Abbreviations

A list of abbreviations used in CIRCLE

A

Academy

Secondary or high school. The term Academy is used in North America for schools with grades 9 through 12.  In other world regions secondary may include 5, 6 or 7 years of education before university entrance level, depending on national system requirements.

AU

Andrews University

AUC

Atlantic Union College

AVLN

Adventist Virtual Learning Network

 

C

CAUC

Canadian Adventist University College

CUC

Columbia Union College

CC

Often used after a Union's name, to mean Curriculum Committee

 

E

ECD

East Central Africa Division

Elementary School

Also known as primary school.  In North America, Adventist elementary schools include the first eight years of formal schooling, known as Grades 1-8.  Some include kindergarten before Grade 1.  In some regions, primary schools cover the first 4 or 5 years, with a middle or junior high school encompassing another 3-4 years before senior high school, the last four years before college or university level.

ESD

Euro-Asia Division

EUD

Euro-Africa Division

 

G

GC

General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

 

H

Higher Ed

Higher or Tertiary Education, including college, university, undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate educational programs

High School

Secondary or academy levels, usually referring to the last 4, 5 or 6 years of required education before university/college level.  See discuss under Academy.

HSI

Home Study International

 

I

IAD

Inter-American Division

 

J

JAE

The Journal of Adventist Education

JRCE

The Journal of Research on Christian Education

 

L

LSU

LaSierra University

LLU

Loma Linda University

LUC

Lake Union Conference in the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists

LUCC

Lake Union Curriculum Committee

LUCOE

Lake Union Conference Office of Education

 

M

MAUC

Mid-America Union Conference in the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists

 

N

NAD

North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists

NADCC

North American Division Curriculum Committee

NADOE

North American Division Office of Education

NPUC

North Pacific Union Conference in the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists


O

OE

When added to a union's abbreviation, denotes Office of Education

e.g. LUCOE Lake Union Conference Office of Education

 

P

Primary

Elementary School or traditionally the first five through eight years of formal education, differing from country to country.  See discussion under elementary school.

PUCOE

Pacific Union Conference Office of Education in the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists

PUC

Pacific Union College

S

SAD

South American Division

SAU

Southern Adventist University

SDACC

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada

SPD

South Pacific Division

SUC

Southern Union Conference in the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists

SUD

Southern Asia Division

SSD

Southern Asia-Pacific Division

SWAU

Southwestern Adventist University

SWUC

Southwestern Union Conference in the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists

 

T

TED

Trans-European Division

 

U

URL

Universal Resource Locator or the address at which a website can be located on the worldwide web or Internet. Typically it appears in the address or location line near the top of your browser's page
e.g. http://circle.adventist.org or http://www.frenchtoast.com

 

W

WAD

Western Africa Division

Web

Short version of world wide web (denoted as 'www' often and now www2') used to refer to a part of the Internet, where many websites are currently located.

WWU

Walla Walla University