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The glossary of terms contains higher education industry and Vanderbilt-specific words, acronyms and phrases with accompanying definitions.

The purpose of the glossary is to provide insight into the language and culture of Vanderbilt and higher education, from the view of an administrative leader in higher education. The glossary was initially developed for use by newly hired administrative leaders – especially those new to higher education and Vanderbilt.

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The glossary is maintained by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration. Contact our office if you have comments, questions, or suggested updates.


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