formal training and/or experience than normally required for professional status. Includes
mathematical technicians; life, physical, and social science technicians; agricultural and food
science technicians; chemical technicians; geological and petroleum technicians; nuclear
technicians; paralegals and legal assistants; miscellaneous legal support workers; health
technologists and technicians; dietetic technicians; pharmacy technicians; licensed practical
and licensed vocational nurses; medical records and health information technicians; opticians,
dispensing; healthcare support occupations; nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants; physical
therapist assistants and aides; massage therapists; dental assistants; medical assistants; and
Status of a personnel position with respect to permanence of the position.
Personnel positions that lead to consideration for tenure.
A student who has completed the equivalent of 2-years of full-time undergraduate work. For
example, a student who has completed at least 60 semester credits but less than 90 semester
credits in a 120-credits program.
Title IV institution
An institution that has a written agreement with the Secretary of Education that allows the
institution to participate in any of the Title IV federal student financial assistance programs
(other than the State Student Incentive Grant (SSIG) and the National Early Intervention
Scholarship and Partnership (NEISP) programs).
An official record of student performance showing all schoolwork completed at a given school
and the final mark or other evaluation received in each portion of the instruction. Transcripts
often include an explanation of the marking scale used by the school.
A student entering the reporting institution for the first time but known to have previously
attended a postsecondary institution at the same level (e.g., undergraduate, graduate). The
student may transfer with or without credit.
Total number of students who are known to have transferred out of the reporting institution
within 150% of normal time to completion divided by the revised cohort minus allowable
A student that leaves the reporting institution and enrolls at another institution.
NOTE: For the Graduation Rates component, transfer must occur within 150% of normal time
to completion of the student's program.
A program designed specifically to provide a student with the basic knowledge needed to
transfer into a higher level program. For example, this may be the first 2 years of a
baccalaureate level program for which the institution does not offer an award, or 2 years of
undergraduate study needed for entrance into a first-professional program, or 1 or more years
of undergraduate study needed for entrance into health services fields.
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