Venture educational enterprise funds 8-11-2011, 12:15

A college- or university-sponsored partnership that sequesters a percentage of the institution’s endowment as “seed capital” for profit-making companies to commercialize discoveries emerging from the institution’s laboratories. 

Vassar College 8-11-2011, 12:13

A nonsectarian, coeducational institution founded as a woman’s college in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1861, during what had become a national frenzy to expand higher education and the number of Americans with superior training.

Varsity 8-11-2011, 12:11

The principal team representing a college or school against other colleges and schools in a given sport or other competition.

Stephen Van Rensselaer (1764–1839) 7-11-2011, 20:44

American soldier, public official and founder of the first private technical school in the United States, the Rensselaer School, which was later renamed Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Charles R. Van Hise (1857–1918) 7-11-2011, 20:41

American geologist, educator and university president who expanded the role of the public university to include adult education and service to the state.

Vandalism 7-11-2011, 20:38

In education, any deliberate damage to school property, ranging from spraying graffiti to burning down buildings.

Values 7-11-2011, 20:37

In education, the principles, morals and ethics learned in the home and at school. 

Valedictorian 7-11-2011, 20:35

The high school or college student who delivers the valedictory (vale, the Latin for farewell; dictus, from the Latin verb dicere, to say) address at graduation ceremonies.

V-A-K-T Method 7-11-2011, 20:34

A multisensory approach to the teaching of reading that combines sight, speech, sound, movement and feel. 

Vaccination programs 7-11-2011, 20:32

In education, the immunization of school-aged children to prevent and control the spread of communicable childhood and other diseases, such as smallpox, diphtheria, measles, pertussis (whooping cough), poliomyelitis, rubella (German measles), scarlet fever and tetanus.

Utah 7-11-2011, 20:31

The 45th state to join the Union, in 1896. Utah was settled by Mormons in 1846, when the area was still controlled by Mexico.

Usage 7-11-2011, 20:28

The way in which language customarily communicates ideas.

Upward Bound 7-11-2011, 20:27

A federally supported program to supplement the secondary school education of the socioeconomically deprived and prepare them for college.

Upper division college 7-11-2011, 20:26

A degree-granting institution of higher education limited to the last two years of the traditional four-year program.

Unskilled workers 7-11-2011, 20:25

Members of the labor force with a level of intellectual, manual or physical training that is inadequate to meet the long-term needs or demands of potential employers and assure permanent employment.

Unobtrusive (nonreactive) measures 7-11-2011, 20:23

Any examination of an individual or group of individuals that takes place without their knowledge and, therefore, permits them to perform free of the normal anxieties associated with test-taking.

university press 7-11-2011, 20:21

A publishing company owned by a university and devoted to the production of scholarly works, often, though not exclusively, by the university’s own faculty.

University of Wisconsin 7-11-2011, 20:20

A pioneer institution of higher education in the area of public service and adult education through its extension services.

University of Virginia 7-11-2011, 20:17

The first American university to offer a comprehensive curriculum of the arts and sciences that would serve as an archetype for future American universities for much of the 19th century.

University of the South 7-11-2011, 20:13

The first university founded in the South in response to the inclusion of abolitionism as a centrality in the teaching of religion, history and political science in northern universities.

University of the Pacific 7-11-2011, 20:11

The first chartered institution of higher education in California.

University of the American Expeditionary Forces in France 7-11-2011, 20:10

An institution of higher education established by General John J.

University of Edinburgh 7-11-2011, 20:09

A Scottish institution of higher learning founded in 1583 and the alma mater of many leading educators in the American colonies.

University of Chicago School Mathematics Project 4-11-2011, 15:03

A kindergarten to twelfth grade mathematics curriculum developed between 1980 and 1986 to give students of average mathematical ability a firm foundation in computational skills.