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Activity Insight Management (A.I.M.) is the online reporting system used by the University of Wisconsin-Parkside to document the teaching, research, and service activities performed by its faculty members.

Contact:  John Standard 

BetaBeta software refers to computer software that is undergoing testing and has not yet been officially released. The beta phase follows the alpha phase, but precedes the final version.

Cookies are messages that web servers pass to your web browser when you visit Internet sites. Your browser stores each message in a small file, called cookie.txt. When you request another page from the server, your browser sends the cookie back to the server. These files typically contain information about your visit to the web page, as well as any information you've volunteered, such as your name and interests.

The term "cookie" is an allusion to a Unix program called Fortune Cookie that produces a different message, or fortune, each time it runs.


Measures taken to protect computers or critical infrastructure. 

Denial‐of‐service attack (DOS)

Flooding the networks or servers of individuals or organizations with false data requests so they are unable to respond to requests from legitimate users. 

Document CameraA Document Camera is a real-time image capture device used for displaying an image or object to a large audience. It is in essence, a high resolution web camera that is mounted on a rotating arm so as to facilitate its placement over a flat surface.
FERPA (Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act)

The method with which the University of Parkside governs the distribution of student information is based on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 or FERPA. This Act, as amended, established the requirements governing the privacy of student educational records in regards to the release of those records and access to those records. This Act is also known as the Buckley Amendment. The Act gives four basic rights to students:

  • the right to review their education records;
  • the right to seek to amend their education records;
  • the right to limit disclosure of personally identifiable information (directory information);
  • the right to notify the Department of Education concerning an academic institution's failure to comply with FERPA regulations.
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A person with special expertise in computer systems and software. A hacker who attempts to gain unauthorized access to computer systems is a "cracker." 


An individual who breaches Web sites or secured communications systems to deliver political messages, including those related to foreign policy, or propaganda.

Identity management
Instructional Continuity
Malicious code (also malware)
SameSite Cookie Attribute
Spear Phishing