A-basisSalary rate computed on a twelve-month, annual basis.
AAPAcademic Advancement Program. This program has been superseded by the Center for Academic Excellence http://cae.ls.wisc.edu/
Academic StaffProfessional and administrative personnel with 1) Duties that are exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); and 2) Perform work that is primarily associated with higher education institutions or their administration.
Academic StaffAcademic Staff: a professional and administrative employee whose duties are exempt from the overtime provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and who performs work that is primarily associated with a higher education institution or its administration.
Accept Facilitated Review
This is an activity in ARROW that allows the IRB staff reviewer to indicate that facilitated review is appropriate for the submission. This can include: accepting NCI Central IRB approval; deferring the study to a Commercial IRB (e.g. Western IRB) or deferral of the study to another institution's IRB.
Account ConsolidationThe process of combining multiple accounts into a single account during the transition to Office 365.
Accounting and Financial Team
Accrued LeaveThe amount of sick leave, vacation, vacation carryover, personal holiday, legal holiday and banked leave an employee has earned based on the number of hours in pay status.
Acknowledge Reportable Event
This is an activity in ARROW that allows the IRB staff reviewer to acknowledge receipt of a reportable event that does not require further IRB review. Upon acknowledgement, the study will return to the approved state.
Acronym UnscramblerUW-Madison Business Services list of acronyms often used in business processes: http://www.bussvc.wisc.edu/acronym/acronym.html
An activity is an action that you can take for a submission. For example, if a study team wants to respond to pre-review issues, they would use the Send Issues Response activity. Activities are always listed on the left of each study workspace. The list of activities changes based on a user's role in ARROW and what state a submission is in.
ADAAmericans with Disabilities Act. See also: http://www.ada.gov/
Automatic Document Feeder. In a scanner device, an Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) is a feature which takes several pages and feeds the paper one page at a time into a scanner.
Administrative ContactAn organization's administrative point of contact, responsible for assigning staff time to the Office 365 transition. Communicates with the Office 365 Team and their organization's leadership.
Administrative Limited AppointmentA leadership role such as dean or associate dean that falls into the employee category of Limited. A Limited appointee serves at the discretion of the appointing authority.
AG (Administrative Gateway)This term refers to the L&S Administrative Gateway.
Against the grainat right angles to direction of paper grain. Opposite of paper grain direction
In Office 365, an alternate address is any email address associated with your account that is not your primary address. Any NetID or Service account may have any number of email addresses associated with it. These email addresses includes, but is not limited to, previous alias/alternates accounts and/or user/role/service accounts that have been consolidated with the NetID.
Ancillary Committee (ANC)Ancillary Committees (ANC) are committees that have oversight for specific areas of a submission, such as investigational drugs, conflict of interest, or Veterans Affairs (VA) issues. These committees do not issue approval for the study a whole; only for their areas of oversight.
The IRB will forward submissions to the appropriate ancillary committee if review is needed and has not yet been provided. Ancillary committees may request documentation from the study team that is additional to the IRB application completed in ARROW.
AnnotationsIn Perceptive Content imaging software, annotations are used to mark up and add comments to a document without affecting the original image. Annotations enable you to select, add notes to, or even block out parts of a document. The file types that support annotations are: TIFF (.tif), JPEG (.jpg), Bitmap (.bmp), GIF (.gif), and PNG (.png).
AOFAdvanced Opportunity Fellowship. For Graduate students only. This fellowship is awarded to highly qualified underrepresented students. To be considered for AOF funding, prospective students must be new to the Graduate School and be admissible to a graduate program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For further information: https://grad.wisc.edu/diversity/oeid/
The L&S Academic Planning Council, or APC, advises the Dean on planning, program, and fiscal matters, and thus plays an important role in College governance activities. The Dean chairs the Council's weekly meetings, where topics that affect the whole college (and often, the rest of the university) are discussed by elected and appointed members. Academic and Administrative Deans serve as ex Officio observers to advise the council. Agendas are prepared by the Assistant Dean for Academic Planning, in consultation with the Dean and Associate Deans. For more information, see the Administrative Gateway document, What is the L&S Academic Planning Council? .
APOAcademic Personnel Office. Main campus office for unclassified human resources, personnel, and related activities: https://www.ohr.wisc.edu/
ApplicantJob seeker who has applied for the vacancy.
An Application Plan defines index keys of a document. It is created in the Perceptive Content Management Console and set in a Capture Profile.
AppointmentThe action of an appointing authority to place a person in a position within the agency in accordance with the law and the Rules of the Administrator, Division of Merit Recruitment and Selection (DMRS). An appointment is effective when the employee reports for work or is in paid leave status on the agreed starting date and time.
Approve Expedited ApplicationThis is an activity in ARROW that allows the IRB Staff Reviewer, IRB Director or IRB Member to approve a submission that is in the expedited approval state. An activity form needs to be completed and then the state will switch to approved.
Approve Facilitated ApplicationThis is an activity in ARROW that allows the IRB Staff Reviewer or IRB Director to approve a submission in the facilitated review state. An activity form needs to be completed and then the state will switch to approved.
Approve Request to ReopenThis is an activity in ARROW that allows IRB Staff Reviewer to approve a request from the Study Team to reopen a closed study.
ApprovedThis is a state in ARROW. Studies in the Approved state have been reviewed and fully approved by the IRB and relevant ancillary committees, if any.
Approved with Administrative HoldThis is a state in ARROW. Studies in the Approved with Administrative Hold state have been reviewed and approved by the IRB; however, additional administrative documentation is required before final approval is granted (e.g. submission of a Certificate of Confidentiality).
ArchivedThis is a state in ARROW. Once an application is in the archived state, no other activities with that application are possible, other
than copy/paste of text. Studies in the archived state can not be re-opened.
ARMSArchives and Records Management. See http://archives.library.wisc.edu/ for more information, including policy on maintaining public records.
ASPPAcademic Staff Policies and Procedures. For more information, visit the Secretary of Academic Staff website: http://acstaff.wisc.edu/resources/policies-and-procedures
Assessment of Student LearningUW-Madison's accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission, defines assessment of student learning as a "participatory, iterative process" that:
- Provides data/information needed regarding student learning;
- Engages the institution (faculty, staff, students) in analyzing and using this data/information to confirm and improve teaching and learning;
- Produces evidence that students are learning the outcomes identified by the faculty;
- Guides educational and institutional improvement; and
- Helps the institution understand, evaluate and document whether changes made affect student learning
- How are your stated learning outcomes appropriate to your mission, programs, students and degrees?
- How do you ensure shared responsibility for student learning & assessment of student learning?
- What evidence do you have that students achieve your stated learning outcomes?
- In what ways do you analyze and use evidence of student learning?
- How do you evaluate and improve the effectiveness of your efforts to assess and improve student learning?
In the course of an accreditation review, external consultant/evaluators will gauge the extent to which the university has engaged in assessment for purposes of improving student learning, and used what we find to improve student learning.
Assigned to IRB MeetingThis is a state in ARROW. Studies in this state have been assigned to an upcoming meeting by either the IRB staff reviewer or the IRB submission manager. In this state, the IRB staff reviewer can record the IRB meeting decision and draft meeting minutes.
AuthorsA KB User who, may edit documents. Authors may or may not be able to publish documents and all follow their KB Group's agreed upon document workflow.
AutodiscoverExchange Autodiscover is a web service that helps Microsoft Exchange administrators configure user profile settings for clients running Outlook ProPlus/2019/2016. It allows users to easily configure their email client knowing only their email address and password.
Automatic ReplyAlso known as a vacation message or an out of office message. Automatic reply is a rule that can be set in your Office 365 account that will automatically reply to incoming emails with a preset response for a preset amount of time.
Awaiting CorrespondenceThis is a state in ARROW. Studies in this state have undergone IRB review, a meeting decision has been recorded and the IRB staff can draft correspondence for the study team.
Awaiting Scientific ReviewThis is a state in ARROW. Studies in this state have been triaged by the IRB and determined to require scientific review. In this state, the Scientific Review Committee (e.g. CTRC PIR, SRC, PRMC) will review the study and indicate the outcome of their review.