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Academic Staff
  1. Academic Staff are respected professionals who hold positions in virtually every unit on campus. These positions are either unique to higher education and/or provide direct support for academic programming and/or develop and implement policies at UW-Madison. The academic staff contribute daily to the quality and reputation of a University recognized and respected around the world. 

AEN Number
  1. AEN Number is another name for the Clone ID [KB Clone ID] or curriculum ID [KB Curriculum ID].

Asynchronous
  1. Asynchronous learning is a student-centered teaching method that uses online learning resources to facilitate instruction that is not being delivered in person or in real time.  Discussion forums and recorded lectures are examples of asynchronous components in an online course.

Blended
  1. Blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through delivery of content and instruction via digital and online media with some element of student control over time, place, path, or pace.  Can also be called Hybrid Learning.

Brochure ID
  1. The Brochure ID is a unique identifier assigned in ET to a specific promotional material piece.

Clone ID
  1. A Clone ID is an ET Number assigned to the basic curriculum of a course. It is inclusive of Instances that share the same Curriculum ID. See also: Curriculum ID [KB Curriculum IDCurriculum ID]

Course Number
  1. The Course Number is another way of referring to an Instance Number [KB Instance NumberInstance Number], or an unique identifier that refers to a specific offering of a course.

Credit
  1. Credit is a course or product that an individual earns university credits for completing.

Curriculum ID
  1. Curriculum ID, as seen in CSIS, is using the ET Clone ID number that is assigned to the basic curriculum of the course. It is inclusive of Programs that share the same curriculum. See also: Clone ID [KB Clone IDClone ID]

D2L
  1. Desire2Learn (D2L) is one of UW-Madison's Learning Management Systems used for credit course delivery.

Distance Degree
  • A Distance Degree is an Online Masters Degree. For a complete listing of degrees, visit https://epd.wisc.edu/online-degrees/. Below are a few of our main degrees you may hear about:
    • MEES: Master of Engineering in Engine System. One of our more popular degrees.
    • MEM or Engineering Management: Master of Engineering Management (formally known as MEPP - Mater of Engineering Practical Practice).
    • SSE: Master of Engineering in Sustainable Systems Engineering. 

Emeritus Staff
  1. Emeritus Staff The status of Emeritus/Emerita is an honorary title conferred upon individuals who have had permanent employment at UW-Madison, are 55 years of age or older, and have completed a minimum of ten years of distinguished service. 

EPD Academic Staff Committee
  1. EPD Academic Staff Committee This committee assists department academic staff with information about academic staff governance and promotions. They are also connected with the college-wide CASI: Committee on Academic Staff Issues which advises the College of Engineering dean on academic staff policy and procedure formulation, review and development, in compliance with campus policies and procedures.

EPD Executive Committee
  1. The EPD Executive Committee is a department faculty committee that is required by the UW–Madison Faculty Policies and Procedures.
    Membership consists of:
    • All members of the department who are associate professors or professors and to whom the department has a continuing commitment of one-half time or more.
    • Professors and associate professors in the department to whom the department has a continuing commitment of less than one-half time, but for whom that department was the principal sponsor of the appointment. (See Chapter 7 of these rules.)
    • Other faculty members having tenure who have been granted joint executive appointments by action of that executive committee.

    Functions:

    The departmental executive committee has authority to make recommendations concerning faculty appointments, recruitment, leaves, nonretentions, dismissals, promotions, and salaries and other departmental budget matters, which are transmitted through the chair to the dean.

EPD Mission Statement
  1. The EPD mission is to provide engineering and technical professionals with the knowledge and skills to benefit their careers, industry, and society.

Hybrid
  1. Hybrid learning is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through delivery of content and instruction via digital and online media with some element of student control over time, place, path, or pace.  Can also be called Blended Learning.

Instance Number
  1. Instance Number, which can be viewed in ET, is a unique ET Number assigned to a unique offering of a course being held over specific dates in a specific location. See also: Program Number [KB Program NumberProgram Number]

Learning Environment
  1. learning environment is a combination of social and physical qualities that create the classroom experience. It includes classroom management procedures, as well as the way the space is organized, furnished and maintained.

LMS
  1. learning management system (LMS) is a software application or Web-based technology used to plan, implement, and assess a specific learning process. Typically, a learning management system provides an instructor with a way to create and deliver content, monitor student participation, and assess student performance.

Marketing Message
  1. Marketing Message is content within promotional material that is designed to inform the reader about what to expect and why they should attend a course. Examples of Marketing Message content include: target audience, attending benefits, course content, and testimonials. It is often reviewed and updated with input from both the Program Director and/or Program Associate and the EPD Marketing team. It does not include administrative/logistical information.

Moodle
  1. Moodle is a free, open source learning platform. UW-Madison Moodle is one of the UW-Madison Learning Management Systems used for credit course delivery. EPDOnline is the Learning Management System used for non-credit course delivery.  It is managed by EPD and hosted by DoIT.

Program Number
  1. A Program Number can currently be viewed in CSIS by using the unique ET Instance Number assigned to a unique offering of a course being held over specific dates in a specific location. See also: Instance Number [KB Program NumberProgram Number]

Short Course
  • A Short Course is one of the main products EPD offers. These are 1-5 day courses that are held either on-campus or in a popular location. Participants earn continuing education credits or professional development hours by attending that may be used toward professional licensure, i.e.: Licensed engineers in WI must earn 30 credits/hours every biennium. See also non-credit.

Student Services
  1. Student Services helps coordinate activities related to admissions, academic services and student support. The unit manages day to day interactions with customers and acts as a primary point of contact throughout customer lifecycle.

Synchronous
  1. Synchronous learning refers to a learning environment in which everyone takes part at the same time. Lecture is an example of synchronous learning in a face-to-face environment, where learners and teachers are all in the same place at the same time.

Teleconference
  1. A Teleconference is a conference with participants in different locations linked by telecommunications devices.

University Staff
  1. University Staff hold positions in virtually every unit on campus. The University Staff positions are quite varied and duties include, but are not limited to, administrative support, information technology, accounting, engineering, in addition to custodial, food service, and craftsworkers and contribute daily to the quality and reputation of a University recognized and respected around the world. 

Web Conference
  1. A Web Conference is a form of real-time communication in which multiple computer users, all connected via the Internet, see the same screen at the same time in their Web browsers. Some Web conferencing systems include features such as text chat, VoIP (voice over IP), whiteboard, and full-motion video. Can also be referred to as a Webinar.

Webinar
  1. A Webinar is a type of web conference that allow participants in different locations to see and hear the presenter, ask questions and generally interact by connecting over the Internet. The distinction between web conference, webcast and webinar is becoming particularly difficult to define as functionality and usage becomes more similar.