Health Care Systems' Department of Pharmaceutical Services. It is located in the Fairview-University Medical Center complex. (Referred to in the policy and procedure at "Fairview IDS").
University Property/Facilities
Includes all outdoor areas on University property as well as any enclosed area of a structure or portion thereof, where the structure is owned and/or being occupied or operated by the University of Minnesota. This also includes the residence halls.
University Real Estate
Land (surface or subsurface), buildings (including space within the buildings), air rights, water rights, and mineral rights.
University Records
Documents in any format, including written and printed matter, drawings, maps, plans, photographs; microforms; motion picture films, sound and video recordings; electronic data or copies thereof made or received by an academic or administrative office of the University in connection with the transaction of University business, and retained by such office as evidence of the activities of the University or because of the information contained therein.

Glossary of Terms

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