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A&F Administration & Finance
The Division of Administration and Finance leads, supports, and enables institutional effectiveness by providing strategic and responsive administrative, financial, information, and physical infrastructure services for Georgia Tech.
A&I Architecture and Infrastructure
A-T Alexander-Tharpe Fund
Alexander-Tharpe Fund, fundraising arm of the Georgia Tech Athletics Association
Account Identifier for classifying expenditures
A detailed identifier for classifying expenditures. For example, supplies, equipment, health insurance, wages, etc.
AE Aerospace Engineering
The Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering boasts one of the oldest and largest aerospace programs in the country. Whether you want to build and fly all types of aircraft or dream of going into space, the School's focus on problem-solving can propel you into a rewarding career with many top aerospace firms and government-research labs. Students in this program learn the fundamentals of engineering sciences in addition to specialty areas, which include aerodynamics, aircraft and spacecraft structures, flight mechanics and control, avionics, propulsion, and the design of aerospace systems.
Allocation Distribution of funds
The process of distributing funds to the campus. Separate processes are used to allocate the funds from the different sources. Resident Instruction funding is usually placed in a unit's budget and forms the base budget for the new year. Additional funds added to the base are called "new workload" funds. Generally, the base budget plus new workload form the budget for the next year.
AP Accounts Payable
Accounts Payable is responsible for the prompt and accurate payment of the non-salary bills of the Institute which are within the regulatory framework established by federal, state, and Institute authorities.
AR Accounts Receivable
ART Academic and Research Technologies
ATAS Aerospace, Transportation, and Advanced Systems Laboratory (GTRI)
ATDC Advanced Technology Development Center
The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech is Georgia’s technology incubator. Founded in 1980, ATDC has developed a global reputation for fostering technological entrepreneurship.
ATRP Agricultural Technology Research Program
The Agricultural Technology Research Program (ATRP) develops innovative technology systems to enhance the productivity of Georgia’s agribusiness and the competitiveness of Georgia’s food processing industry.
AUX Auxiliary Enterprises
Operations that support the mission of the institute by providing essential services to students, faculty and staff, including food service, housing, and parking. Fees support these operations. Auxiliary Enterprises are considered self-supporting and therefore do not receive an allocation from the State.
B Units State Earmarked Units
Other organized activities at Georgia Tech with separate appropriations in the State of Georgia budget. These are: Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) and Enterprise Innovation Institute (EII).
BA Budget Amendment
The process that campus units use to update their Original Budgets. The process involves, but is not limited to, the re-distribution of funds between accounts, function and sources of funds, additions or reductions of funds, or changes in personal services status, such as position changes, title changes, and resignations. According to Board of Regents policy, “any expansion in operations that would necessitate an increase in the budget shall be submitted to the Board for approval before any obligation is incurred…”
BBISS Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems
BIOL School of Biological Sciences
The School of Biological Sciences provides a broad foundation in modern life sciences while enabling students to undertake focused studies in cell and molecular biology, ecology and evolution, genetics and genomics, and physiology. Our research encompasses broad areas of inquiry, including biomechanics, bio-inspired design, bioinformatics, cancer biology, chemical biology, chemical ecology, comparative neuromechanics, environmental microbiology, marine science, muscle physiology, predictive health, prosthetics and orthotics, and systems biology. Our programs build quantitative and analytical skills, independent research skills, and critical reasoning.
BME Biomedical Engineering
This interdisciplinary field integrates engineering and life sciences to support the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Biomedical engineers often serve as integrators in multidisciplinary teams of engineers, scientists, and healthcare professionals in the medical device and biotechnology industries, as well as at government regulatory agencies. Georgia Tech and Emory's program challenges students with practical, hands-on problem-solving and design experiences throughout the curriculum. Graduates of the program have the strong foundation necessary to address the complex healthcare challenges of the twenty-first century.
BOR Board of Regents
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia was created in 1931 as a part of a reorganization of Georgia’s state government. With this act, public higher education in Georgia was unified for the first time under a single governing and management authority. The governor appoints members of the Board to a seven year term and regents may be reappointed to subsequent terms by a sitting governor. Regents donate their time and expertise to serve the state through their governance of the University System of Georgia – the position is a voluntary one without financial remuneration. Today the Board of Regents is composed of 19 members, five of whom are appointed from the state-at-large, and one from each of the state’s 14 congressional districts. The Board elects a chancellor who serves as its chief executive officer and the chief administrative officer of the University System. The Board oversees the public colleges and universities that comprise the University System of Georgia and has oversight of the Georgia Archives and the Georgia Public Library System.
BPROD Student (BANNER) Production
Budget Financial plan
The annual financial plan of the Institute. With the approval of the Board of Regents, the Institute adopts the Original Budget in July of each fiscal year and subsequently approves an amended budget each month. The amended budget must be approved quarterly by the Board of Regents.
Burger Bowl Large field near CRC
Large green space adjacent to the Campus Recreation Center's Roe Stamps Fields (west campus). Named for the Burger King restaurant previously located across Hemphill from the fields.
Buzz Campus mascot
Buzz is the current official mascot of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Buzz is usually represented as a stylized yellow jacket with yellow-and-black fur, white wings, a yellow head, and antennae. Buzz is almost never drawn with six legs, but rather with arms, legs, hands (in white gloves) and feet (in black Converse high tops), like a human. Invented in 1972 and restyled in 1979, Buzz reflects the tradition of referring to Georgia Tech students as "Yellow Jackets." (Wikipedia)
C&P Phase Configure & Prototype Phase
C2D2 Center for Career Discovery and Development
[also CCDD] The central hub at Georgia Tech for career education and resources.
CABI Joint Center for Advanced Brain Imaging
[Address: 831 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318] The Center for Advanced Brain Imaging (CABI), a joint venture between Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University, is a state-of-the-art facility focused on the examination of brain activity, human behavior and cognition.
Capital Budget Pertaining to physical properties or land
Budget established to account for funds used in the acquisition, construction, renewal or replacement of new or existing physical properties or land.
CAs Confidentiality Agreements
Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), Proprietary Information Agreements (PIAs) and Confidentiality Agreements (CAs) are interchangeable terms. All refer to an agreement used to protect and govern the exchange of confidential/proprietary information.
CAS Central Authentication Service
The Central Authentication Service (CAS) is a single sign-on protocol for the web.
CAS Center for Academic Success
CATEA Center for Assistive Technology & Environmental Access
CATEA, the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, is a multidisciplinary research center devoted to enhancing the lives of people with all levels of ability.
CCG Complete College Georgia
The primary goal of Complete College Georgia is to improve student access to and graduation from institutions of higher education.
CE Civil Engineering (now CEE)
CEE Civil and Environmental Engineering
The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering prepares people who will invent the technologies of the future and create solutions to challenges we haven’t even imagined yet. Established in 1898, the School is now among the largest civil and environmental engineering programs in the country. Students on the civil track train to tackle projects like roads and bridges, sure, but they also work on technologies for green buildings, strategies that help us recover from disasters, and projects to alleviate poverty. Environmental engineers may focus on issues like clean drinking water, air-quality monitoring and pollution controls.
CEISMC Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics & Computing
The Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) enhances PreK-12 and post-secondary STEM education by drawing upon the expertise and scholarly contributions of the Georgia Tech community. CEISMC advocates for and leads systemic changes to increase STEM interest and achievement for all students, especially those underrepresented in STEM. CEISMC’s research efforts allow for the identification and dissemination of evidence-based best practices in STEM education.
CETL Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning
The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, known as CETL, offers professional development initiatives for graduate students, teaching enrichment activities for faculty throughout their careers, educational research on teaching and learning issues, and initiatives funded by both alumni and granting agencies. In addition, CETL organizes orientation programs for new faculty and new teaching assistants, and offers a number of undergraduate and graduate courses related to teaching and learning.
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
The codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government.
ChBE School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Chemical engineering is a broad and versatile discipline in which chemical engineers work on the development and application of processes that change materials either chemically or physically. This branch of engineering was originally based on the applications of chemistry, combined with the principles of physics and mathematics. Over time, and with increasing speed, it has evolved so that biological sciences and chemistry now fill the position once uniquely held by chemistry. This evolution led the School to add “biomolecular” to its official name in 2003.
ChE Chemical Engineering (now ChBE)
CHEM School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
The School of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers training in the molecular sciences from the undergraduate to postdoctoral levels. With our faculty, students conduct world-class research in many areas of chemistry, biochemistry, and related fields. We connect our programs, resources, and research to other disciplines and Georgia Tech units to provide students varied opportunities to answer important fundamental questions, pursue important practical advances, and develop into creative and productive leaders.
CIBER Center of International Business Education and Research
The CIBER center at Georgia Tech, created in 1993, is one of the seventeen national resource centers of excellence in international business funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Our mission at CIBER is to ensure the long-term international economic competitiveness of the United States through support of research, business education initiatives, and corporate outreach activities.
CIMS Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems
Clough Commons G. Wayne Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons
The G. Wayne Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons is a 220,000 square foot, $93 million, sustainably-designed facility created in response to Georgia Tech’s growing student body. The Clough Commons is dedicated to student academic enrichment, innovative learning experiences, advances in teaching pedagogy and integrating technology into the classroom.
CM Computational Media
The Bachelor of Science in Computational Media degree provides students with both hands-on and theoretical knowledge of computing, as well as an understanding of visual design and the history of media.
Co-op Cooperative Plan
The Cooperative plan in which students work and attend classes on alternating semesters.
COA College of Architecture (now COD)
COB Scheller College of Business
[Also SCOB]
COC College of Computing
Includes: Computer Science, Interacting Computing, Computational Science and Engineering
COD College of Design
[Previously the College of Architecture.] Includes: School of Architecture, School of Building Construction, School of City & Regional Planning, School of Industrial Design, School of Music
COE College of Engineering
Includes: Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
COI Conflict of Interest
A situation in which a person is in a position to derive personal benefit from actions or decisions made in their official capacity.
COS College of Sciences
Includes: School of Biological Sciences, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, School of Mathematics, School of Physics, School of Psychology, CEISMC.
Cost Share
Cost share (Matching) funds are those funds contractually obligated by the Institute to meet the financial requirements specified in a sponsored award. These expenses represent the Institute’s contribution to an externally funded sponsored project.
CPSM Capital Planning and Space Management
The Office of Capital Planning and Space Management (CPSM) supports the academic, research and administrative mission of the Georgia Institute of Technology. We advance the goals and programs of the Institute's colleges, schools, research centers and departments through the development of solutions designed to maximize Georgia Tech's facilities, infrastructure, property and physical assets.
CRB Centennial Research Building
Address: 400 Tenth Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
CRC Campus Recreation Center
Address: 750 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332-0110. The Campus Recreation Center (CRC) is a 300,659 sq.ft. facility located off of Ferst Drive on the West side of campus. This state of the art facility is a unique expansion of the existing swimming and diving venue built for the 1996 Olympic Games. The CRC provides a premier recreation and aquatic center that encompasses the best in student life and recreation. It is also a world class aquatic facility for men's and women's varsity swimming and diving team, and attracts premier national, state and local aquatic events. [Previously identified as SAC]
CS Computer Science
CS defines the foundations and advances the frontiers of computing by developing research and tools that power computers now and into the future.
CSE Computational Science and Engineering
CSE makes fundamental advances in the creation and application of new computational methods and techniques. [also CMPE]
CSR Computer Support Representative
The local OIT support staff.
CTL Center for Teaching and Learning
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is here to enhance the learning and teaching environment at Georgia Tech by encouraging a fully engaged, sharing community with communication networks, resources, and innovative programs for faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students.
CTR Campus Technology Requests
Centralized review and approval process for departmental acquisition of technology products and services at Georgia Tech.
CULC Clough Undergraduate Learning Center
The G. Wayne Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons is a 220,000 square foot, $93 million, sustainably-designed facility created in response to Georgia Tech’s growing student body. The Clough Commons is dedicated to student academic enrichment, innovative learning experiences, advances in teaching pedagogy and integrating technology into the classroom. Also identified as "Clough Commons".
DAP Data Access Policy
The purpose of this policy is to provide a structured and consistent process to obtain necessary data access for conducting Georgia Tech operations (including administration, research, and instruction), defining the relevant mechanisms for delegating authority to accommodate this process at the unit level while adhering to segregation of duties and other best practices, as well as defining data classification and related safeguards.
DCAA Defense Contract Audit Agency
DLPE Distance Learning and Professional Education
DNS Domain Name System
The Domain Name System (DNS) is the phonebook of the Internet. Humans access information online through domain names, like or Web browsers interact through Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. DNS translates domain names to IP addresses so browsers can load Internet resources.
DOAS GA Department of Administrative Services
Includes 5 primary business services: State Purchasing, Risk Management, Human Resources Administration, Fleet Management, Surplus Property.
DSG Decision Support Group
The mission of the Decision Support Group (DSG) is to provide the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) with accurate and timely data and information to frame issues, set direction, identify and evaluate options, and develop and implement strategies. The DSG is a cross functional team embodying a wide range of expertise and institutional capability.
DSS Decision Support Services
Decision Support Services consists of two primary functions: Institutional Research and Enterprise Data Management. The goal of these organizations is to enable effective decision making by creating and providing accurate data collections from our institutional information systems, performing integrated analysis and research, and advocating for data quality and integrity.
DSS Departmental Sales & Services
Revenues collected on behalf of a specific program to be used solely for that program, such as a copy fee charged by the Library.
DWPROD Data Warehouse Production Database
Houses the Georgia Tech Data Warehouse.
E&G Education & General
All of the Institute’s operating budget with the exception of Auxiliary Enterprises; excludes major capital expenditures.
EAP Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers counseling and work/life balance assistance to employees and their family members. URL:
EAS School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Students and faculty in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences are driven by the desire to understand the earth beneath our feet, the oceans that surround us, and the atmospheric processes that affect our weather and climate. The desire to understand our own planet extends backwards, to the early Earth environment as life emerged, and outwards, to the study of other planets and planetary environments.
eASR Electronic Annual Statement of Reasonableness
Electronic Annual Statement of Reasonableness report produced annually for Plan Confirmation System employees documenting confirmation and certification that their effort allocation was reasonable and correctly posted in the past fiscal year.
EBB Engineered Biosystems Building
[Address: 950 Atlantic Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332] The Engineered Biosystems Building (EBB) is a giant leap forward in creating the infrastructure that inspires and sustains scientific discovery at Georgia Tech. EBB enables us to expand our commitment to improving and saving lives by providing bringing new treatments, medical technologies, medications, and therapies to patients.
ECE Electrical & Computer Engineering
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Georgia Tech is the largest of its kind in the country and known as a leader in both academics and research. Students studying electrical or computer engineering are well set up for the future because electrical and computer engineering are at the core of just about every technology. Harnessing the power of electricity to advance the modern world, electrical engineering involves the design of devices and systems, from nanoscale computer chips to multinational communications systems. Spanning across the fields of electrical engineering and computer science, computer engineering combines the advanced intelligence of computer systems with the fundamental aspects of electrical engineering to deliver intricate and expansive solutions.
ECON School of Economics
Economics in Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts blends rigorous analytical and quantitative skills. We place our graduates in a wide range of private, public, and non-profit employment contexts with a common emphasis on decision-making. We provide the analytical framework and data analysis tools essential to good decision making in any organizational context.
ECT Electronic Cost Transfer
Electronic Cost Transfer refers to an online system that takes advantage of the features of the Institute's Financial System to automate the cost transfer process.
EDI Economic Development Institute
EDM Enterprise Data Management
Enterprise Data Management is a cohesive, concise and coherent strategy for delivering integrated solutions for data governance, data warehousing, and business intelligence. This department is part of Institutional Research & Planning (IRP).
EDP Electronic Data Purchasing (now CTR)
Centralized review and approval process for departmental acquisition of technology products and services at Georgia Tech.
EDW Enterprise Data Warehouse
The EDW or Enterprise Data Warehouse is the storage of data for Georgia Tech's enterprise systems.
EE Electrical Engineering (now ECE)
EES Engineering Experiment Station (now GTRI)
EFT Equivalent Full Time
Also known as FTE. The effort a person works in a fiscal year expressed in a percent. “EFT” is used to equalize effort expended for personal services by the Institute. For example, a person who works fulltime for twelve months is 1.00 EFT; a person working half time for twelve is .50 EFT. An academic faculty member who works full-time for the fall and spring semesters is .75 EFT.
EHS Environmental Health & Safety
The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Department at Georgia Tech develops programs and provides oversight, consultation, training, and other specialized services to assist the Institute community in meeting its public health, occupational and research safety, environmental protection, and compliance responsibilities.
EII (EI2) Enterprise Innovation Institute
[Address: 84 5th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308] Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2) is Georgia Tech’s business outreach organization and serves as the primary vehicle to achieve Georgia Tech’s goal of expanded local, regional, and global outreach.
EIS Enterprise Information Services
The Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) unit is comprised of several key groups working cooperatively together to implement, enhance and support the strategic institute initiatives and projects related to Georgia Tech’s enterprise administrative/business and academic information systems.
ELSYS Electronic Systems Laboratory (GTRI)
The Electronic Systems Laboratory delivers innovative research, prototypes, and education which have positive and lasting impacts on our sponsors.
ELT Executive Leadership Team
Comprised of the Georgia Tech President and his direct reports.
EMPID GT Employee ID
EMTECH Emory University & Georgia Tech Joint Venture
Began as a biotechnology business incubation initiative to provide infrastructure for biotech start-ups. The LSC is incorporated under EmTech.
EOSL Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory (GTRI)
The Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory (EOSL) is a leader in EO and RF signal and information processing, with expertise covering system design, algorithm development, and modeling and simulation for signals across the electromagnetic spectrum.
EPMG Executive Project Management Group
EPMG Enterprise Project Management
ERP Enterprise Resource Planning
ERP or Enterprise Resource Planning is software that integrates various functions into one complete system to streamline processes and information across an organization.
EU European Union
EU GDPR European Union General Data Protection Regulation
The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“EU GDPR”) is a new and more stringent regulation governing the use of personal data. It imposes new obligations on entities that control or process personal data about people who are located in the European Union. This regulation applies both inside the European Union (“EU”) and outside of the EU, and applies to data about anyone in the EU, regardless of whether they are a citizen or permanent resident of an EU country.
EVP Executive Vice President
Reporting to the President, the EVP is responsible for administration and coordination of business and financial functions. The EVP also serves as the Chief Business and Financial Officer of Georgia Institute of Technology and oversees all administrative, business, financial, facility and budget activities.
EVPR Executive Vice President for Research
Reporting to the President, the EVPR is Georgia Tech's chief research officer. He leads the development of Georgia Tech’s one-of-a-kind innovation ecosystem, which brings together education, research, government, and industry in ways once considered impossible. This includes the creation of tailored industry collaborations that help companies achieve their short and long term goals.
eWAF Electronic Workload Assignment Form
Electronic Workload Assignment Form report produced monthly for Plan Confirmation System employees to review their effort allocation for accuracy and make timely corrections.
Expenditure Budget Spending of funds
That part of the budget where the funds will be spent.
F&A Facilities & Administrative
This refers to the Facilities and Administrative Rates to obtain recovery of costs, other than direct costs, incurred to support sponsored projects. This cost accounting procedure is based on the provisions of Office of Management and Budget Circular A-21, Revised (OMB Circular A-21).
FASET Familiarization and Adaptation to the Surroundings and Environs of Tech
An orientation program for new students and their parents, families, and guests. FASET Orientation session lasts 2 days, and several sessions are held on dates throughout the summer.
FDM Foundation Data Model (Workday Term)
FDM or Foundation Data Model is a multi-dimensional structure used to support financial accounting and reporting within Workday. FDM was formerly known as the Chart of Accounts (COA).
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a federal statute which gives students certain rights with regard to their “education records.”
FFP Firm Fixed Price
Some grants and/or contracts awarded to the Institute are considered “firm fixed price” contracts. For these types of contracts, a unit will produce a product for a pre-set price. (Most other grants and contracts are based on reimbursement of actual expenditures.) If a product is delivered and not all the sponsor funds have been utilized, the department may request the remaining funds.
Flag Building Student Services Building
Officially the Charles A. Smithgall Jr. Student Services Building.
Flat Rate Flat Rate Fringes
Georgia Tech uses a fringe rate or "flat rate" for determining fringe benefit charges to units. The rate is established by Grants and Contracts and is applied to appropriate salary and wage expenses. The flat rate is an estimate of actual fringe benefit expense.
FPROD Financials Production Database
Houses the financial information for Georgia Tech.
FQDN Fully Qualified Domain Name
A fully qualified domain name (FQDN) is the complete domain name for a specific computer, or host, on the internet. The FQDN consists of two parts: the hostname and the domain name. For example, an FQDN for a hypothetical mail server might be .
FTE Full Time Equivalent
The effort a person works in a fiscal year expressed in a percent. “FTE” is used to equalize effort expended for personal services by the Institute. For example, a person who works fulltime for twelve months is 1.00 FTE; a person working half time for twelve is .50 FTE. An academic faculty member who works full-time for the fall and spring semesters is .75 FTE.
Function Major service or program expenditure
A classification of expenditures specifying a major service or program. The program categories as defined by U.S. Department of Education, Instruction, Research, Institutional Support, Public Service, Operation of Plant, Student Services, Academic Support, and Fellowships and Scholarships. Also identified as "Program".
Fund Self balancing accounts
Accounting and budgeting entity with its own set of self-balancing accounts. The funds are established on the basis of Generally Accepted Accounting Practices and state law. Operating budgets are included as “current funds.” The Institute’s core functions are included in the major fund category “Resident Instruction.”
FY Fiscal Year
Twelve-month period that is the basis for the budget and financial statements: July 1 through June 30 for State of Georgia entities.
G&C Grants and Contracts Accounting
[Address: 505 Tenth Street, Atlanta, GA 30318] The Office of Grants & Contracts Accounting is part of Financial Services within the Division of Institute Planning and Resource Management (IPRM). G&C provides post award accounting and reporting services related to sponsored programs managed by all academic units of the Institute (excludes Georgia Tech Research Institute).
GAAP Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) are a common set of accounting principles, standards and procedures that companies must follow when they compile their financial statements.
GaMEP Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership
The Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP) is a program of Georgia Tech's Enterprise Innovation Institute and is a member of the National MEP network supported by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The GaMEP, with offices in nine regions across the state, has been serving Georgia manufacturers since 1960. We offer a solution based approach through coaching and education designed to increase top line growth and reduce bottom line cost.
GATTV Ga Tech Advanced Technology Ventures
GATV Georgia Advanced Technology Ventures
GATV is a corporation, affiliated with the Institute, formed to foster and support education, scientific research, and economic development in the state of Georgia.
GC Grand Challenges (LLC)
By teaching students how to most effectively utilize servant leadership, Grand Challenges creates change makers who seek empathy and who have an unparalleled opportunity to change the world. At the conclusion of the first year, Grand Challenges’ teams pitch a proposal for a solution to grand challenges facing the world.
GCATT Georgia Center for Advanced Telecommunications Tech
[Address: 250 14th Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318]
GCMI Global Center for Medical Innovation
[Address: 575 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318] The Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI) is the Southeast’s first and only comprehensive medical device innovation center, dedicated to accelerating development, building businesses and improving health.
GDPR General Data Protection Regulation
GEDC Georgia Electronic Design Center
Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC) is a cross-disciplinary electronics and photonics research center focused on the synergistic development of high-speed electronic components and signal processing to achieve breakthrough system performance.
GEMS Girls Excelling in Math and Science
WST (Women, Science and Technology) co-directors and residents, along with other student volunteers, coordinate Inman Middle School's Girls Excelling in Math and Science (GEMS) club. This weekly after-school club, which is affiliated with the Girl Scouts, welcomes girls interested in interactive science and engineering activities. Inman Middle School is an Atlanta Public School.
GenOps General Operations
Classification of fund sources including: State Appropriation, Tuition, Indirect Cost Recovery, Other General.
GIT Georgia Institute of Technology
GL General Ledger
A general ledger contains all the accounts for recording transactions relating to Georgia Tech's assets, liabilities, revenue, and expenses.
GL LLC Global Leadership (LLC)
Living and experiencing culture, citizenship, and leadership in the Global Leadership Living Learning Community creates cross-culturally savvy problem definers and problem solvers. Global Leadership teams complete projects applying culture-based leadership perspectives to global challenges in technical, social, and political arenas.
GLC Global Learning Center
The Georgia Tech Global Learning Center is designed, staffed, and equipped with the technology to foster the relationships between people and ideas and learning and working.
GLC Graduate Living Center
[Address: 301 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318] The Graduate Living Center (GLC) consists of four bedroom two bath apartments.
GM System Grants Management System
Go-Live Go-live Date
The date on which a system will be operational and used by the entire organization.
GRA Georgia Research Alliance
[Address: 191 Peachtree St NE Suite 849, Atlanta, GA 30303] The Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) grows Georgia's economy by expanding university research capacity and by seeding and shaping startup companies around inventions and discoveries.
GRA Graduate Research Assistant
Group Position Position containing multiple incumbents
Personal services budget line that contain more than one non-permanent position, such as graduate students, student assistants, and summer faculty.
GSFIC Georgia State Financing & Investment Commission
The Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission, created by a constitutional amendment in 1972, is responsible for the proper application of proceeds from general obligation debt and the issuance of all public debt by the State. No agency or authority can incur debt or employ other financial or investment advisory counsel, without Commission approval.
GST Georgia School of Technology
Founded on Oct. 13, 1885, the Georgia School of Technology opened its doors in October 1888 to 84 students. In 1948, the School’s name was changed to the Georgia Institute of Technology to reflect a growing focus on advanced technological and scientific research.
GSTRP Graduate Student Tuition Remission
GSTRP is a tuition remission award and is managed through the graduate coordinators in each academic department.
GT Georgia Tech
GT-RNOC Georgia Tech Research Network Operations Center
The Georgia Tech Research Network Operations Center (GT-RNOC) exists to accelerate innovation in networking, computing, mobility and convergence by enabling communities of collaboration.
GT-TRACS Georgia Tech Tracking Actions & Commitments System
An institute-wide system for requesting, approving, tracking, and reporting: commitments to faculty members and departments; and most actions related to faculty hiring, appointments, retention, and cost-sharing.
GTA Graduate Teaching Assistant
GTAA Georgia Tech Athletic Association
The GTAA is a not-for-profit corporation that operates the intercollegiate athletic program of the Institute.
GTAB Georgia Tech Advisory Board
GTARC Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation
The mission of the Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation (GTARC) is to provide efficient and effective contracting, grant, and research administration services for the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), a business segment of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) that is focused on applied research and development.
GTCN Georgia Tech Cable Network
Georgia Tech Cable Network is a direct broadcast satellite system offering a customized channel line-up for the Georgia Tech campus community. GTCN supplies entertaining and educational television programs and also offers video production services.
GTED Georgia Tech Enterprise Directory
The Georgia Tech Enterprise Directory (GTED) an LDAP directory to house information about Georgia Tech's computer accounts and the people who use them. GTED is the primary data-storage component of its parent Campus-IAM project.
GTENS Georgia Tech Emergency Notification Services
The Georgia Tech Emergency Notification System (GTENS) is a system to immediately disseminate emergency information to the Georgia Tech Community.
GTF Georgia Tech Foundation
It is the mission of the Georgia Tech Foundation, its Board of Trustees, officers and staff to foster and manage gifts given in support of academic excellence in the spirit and traditions of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
GTFFC Georgia Tech Foundation Funding Corporation
The GTFFC was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in 2000 to serve as the borrower of a portion of Foundation debt.
GTFI GT Facilities Inc.
Georgia Tech Facilities Inc. is a Georgia nonprofit corporation that promotes and supports the Georgia Institute of Technology, principally by financing and constructing buildings and facilities for use by the Institute. Georgia Tech Facilities Inc. enables Georgia Tech to take advantage of alternative funding sources to address its facilities needs, including the use of private funds available for a particular project and bond financings by or on behalf of Georgia Tech Facilities Inc. The organization has issued tax-exempt and taxable bonds for the purpose of funding projects for the benefit of Georgia Tech. The bonds are supported by an annually renewable lease of the completed project by Georgia Tech.
GTFREHC Georgia Tech Foundation Real Estate Holding Corporation
GTFREHC was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in 1990 to hold title to real estate and similar property donated to the Foundation.
GTHR Georgia Tech Human Resources (also HR, OHR)
Georgia Tech Human Resources serves the Institute and its more than 14,000 employees through strategic counsel, employee engagement, and essential human capital management operations.
GTID Georgia Tech ID
GTISC Georgia Tech Information Security Center
GTISC seeks to engage the broader community in the Atlanta area and at the national level to better understand the threats to digital information and to develop strategies for securing it.
GTL Georgia Tech Lorraine
Established as Georgia Institute of Technology’s first international campus in 1990 in Metz, France.
GTMI Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute
[Address: Callaway Manufacturing Research Center Building, 813 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332] The Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute brings together top researchers and thought leaders from the many varied disciplines that shape manufacturing — science, engineering, policy, robotics, and management — to help define and solve some of the greatest challenges facing U.S. industry today.
GTPD Georgia Tech Police Department
[Address: 879 Hemphill Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318]
GTPE Georgia Tech Professional Education
Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE), an academic division of the Georgia Institute of Technology, allows working professionals and industry partners to access the expertise of a world-renowned technological research university.
GTRC Georgia Tech Research Corporation
GTRC serves as the contracting entity for all sponsored research activities at Georgia Tech and licenses all intellectual property (patents, software, trade secrets, etc.) created at Georgia Tech.
GTREP GA Tech Regional Engineering Program
The Georgia Tech Regional Engineering Program (GTREP) expands engineering education opportunities by offering Georgia Tech undergraduate engineering degrees in southeast Georgia in collaboration with Armstrong Atlantic State University, Georgia Southern University and Savannah State University.
GTRI Georgia Tech Research Institute
[Address: 400 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318] The Georgia Tech Research Institute is the nonprofit applied research arm of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
GVU Graphics, Visualization & Usability Center
The GVU Center inspires and enables interdisciplinary research in people-centered computing technology, creating new innovations for society.
Honors Program
The Georgia Tech Honors Program LLC fosters curiosity, creativity, and connection—to the Honors Program, Georgia Tech, and communities beyond. Honors Program students are encouraged to pursue their curiosity, creativity, and connection across disciplinary boundaries and the boundary between theory and practice. In advancing its mission, the Honors Program enhances the capacity of our highly motivated students and future alumni to advance the Georgia Tech mission of “Progress and Service.”
HPC High Performance Computing
OIT offers a spectrum of services in support of high performance computing (HPC) capabilities for Georgia Tech academic units, research groups, faculty, students, and staff.
HPROD HR (PeopleSoft) Production Database
Houses all Georgia Tech human resource information.
HR Human Resources (also OHR, GTHR)
Georgia Tech Human Resources serves the Institute and its more than 14,000 employees through strategic counsel, employee engagement, and essential human capital management operations.
HRDM Human Resources Data Mart
HRIS Human Resources Information Systems
Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) provides support in the areas of business analysis, systems analysis, consultation, system upgrades, troubleshooting, new system implementations and upgrades, business processes, configuration and continuous improvement as it relates to Human Resources initiatives in support of ERP and ancillary software applications and integrations.
HSOC School of History and Sociology
HSOC brings the perspective of the social sciences to bear on critical issues facing the modern world, while providing a source of analysis that emphasizes both change over time and cultural comparisons on an international scale. The School is distinctive in its focus on the social origins and impact of industry, science, and technology and offers the tools students need to understand the complex issues related to the development of contemporary communities.
HTS History, Technology, & Society
Part of IAC. The program's focus on global issues related to the origin and impact of technology and science is also distinctive, providing students with the critical tools needed to understand the development of the modern world.
I-House International House (LLC)
The International House Living Learning Community is a vibrant community of world cultures, foreign affairs, and enthusiastic students committed to how the world works beyond campus. I-House residents plan numerous events related to international outreach, literature, film, cuisine, sports, cultures, and languages.
IAC Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
Includes: School of Economics; School of History and Sociology; School of Literature, Media, and Communication; School of Modern Languages; School of Public Policy; The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
IACUC Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is charged with reviewing all proposed use of vertebrate animals, regardless of where the work is performed and source of funding, if any. The IACUC has the responsibility and authority to review, approve, disapprove, or require changes in research activities involving vertebrate animals.
IAM Identity and Access Management
Identity management, also known as identity and access management (IAM) is, in computer security, the security and business discipline that "enables the right individuals to access the right resources at the right times and for the right reasons".
IBB Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences
[Address: 315 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332] The Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience opened its doors in 1995 and since that time it has served as a catalyst for innovative bioengineering and bioscience research. The institute has become an incubator for research teams to tackle complex medical research problems using an interdisciplinary approach.
IBC Institutional Biosafety Committee
The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is charged with reviewing all registrations for research, teaching, and training that involve the use of recombinant DNA and synthetic nucleic acid molecules (rDNA) at Georgia Tech. The committee also ensures that proposed activities comply with all federal regulations and policies governing these activities.
IBPA Institute Budget Planning and Administration
The mission of the Georgia Tech Office of Budget Planning and Administration (“Budget Office”) is to: Prepare, maintain, monitor and report on all annual institutional budgets at Georgia Tech according to established Institute and University System of Georgia policies; Assist budget staff and administrative heads of colleges, schools, and other Institute units in executing the approved annual budgets; Provide assistance to executive staff in long-term budgeting and program planning for Georgia Tech; Provide support to executive staff in maximizing the Institute’s use of limited resources to the end of providing high quality instruction, research, and public service to students, funding agencies, private businesses, and other customers of Georgia Tech.
IBS Internet Budgeting Solution
Georgia Tech developed web-based budget system. Retired in 2017 and replaced with "oneBudget".
IBSI Integrative BioSystems Institute
The Integrative BioSystems Institute (IBSI) at Georgia Tech is a forum for multi-scale, multi-disciplinary systems approaches toward solutions of grand-challenge problems in biology.
IC Interactive Computing
IC redefines the human experience of computing by examining the impact of computation and computing-mediated interactions on everyday life.
ICR Indirect Cost Recovery
Funds received as part of a project to support the infrastructure of the institution are most commonly referred to as Indirect Cost Recovery (ICR).
IDC Indirect Cost
Indirect costs are costs that are not directly accountable to a cost object (such as a particular project, facility, function or product). See ICR.
IDEaS Institute for Data Engineering and Science
The Institute for Data Engineering and Science (IDEaS) provides a unified point to connect government, industry, and academia to advance foundational research, and accelerate the adoption of Big Data technology.
IEN Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology
[Address: 791 Atlantic Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332] The Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN) at Georgia Tech was established as an Interdisciplinary Research Institute (IRI) with the goals of providing a central entry point and a central organization to enable interdisciplinary E&N related training, education, and research at Georgia Tech in partnership with outside entities.
IFST Institute Finance Support Team
The mission of the team is to provide a “one stop shop” for our counterparts across the Institute when they require central support. The team will coordinate closely with Financial Services and Institute Budget Planning and Administration, ensuring integrated support across key areas of financial management, including budget, accounting, and contracts/grant management.
The iGniTe Living Learning Community (LLC) begins during the late summer session, providing entering first-year students an early start on their Tech career.
IISP Institute for Information Security & Privacy
The IISP was created in 2015 to serve as a central point of collaboration for government, industry and academia who need a multi-faceted team to explore complex, emerging cyber security problems.
ILE Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship
The Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (ILE) is an Interdisciplinary Institute that Encourages Values-based Leadership and Socially Responsible Entrepreneurship.
ILT Instructor Led Training
IMAT Institute for Materials
[Address: 500 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332] Formally launched in June 2013, the Georgia Tech Institute for Materials represents a community of more than 200 faculty and staff conducting materials-related research. This community is providing leadership in discovery and development of materials that address 21st century grand challenges in areas such as energy, mobility, infrastructure, computing, communications, security, and health.
IMTC Interactive Media Technology Center
The Interactive Media Technology Center (IMTC) is a research, design and consulting lab founded in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1989. The lab employs people in number of disciplines including: Augmented Reality, Design Research, Digital Design, Education, Electrical Engineering, Game Design, Healthcare Services, Interaction Design and Software Engineering.
INTA The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
The Sam Nunn School explores the forces that shape our world through interdisciplinary degree programs, policy-relevant research with a strong theoretical foundation, hands-on fieldwork, and interaction with practitioners.
Internal Revenue Revenue from GT sources
Revenue derived primarily from tuition and fee income and recoveries of indirect costs from research conducted at Georgia Tech. (Other revenues included in this category are miscellaneous student fees, gifts and grants, sales and services of departments, and any other sources.
IP Internet Protocol
An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication.
IPaT Institute for People and Technology
Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) was created in 2011 to create a networked research ecosystem of Georgia Tech faculty and industry partners, and to amplify their combined thought leadership and on-the-ground results to create positive economic and societal impact in these critical systems that define much of everyday life: how people communicate, learn, heal, make decisions and take care of their communities.
IPEDS Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
IPEDS is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). IPEDS gathers information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs.
IPRM Institute Planning and Resource Management
IPRM supports the academic, research, service and economic development endeavors of Georgia Tech by integrating effective planning, strategic resource management, careful financial oversight of Institute operations, and analytic support for decision-making.
IPST Institute of Paper Science & Technology
IPST was created to provide science, technology and education in support of the pulp and paper industry, a rapidly growing sector of the economy whose executives recognized the need for employees specifically trained in the scientific processes of papermaking. See RBI.
IRB Institutional Review Board
An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a federally mandated panel that is charged with safeguarding the rights and welfare of human subjects in research.
IRC Interdisciplinary Research Center
Interdisciplinary Research Centers (IRCs) also bring together researchers from different disciplines to address topics of strategic importance to Georgia Tech. These include: GVU Center; Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems; Center for ImmunoEngineering; ?Center for Machine Learning at GT; Neural Engineering Center; Center for Research into Novel Computing Hierarchies; Center for Regenerative Engineering & Medicine; Center on the Science and Technology of Advanced Materials and Interfaces; Center for Space Technology and Research; Supply Chain & Logistics Institute; Center for Urban Innovation.
IRI Interdisciplinary Research Institutes
Georgia Tech is home to 12 Interdisciplinary Research Institutes (IRIs) responsible for bringing together a mix of researchers – spanning colleges, departments, and individual labs – around a single core research area. These include: Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience; Institute for Data Engineering and Science; Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology; Strategic Energy Institute; Institute for Information Security and Privacy; Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute; Institute for Materials; Institute for People and Technology; Renewable Bioproducts Institute; Georgia Tech Research Institute; Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines; Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems.
IRIM Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines
[Address: 801 Atlantic Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332] IRIM’s mission is to create new and exciting opportunities for faculty collaboration; educate the next generation of robotics experts, entrepreneurs, and academic leaders; and partner with industry and government to pursue truly transformative robotics research.
IRP Institutional Research and Planning
The Office of Institutional Research and Planning (IRP) is responsible for the development and maintenance of data resources to support the strategic planning and policy-making processes at Georgia Tech.
IS Information Security
Information security is a set of strategies for managing the processes, tools and policies necessary to prevent, detect, document and counter threats to digital and non-digital information.
ISB Institute Support Budget
ISYE Industrial & Systems Engineering
Industrial engineers design and improve systems that use people, machines, information, materials, and energy to make and deliver products or provide services. They improve system performance by solving problems whose outcomes are influenced by complicated and uncertain interactions.
ITG Institute Technology Group
The Campus Services–Information Technology Group ('ITG') is comprised of the Support Services, Business Technology, Residential Network Services, and the BuzzCard Center teams, which offer support and assistance to the Campus Services Division and the entire Georgia Tech Community.
ITG Institute Technology Governance
Georgia Tech's Technology Governance process exists to provide the mechanism by which technology investments, programs and policies are vetted, approved, prioritized and monitored throughout their lifecycle.
ITIL Information Technology Infrastructure Library
The ultimate goal of ITIL is to improve how IT delivers and supports valued business services. ITIL is not just technology management or process management. It also focuses on improving the capabilities of people, processes, and technology. ITIL provides value for an organization, its resources and capabilities, including employees and customers.
ITS Information Technology Services
(see OIT)
JE Journal Entry
A journal entry is the method by which information is transferred into the General Ledger.
LDAP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LDAP is a software protocol for enabling anyone to locate organizations, individuals, and other resources such as files and devices in a network, whether on the public Internet or on a corporate intranet.
LLC Living learning Communities
Living Learning Communities are an academic strategy that link academics to on-campus living. Each Georgia Tech community is an integrated experience that promotes interactions between faculty and students, fosters collaboration among students, improves student GPA, enhances campus and civic engagement, increases retention, and eases both the academic and social transition to college.
LMC School of Literature, Media, and Communication
LMC defines new models of intellectual inquiry and practice that bring diverse humanistic perspectives to bear on technological invention and innovation. LMC researches and teaches the ways the humanities shape and are shaped by science and technology. Faculty and students assess and inform technological and scientific change by creating, analyzing, and critiquing a broad range of media forms and cultural practices.
LSC Library Service Center
[Address: 1260 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30306] The Georgia Tech Library and Emory University Libraries operate a state-of-the-art, climate-controlled service facility known as the Library Service Center (LSC).
Mandatory Student Fees
“Mandatory student fees” are defined as fees that are assessed to all students, all undergraduate students, or all full-time undergraduate students on one or more campuses of a USG institution, including those fees due prior to registration that may be refunded later in the semester and fees for which the student receives a cash equivalent in the amount of the fee.
MaRC Manufacturing Research Center
(see GTMI)
MATH School of Mathematics
Academic programs in the School of Mathematics cover both pure and applied mathematics. The flexible and interdisciplinary curricula prepare students for many career paths, from computer science to economics. The School partners with other Georgia Tech units to support interdisciplinary graduate programs in algorithms, combinatorics, and optimization; bioinformatics; computational science and engineering; quantitative and computational finance, quantitative biosciences; statistics; and machine learning.
ME Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical engineering (ME) is the broadest of the engineering disciplines, combining principles from mechanical systems, thermal systems, manufacturing, and design. Thanks to their creativity and multidisciplinary skill set, mechanical engineers work in virtually every industry. They are critical to the transportation industry, working on everything from the development of hybrid and electric cars to autonomous cars and underwater vehicles. Mechanical engineers are also leaders in energy systems, working on efficient power generation and developing alternative energy sources to minimize environmental impacts. The mechanical engineering program at Georgia Tech is the largest and one of the most highly rated ME programs in the country, consistently ranked in the top five nationally. Georgia Tech's program is noteworthy in that it combines engineering fundamentals with hands-on design opportunities.
MEdP Manufacturing Education Program
The Manufacturing Education Program (MEdP) is part of the educational mission of the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute. It is intended to enhance the knowledge of engineering undergraduate and graduate students in manufacturing research, innovation, and technology transfer by gaining critical, global, and hands-on experience in a multidisciplinary environment.
MIRC Microelectronics Research Center
(see IEN)
MODL School of Modern Languages
Modern Languages prepares well-rounded professionals with language skills and informed knowledge of other cultures for service in the global workforce and today’s multicultural societies.
MOOC Massive Open Online Course
A massive open online course is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. (see OMSCS)
MRDC Manufacturing Related Disciplines Complex
MRR Major Repair & Renovation
The institutions within the USG use MRR funding for projects that involve major repair, replacement, or renovation of critical building systems, site components and infrastructure. MRR funding works in conjunction with maintenance and operations funding and capital funding (for large or comprehensive renovation projects) to fulfill the USG institutions’ overall physical inventory stewardship responsibilities and protect the State of Georgia’s investment in higher education facilities.
MSE Materials Science and Engineering
Materials science and engineering (MSE) focuses on the design, selection, and development of materials. It is a field that deals with “stuff” -- the metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites that surround us. It looks beyond the question of what materials these things are currently made from and imagines what they should be made from. From there, it explores whether structures can be modified to alter the properties and design materials to achieve better performance for specific applications. MSE at Georgia Tech is one of the largest materials programs in the nation, and its students students and faculty are exploring alternative energy sources, developing stronger and lighter materials, creating novel electronic devices, developing new materials for medical implants and more.
MSN Misc Small Needs
NAA North Avenue Apartments and Dining Hall
NAV Net Asset Value
The NAV of a company is the company's total assets minus its total liabilities.
NDA Non-Disclosure Agreements
Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), Proprietary Information Agreements (PIAs) and Confidentiality Agreements (CAs) are interchangeable terms. All refer to an agreement used to protect and govern the exchange of confidential/proprietary information.
NEETRAC National Electric Energy Testing Research and Applications Center
NEETRAC is a self-supporting, membership based center within the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. Our goal is to help the electric utility industry solve the every day problems associated with the complex task of transmitting and distributing electric energy reliably and efficiently.
NIGP Code National Institute of Governmental Purchasings' Commodity/Services Code
The NIGP Code is a coding taxonomy used primarily to classify products and services procured by state and local governments in North America.
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is a measurement standards laboratory, and a non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce. Its mission is to promote innovation and industrial competitiveness.
NLR National Lambda Rail
NLR is a major initiative of U.S. research universities and private sector technology companies to provide a national scale infrastructure for research and experimentation in networking technologies and applications.
NPS Non-Personal Services
A grouping of project numbers not related to salaries and fringe benefits. These categories include travel, supplies, and books/equipment.
NRC Nanotechnology Research Center
(see IEN)
OB Original Budget
The budget beginning July 1st of the fiscal year, which must be approved by the Board of Regents.
OHR Office of Human Resources (also HR, GTHR)
Georgia Tech Human Resources serves the Institute and its more than 14,000 employees through strategic counsel, employee engagement, and essential human capital management operations.
OIE Office of International Education
The Office of International Education provides leadership in advocating for, supporting and pursuing the institute's goals for international education and exchange. Georgia Tech is dedicated to expanding its global footprint and influence and to ensuring that we graduate good global citizens.
OIT Office of Informational Technology
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) provides information technology leadership and support to the Georgia Institute of Technology, working in partnership with academic and business units to meet the unique needs of a leading research university. OIT serves as the primary source of enterprise-wide information technology and telecommunications services in support of students, faculty, staff, and researchers.
OMB Office of Management & Budget
(see OPB)
OMED Office of Minority Educational Development
OMED: Educational Services is charged with the retention and development of traditionally underrepresented students: African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, and Multiracial.
OMSA Online Master of Science in Analytics
The Online Master of Science in Analytics program is a fully online degree program that provides the same world-class instruction in statistics, operations research, computing, and business as is offered on campus.
OMSCS Online Master of Science in Computer Science
Georgia Tech is offering the first online Master of Science in Computer Science from an accredited university that students can earn exclusively through the "massive online" format and for a fraction of the normal cost.
oneBudget oneBudget Budgeting Solution
Georgia Tech developed web-based budget system. Replaced IBS in 2017.
A system wide initiative to develop and implement a consistent approach to policies, procedures, and technology solutions that benefit the University System of Georgia (USG), in an effort to support the Chancellor's strategic imperative of accountability, efficiency, and innovation.
OneUSG Connect
A priority for the OneUSG initiative is to bring the University System Offices and all USG institutions onto one technology solution, OneUSG Connect, to manage USG human resources activities, benefits, and compensation.
ONR Office of Naval Research
The Office of Naval Research has been a pioneer in the public support of science and technology research that benefits both the naval services and the nation.
OPB Governor's Office of Planning and Budget
[Address: 2 Capitol Pl SW, Atlanta, GA 30334]
Operating Budget Total current funds
The "Resident Instruction Budget," together with the “‘B”’ Unit Budgets and the Auxiliary Enterprises, are referred to as the "Operating Budget." It includes all the financial resources available to Georgia Tech for educational, general, research, and auxiliary activities during a given fiscal year. The operating budget, also known as “total current funds,” excludes major capital expenditures.
OSP Office of Sponsored Programs
The Office of Sponsored Programs provides progressive and responsive assistance in several areas of research administration, including specialized educational, informational, and technological support to research administrators and faculty.
PACE Public Access Cluster Environment
OIT has established the Public Access Cluster Environment (PACE) initiative, which is making the power of HPC more widely and cost-effectively available to all members of the Georgia Tech research community.
PACE-CC PACE Community Cluster
The PACE Community Cluster (PACE-CC) is a medium-sized computation cluster (approximately 200 CPU cores) formed with joint OIT, industry, and faculty collaboration and funding.
PCS Plan-Confirmation System
Georgia Tech uses the Plan-Confirmation System as the basis for its distribution of salaries and wages for most exempt faculty and staff. Under this system the distribution of salaries and wages is based on budgeted, planned, or assigned work activity based on the initial annual budget and updated throughout the year to reflect any significant changes in work distribution.
PCS Printing & Copying Services
[Address: 811 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318] PCS provides top quality one and two color printing as well as 4 color process printing and black & white and color copying in support of the entire Georgia Tech Community.
PDE President Discretionary Endowment
PHY School of Physics
The School of Physics offers the next generation of scientists and engineers opportunities to study at the frontiers of physics – astrophysics; atomic, molecular, and optical physics; biophysics; nonlinear physics; and soft and condensed matter. Students and faculty explore the questions that will revolutionize our understanding of physical phenomena, such as gravitational waves, quantum systems, epitaxial graphene, and granular media.
PI Principal Investigator
PIA Proprietary Information Agreements
Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), Proprietary Information Agreements (PIAs) and Confidentiality Agreements (CAs) are interchangeable terms. All refer to an agreement used to protect and govern the exchange of confidential/proprietary information.
PID Project ID
For Georgia Tech accounting, the lowest level identifier where funds are budgeted or expended.
PO Purchase Order
The PO is used to control the purchasing of products and services from external suppliers.
PRF Position Request Form
Program Major service or program expenditure
A classification of expenditures specifying a major service or program. The program categories as defined by U.S. Department of Education, Instruction, Research, Institutional Support, Public Service, Operation of Plant, Student Services, Academic Support, and Fellowships and Scholarships. Also identified as "Function".
PS Personal Services
A grouping of project numbers directly related to salaries, wages and fringe benefits.
PSF Personal Services Form
The Personal Services Form (PSF) is used to request all personnel actions for an employee throughout his/her employment at Georgia Tech.
PSP President's Scholarship Program
The President’s Scholarship Program is Georgia Tech’s premier merit-based scholarship. Since its inception in 1981, the program has maintained as its objective the selection and enrollment of students who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, leadership, progress, and service and have strong potential to become leaders on campus and in the community.
PSR Personal Services Reporting
PSYCH School of Psychology
Psychology is the primary science of who we are as active human beings capable of self-organization, self-reflection, and self-regulation. Research in the School of Psychology focuses the scientific lens on the human being as we understand ourselves to be, the way we think, what we feel, and how we act. Students and faculty do research at the forefront of science and apply it to important problems of everyday life.
PTFE Polymer, Textile & Fiber Engineering
(see MSE)
PUBPOL School of Public Policy
The School is a global leader in foundational knowledge, policies and governance of the scientific and engineering ecosystem ranging from energy and environment, information and communications technologies, cybersecurity, transportation, biotechnology and health, science and engineering ethics, regional and urban economic development, workforce and education policy, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Ramblin' Wreck School symbol
1930 Model A Ford car that serves as a school symbol.
RATS Recently Acquired Tech Students
Term used for new freshman students at Georgia Tech.
RBI Renewable Bioproducts Institute
The mission of the Renewable Bioproducts Institute is to advance both science and engineering for the biorefining of forest and agricultural biomass by creating new bioproducts and biochemicals while enhancing the value of existing renewable products and significantly reducing the cost and resource requirements of those products and processes. See IPST.
RC Research Consortium
Special allocations from the Board of Regents. These funds are designated for a specific program, such as Georgia’s Traditional Industries, and must be separately identifiable.
ResNet Residential Network
Network, television and telephone support for the Department of Housing.
RHA Residence Hall Association
The Georgia Tech Residence Hall Association strives for a more fulfilled resident population through building community, developing leadership, and encouraging personal growth.
RI Resident Instruction
The budget for the academic core of the Institute that includes academic units plus executive management and all general Institute support activities. The “B” Units, Auxiliary Enterprises, and Student Activities are excluded from Resident Instruction.
RO Registrar's Office
The Registrar's Office is responsible for maintaining the official academic record for students at Georgia Tech.
ROI Return on Investment
A performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or to compare the efficiency of a number of different investments.
ROTC Reserve Officers’ Training Corps
At Georgia Tech ROTC programs include: Army ROTC; Navy ROTC; Air Force ROTC.
SAC Student Athletic Complex
[Currently identified as CRC]
SBIR Small Business Innovation Research Program 
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Georgia Tech partners with small businesses that receive funding under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) federal programs.
SBOF Strategic Business and Operations Framework
The Strategic Business and Operations Framework is a philosophy, a decision-making model and a business culture. It graphically represents how Georgia Tech will work towards achieving the goals of the Institute and the “relentless pursuit of institutional effectiveness” (Strategic Plan – Goal 5).
SCL Supply Chain and Logistics Institute
The Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) is the largest supply chain and logistics leadership institute in the world providing comprehensive research, education, and outreach programs. Their mission is "To enable supply chain professionals, businesses and governments to transform complex supply chains and trade corridors to improve logistics performance by providing education, innovation and solutions for global and domestic supply chains."
SEAL Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory (GTRI)
SEAL investigates and develops prototype radio/microwave frequency sensor systems with particular emphasis on radar systems engineering, electronics intelligence (ELINT), communications intelligence (COMINT), measurement and signal intelligence (MASINT), electromagnetic environmental effects, radar system performance modeling and simulation, advanced signal and array processing, sensor fusion, antenna technology, and EA/EP. SEAL develops advanced signal and data processing methods for acoustic sensors and multi-sensor intelligence exploitation architectures and algorithms covering all wavebands.
SEI Strategic Energy Institute
Founded in 2004, the Strategic Energy Institute provides an institutional framework for long-term collaboration in energy research. Connecting resources and expertise across Georgia Tech and in the broader energy community, the Institute serves as a hub for promoting greater understanding and better solutions to our most complex energy and environmental challenges.
Service Centers
Service centers are defined as operating units established for the primary purpose of providing specialized service to the educational and research community.
SFI Special Funding Initiative
Special allocations from the Chancellor’s Office. These funds are designated for a specific program and also must be separately identifiable. An example is GT Savannah or CEISMIC. Also identified as "SIF".
SGA Student Government Association
The Student Government Association’s mission is to empower student organizations, embody student opinions, preserve student integrity, and enrich the student experience.
SHaRP Science, Health and Related Professions (LLC)
The Science, Health and Related Professions (SHaRP) Living Learning Community (LLC) provides students with a strong foundation for success in pre-health programs of study (pre-medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, animal/veterinarian science, physical therapy, nursing, physician assistance).
SIF Special Initiative Funds
Special allocations from the Chancellor’s Office. These funds are designated for a specific program and also must be separately identifiable. An example is GT Savannah or CEISMIC. Also identified as "SFI".
SIS Student Information System
Brokered access, support and development of Banner Student Information and other academic enterprise applications that process student data.
SISG Student Information Systems Group
SIT System Integration Testing (Workday Term)
SLR Southern Light Rail
Southern Light Rail (SLR) is a Georgia Tech non-profit corporation providing National Lambda Rail (NLR) access to the Georgia Research Alliance universities, other universities in the Southern region of the United States and governmental and private sector organizations involved in university research initiatives. SLR will reach out to facilitate dark fiber connectivity to the Southern universities and research centers. This will help enable more collaborative research activities between and within universities.
SLT Senior Leadership Team
SMaRT Science and Math Research Training (LLC)
The Science and Math Research Training (SMaRT) Living Learning Community engages first-year science and math majors in coursework and activities designed to foster success and introduce them to undergraduate research opportunities.
SMS Short Message Service
SMS (Short Message Service) is a text messaging service component of most telephone, World Wide Web, and mobile device systems. It uses standardized communication protocols to enable mobile devices to exchange short text messages.
SN Serial Number (#)
A serial number is a unique, identifying number or group of numbers and letters assigned to an individual piece of hardware or software.
SOUP Summer Online Undergraduate Program
SPAG Strategic Plan Advisory Group
The Strategic Plan Advisory Group (SPAG) solicits new ideas from the campus community each year that will continue the implementation of the strategic plan and address gaps in advancing the goals of the Institute.
SPD Salary Planning & Distribution
Georgia Tech uses a Salary Planning and Distribution System (SPD) which operates as a sub-system to our Office of Human Resources Payroll system. The SPD system is designed to receive employee and salary distribution information from the payroll system, and can accept new information about employee activities to update the distribution of salary and fringe benefits expenses. SPD is a Georgia Tech developed system.
SPISC Strategic Plan Implementation Steering Committee
SponOp Sponsored Operations
Revenue from sponsor reimbursement of direct and indirect costs of sponsored research, instruction, and other institutional activities funded through Grants and Contracts.
SPP School of Public Policy
The Georgia Tech School of Public Policy will be a global leader in foundational knowledge, policies and governance of the scientific, engineering and innovation ecosystem.
SPSC Strategic Projects Steering Committee
SSN Social Security Number
In the United States, a Social Security number is a nine-digit number issued to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents.
StAppr State Appropriation
An authorization by the Legislature to a state entity to spend from public funds, a special sum of money for a fiscal year. For higher education appropriations are made to the Board of Regents for allocation to institutions.
STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.
STIC Strategic Technology Investment Collaboration
STIC will respond to concerns about Georgia Tech information technology investments by reviewing the current services provided to campus stakeholders–students, faculty, researchers, and staff– and seek opportunities to offer services in the most effective manner.
STRAP Staff Tuition Reimbursement Assistance Program
Georgia Tech staff benefit that provides partial tuition reimbursement and is a GT sponsored program.
STTR Small Business Technology Transfer Program
STTR is an important small business program that expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development arena. Central to the program is expansion of the public/private sector partnership to include the joint venture opportunities for small business and the nation's premier nonprofit research institutions. Georgia Tech partners with small businesses that receive funding under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) federal programs.
System of Record System of Record
An information storage system, commonly implemented on a computer system, that is the authoritative data source for a given data element or piece of information.
T&M Technology & Management Program
The Steven A. Denning Technology & Management (T&M) Program is a two-year course of study at Georgia Tech where undergraduate students learn together in an integrated program while preserving disciplinary depth in their major fields of study.
T3L Translational Testing and Training Labs
TAG Tech Applications Group
TAG designs, builds, and supports web-based software applications used across campus for academic administration and research support.
TAP Tuition Assistance Program
Georgia Tech staff benefit that provides waiver of tuition up front and is a USG sponsored program.
TEC Technical Experts Council
Tech Green Green space near Student Center
Large green space adjacent to the Richard C. Kessler Campanile, near the Fred B. Wenn Student Center.
Tech Square Area of campus east of the Downtown Connector
Area of campus east of the Downtown Connector that includes the Ernest Scheller Jr. College of Business, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Georgia Tech Hotel, Global Learning and Conference Center, and several restaurants.
Technique Student newspaper
Founded in 1911, the Technique serves as the campus newspaper for the Tech community. The purpose of the Technique is to serve the campus community by providing information, analysis and opinions that reflect the needs and interests of the student body at Georgia Tech.
Tenant Tenant (Workday Term)
Each instance of Workday is a tenant. AMU is the default test tenant, and there will be multiple GT test tenants before go-live.
The "Hill" Location of Senior Institute Administrators
A nickname given to Tech's academic administration and historic district. Topographically, Tech's first administrative buildings were built on an actual hill in Atlanta. As campus expanded onto surrounding lower terrain, the Hill became a much more prominent sight on campus. [Wikipedia]
The Whistle GT Steam Whistle
Dating back to Tech’s early days as a trade school, the whistle regulates day-to-day life on campus, blowing at five minutes ‘til the hour from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every weekday. The whistle is the oldest recorded tradition at Georgia Tech. The first steam whistle was installed in the rebuilt Shop Building in the fall of 1892. Aside from marking the end of class, the whistle also blows to celebrate touchdowns and home football victories.
TSRB Technology Square Research Building
TSRB is the Southeast’s premier facility for next-generation communications research. It houses five cutting-edge research centers — Digital Media, the Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC), the Georgia Tech Research Network Operations Center (GT-RNOC), the Graphics, Visualization and Usability (GVU) Center, The Interactive Media Technology Center (IMTC), and the School of Interactive Computing.
Unexpended Plant Fund
This fund group is used to account for the construction or acquisition of physical properties, renovation of existing properties, and purchase of inventories and non-inventoried equipment.
USG University System of Georgia
The University System of Georgia is comprised of Georgia's public colleges and universities, Georgia Archives and the Georgia Public Library Service.
VBIS Video-Based Instruction System
VTF Virtual Task Force
WBT Web Based Training
WLC Women's Leadership Conference
The mission of the WLC is to inspire and prepare the women of Georgia Tech to become equal partners in the leadership of our professions, communities, and society.
Worklet Worklet (Workday Term)
A compact report displayed as a "tile" on the My Workday page, providing easy access to tasks and information you use on a regular basis.
Worktag Worktag (Workday Term)
A named attribute that you can assign to events and objects to indicate their business purpose.
WRC Women's Resource Center
Our mission is to encourage and enhance the academic, personal and professional development of women at Georgia Tech by striving to create an environment that is inclusive and supportive of their vast diversity of experiences.
WREK Campus student-run radio station
WREK is the entirely student managed, operated and engineered radio station at Georgia Tech. We broadcast 24/7 from the GT Student Center on 91.1 FM with 100,000 watts.
WST Women, Science and Technology
The Center for the Study of Women, Science and Technology (WST) at Georgia Tech promotes the recruitment, retention, and advancement of female students and faculty in science, technology, engineering and, math (STEM) fields.
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology, the WST Learning Community offers programs addressing academic and professional issues for women students who live together and who connect with one another and faculty through monthly dinners, bi-weekly lunches, campus receptions, and research panels.
Yellow Jackets Name for all intercollegiate athletic teams
The term Yellow Jacket or Yellowjacket has been used to refer to students and the various sports teams as early as the 1890s. Fans of Georgia Tech would often wear yellow jackets to sporting events in support of the early Georgia Tech teams. The early football teams, lacking gold fabric for jerseys, wore yellow jerseys. John Heisman told the Atlanta Constitution that he wanted his teams to be referred to as the Yellow Jackets in October 1905.