Glossary of Terms

Voluntary
Investigator-driven, i.e.,  cost sharing or matching/in-kinds funds not required by the sponsor as a condition for proposal submission.
Voluntary Cost Sharing
Investigator-driven, i.e., cost sharing funds are not required by the sponsor as a condition for proposal submission.
Voluntary Investigation and Cleanup (VIC)
The MPCA Voluntary Investigation and Cleanup (VIC) Program provides technical assistance and administrative or legal assurances for individuals or businesses seeking to investigate or cleanup contaminated property.
Volunteer
Individual who performs uncompensated services for the University under the direction and control of a University supervisor.
Web Sites Tracking Visitor Actions
Any web sites that use "cookies" or other technical means to store information about the visitors or visitors actions. This definition includes either the routine information stored in server security logs (date and time of visit, internet address of the referring site, domain name and IP address) by almost all web sites.
Wireless Network Devices
The University's wireless network is composed of components, which include but are not limited to controllers, access points, and servers that manage the system.
Women Minority Disabled Business Enterprise (WMDBE)
Businesses (not necessarily small businesses according to Minnesota definition) certified by agencies other than the State of Minnesota and approved by the EOAA office. WMDBE includes Targeted Group Businesses, which are the focus of this program. However, incidental purchases from WMDBEs will be counted towards the overall goal since departments often purchase from these businesses. Reports will show breakdown between Targeted Group Businesses and WMDBEs. Often large contractors located outside of Minnesota will do second tier contracting with WMDBEs in their own areas.
Wordmark
The logo that consists of “UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA” as a distinctive graphic design that is unique to the University and may not be replicated in type.
Work
A work protected under the United States copyright law. Board of Regents Policy: Copyright, §II, subd. 4.

Federal law provides that "copyright protection subsists . . . in original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression, now known or later developed, from which they can be perceived, reproduced or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device." United States Code, Chapter 17, §102.

Work Day
The employee's typical scheduled time to work.

Glossary of Terms

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