FIGURE of SPEECH
In order to establish a cohesive image of Weber State University and to provide readers with consistent, clear publications, the Office of Media Relations and the Office of Public Relations have written Figure of Speech, a guidebook of editorial style. For our purposes, style is defined as rules regarding the mechanics of written communication, such as capitalization, spelling and punctuation, not as rules of literary composition that have to do with forms of expression such as manner and tone.
Figure of Speech is based on six reference works and should be uniformly applied to all university news releases, Vista, Legacy, University News, the university viewbook, and all other printed materials, as well as web pages, produced for the university's external audiences. Although some variation from established policies may occur at the discretion of the author or editor, the majority of stylistic decisions will be based on the following sources:
Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual
Chicago Manual of Style
Merriam Webster's Manual for Writers & Editors
Merriam Webster's Guide to Punctuation
Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary
A glossary has been added to help define terms unique to higher education. Following the glossary section, you will find additional information about the use of Weber State University logos.
We invite you to adopt Figure of Speech for your printed materials except those that are governed by specialized guidelines such as research reports and legal documents. If you have questions or would like to offer suggestions, please contact the Office of Media Relations at 626-6348 or the Office of Public Relations at 626-7771.
abbreviation: generally avoid alphabet soup. Do not use abbreviations or acronyms the reader would not quickly recognize. Always spell out official names and titles on first reference. Avoid courtesy titles such as Dr., Mr. and Mrs. Spell out university titles such as President Thompson, Provost Eisler and Vice President Simkins. Delete all periods unless necessary for clarity.
Special cases: Some abbreviations are acceptable in technical writing or catalogs.
Unacceptable: UB, UMT, MC, CATS, WSUSA
abbreviation of degrees: avoid using unless producing catalog-type materials.
Right: BS, MA PhD
Wrong: B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
acronym: avoid using an acronym on first reference, unless its meaning is universally recognized. Preferred form is to write a name or term in full on first reference. An acronym then can be used in all subsequent references.
Right: Utah Musical Theatre will produce three plays this year. Last year, UMT produced two plays and a dance.
academic degrees (see degrees)
academic departments (see departments)
academic rank: do not capitalize assistant professor, associate professor or professor.
Right: The student spoke with associate professor Rick Smith; The student spoke with Rick Smith, associate professor.
addresses: follow the guidelines established by mail service. When listing an address in a publication, omit the comma between city and state. Do not insert a comma before listing the zip code.
Right: Ogden UT 84408-4020
Wrong: Ogden, Ut., 84408-4020
advisor: even though er is acceptable, or is the preferred usage
ages: always use numerals
alumna: a female graduate, the alumnae
alumni: the plural form of alumnus (see alumnus)
Alumni Center, Lindquist
alumnus: a male graduate; plural alumni. Use alumni to refer to a group of male and female graduates.
ASWSU (The name has changedsee WSUSA.)
athletic department: not athletics department
associate's degree: informal form of Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree
bachelor's degree: informal form of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree
Bell Tower, Stewart
Board of Regents: takes a singular verb and should be used on first reference.
Right: The Board of Regents has approved the plan. Regents is acceptable on second reference, and takes a plural verb.
Right: The Regents have recommended three changes.
Board of Trustees: WSU Board of Trustees, takes a singular verb.
Right: The WSU Board of Trustees has approved the plan.
Right: The Trustees have approved the plan.
bookstore or WSU Bookstore
buildings (see names)
departments: uppercase formal department names; lowercase the department name in informal references (check the WSU catalog for formal department names).
Right: the Department of History, the history department; the English department, the Office of Media Relations, the media relations office.
time periods: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer Term
titles in general: capitalize the first letter of all words in a title, except prepositions, articles and coordinating conjunctions with four or fewer letters.
titles of magazines and newspapers: italicize. Do not underline or put in quotes. Do not capitalize (or italicize) the word the, even if part of an official title.
Right: the Standard-Examiner
Wrong: The Standard-Examiner
CD-ROM: use in all references
chairman, chairwoman or chairperson: acceptable. The term chair should not be used.
cities: Ogden and Salt Lake City are the only two Utah cities that stand alone without the name of the state.
Right: Salt Lake City; Layton, Utah; St. George, Utah; Provo, Utah. Consult the Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual for all other cities.
Class of 2001
classwork, course work
coauthor (noun) or coauthored (verb)
College of Applied Science & Technology (note use of the ampersand)
College of Arts & Humanities
College of Education
College of Health Professions
College of Science
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics
commas (see punctuation)
courtesy titles: avoid courtesy titles such as Dr., Mr. and Mrs. Spell out university titles such as President Thompson, Provost Eisler and Vice President Simkins (also see abbreviation of degrees).
dates: capitalize the names of months in all uses. When a month is used with a specific date, abbreviate only Jan., Feb., Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov. and Dec. Spell out when using alone, or with a year alone. When a phrase lists only a month and a year, do not separate the year with commas. When a phrase refers to a month, day and year, set off the year with commas.
Davis Campus (see WSU-Davis Campus)
Dee Events Center
degrees: academic degrees are not capitalized and the preferred form is to avoid abbreviation. Use an apostrophe in bachelor's degree and master's degree.
Right: She earned a bachelor's degree. Use abbreviations such as BA, MA and PhD only when the need to identify many individuals by degree would make the preferred form cumbersome. When using the abbreviated form, delete all periods.
Right: Stephen Covey, PhD, spoke.
disk or diskette: not disc
doctorate (noun) or doctoral (adj.) degree
Wrong: doctor's degree or doctorate degree
dorm: preferred term is residence hall
e-mail or electronic mail: when writing the word e-mail, lowercase the letter e. When listing an e-mail address, use lowercase and do not use quotation marks.
Right: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Wrong: E-mail Alumni@cc.weber.edu
em dash: (for Macintosh users only) The em dash replaces the traditional double hyphen and is used to indicate an abrupt change in thought; strike the option, shift and hyphen keys simultaneously.
emeritus: do not capitalize, and always place emeritus after the formal title
Right: professor emeritus of history
Wrong: emeritus professor of history
en dash: (for Macintosh users only) Use the en dash between words indicating a duration, such as hours, months or years; strike the option and hyphen keys simultaneously.
Right: 7:304:30, 58 years of age, JanuaryMarch.
engineering technology students: not engineering students
entitled: possessing a right to do or have something; books are titled, they are not entitled
ethnic groups: African American, Asian, Caucasian, Hispanic, Native American
ext.: do not capitalize. Abbreviated form preferred to extension.
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Federal Student Aid
financial aid: capitalize in formal reference to the department
Right: The student received his financial aid today from the Financial Aid Office.
Founders Day (no apostrophe)
Founders Society (no apostrophe)
full-time (adj. and adv.) or full time (noun)
Exception: If full time is placed after a verb or a noun, a hyphen is not necessary.
fund-raiser (event), fund-raising (adj.), fund raising (noun)
grade point average(s): write out name on first reference, GPA or GPAs (no apostrophe) acceptable on second reference.
half, one-half (adj. or noun): a half-hour, a year and a half, 1 1/2-year-old
Hill Air Force Base (HAFB): the acronym HAFB should not be used in first reference.
home page: two words
Honor Code, WSU
Honors Issues Forum
honors program: honors students for students in the WSU honors program, honor students generically
hyphens: hyphens are used strictly for hyphenating words or line breaks. (Macintosh users see en dash and em dash entries.) If a word may be used with or without a hyphen, preferred use is to omit the hyphen. Hyphenated words should not appear in headlines.
Inc.: do not set off with commas. Do not write as INC.
interdepartmental: all one word, no hyphen; refers to interaction between or among WSU departments.
Intermountain West: intermountain area
interoffice: all one word, no hyphen; functioning or communicating between the offices of an organization or company; an interoffice memo
Internet: capitalize always; the Net acceptable on second reference
junior: abbreviate as Jr. only with full names of persons and do not precede by a comma.
Right: John F. Kennedy Jr.
KWCR 88.1 FM: KWCR on second reference
library (see names)
logo: distinctive identifying mark that can be used alone or with the university signature. For additional information about WSU logos, see the logo section at the back of this publication, the Guide to Weber State University Graphic Standards, or call the Office of Public Relations, ext. 6548.
mail service: not mail services
Right: master's degree in education
Wrong: master's degree of education
WSU graduate programs
M.Ed. Master's Degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction
MPAcc Master's Degree in Professional Accountancy
buildings (names): capitalize
Campus Services Building
Collett Art Building
Davis Eccles Conference Center
Dee Events Center
Engineering Technology Building
Health and Physical Education Center (no ampersand)
J. Willard Marriott Allied Health Sciences Building (Marriott Allied Health Building acceptable in all references)
Lindquist Alumni Center (may be used on first reference) but officially is the John and Telitha E. Lindquist Weber State University Alumni Center
Lind Lecture Hall
Marriott Allied Health Building
Miller Administration Building Peery's Egyptian Theater
Shepherd Union Building
Social Science Building
Stores and Receiving Building
Student Service Center
Technical Education Building
Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts or Val A. Browning Center on first reference. Browning Center may be used on second reference.
Wattis Business Building
campus facilities (names) within buildings: capitalize generally, but note exceptions
Allred Theater, Browning Center
Austad Auditorium, Browning Center
Browning Center Archives
Layton P. Ott Planetarium (Ott Planetarium acceptable on second reference)
Melba S. Lehner Children's School, Education Building (Children's School acceptable after first reference)
Monson Theater, Browning Center
Shepherd Union Ballroom
Shepherd Union Gallery
Shepherd Union Junction
Shepherd Union Lair
Shepherd Union Skyroom
Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater (no building needed)
Special Collections Area, Stewart Library
Sports Arena, Health and Physical Education Center
Stevenson Athletic Offices, Stewart Stadium
Swenson Gym, Located in HPEC; stands alone in text. (Use gymnasium on second reference)
centers (names): capitalize
Applied Technology Education Center
Center for Aerospace Technology
Center for Chemical Technology
Center for Business and Economic Training and Research
Center for Environmental Services
Center for Research in Heavy Oils
Community & Economic Partnership
Community Service Center
David Eccles Conference Center
Dee Events Center
Educational Technology Center
Eccles Literacy Center
General Motors Training Center
Health and Physical Education Center
Learning Support Center
Science Education Center
Social Science Computer Center
Small Business Development Center
Student Health Center
Student Support Center
Student Service Center
Technology Assistance Center
Wilderness Recreation Center
William H. Child Center for Entrepreneurship (Center for Entrepreneurship acceptable in all references)
Val A. Browning Learning Center (a unit of the Technical Assistance Center)
Utah Musical Theatre
Weber Stake Academy (Jan. 7, 1889-1908)
Weber Academy (1908-1918)
Weber Normal College (1918-1922)
Weber College (1922-1963)
Weber State College (1963-1990)
Weber State University (Jan.1,1991-present)
landmarks: capitalize when using the formal name
Ada Lindquist Plaza
Stewart Bell Tower Plaza
namesfirst reference: preferred use is first and last name, followed by title or position; use of middle name(s) and maiden names optional. The use of courtesy titles (Dr., Mr., Mrs.) is discouraged.
Right: Paul H. Thompson, WSU president, spoke Thursday.
Wrong: Dr. Paul H. Thompson spoke Thursday.; Mr. Paul H. Thompson spoke Thursday.
namesinitials: Omit spaces between initials, but do not omit periods (see abbreviation)
Right: E.B. White
Wrong: E. B. White
namessecond reference: preferred use is last name only in second and subsequent references.
Right: Thompson said enrollment is up.
Wrong: President Thompson said enrollment is up.
nontraditional: preferred term is adult learner
Northern Utah: capitalize when referring to region, lower case when using as direction
numbers: generally, spell out numbers below 10, use figures for 10 and above
Right: They had three children. Nearly 100 students attended.
Spell out first through ninth when indicating a sequence in time or location.
Right: First Amendment, he was first in line.
Starting with 10th use figures. Spell out a numeral at the beginning of a sentence, except calendar years.
Right: 1945 was a good year. Twenty-one students attended.
Do not use an apostrophe in calendar years, but do use an apostrophe when omitting the first two numbers.
Right: 1980s, '80s
School years should be written as 2000-01, usually omitting the century in the second year and the apostrophe. Macintosh users should use the en dash (see en dash).
Always write out the year 2000.
off campus and on campus after the noun, off- campus and on-campus before the noun.
Ogden: stands alone in publications written for alumni, faculty, staff or students of WSU. All other Utah towns and cities, except Salt Lake City, should be followed with a comma and the state. (see cities)
Right: Rick Smith of Ogden received the scholarship. Rick Smith of Layton, Utah, received the scholarship. Rick Smith of Salt Lake City received the scholarship.
Wrong: Rick Smith of Ogden, Utah, won three awards. Rick Smith of Layton won three awards.
online: (one word)
Pell Grant, Federal
percent: Percentages should be expressed in numerals with percent spelled out.
Right: 21 percent increase
Wrong: 21% increase
president: capitalize president only as a formal title used directly before an individual's name. Lowercase in all other uses.
Right: President George Washington, also the president said today...
program: use uppercase for the formal name of academic programs.
Right: the dental hygiene program, the honors program
punctuation: use as a courtesy to help your readers understand what you've written.
in series: preferred use is to omit the comma; use commas to separate elements in a series, but do not put a comma before the conjunction.
Right: The flag is red, white and blue
Wrong: The flag was red, white, and blue. Use before the and in a series of three or more items when needed for clarification. Right: I had orange juice, toast, and ham and eggs for breakfast.
before a quote: do not use a comma at the start of an indirect or partial quotation.
Right: She said the award was long overdue.
Use a comma to introduce a complete one sentence quotation.
Right: Smith said, I will return Wednesday.
quotations: basic guidelines for open-quote marks () and close-quote marks (); used to surround the exact words of a speaker or writer
Right: I have no intention of staying, he replied; I do not object, he said, to the tenor of the report.
quotations (see punctuation)
resume or resumé: accent mark optional
room numbers: it is unnecessary to use the word room if the building is named; if, however, the name of the building is not included, use figures to indicate the number and capitalize room; and capitalize the names of specifically designated rooms.
Right: Shepherd Union 335
Wrong: Shepherd Union Building, Room #335
Right: Room 335
Right: Betty Hess Lampros Board Room, Oval Office
Salt Lake City: stands alone. Do not write as SLC. All other Utah towns and cities should be followed with a comma and the state (see cities).
scholarship: generally, but the Larson and Powell Nursing Scholarship fund
shootout (noun) shoot-out (adj., adv.)
sports scores: game scores should be written in numerals, even if fewer than ten.
Right: The final score was 333. (Macintosh users note use of the en dash rather than a hyphen, see en dash.)
student body: no hyphen unless used as an adj.
street names: write out street names such as Sixth South.
theater: generally, but Theatre Arts at WSU and Utah Musical Theatre
time: use today, this morning, this afternoon, tonight, etc., as appropriate. Use the day of the week elsewhere. Use figures except for noon and midnight. Use a colon to separate hours from minutes: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. Avoid redundancies such as 10 a.m. this morning, 10 p.m. tonight.
occupations: titles that serve primarily as occupation descriptions should be written in lowercase
Right: astronaut John Glenn, director Rich Bills
formal titles: generally confine capitalization to formal titles used directly before an individual's name
Right: President George Washington; The president issued a statement; The director finished filming yesterday.
plays, movies and books: italicize generally for plays, movies and books. The titles of articles in books, journals, newspapers and seminars should appear in quotation marks.
university: not capitalized unless written as Weber State University.
Utah: Utah should not be abbreviated in regular text. Abbreviate Utah as UT in addresses in text.
Utah Musical Theatre: in first reference, UMT acceptable in subsequent references
Utah State Legislature: capitalize when preceded by the state name.
Right: the Utah State Legislature.
Retain capitalization when the state name is dropped but the reference is specifically to a state's legislature.
Right: The Legislature needs to appropriate more money.
Wrong: He ran for the Legislature in every western state.
vice president: (no hyphen) capitalize when used as a formal title (see titles)
Wasatch Mountains, Wasatch Front, Wasatch Range
Weber State University: on first reference, acceptable in subsequent references or WSU, not Weber, Weber State or W.S.U.
Web page, Web site
Wildcat: capitalize if referring to university's mascot
World Wide Web: the Web acceptable after first reference
WSUSA: Weber State University Student Association (formerly ASWSU)
Xerox: a trademark and never a verb; preferred use is a generic term such as photocopy
year: 1990s (no apostrophe); note the omission of an apostrophe before the s in the example. School years should be written as 200001, omitting the century in the second year and without an apostrophe. (Macintosh users note use of the en dash, see en dash.)
ACADEMIC YEAR - The period of time generally extending from August to June; usually equates to two semesters.
ACT SCORES - Subject-specific subscores and one composite score on a comprehensive achievement test for college-bound high school students, administered by the American College Testing program. Utah's average composite score of 21 is slightly higher than the national average. Most Utah students take the ACT rather than the SAT.
ADA LEGISLATION - American with Disabilities Act. Federal legislation establishing mandated standards for access to programs and physical access for students with disabilities.
ALL INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS - Appropriated and non-appropriated costs of instruction.
ANNUALIZED YEAR - The enrollment period generally consisting of the academic year and equating summer semester to an academic year equivalent.
APPLICANT MAJOR - A major that students are classified as until prerequisites for full major status are completed; intended major of study.
ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE - An award that normally requires at least two but fewer than four years of full-time equivalent college work.
ATC - Applied Technology Center formerly Area Technical Center.
AUXILIARY ENTERPRISES - Entities that exist to furnish goods or services to students, faculty or staff, and that charge fees directly related to the cost of the goods or services sold. Auxiliary enterprises operate on essentially a self-supporting basis. Includes housing, food services, bookstores, etc.
BASE BUDGET - The base budget is the appropriated budget for the fiscal year preceding the request year with adjustments to dedicated credit based upon estimates made before the fiscal year begins.
BUDGET RELATED ENROLLMENT - A course that is state funded and charges regular tuition and fees. Enrollment is eligible for state funding.
CERTIFICATE - A formal award attesting to the satisfactory completion of a post-secondary education program.
CEU - Continuing Education Unit is a unit of instruction in a non-credit course offered through continuing education or extension.
COMNET - Communication Network operated by Utah State University for delivery of education at specific sites throughout the state.
COMPARISON INSTITUTIONS - Institutions selected from across the nation with characteristics broadly similar to Utah institutions. There are four comparison groups: one each for the University of Utah and Utah State University; one for Weber State University and Southern Utah University; and one for the community colleges.
CREDIT COURSE - A course that, if successfully completed, can be applied toward the number of courses required for achieving a degree, certificate, diploma or other formal award.
CUSTOM FIT - Tailored training for new and expanding businesses funded by the State Office of Education. Trainees must already be employed by the company.
DEGREE - An award conferred by the university as official recognition for successful completion of a program of studies.
DIPLOMA- A formal document certifying the successful completion of a prescribed program of studies.
EARLY COLLEGE - A program that enrolls high school students in post-secondary courses before their graduation from high school.
EDNET - A division of the Utah Education Network, EDNET is an interactive (two-way), audio and video, closed-circuit microwave television system that connects all higher education campuses and many public education institutions.
E & G - Education and General, the line item at each institution which makes up the largest portion of the institution's appropriated funds. Education and General also is a National Association of College and University Business Officers (ACUBO) category that includes all operating funds of an institution with the exception of auxiliary and hospital funds.
FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN - An entering freshman who has never attended any college after graduation from high school.
FISCAL YEAR - July 1 through June 30. (Federal government uses October 1 through September 30.) Abbreviated as FY.
FRESHMAN - A first-year undergraduate student.
FTE - Full-time Equivalent. An FTE student is one undergraduate student enrolled for 15 credit hours or one graduate student enrolled for 10 credit hours. An FTE faculty is an individual with a regular full-time faculty contract for an academic year.
FULL-TIME STUDENT - For budgetary purposes, full time is 15 undergraduate credit hour load. For most scholarship and financial aid programs, including federal loans, a student is generally considered to be full time with a load of 12 credits.
UNDERGRADUATE - A student enrolled for 12 or more semester credits.
GRADUATE - A student enrolled for nine or more semester credits.
GRADUATE STUDENT - A student who holds a bachelor's degree or equivalent, and is taking courses at the post-baccalaureate level.
FUNDED ENROLLMENT TARGET - The number of students at an institution funded by the legislature. Used in enrollment formula to calculate budget request.
HEADCOUNT - Refers to the numerical total of individuals enrolled at the specific census date or for a specific period. Headcount is generally considered to be unduplicated, meaning each student is only counted once, even though the student may fall into several enrollment categories.
HIGH TECH FUNDS - Monies used to promote technical training in selected areas funded as grants from the Utah Department of Economic Development.
INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT EXPENDITURES - Expenditures for executive-level, financial, physical plant, legal, development, personnel, purchasing and other general administration functions of the total institution.
JUNIOR - A student who has completed the equivalent of two years of full-time undergraduate work (60-90 credit hours).
LIBNET - Internet connection for all public and private college and university libraries.
LOWER DIVISION - Courses leading toward an associate degree or transfer credit excluding vocational courses. Generally 0 to 2990level courses.
MASTER'S DEGREE - An award that requires the successful completion of a program of study of at least the full-time equivalent of one but not more than two academic years of work beyond the bachelor's degree.
MEMBERSHIP HOURS - Based on the number of hours per day each student is enrolled.
NON-CREDIT COURSE - A course of activity having no credit applicable toward a certificate, degree, diploma or other formal award.
NON-RESIDENT - A student who is not a legal resident of the state in which he/she attends school.
OTHER FRESHMAN - A student who has completed 130 credit hours of undergraduate work.
OFFICIAL REPORTING DATE - The date on which an institution must report enrollment data to the state and other governing bodies. Sometimes referred to as Third Week Census.
PART-TIME STUDENT -
UNDERGRADUATE - A student enrolled for 11 semester credits or fewer .
GRADUATE - A student enrolled for eight semester credits or fewer.
RESIDENT - A student who is a legal resident of the state in which he/she attends school.
"RIGHT -TO -KNOW" LEGISLATION - Federal law which indicates that prospective students have a right to know their potential for success by being told how a particular institution has fared regarding student retention and graduation rates and regarding campus crime rates. Institutional success is judged by the percentage of students who graduate within one and one-half times the normal time of completion.
SCH - Student Credit Hour. The unit by which an institution measures its course work; i.e., a three credit hour course. The number of credit hours assigned to a course is usually determined by the number of hours per week in class and the number of weeks in the term. SCH is used to determine FTE (add SCH undergraduate credits and divide by 15).
SELF-SUPPORTING ENROLLMENTS - A course that is not state funded and charges tuition and fees to cover the full cost of instruction.
SENIOR - A student who has completed the equivalent of three years of full-time undergraduate work (90 credit hours and over).
SOPHOMORE - A student who has completed the equivalent of one year of full-time undergraduate work (3160 credit hours).
STUDENT - FACULTY RATIO - Refers to the number of FTE students compared with the number of FTE faculty; i.e., a student-faculty ratio of 20: 1 means 20 FTE students for each FTE faculty.
STUDENT LEVEL - Level of student program divided into: Vocational Education, Lower Division, Upper Division, Basic Graduate and Advanced Graduate.
STUDENT SERVICES EXPENDITURES - Expenditures for office of admissions and registrar and those activities whose primary purpose is to contribute to students' emotional and physical well-being and to their intellectual, cultural and social development outside the formal instructional program. Includes student financial aid administration.
SUMMER SESSION - A summer session is shorter than a regular semester and not considered part of the academic year.
TELECONFERENCE - Meeting held over the EDNET microwave system.
TELECOURSE - A distance-learning instructional course offered through some form of technical delivery mechanism: microwave, vertical blanking, open broadcast television.
THIRD-WEEK CENSUS - The official reporting date on which an institution must report enrollment data to the state and other governing bodies. This occurs after the third week of an academic semester and at the end of the summer semester.
UEN - The Utah Education Network, the umbrella organization operating under the direction of the state Board of Regents, for delivery of instruction via technology. Its three components are: (1) KUED-TV (Channel 7), public television station; (2) KULC (Channel 9), a new open broadcast public television station dedicated for delivery of instruction; and (3) EDNET, interactive microwave system.
UNDERGRADUATE - A student enrolled in a four- or five-year bachelor's degree program or an associate degree program.
UNDUPLICATED COUNT - The sum of students enrolled for credit with each student counted only once during the reporting period regardless of when the student enrolled.
UNFUNDED ENROLLMENT - Difference between funded enrollment target and the projected enrollment for the fiscal year.
UPPER DIVISION - Courses leading toward a bachelor's degree excluding vocational courses. Generally 3000 and 4000-level courses.
Figure of Speech is published for Weber State University's faculty and staff by the Office of Public Relations and the Office of Media Relations to establish a cohesive image of WSU. Editors: LaDee Eastland and Nancy Freund; Layout: Sandy Sowerby; Web Page Designer: Nancy Freund;
Managing Editor: Sandy Sowerby.
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