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AAER Affirmative Action Employment Report
AAP Academic Achievement Programs
AAST Asian American Studies Program
AAU Association of American Universities
ACAPS Adjunct Committee on Procedures and Standards (Senate)
ACCESS Ad hoc Committee on Course Enrollments, Statistics and Strategies
ACT Academic Achievement Test; Applied Core Technologies
ACT Academic Computers for Terps
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADS Academic and Distributed Services
AEA Administrative & Enterprise Applications
AES Agricultural Experiment Station
AFSCME American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
AGNR College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
AMSC Applied Math and Scientific Computation
AMTTAC Academic Media, Technology and Telecommunications
ANA Account Number Authorization
AOSC Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
AP Accounts Payable or Advanced Placement
APAC Academic Planning Advisory Council
API Academic Program Inventory
APP Annual Planning Process
APT Appointment, Promotion and Tenure
ARAC America Reads/America Counts
ARCH School of Architecture
ARES Administrative Resource Enterprise Services
ARHU College of Arts and Humanities
ARL Association of Research Libraries
ARLIS Applied Research Lab for Intelligence & Security
ARS Academic Resource System
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
AUG Acceptable Use Guidelines
AVL Advanced Visualization Laboratory
BBI Brain and Behavior Institute
BIMA Laboratory for Millimeter Wave Astronomy
BIOE Bioengineering Program
B&LM Building & Landscape Maintenance
BMGT The Robert H. Smith School of Business
BMP Bitmap
BOR Board of Regents
BOT Board of Trustees
BPR Business Process Re-Engineering
BPS Bits Per Second
BSOS College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
BTC Beyond the Classroom
C1 Contingent 1
C2 Contingent 2
CAD Computer Aided Design
CAPC Center for American Politics and Citizenship
CAPER Center for Addictions, Personality and Emotion Research
CARMA Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy
CARS Customer Automated Response System
CASL Center for the Advanced Study of Language
CASP Center for Astronomy and Space Physics
CATT Center for Advanced Transportation Technology
CAWG Campus Assessment Working Group
CBAP Chesapeake Bay Agriculture Programs
C-BERC Study of Business Ethics, Regulation, and Crime
CBMG Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
CCCC Campus Computing Coordinating Committee
CCDH Center for Consumer Driven Healthcare
CCJS Criminology and Criminal Justice
CCJT Center for Criminal Justice Technology
CDIG Center for Digital International Government
CESAR Center for Substance Abuse Research
CFAR Center for Automation Research
CFCA Central Finance Control Accounts
CFNAP Center for Food, Nutrition, and Agriculture Policy
CFS3 Center for Food Systems Security & Safety
CGI Common Gateway Interface
CGS Center for Global Sustainability
CHE Center for Health Equity
CHEAR Center for High Energy Astrophysics
CHESS Center for Human Enhanced Secure Systems
CHIDS Center for Health Information and Decision Systems
CHRS Center for Heritage Resource Studies
CICS Cooperative Institute for Climate Studies
CICS Customer Information Control System
CIDS Center for International Disease Surveillance
CIER Center for Integrative Environmental Research
CILVR Center for Integrated Latent Variable Research
CIM Confucius Institute at Maryland
CIRCLE Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement
CIT Communication and Information Technology
CLAM Computer Labs at Maryland
CLCS Center for Literary & Comparative Studies
CLFS College of Chemical and Life Sciences
CON Controller
CM Curriculum Management System
CMLT Comparative Literature Program
CMPS College of Computer, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences
CMREC Central Maryland Research and Education Center
CNIS Center for Networking of Infrastructure Sensors
CNSS Centralized NetWare Support Services
COA Center on Aging
COLD Computer Output to Laser Disk
COMAR Code of Maryland Regulations
CP College Park
CPB Central Payroll Bureau
CPNPL Center for Philanthropy & Non-Profit Leadership
CP-ONE College Park - On-line Navigation Environment
CPPPE Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise
CPS College Park Scholars
CPSLS College Park Scholars Life Sciences
CQI Continuous Quality Improvement
CRGE Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity
CRS Campus Recreation Services
C-SAVE Ctr for the Study of Assessment Validity and Evaluation
CSAPP Center for the Study of Advanced Professional Practice
CSCAMM Ctr for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling
CSGR Center for Smart Growth Research and Education
CSIC Computer Science Instructional Center
CSPAC Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
CSS Center for Safe Solutions
CTC Maryland Center for Theory and Computation
CTE Center for Teaching Excellence
CUL Concurrent User License
CUPA College & University Personnel Administrators
CUSP Campus Unix Support Project
CUSS Council of University System Staff
CWS College Work Study
DATAC Data Technical Advisory Committee
DBD Data Base Dictionary
D&C Design & Construction
DCDC David C. Driskell Center
DCE Distributed Computing Environment
DCS Distributed Computing Services
DEMCOL Democracy Collaborative
DEMOG Demography Center
DIT Division of Information Technology
DL Distance Learning
DOTS Department of Transportation Services
DPAC Data Policy Advisory Committee
DRIF Designated Research Initiative Fund
DRF Department of Residential Facilities
DRL Department of Resident Life
DSRV Dining Services
DSS Disability Support Service
DST Distinguished Scholar-Teacher
DTR Department Telecommunications Representative
DUP Distinguished University Professor
DW Data Warehouse
Economic Development & Innovation
EDHI Educational Leadership, Higher Education & Intl Education
EDI Electronic Data Interchange
EDPS Education Policy Studies
EDUC College of Education
EE (DIT) Enterprise Engineering
E&E Engineering & Energy 
EFC Environmental Finance Center
EFNEP Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
EIT Engineering Information Technology
ELF Electronic Forms
EM Enrollment Management
EMBA Executive MBA
EMOU Enrollment Management Operations Unit
ENGR A. James Clark School of Engineering
ENSP Environmental Science & Policy Program
ENST Environmental Science & Technology
EOT End Of Term
EPC Enterprise Personal Computing
EPIB Epidemiology & Biostatistics
EPSL Engineering and Physical Sciences Library
ERP Enterprise Resource Planning
ESO Enrollment Services Operations
ESSIC Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center
ETI Enterprise Technical Infrastructure
EUI Engaged University Initiative
EXST Office of Extended Studies
FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FAS Financial Accounting System
FDP Federal Demonstration Partnership
FICA Federal Insurance Contribution Act
FLSA Federal Labor Standards Act
FOL Friends of the Library
FRS Financial Resources System
FSEOG Federal Supplementary Educational Opportunity Grant
FSL Fraternity and Sorority Life
FSNE Food Supplement Nutrition Education Program
FTP File Transfer Protocol
FWS Federal Work Study
GCLF Global Land Cover Facility
GEOG Geographical Sciences Department
GIF Graphic Interchange Format
GMAT Graduate Management Aptitude Test
GRAD Graduate School
GRE Graduate Record Exam
GSA Government Services Administration Schedule
HAMLET Hierarchical, Asynchronous and Multi-Media Learning Using Electronic Textbooks
HCHL Horowitz Center for Health Literacy
HCIL Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory
HCOL Honors College
HGIC Home & Garden Information Center
HLHP College of Health and Human Performance
HPAM Health Policy and Management
HPAO Health Professions Advising Office
HRS Human Resource System
HTML HyperText Markup Language
HTTP HyperText Transfer Protocol
IAA Institute of Applied Agriculture
IBBR Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research
IGSR Institute for Governmental Service & Research
INFO College of Information Studies
IP Internet Protocol
IPA Intergovernmental Personnel Agreement
IPST Institute for Physical Science and Technology
IREAP Institute for Research in Electronic and Applied Physics
IRPA Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment
ISDN Integrated Services Digital Network
ISSS International Student & Scholar Services
ITAC Information Technology Advisory Committee
JGCRI Joint Global Change Research Institute
JIFSAN Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
JOUR College of Journalism
JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group
JQI Joint Quantum Institute
JSI Joint Space Sciences Institute
KFS Kuali Financial System
LAMOSE Lab for Atomic, Molecular and Optical Science and Engineering
LAMP Language and Media Processing Laboratory
LAN Local Area Network
LAS Learning Assistance Service
LACS Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center
LCCD Laboratory for Computational Cultural Dynamics
LCSL Leadership & Community Service Learning
LDAP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LGBT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Studies Program
LINKS Laboratory for Integrated Knowledge Systems
LIBR Libraries
LS Lan Services
LTSC Office of Letters & Sciences
LWOP Leave Without Pay
L&A Labor & Assistants
MAGE Maryland Applied Graduate Engineering
MAHE Maryland Association for Higher Education
MAITI Maryland Applied Information Technology Initiative
MAPP Maryland Architecture, Planning, & Preservation
MARCES Maryland Assessment Research Center for Education Success
MARS Maryland Automated Registration System
MARYPIRG Maryland Public Interest Research Group
MAS Management Advisory Services
MAX Mid-Atlantic Crossroads
MCEA Maryland Classified Employees Association
MCI Maryland China Initiative
M-CINSE Maryland Center for Integrated Nano Science and Engineering
MESL Museum Educational Site Licensing
MFRI Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
MHEC Maryland Higher Education Commission
MIAEH MD Institute for Applied Environmental Health
MICA Multicultural Involvement Community Advocacy
MIMAUE Center for Research on Latino Educational Services
MISSL Maryland Information System Security Laboratory
MITH Maryland Institute for Technology Initiative
MLAW MPower Undergraduate Law Programs
MLSC MD Language Science Center
MNC Maryland Neuroimaging Center
MONKEY Maryland Object-Oriented Network Key
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MPE Math Placement Exam
MPRI Maryland Pathogen Research Institute
MQGE Medicare Qualified Government Employee
MRSEC Material Research Science and Engineering Center
MSSA Maryland State Scholarship Administration
MTECH Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute
MTS MPowering The State
MVS Multiple Virtual System
NACS Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
NASF Net Assignable Square Feet
NI Network Infrastructure
NIH National Institutes of Health
NOC Network Operations Center
NPMS Nonprint Media Services Library
NT Networked Technologies
NTS Networking and Telecommunications Services
NUI NetWare Users International
OACS Office of Academic Computing Services, BSOS
OCGA Office of Contract and Grant Accounting
ODA Office of Data Administration
ODEC Office of Diversity Education and Compliance
ODI Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Emergency Management & Business Continuity
O&ES Operations & Energy Services
OFSL Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
OIA Office of International Affairs
OIEP Office of International and Executive Programs
OIT Office of Information Technology
OMSE Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education
OPP Office of Professional Programs
ORA Office of Research Administration
ORP Optional Retirement Plan
OSC Office of Student Conduct
OTB Office of the Bursar
OTC Office of Technology Commercialization
OUA Office of Undergraduate Admissions
OWL Open Workstation Laboratory
P&B SVCS Procurement & Business Services
P&C Planning & Construction
PHR Payroll, Human Resources and Time & Attendance System
PIRL Perceptual Interfaces and Reality Laboratory
PPL Parallel Processing Laboratory
PPP Point to Point Protocol
PRC Prevention Research Center
PRD Performance Review & Development
PSLA Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
PLCY School of Public Policy
RAA Research Administration & Advancement
RAID Redundant Array of Independent Drives
RD Research Development
REG Office of the Registrar
RFE Remission of Fees
RFP Request For Proposal
RSTARS Relational State Wide Accounting and Reporting System
SAN Storage Area Network
SAR Student Aid Report
SAS Student Application Systems
SAT Scholastic Aptitude Test
SCC South Campus Commons
SESYNC National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center
SFA Student Financial Aid
SGLIBR Shady Grove Library
SI (IT) Support and Infrastructure
SIS Student Information System
SLIP Serial Line Internet Protocol
SLLC School of Languages, Literature and Cultures
SMTP Simple Mail Transport Protocol
SPAC Sponsored Programs Accounting and Compliance
SPHL School of Public Health
SPOC Single Point of Contact
SQL Structured Query Language
SRA Supplemental Retirement Annuity
SRC Survey Research Center
START National Center for the Study of Terrorism and Response to Terrorism
STUDYABR Study Abroad
SUR Shared University Research
SVPAAP Senior Vice President Academic Affairs and Provost
SWE Software Engineering
TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
TDD Telecommunications Device for the Deaf
TLPL Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership
TLS Teaching and Learning Support Centers
TRS Teachers' Retirement System
TPS Teachers' Pension System
TSP Thrift Savings Plan
TTY TeleTypewriter
UBO University Budget Office
UGST Undergraduate Studies
UHC University Health Center
UHR University Human Resources
UM University of Maryland
UME University of Maryland Extension
UMIACS Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
UMNUG University of Maryland Network User Group
UMSTARS University of Maryland-Student Transaction, Audit and Record System
URL Uniform Resource Locator
USG Universities at Shady Grove
USM University System of Maryland
USMH University System of Maryland Headquarters
USMSM University System of MD at Southern Maryland
UTCC University Technology Coordinating Committee
VENUS Virtual Electronic Network University Scheduler
VETMED Veterinary Medicine
VM Virtual Machine
VPAC Vice President's Advisory Committee
VPA Vice President Administration
VPEST Vice Presidents' Executive Steering Team
VPF Vice President Finance & CFO
VPL Visualization and Presentation Laboratory
VPR Vice President Research
VPSA Vice President Student Affairs
VPUR Vice President University Relations
WAM Workstations at Maryland
WCGHI Williams Center for Global Health Initiative
WMREC Western Maryland Research & Education Center
WOW Warehouse on the Web
WWW World Wide Web
XML Extensible Markup Language