Like every university, Northern has many TLAs. That's Three Letter Acronyms. It also has have four, five, and maybe a few six letter acronyms.  When you're new and your colleagues are casually dropping them into conversations and e-mails, all of this "alphabet soup" can be confusing.  To help you translate, the NMU Acronyms web page provides a summary of many common acronyms.  There is also a list of acronyms in your New Faculty Handbook.