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« on: April 04, 2007, 3:58:42 pm »

ABD: All But Dissertation

AFAIK: As Far As I Know

AHA: American Historical Association

BTW: By The Way

CC: Community College

ESL: English as a Second Language

FTE: Full-Time Equivalent

FWIW: For What It's Worth

HBCU: Historically Black College or University

Hu: A gender-neutral pronoun used by some members of the forums and despised by others.

IMHO: In My Humble Opinion

IRB: Institutional Review Board (An organization at each university that reviews research projects that use human subjects.)

KFC: Kissy Face College (A fake university created by members of the forums.)

LOL: Laughing Out Loud

MLA: Modern Language Association

NB: Nota Bene (Latin for note well)

OP: Original Poster

OTOH: On The Other Hand

PITA: Pain In The A**

RAE: Research Assessment Exercise (For UK research -- determines the selective distribution of public funds by the four higher-education funding bodies in the UK.)

RI: Top-tier Research University

SC: Search Committee

SLAC: Small Liberal Arts College

RA: Research Assistant

RI: Research Intensive University

ROFL: Rolling On The Floor Laughing (ROFLMAO: Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A** Off)

RU: Research University

TA: Teaching Assistant

Troll: Person who posts messages intended to rile people up.

TT: Tenure Track

VPAA: Vice President for Academic Affairs

WTF: What the ****?

YMMV: Your Mileage May Vary (This suggestion may or may not work for you.)

Links to related columns:

Learning the Lingo, Part 3 (6/15/2006)

Learning the Lingo, Part 2 (7/3/2003)

Learning the Lingo (4/22/2002)

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