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Announcements


Faculty Senate adopts resolution encouraging public support of NEA, NEH

Recognizing the importance of the arts and humanities to UAB, the Faculty Senate urges continued support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

New Faculty Senate members elected

Orientation for new Faculty Senate members will occur in late August. The changes in membership will occur on September 1.

Faculty Fellows in Engaged Scholarship accepting applications

A year-long series of workshops is structured to help faculty design a new course or to modify an existing course to include a service-learning component.

Glossary of Key Terms, Acronyms, and Initialisms


AB - Administration Building

ACHE - Alabama Commission on Higher Education, the coordinating board for higher education in the State of Alabama

ACT - Appointments, Changes, and Terminations document used to enter personnel actions into the UAB Oracle Administrative Systems.

AEIVA - Abroms-Engel Institute for Visual Arts

Alys Stephens Center - Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center; includes Jemison Concert Hall, Morris K. Sirote Theatre, Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall, Odess Theatre; host to concerts and numerous other live performances; home of UAB departments of Theatre and Music and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra

AskIT - Tech support for all UAB-wide applications and services, available by telephone, email, chat, web, and walk-up.

B-Alert - The university’s emergency notification system, delivered via your choice of phone, email, and/or SMS text message.

Banner - Student information system (student records)

Bartow - Bartow Arena, the major indoor athletics venue which also hosts large events, such as commencement.

Blaze - The UAB mascot, a fire-breathing dragon. It was selected in 1995, although UAB has been the Blazers since 1978.

Blazer Express - UAB's bus transportation system, available for free to faculty, staff, students, and guests. Show your ONE Card to ride.

BlazerID - Username to access a number of UAB computer services and facilities.

BlazerNET - Online portal for information on classes taught at UAB including student registration information.

BOT - Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama System, also known as “The Board”

Campus Green (aka "The Green") - Park bordered by Blazer Hall, the Commons, the Campus Recreation Center, and Heritage Hall.

Canvas - Student web-based learning management system.

CAS - College of Arts and Sciences, sometimes called “The College”

CCTS - Center for Clinical and Translational Science

CIRB - Conflict of Interest Review Board

Commons (aka The Commons on the Green) - UAB’s large cafeteria style dining hall, located on the Campus Green, next to Blazer Hall. Meals are all-you-care-to-eat.

CSOB - Collat School of Business

CTL - Center for Teaching and Learning

EA Form - External Activity Form

Edge of Chaos - Collaborative space to find solutions to “wicked problems,” located on the top floor of Lister Hill Library, 1700 University Blvd.

eLAS - Electronic Leave Accrual System, the web-based application for managing/tracking the benefit time accruals and usage for monthly paid employees.

eReporter - Twice-weekly official email communication of UAB, and companion to the UAB Reporter and recommended alternative to mass e-mails.

FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Five Points South (aka Five Points) - Dining and entertainment district that borders UAB; centered at the intersection of 20th Street South, 11th Ave. South, and Magnolia Ave.

FTE - Full time equivalent

GreenMail - Email service delivering news, announcements and information of particular interest to and for the benefit of UAB students.

Hill (formerly known as “HUC”) - UAB’s student center located at 14th Street S. and University Blvd.

IACUC - Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

IDC - Indirect Cost

IIE - Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Innovation Depot - New business incubator sponsored in part by UAB, located at 1500 First Avenue North immediately north of UAB campus.

IRAP - Integrated Research Administration Portal

IRB - Committee established under federal regulations for the protection of human subjects in research.

Lister Hill (LHL) - Lister Hill Library, UAB’s medical library

LMS - UAB faculty and staff learning management system (not to be confused with Canvas student learning management system)

NISP - Notification to Submit a Proposal, for approval of new programs by ACHE

ONE Card - Photo ID card providing building access, parking deck access, Blazer Express bus transportation, library check-outs, meal plans, BlazerBucks, and other services at UAB.

ORACLE Administrative Systems - Web-based suite of human resources and finance modules used for administrative operations and record keeping. Includes a Self Service Application for all employees to manage various personnel matters.

OSP - Office of Sponsored Programs

P&T - Promotion and tenure

PI - Principal Investigator

QEP - Quality Enhancement Plan, which is a vital part of our SACSCOC reaffirmation. Our theme is “Learning in a Team Environment.”

Rec (aka Campus Recreation Center) - Facility located at 1501 University Boulevard, bordering the Campus Green, with state-of-the-art fitness equipment and wellness services.

Reporter - Companion website to eReporter that includes and expands on eReporter.

SACSCOC - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, UAB’s regional accreditor

SHP - School of Health Professions

SOD - School of Dentistry

SOM - School of Medicine

SON - School of Nursing

SOO - School of Optometry

SOPH - School of Public Health

Southside - The Birmingham community where UAB is located, roughly bounded by I-65, U.S. Highway 31, Red Mountain, and Railroad Park. It includes Five Points, which is south of UAB on 20th Street S.

Sterne (MHSL) - Mervyn H. Sterne Library, UAB’s library for all disciplines except medicine.

See also: List of UAB Building Codes

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