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Terms of Engagement

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    This page offers a quick reference guide that we hope will help and make it easier for faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders, to engage in purposeful dialogue and exchange of ideas affecting the college by having a shared vocabulary across all campuses.  The title Terms of Engagement, we hope, says it all.  Let's all get engaged in lively discussion of concerns and issues.  Here are terms – and what they mean – that you may need to know, or recall in case memory fails you.
    Let's start with ...
    Cabinet  – President's Cabinet
    TOR – Terms of Reference (See also similar term under Academic Matters)
    Organizational units and Positions/Titles
    ALO – Accreditation Liaison Officer
    CRE – Cooperative Research & Extension
    DAP – Director of Academic Programs
    DCR – Development and Community Relations
    DSL – Director of Student Life
    FAO – Financial Aid Office
    FMI – Fisheries and Maritime Institute
    FSS – Faculty/Staff Senate
    HR – Human Resources
    IRPO – Institutional Research and Planning Office
    IT – Information Technology
    LRC – Learning Resources Center
    MITC – Media and Instructional Technology Center
    OAR – Office of Admissions and Records
    PBDC – Pohnpei Business Development Center
    PTK – Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
    SBA – Student Body Association
    VPA – Vice President for Administration
    VPIEQA – Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Quality Assurance
    VPIA – Vice President for Instructional Affairs
    VPSSS – Vice President for Student Support Services
    YES! – Young Executives Society
    ACCJC – Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
    WASC – Western Association of Schools and Colleges
    TCO – Total Cost of Ownership
    AES – Agricultural Experiment Station
    AS – Associate of Science
    AAS – Associate of Applied Science
    CES – Cooperative Extension Services
    DE – Distance Education
    FTE – Full Time Equivalent
    PHTP – Public Health Training Program
    RI – Resident Instruction
    TOR – Transcript of Records  (See also similar term under Committees)
    TSP – Educational Talent Search Program
    TYC – Third-Year Certificate
    UB – Upward Bound Program
    CCM – Community College of Micronesia
    FSM – Federated States of Micronesia
    MMFA – Micronesian Maritime and Fisheries Academy
    MTEC – Micronesia Teacher Education Center
    TTPI – Trust Territory of Pacific Islands
    More coming up....
    Found errors on this page? Want to see other terms added to the list? Got any suggestions? 
    Contact: Rafael Pulmano, Tel. No. (691) 320-2481 Ext. 110, or send email to

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