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.
Certificate
A particular set of courses or coursework that typically addresses new knowledge or practice areas emerging from technological, social, or economic changes to which particular professions or occupations must adjust.
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.
Collegiate Center
An entity established to support and advance research, education, or public engagement that includes mostly members from the same college.
Commercial Purposes
To make a profit, accept compensation or to benefit through any means.
Committed Cost Sharing
Mandatory or voluntary cost sharing that is pledged in the proposal budget, budget justification, or stated in award documents.
Common Student-rating Questions
Questions common to all evaluations completed by students that assess instructor preparedness, presentation, feedback, respectfulness, student understanding as a result of the course, and interest in the subject as a result of the course. The form also includes open-ended questions on the learning experience. The physical environment of the course is also assessed on the student rating form.
Commuting
Travel between work and home.