Project STAND CVB

Project STAND Controlled Vocabulary Builder

Project STAND Controlled Vocabulary Builder

*Note: Feel free to choose as many terms from each Tier that might apply to your collection. 

Tier 1: More general terms that could probably apply broadly to many (or all) Project STAND collections:

  • Activism
  • Discrimination
  • Movements
  • Protest
  • Student Life

Tier 2: Less general topical (or ideological) term that gives focus to the Tier 1 term:

  • Academic Freedom
  • Anarchism
  • Animal Testing
  • Anti-Apartheid
  • Anti-Slavery
  • Anti-War
  • Arms Control
  • Civil Rights
  • Climate Change
  • Communism
  • Conscientious Objection
  • Conservatism
  • Economically Disadvantaged/Poor/Poverty
  • Environmentalism
  • Feminism
  • Food Scarcity/Hunger
  • Free Speech
  • Freedom of Expression
  • Freedom of the Press
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration
  • Labor Movement/Interests of Labor
  • Liberalism
  • Militarism
  • Peace
  • Political Activism
  • Political Correctness
  • Political Movements
  • Prison Education/Reform
  • Radicalism
  • Science
  • Social Justice
  • Socialism
  • Student Unrest
  • Tenure
  • Tuition
  • Women’s Rights

Tier 3: More narrow term, gives scope to the Tier 2 term, refers to a specific population:

  • Administrators/Faculty/Staff
  • African-American
  • Asian-American
  • Commuter Students
  • Disabled/Differently Abled/Disabled Persons/Disabled Rights
  • Global
  • International
  • Latinx
  • LGBTQ
  • Native American
  • Refugees
  • Religious Minorities
  • ROTC

Tier 4: Very specific term that may only apply to a single event/time period:

  • Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
  • SDS/Students for a Democratic Society
  • Vietnam War
  • World War II

Building a list of preferred terms:

[Terms from Tier 1] — [Terms from Tier 2] — [Terms from Tier 3] — [Terms from Tier 4]

EXAMPLES:

student life — student unrest — protests — riots

activism — political movements — women’s rights

student life — movements — anti-racism

protest — political movements — anti-apartheid

discrimination — women’s rights

student life — protest — political movements — anti-war

activism — animal testing — protests

student life — protest — civil rights

protest — anti-slavery

student life — student unrest — political movements — conservatism