Terminology | Student Handbook


Home University – the university where you applied and were admitted. You will enroll in classes, pay tuition, and receive your degree or certificate from your home university. 

Teaching University – the university where the faculty member teaching a course is located.

Campus Coordinator – the person available to assist you through Great Plains IDEA processes. Your campus coordinator is your link to distance education resources and information at your university.  View a list of all campus coordinators.

Academic Advisor/Major Professor – the faculty member/staff person at your home university assigned to assist you in academic decisions such as course selection and sequence.

Supervisory Committee (graduate students only) – the group of faculty designated to guide the completion of your program of study and culminating experience.

Department Chair – the administrator responsible for the management of your Great Plains IDEA program at your home university.