Yale Acronym Glossary

Acronyms are a staple of academia and even more so in the world of information technology. This growing list will help you navigate through the sea of letters. Most of the definitions are linked to additional information about the topic.

We invite you to make this a more valuable resource by using the form, at right, to submit additional acronyms used by the Yale community—including the definitions and links to further information, if known.

 

B
Acronym Definition
 BA  Business Analyst/Analysis
 BES  Blackberry Enterprise Server
 BI  Business Intelligence
 BMS/BMS2000  Business Management System
 BOLT  Business Operations Leadership Team
 BUG/BUG Library  Brio Users Group
 BUSFAS  Business Office Faculty of Arts & Sciences
 BUSFBO  Business Field Business Operations
 BUSOPS  Business Operations
E
Acronym Definition 
 EGRC  Enterprise Governance, Risk, and Compliance
 EHS  Environmental Health & Safety
 ELA  Enterprise License Agreement
 EMS  Event Management System
 EMS  Expense Management System
 ePHI  Electronic Patient Health Information
 ERP  Enterprise Resource Program
 ERS  Effort Reporting System
 ESB  Enterprise Service Bus
 ESC  Environmental Sciences Center
 EULA  End-User License Agreement
F
Acronym Definition
 F&A  Facilities and administrative costs (also called Indirects)
 FAQs  Frequently Asked Questions
 FAS  Faculty of Arts & Sciences
 FASIT  Faculty of Arts and Sciences Information Technology
 FERPA  Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
 FMT  Financial Management Tool
 FSC  Film Study Center
 FSS  Financial Support Services
 FY  Fiscal Year
J
Acronym  Definition 
 JSA  Journal Staging Area
K
Acronym  Definition 
 KB  Knowledgebase
 KR  Knowledge Record
L
Acronym  Definition 
 LD  Labor Distribution (sometimes referenced as LDM – Labor Distribution Module)
 LEED  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
M
Acronym  Definition 
 MAG  Magnetic stripe badge reader, magnetic stripe on ID card
 MFD  Multifunction Device
 MFR  Monthly Financial Review
 MMN  Monday Morning News
 MP0  Management Plan 0
 MQA (MQAD)  Metrics and Quality Assurance (Department)
 MS  Microsoft
N
Acronym  Definition 
 NEO  New Employee Orientation
 NGLC  Next Generation Learning Challenges
Q
Acronym  Definition 
 QB  Quickbase
U
Acronym  Definition 
 UP  Undergraduate Production
 UAT  User Acceptance Testing
V
Acronym  Definition 
 VMS  Vendor Management System
 VP  Vice President
W
Acronym  Definition 
 WIT  Women in IT
 WWW  World Wide Web
X
Acronym  Definition 
 XML  Extensible Markup Language
Z

We currently have no acronyms listed that start with this letter. We invite you to make this a more valuable resource by using the form, at right, to submit additional acronyms used by the Yale community—along with the definitions and links to further information, if known—or to correct our entries, if you think we’ve missed the mark.