Nomenclature and Naming

When naming your office, department, or program, be aware of possible negative acronyms or abbreviations that could be derived from the name. Having a department name that shortens to an acronym is not a requirement, so do not use it as a motivating factor when deciding on a name and do not attempt to work backward from an acronym to a name. Instead, consider what is logical for your program or department from an end-user standpoint. What name accurately and concisely conveys the services you provide to campus or the types of programs you are providing? What is a logical name the campus community would search to find you online? Start there when naming or renaming your area of service. As always, our team is happy to consult with you on nomenclature for your department, office, or program.

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