Commonly-Used GW Acronyms

This list was compiled and is maintained by Tyler Cundiff, special assistant to the Dean of Libraries and Academic Innovation. Please contact Tyler with edits or suggestions.

AT  Academic Technologies
BoT    Board of Trustees
BMAG    Business Management and Analysis Group
CPS      College of Professional Studies
CCAS    Columbian College of Arts and Sciences 
DAR    Development and Alumni Relations
DIT    Division of Information Technology (DIT) now is called "IT"
DivOps    Division of Operations
DSA    Division of Student Affairs
DSS    Division of Safety and Security -ALSO- Disability Support Services (Students)
ESIA    Elliott School of International Affairs
ER*    External Relations
GWPD    George Washington Police Department
GSEHD (g-SHED)    Graduate School of Education and Human Development
GSPM    Graduate School of Political Management
HRMD, HR    Human Resource Management and Development 
HRSD    Human Resource Service Delivery
ISO    International Services Office
LAI (GWLAI)    Libraries and Academic Innovation
SPH, Milken (GWSPH)    Milken Insititue School of Public Health
MSSC    Multicultural Student Services Center
OECP    Office of Ethics, Compliance and Privacy
OGC    Office of the General Counsel
OTP    Office of the President
OVPR    Office of the Vice President for Research
GCAS    Grants & Contracts Accounting Services
GWorld    GW ID card office - also manages building access and debit card or "colonial cash"
GWSB    School of Business
SEAS    School of Engineering and Applied Science
SMHS    School of Medicine and Health Sciences
SMPA    School of Media and Public Affairs
SON    School of Nursing
TSPPPA    Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration
EMeRG    Emergency Management Response Group
SARC    Sexual Assault Response and Consultation Team

ARL    Association of Research Libraries
CDI    Course Design Institute
CDL    Collections Development Librarian OR Controlled Digital Lending
CLS    Consortium Loan Service
CUFR    Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research
ETDs    Electronic Theses and Dissertations
GRC    Global Resources Center
ICARE    Instructional Core for Advocacy, Research, and Excellence
ILL    InterLibrary Loan
ITL    Instructional Technology Lab (part of ICARE)
IBT    International Brotherhood of Teamsters (or Gelman 702, their donor space)
LHRC    Labor History Research Center (IBT Archives)
NCLC    National Churchill Leadership Center (or Gelman 101, their donor space)
NEA    National Education Association (Archives)
MonoAcq    Monograph Acquisitions
OER    Open Educational Resources
RDG    Resource Description Group
RUS    Research and User Services
ScholComm    Scholarly Communications Group
SeRG    Serials and eResources Group
SLT    Senior Leadership Team
SCF    Shared Collections Facility (WRLC)
SCRC    Special Collections Research Center (also called Spec or SpecColl)
SDLI    Strategic Digital Learning Initiatives
STG    Scholarly Technology Group
ULC    University Leadership Council
UTLC    University Teaching and Learning Center (Faculty Development, part of ICARE)
WRLC    Washington Research Library Consortium

AAP    Affirmative Action Plan
CBA    Collective Bargaining Agreements
CP    Client Partner, formerly GW's HR Business Partners/Generalists, now Human Resource Service Delivery team or "HR Rep"
Comp    Compensation
EAP    Employee Assistance Program
ER*    Employee Relations
FTE    Full-Time Exempt
HRIS    Human Resouces Information Systems
HRSD    Human Resource Service Delivery
IEP    Introductory Employment Period 
IPP    Internal Progressive Promotion
JD    Job Description
KSA    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
LOA    Leave of Absence
NEO    New Employee Orientation
OD    Organizational Development
PIP    Performance Improvement Plan
PTO    Paid Time Off
PCCA    Performance Counseling and Corrective Action
PM    Performance Management (Process)
PTBGW    Proud to Be GW Festival
RIF    Reduction in Force
SMART Goals    Specific, Measuranble, Achievable,  Relevant, Timebound
TA    Talent Acquisition
WLD    Workplace Learning and Development 
FSSC    Faculty and Staff Service Center
PSHD    Preventing Sexual Harassment and Discrimination (training)
COI    Conflict of Interest
ColonialTemps    Internal temporary worker agency, run by Talent Acquisition 
TYCTWD    Take your Children to Work Day

CFO    Chief Financial Officer
CIO    Chief Information Officer
CoS    Chief of Staff
FD    Finance Director
PI    Principal Investigator

"Academic Center"    Composed of Rome Hall, Phillips Hall, and Smith Hall of Art
"Biostats"    The Rockville Biostatistics Center (part of the Milken Insitute School of Public Health)
"Old Main"    Now called "1922 F St." across from president's house, next to 1918 F St.
"The Yard"    The University Yard
FB    Foggy Bottom
MPA    Media and Public Affairs
MVC    Mount Vernon Campus 
SEH    Science and Engineering Hall
USC    University Student Center (formerly Marvin Center)
VSTC    Virginia Science and Technology Center (Ashburn)

[email protected]    [email protected], also called Cornerstone
PA7    PeopleAdmin7
MARTHA    HRMD Intranet, Sharepoint
EAS    Enterprise Accounting System
ERP    Enterprise Resource Planning (software)
iBuy    Concur, expense reporting and travel planning
Colonial Connect    Cisco Phone system
VPN    Virtual Private Network
Jabber    Computer-based Cisco phone that allows you to use your computer like a phone (your number will ring to your computer)
BanWeb    Banner, also called GWeb
Gchat    Google chat
GWID    GW Identification 
GWMail    Gmail for GW
NetID    First part of your email before "@"
FixIT    Form for inputting facilities requests
TRS    Time Reporting System, Kronos

DEI    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
EPT    Education Policy and Technology (Faculty Senate subcommittee)
GWALA    GW Academic Leaders Academy
HVAC    Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
IRB    Institutional Review Board
P-card    Procurement Card (purchasing card, company credit card)
RFP    Request for Proposal

Schools, Divisions, and Units

AT: Academic Technologies

BoT: Board of Trustees

BMAG: Business Management and Analysis Group

CPS: College of Professional Studies

CCAS: Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

DAR: Development and Alumni Relations

DIT: Division of Information Technology (DIT) now is called "IT"

DivOps: Division of Operations

DSA: Division of Student Affairs

DSS: Division of Safety and Security

DSS: Disability Support Services (Students)

ESIA: Elliott School of International Affairs

ER: External Relations

GWPD: George Washington Police Department

GSEHD (g-SHED): Graduate School of Education and Human Development

GSPM: Graduate School of Political Management

HRMD, HR: Human Resource Management and Development

HRSD: Human Resource Service Delivery

ISO: International Services Office

LAI (GWLAI): Libraries and Academic Innovation

SPH, Milken (GWSPH): Milken Insititue School of Public Health

MSSC: Multicultural Student Services Center

OECP: Office of Ethics, Compliance and Privacy

OGC: Office of the General Counsel

OTP: Office of the President

OVPR: Office of the Vice President for Research

GCAS: Grants & Contracts Accounting Services

GWorld: GW ID card office - also manages building access and debit card or "colonial cash"

GWSB: School of Business

SEAS: School of Engineering and Applied Science

SMHS: School of Medicine and Health Sciences

SMPA: School of Media and Public Affairs

SON: School of Nursing

TSPPPA: Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration

EMeRG: Emergency Management Response Group

SARC: Sexual Assault Response and Consultation Team

LAI-Specific

ARL: Association of Research Libraries

CDI: Course Design Institute (an ICARE program)

CDL: Collections Development Librarian OR Controlled Digital Lending

CLS: Consortium Loan Service

CUFR: Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research

ETDs: Electronic Theses and Dissertations

FinOps: Financial Operations

GRC: Global Resources Center

ICARE: Instructional Core for Advocacy, Research, and Excellence

ID: Instructional Design(er)

ILL: InterLibrary Loan

ITL: Instructional Technology Lab (part of ICARE)

IBT: International Brotherhood of Teamsters (or Gelman 702, their donor space)

LHRC: Labor History Research Center (IBT Archives)

MonoAcq: Monograph Acquisitions

NCLC: National Churchill Leadership Center (or Gelman 101, their donor space)

NEA: National Education Association (Archives)

OER: Open Educational Resources

RDG: Resource Description Group

RUS: Research and User Services

ScholComm: Scholarly Communications Group

SeRG: Serials and eResources Group

SLT: Senior Leadership Team

SCF: Shared Collections Facility (WRLC)

SCRC: Special Collections Research Center (also called Spec or SpecColl)

SDLI: Strategic Digital Learning Initiatives

STG: Scholarly Technology Group

ULC: University Leadership Council

UTLC: University Teaching and Learning Center (Faculty Development, part of ICARE)

WRLC: Washington Research Library Consortium

HRMD-Specific

AAP: Affirmative Action Plan

CBA: Collective Bargaining Agreements

CP: Client Partner, formerly GW's HR Business Partners/Generalists, now Human Resource Service Delivery team or "HR Rep"

Comp: Compensation

EAP: Employee Assistance Program

ER: Employee Relations

FTE: Full-Time Exempt

HRIS: Human Resouces Information Systems

HRSD: Human Resource Service Delivery

IEP: Introductory Employment Period

IPP: Internal Progressive Promotion

JD: Job Description (also PD, Position Description)

KSA: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

LOA: Leave of Absence

NEO: New Employee Orientation

OD: Organizational Development

PIP: Performance Improvement Plan

PTO: Paid Time Off

PCCA: Performance Counseling and Corrective Action

PMP: erformance Management (Process)

PTBGW: Proud to Be GW Festival

RIF: Reduction in Force

SMART Goals: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timebound

TA: Talent Acquisition

WLD: Workplace Learning and Development

FSSC: Faculty and Staff Service Center

PSHD: Preventing Sexual Harassment and Discrimination (training)

COI: Conflict of Interest

ColonialTemps: Internal temporary worker agency, run by Talent Acquisition

TYCTWD: Take your Children to Work Day

Titles

CFO: Chief Financial Officer

CIO: Chief Information Officer

CoS: Chief of Staff

FD: Finance Director

PI: Principal Investigator

Locations

"Academic Center": Composed of Rome Hall, Phillips Hall, and Smith Hall of Art

"Biostats": The Rockville Biostatistics Center (part of the Milken Insitute School of Public Health)

"Old Main": Now called "1922 F St." across from president's house, next to 1918 F St.

"The Yard": The University Yard

FB: Foggy Bottom

MPA: Media and Public Affairs

MVC: Mount Vernon Campus

SEH: Science and Engineering Hall

USC: University Student Center (formerly Marvin Center)

VSTC: Virginia Science and Technology Center (Ashburn)

Technology

[email protected]: [email protected], also called Cornerstone

PA7: PeopleAdmin7

MARTHA: HRMD Intranet, Sharepoint

EAS: Enterprise Accounting System

ERP: Enterprise Resource Planning (software)

iBuy: Concur, expense reporting and travel planning

Colonial Connect: Cisco Phone system

VPN: Virtual Private Network

Jabber: Computer-based Cisco phone that allows you to use your computer like a phone (your number will ring to your computer)

BanWeb: Banner, also called GWeb

Gchat: Google chat

GWID: GW Identification

GWMail: Gmail for GW

NetID: First part of your email before "@"

Fixit: Form for inputting facilities requests

TRS: Time Reporting System, Kronos

Other

DEI: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

EPT: Education Policy and Technology (Faculty Senate subcommittee)

GWALA: GW Academic Leaders Academy

HVAC: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

IRB: Institutional Review Board

P-card: Procurement Card (purchasing card, company credit card)

RFP: Request for Proposal