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Institutional Research Crosswalk and Glossary

Mandatory Reports

The Department of Institutional Research submitted assorted mandatory reports to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and to National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) for their Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The following is a link to the list of mandatory reports:

External Surveys

On behalf of Texas Tech University, Institutional Research coordinates and completes various surveys from public or private institutions and publications. The following link is a list of these institutions and publications and their websites:

Statutorily Required Reports

Texas Tech University System and it's component institutions submitted required reports to the State of Texas and Federal Agency made available in electronic format listed in the following website link:

Abbreviation Definition
AACRAO American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
AASCU American Association of State Colleges and Universities
AAU American Association of Universities
AAUDE American Association of Universities Data Exchange
AAUP American Association of University Professionals
AIR Association for Institutional Research
CBM Coordinating Board Management Report
CDS Common Data Set
CIP Classification of Instructional Programs
CSRDE Consortium for the Study of Retention Data Exchange
CUPA College and University Professional Association
EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FICE Federal Interagency Commission on Education
FTE Full-Time Equivalent
FTFT First-Time, Full-Time
FTIC First-Time in College
IPEDS Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
LAR Legislature Appropriations Request
LBB Legislative Budget Board
NACUBO National Association of College and University Business Officers
NASULGC National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
NCAA National Collegiate Athletic Association
NCES National College Education Survey
NSF National Science Foundation
NSSE National Survey of Student Educaton
SACS-COC Southern Association of Colleges and Schools - Commission on Colleges
SAIR Southern Association for Institutional Research
SCH Semester Credit Hours
STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
SUG Southern University Group
TAIR Texas Association for Institutional Research
THECB (CB) Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
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