Ask Your Union: Acronyms

  • ADT = Administrative Duty Time, the release time that Chairs and Coordinators have
  • Banner = the software used for managing registration, accounting, payroll, etc
  • BTW = By The Way, the online weekly College newsletter
  • CPP = College Pension Plan
  • CS = Continuing Studies
  • CUPE = union for non-faculty non-adminstrative employees
  • DDC = Deans and Division Chairs committee
  • EdCo = Education Council
  • EAP or EFAP = Employee Assistance Plan or Employee and Family Assistance Plan
  • FAR = Faculty Appointment Recommendation
  • FPSE = Federation of Post Secondary Educators of BC; formerly called CIEA
  • FTE = full time equivalent – used to describe faculty, work, and students
  • HR = Human Resources department, room B201
  • LFA = Langara Faculty Association
  • LRC = Langara Research Committee
  • LTD = Long Term Disability
  • NID = Non-Instructional Duty
  • PBC = Pacific Blue Cross
  • PD = Professional development
  • PDSF = PD Support Fund
  • SRI = Student Reaction to Instruction survey form
  • STD = Short Term Disability

If there's an acronym we're missing, please email info@lfaweb.ca and we'll add it to the list.