Compatible with the Active Directory Architecture
Desktop and laptop computers such as Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh computers that can be attached to Active Directory.
Compensating Control
An alternate but effective means of meeting the goal or spirit of the requirement.
The base salary and additional payments to employees, such as augmentations, lump sum payments, and incentives.
The individual or individuals who in good faith report or provide information about suspected or alleged misconduct.
Confidential Reporting Service

A service the University has retained to receive reports of law or policy violations through a toll free number (1-866-294-8680) or the UReport site.

Conflict Management Plan
A formal document approved by the applicable conflict review committee that directs the covered individual’s management of the conflict of interest.
Conflict of Interest (Individual)
A relationship between a covered individual’s private business or financial interests, or those of the covered individual’s family members, and the covered individual’s expertise and responsibilities such that an independent observer might reasonably question whether the individual’s objectivity in the performance of University responsibilities could be compromised by considerations of personal gain.

In the context of research, a financial conflict of interest means a significant financial interest that could directly and significantly affect the design, conduct, or reporting of the research.

Conflict Resolution Advisory Committee
An advisory committee whose members are appointed by representative employee groups.
Conflict Review Committee (CRC)
University committees responsible for determining whether a given situation involves a conflict of interest and, if it does, also determining whether the conflict must be eliminated or, alternatively, identifying mechanisms to effectively manage the conflict. Each committee will consist of both voting and nonvoting members. Voting members consist of faculty and professional academic and administrative staff and community members whose appointments to the committee have been approved by the University's Senior Vice Presidents. Nonvoting members may include representatives from the Office of Institutional Compliance, Office of Technology Commercialization, Sponsored Projects Administration, Human Research Protection Program, Office of Research Education and Oversight Programs, and Office of the General Counsel.
Informed, freely and actively given, and mutually understood. If physical force, coercion, intimidation, and/or threats are used, there is no consent. If the victim/survivor is mentally or physically incapacitated or impaired so that the victim/survivor cannot understand the fact, nature or extent of the sexual situation, and the condition was or would be known to a reasonable person, there is no consent. This includes conditions due to alcohol or drug consumption, or being asleep or unconscious.
Consent under Minnesota Law
A consent to release individual health information for treatment, payment or health care operations is valid under Minnesota law if it is signed and dated by the individual or the individual's personal representative. The consent is effective for no more than one year, unless the individual specifically agrees to a longer period for current treatment, third party payment, fraud investigations or quality of care review. A consent that meets the requirements of Minnesota law is not sufficient to authorize a use or disclosure where written authorization is required by HIPAA.
Consolidated Endowment Fund (CEF)
The fund represents the pooling of individual endowment funds from both public and private sources. Essentially permanent fund endowments have the longest investment timelines. Funds should be invested in CEF when principal appreciation is the main goal and dollars will not be expended for at least three years. The accounting for CEF is done on a per-share market value basis. The share value is adjusted monthly as the overall value of CEF assets change due to market fluctuations.
Continuity Plan
A document required of each payment card account that details the response and recovery plans of the account in the event of a breach, failure, or disaster.
Continuous Registration
Registration for every fall and spring semester. Required to maintain active status.
Contract Vendors
Vendors that have a contract with the University which ensures preferred pricing/rates and service levels.
Contractual Obligation
State and/or federal law mandate many private data standards (e.g. HIPAA, FERPA, etc.). However, PCI DSS is a set of standards that are required to be followed through terms and conditions of the payment card account contract the University has with the acquiring bank.
Controlled Substance
Any substance listed in the Controlled Substances Act, Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR, part 1300 to end) Minnesota Statute 152.01-.02 or Minnesota Board of Pharmacy Rules, Chapter 6800.4210 to 6800.4250.
Controller (wireless)
A wireless network device which is connected to the University?s network infrastructure and can manage wireless traffic and access.
Data that a web site transfers to an individual's browser where they are stored and later returned to the site upon request. They allow sites to identify users within and across visits, to track usage patterns, and to more easily compile data on transactional information for individuals visiting web sites.
A form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U. S. Code) to the authors of "original works of authorship."
Copyright Protection
The rights granted by federal law to the owner of a copyright in a work to do and to authorize (others to do) any of the following:
  • to reproduce the copyrighted work;
  • to prepare derivative works based upon the copyrighted work;
  • to distribute copies or phonorecords of the copyrighted work;
  • to perform certain copyrighted works publicly;
  • to display certain copyrighted works publicly; and
  • to perform sound recordings publicly by means of a digital transmission.

See United States Code, Chapter 17, §106.

Corporate Travel Card
A charge card to be used by employees to pay for authorized business travel expenses.
A business, formed and authorized by law to act as a single entity, although it is owned by one or more persons. A corporation is legally endowed with rights and responsibilities and exists independent of the owners and operators. Owners of Corporations have limited liability. Corporations doing business in Minnesota must have a state charter number or a state file number AND an Employer Identification Number (EIN).
A financial organization that regularly performs services for another in a market inaccessible to the other. In banking there is usually a depository relationship that compensates for expenses and facilitates transactions.
Cost of Space Occupied
Rent paid or annual facility cost allocation for occupying University owned space as determined by the Budget Office & Facilities Management.