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.  


Course Documents

Syllabus

Class assignments 

 

Class roster

Carolina Miller                        csm0048@auburn.edu

Carolyn McGarity                  ceb0098@auburn.edu

Jason Hare                               sjh0048@auburn.edu

Joni Coffman                           jmc0043@auburn.edu

Karen Galik                              kkg0002@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                            brackly@auburn.edu

Mary Lin                                    linmary@auburn.edu

Nicholas Pugh                         nep0003@auburn.edu

Richard Morbidelli                 rjm0014@auburn.edu

Sissy Cornwell                         vdc0001@auburn.edu

Whitney Smith                       wps0007@auburn.edu

Instructor roster 

Rodney Greer   rjg0008@auburn.edu

Amy Thomas   alt0009@auburn.edu

Gina Bailey   bailerh@auburn.edu

Rachel Simpson   bradfra@auburn.edu

Anthony Ventimiglia   ventiaf@auburn.edu

Larry Hankins   larry.hankins@auburn.edu

Melissa Morris   morrimm@auburn.edu

Stacey Walker   bozemsm@auburn.edu