Robert Holm, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Proposal Services & Faculty Support

Phone : 334.844.5877

What is a compass?
It certainly is a tool to help navigate the immensity of the oceans or the pathways of the earth.  It can also mean to achieve; attain; accomplish.  The “Compass” program at Auburn embraces both meanings as we try to guide research administrators through the myriad channels of knowledge they need to perform their job including minimizing, and hopefully, avoiding errors .  Proceeding from the quote by Henry St. John “Truth lies within a little and certain compass, but error is immense”, the Compass Curriculum instills a heightened sense of responsibility in its participants to perform their job at the highest level.