Ask Your Union: Acronyms

April 2021

  • ADT = Administrative Duty Time, the release time that Chairs, Assistant Chairs and Coordinators have
  • Banner = the software used to manage registration, to be replaced in phase 2 of the Workday rollout
  • CPP = College Pension Plan
  • CS = Continuing Studies
  • CUPE = union for non-faculty non-adminstrative employees
  • DDDC = Deans, Directors and Division Chairs Committee (sometimes referred to as D3)
  • EdCo = Education Council
  • EAP or EFAP = Employee Assistance Plan or Employee and Family Assistance Plan
  • FAR = Faculty Appointment Recommendation
  • FPSE = Federation of Post Secondary Educators of BC
  • FTE = full time equivalent – used to describe faculty, work, and students
  • LFA = Langara Faculty Association
  • LTD = Long Term Disability
  • NID = Non-Instructional Duty
  • P+C = People and Culture - includes HR and payroll departments
  • PBC = Pacific Blue Cross
  • PD = Professional development
  • PDSF = PD Support Fund
  • SLT = Senior Leadership Team (Langara College President, Vice-Presidents and Associate Vice-Prsidents)
  • SRI = Student Reaction to Instruction survey form
  • STD = Short Term Disability
  • Workday = enterprise software used to manage payroll, contracts, leaves, vacations, finance and accounting

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