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

Adam Foutz                      ajf0008@auburn.edu

Amanda Fowler                treadal@auburn.edu

Amy Vaughan                   vaughar@auburn.edu

Angela Sheflin                  adw0041@auburn.edu

Brandi Lowery                  bll0020@auburn.edu

Carol Baker                      csb0059@auburn.edu

Debra Watkins                  watkidl@auburn.edu

Frederick Fornis               fdf0001@auburn.edu

Kenyetta Sinclair              kks0002@auburn.edu

Laura Pattillo                    lmh0010@auburn.edu

Leanne Marshall               leanne.marshall@auburn.edu          

Lona Childers                   childlr@auburn.edu

Nancy Ray-Monroe          raynanc@auburn.edu

Sandra Blackmon             szb0129@auburn.edu

Sarah Hill                          sah0072@auburn.edu

Susan Meadows               stm0029@auburn.edu

Stanley Spence                sds0012@auburn.edu