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Cultural Background


The context of one’s life experience as shaped by membership in groups based on ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, gender, exceptionalities, language, religion, sexual orientation, and geographical area.
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Unit Head


The individual officially designated to provide leadership for the unit (e.g., dean, director, or chair), with the authority and responsibility for its overall administration and operation.
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Institutional Standards


Standards set by the institution that reflect its mission and identify important expectations for candidate learning that may be unique to the institution’s professional education unit.
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Technology Education


The study of technology, which provides an opportunity for students to learn about the processes and knowledge related to technology that are needed to solve problems and extend human capabilities.
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Support Personnel


Individuals other than faculty employed by an institution of higher education to ensure the functioning of the unit. Support personnel can include professionals in non-faculty roles as well as individuals providing administrative support, including work-study students.
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Accreditation Action Report


The report issued by the Unit Accreditation Board that indicates the unit’s accreditation status, standards met, and the areas for improvement to which the unit should respond in its annual reports.
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accreditation action report


The report issued by the Unit Accreditation Board that indicates the unit’s accreditation status, standards met, and the areas for improvement to which the unit should respond in its annual reports.
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Accuracy in Assessment


The assurance that key assessments are of the appropriate type and content such that they measure what they purport to measure. To this end, the assessments should be aligned with the standards and/or learning proficiencies that they are designed to measure.
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accuracy in assessment


The assurance that key assessments are of the appropriate type and content such that they measure what they purport to measure. To this end, the assessments should be aligned with the standards and/or learning proficiencies that they are designed to measure.
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Adjunct Faculty


Part-time faculty in the professional education unit who are not full-time employees of the institution. See Part-time Faculty and Professional Education Faculty.
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