Where does the "Department" name for an individual come from when it is displayed in the online Directory?
When an affiliation is assigned to an individual the pbcontact selects which org/department the affiliation is under. When this is done the affiliation is linked to the org/department in our list. So when a org/department name is changed, it is changed in one location and displayed for all individuals associated with that org/department.
We have a long list of valid orgs. This list contains the legal name, banner org/department code and an ID (used to keep track of the org/department) for every UIC org/department.