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Glossary of TWU Terms

Advisement – A designated time within each semester in which students make an appointment to discuss with their  advisor the course offerings and choices for the next semester. Dates are pre-selected and are included in the academic calendar located in the front of the current catalog or in the Student Handbook and on the website calendar.

Check-In – A designated time immediately prior to the first day of class in which students confirm their classes, make  payment, purchase books, register vehicles, etc. for the new semester.

EITC – Education Instructional Technology Center. The EITC is located in the basement of Sherman Hall in the education wing. The Center is a state-of-the art computer lab housing 24 units.

Intent to Graduate – A form to be filled out when a student is approximately two or three semesters from his/her  expected graduation date. This form begins the graduation audit process in which the Registrar’s Office, the advisor, and the student agree on the remaining requirements for graduation.

PDR – President’s Dining Room. The PDR is located in the Sherman Fine Arts Building.

QEP – Quality Enhancement Plan. The QEP is a faculty-driven plan designed to improve learning and the educational experience for all students.

Registration – A designated week in which students bring the registration sheet (filled out at advisement by the student and advisor) to the Registrar’s Office. Priority registration takes place by class (senior, junior, etc.) Registration is the last week of the Advisement period.

SAC – Student Activities Center. The SAC is located near the bookstore in Townsend Hall. The student grill, J. Wesley's, is located there as well.

SGA – Student Government Association. A student group that serves as liaison among the student body, faculty, and administration. It seeks to increase a sense of community among students and to aid in the interpretation of college policies. SGA consists of both Legislative and Judicial Councils.

TEP – Teacher Education Program. For students interested in becoming certified to teach, admittance to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) is required. Information about this process can be obtained in the Department of Education.

TLC – Teacher Learning Center. The TLC is located on the second floor of the Department of Education in the Sherman Fine Arts Building.

TWU/FSN – Tennessee Wesleyan University/Fort Sanders Nursing Department. The nursing department is located at our satellite campus in Knoxville, Tenn.

WE - Wesleyan Essentials. The Wesleyan Essentials focus on Tennessee Wesleyan's core values of inquiry, diversity, community and academic excellence. The Wesleyan Essentials liberal arts courses are required for all incoming freshmen and transfer students who have not completed an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree.