COMPASS Certification Course


The “Compass” program at Auburn guides research administrators through the myriad channels of knowledge they need to perform their job e.g. enhancing and improving support provided to researchers. The Certification Course provides a working knowledge of the policies and procedures that underlie the field of sponsored project administration.  It is designed to challenge practitioners who have experience working in the field.  We take a broad view of sponsored project administration and develop a basic understanding of the diverse facets of the field.  Through classroom engagement and experiential learning, participants learn about sources of federal, state and local funding for research and other extramurally funded projects, sponsor agencies, industry and foundation sponsors, institutional models, the grant award cycle, and the typical roles and responsibilities seen in sponsored project administration.  The course emphasizes a pedagogy that is experiential and interactive in nature. Through this approach, participants explore regulations, principles, problems, and policies that are most relevant to the issues they may encounter in their daily work environment.  


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Class Roster   Instructors  
Carolina Miller csm0048@auburn.edu Rodney Greer rjg0008@auburn.edu
Carolyn McGarity ceb0098@auburn.edu  Amy Thomas alt0009@auburn.edu
Jason Hare sjh0048@auburn.edu Gina Bailey bailerh@auburn.edu
Joni Coffman jmc0043@auburn.edu Rachel Simpson bradfra@auburn.edu
Karen Galik kkg0002@auburn.edu Anthony Ventimiglia ventiaf@auburn.edu
Katherine Falls Kew0006@auburn.edu    
Kelsey Atkins klt0030@auburn.edu    
Kimberly Ford kbf0006@auburn.edu    
Linda Kerr kerrlin@auburn.edu    
Lindsey Tramel lat0025@auburn.edu    
Lynn Brackin bracky@auburn.edu    
Mary Lin linmary@auburn.edu    
Nicholas Pugh nep0003@auburn.edu    
Richard Morbidelli rhm0014@auburn.edu    
Sissy Cornwell vdc0001@auburn.edu    
Whitney Smith wps0007@auburn.edu