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 e.g. enhancing and improving support provided to researchers. 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. 

Compass Team Roles and Responsibilities

The COMPASS Team is composed of not more than nine members. They have ultimate responsibility for directing the activity of the COMPASS Program, ensuring it is well run and delivering the outcomes for which the Program has been established. The Team may consider any issue that has the potential to affect the COMPASS Program. Current team members are: Karoline Austin, Gina Bailey, Christine Cline, Rodney Greer, Penny Houston, Darren May, Julie Rodiek, and Amy Thomas. For more information on the Team roles and responsibilities, please click the link in the title above.



Christine Cline
Associate Director, Proposal Services & Faculty Support

Phone: (334) 844.5929