Among the acronyms you may hear in your colleagues' conversations are:

AA (Academic Administration)

BOC (Budget Oversight Committee)

(Coordinator of Academic Office Support)

CRF (Course Response Form)

COR (Council on Reviews: includes the PC and the RC)

CSO (Career Services Office)

CTLR (Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research)

DoF (Dean of the Faculty)

DFDR (Dean for Faculty Development and Research)

EAC (Educational Affairs Committee)

FAP (Finance & Planning Committee)

FC (Faculty Council)

FOAPAL (budget number sequence in the Banner system)

FPDF (Faculty Professional Development Fund)

FRAF (Faculty Research Assistant Fund)

FTE (Full Time Equivalent--in reference to teaching)

IACUC (Animal care review committee)

IRB (Institutional Review Board (Human Subjects))

IU (Instructional Unit)

LIS (Library and Information Services)

PC (Promotions Committee: tenure and promotion to full professor)

RC (Reappointments Committee: first reviews and contract reviews)

SPSF (Scholarly Publication Subvention Fund)

SRO (Sponsored Research Office)

UCRF (Undergraduate Collaborative Research Fund)

URO (Undergraduate Research Office)