In your Finder, open the Go drop down menu and chose Connect to Server (or press cmd k)
Enter the following in the dialog box: smb://netapp/group and click Connect. If prompted, enter your UNE Nor'easter username and password.
In the window that opens, you'll find your departmental folder(s). Holding the cmd (Command) and option keys, select the folder and drag it to your desktop. This will create a shortcut or alias to the folder on your desktop for easier access.