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  • New SPECTRUM Course
    New SPECTRUM course, "Managing Preaward and Advanced Accounts " will be offered for 1 hour of CE.  Visit ULearn to see available times and to register for this course.
    Posted Nov 7, 2016, 1:34 PM by Rachel Rud
  • SPA's Second Chance Opportunity: NCURA Virtual Meeting Sessions, December 12, 2016 8:30-11:30am in room 235 Blegen Hall
    SPA's Second Chance Opportunity: NCURA Virtual Meeting Sessions: Research Terms and Conditions-1 hour CE, Administrative Burden of Research Compliance- 1 hour of CE and Washington Update- 1 hour of CE.  December 12, 2016 from 8:30-11:30am in room 235 Blegen Hall. Don't forget to fill out the Video Summary Form for credit after attending, and please indicate which session(s) you attended.  Please note CE credit will not be granted for FY17 if you previously attended these sessions on 8/9/2016 or 10/10/2016. 
    Posted Nov 3, 2016, 1:04 PM by Rachel Rud
  • Navigating Office Politics Webinar- 1 hour CE
    CA Continuing Education Opportunity- Navigating Office Politics Webinar- 1 hour CE.  Link to view webinar recording.  After viewing the webinar please fill out the Video Summary Form for credit.
    Posted Nov 2, 2016, 9:15 AM by Rachel Rud
  • Continuing Education Event- UG Q&A Session with Nicole Pilman
    Upcoming CA Continuing Education Event. UG Q&A Session for 1 hour CE credit. Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 2:00-3:00pm in McNamara room 655. Register for event on ULearn by searching "Continuing Education Committee Events."
    Posted Nov 15, 2016, 8:06 AM by Rachel Rud
  • Continuing Education Event- Tricky Approval Scenarios
    Upcoming CA Continuing Education Event. Tricky Approval Scenarios for 1 hour CE credit. Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 2:00-3:00pm in McNamara room 655. Register for event on ULearn by searching "Continuing Education Committee Events."   
    Posted Sep 14, 2016, 7:51 AM by Rachel Rud
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New SPECTRUM Course

posted Nov 7, 2016, 1:33 PM by Rachel Rud   [ updated Nov 7, 2016, 1:34 PM ]

New SPECTRUM course, "Managing Preaward and Advanced Accounts " will be offered for 1 hour of CE.  Visit ULearn to see available times and to register for this course.

SPA's Second Chance Opportunity: NCURA Virtual Meeting Sessions, December 12, 2016 8:30-11:30am in room 235 Blegen Hall

posted Nov 3, 2016, 1:03 PM by Rachel Rud   [ updated Nov 3, 2016, 1:04 PM ]

SPA's Second Chance Opportunity: NCURA Virtual Meeting Sessions: Research Terms and Conditions-1 hour CE, Administrative Burden of Research Compliance- 1 hour of CE and Washington Update- 1 hour of CE.  December 12, 2016 from 8:30-11:30am in room 235 Blegen Hall. Don't forget to fill out the Video Summary Form for credit after attending, and please indicate which session(s) you attended.  Please note CE credit will not be granted for FY17 if you previously attended these sessions on 8/9/2016 or 10/10/2016. 

Navigating Office Politics Webinar- 1 hour CE

posted Nov 2, 2016, 9:15 AM by Rachel Rud

CA Continuing Education Opportunity- Navigating Office Politics Webinar- 1 hour CE.  Link to view webinar recording.  After viewing the webinar please fill out the Video Summary Form for credit.

Continuing Education Event- UG Q&A Session with Nicole Pilman

posted Oct 26, 2016, 11:50 AM by Rachel Rud   [ updated Nov 15, 2016, 8:06 AM ]

Upcoming CA Continuing Education Event. UG Q&A Session for 1 hour CE credit. Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 2:00-3:00pm in McNamara room 655. Register for event on ULearn by searching "Continuing Education Committee Events."

Continuing Education Event- Tricky Approval Scenarios

posted Sep 14, 2016, 7:51 AM by Rachel Rud

Upcoming CA Continuing Education Event. Tricky Approval Scenarios for 1 hour CE credit. Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 2:00-3:00pm in McNamara room 655. Register for event on ULearn by searching "Continuing Education Committee Events."   

Second Chance Opportunity: NCURA Virtual Meeting Session: Research Terms and Conditions-1 Hour of CE Credit

posted Aug 29, 2016, 8:36 AM by Rachel Rud   [ updated Aug 29, 2016, 8:38 AM ]

Did you miss the NCURA Virtual Meeting held on August 9th?  Do not worry, section #1 on Terms and Conditions is being rebroadcast on October 10th at 10:00 in GW1, 450 McNamara. This session will provide an update to the status of the multiagency Research Terms and Conditions which are implemented in Uniform Guidance.  To register for these classes sign into U Learn and follow the instructions on registration found on the SPA webpage

Don't forget to fill out the Video Summary Form for credit after attending this course
This event will count for 1 hour towards your FY17 continuing education requirement
Please note - CE credit will not be granted for FY17 if you previously attended this event on 8/9/2016

FY17 CAAC Subcommittees - Consider Serving and Earn CE Credits!

posted Aug 5, 2016, 10:38 AM by Rachel Rud   [ updated Sep 15, 2016, 2:00 PM ]

Below are the CAAC subcommittees that have been established for the 2017 fiscal year.  If you are interested in serving on any of the subcommittees, or would like more information about them, please contact the chairs.  The chairs have already started planning for the year and are anxious to have their fellow CAs help them so we hope you will consider volunteering!

Continuing Education (offers various sessions to assist CAs in meeting CE credit requirements) – Lisa Schoenle (bacze001@umn.edu) & Megan Vimont (vimon001@umn.edu)   This subcommittee will plan CE events for the Twin Cities campus as well as a CE event in Duluth.

 Community of Practice/Website (maintains CoP website) – Andrew Carlson (carl4201@umn.edu) & Shaun Kershner (kers0037@umn.edu)  This subcommittee will work to maintain and add to the existing CoP website this year.

 RCO Heat Map (assist at the department level with RCO’s Risk/Heat Map project) – Sanoa Hagen (s-hage@umn.edu) & Matt Kerttula (kertt003@umn.edu) This subcommittee may meet with various departments in person,  reach out via questionnaires or phone conversations, or some combination.

 CA Mentoring (maintains mentor program) – Heidi Huff (hhuff@umn.edu) & Adam Salzwedel (asalzwed@umn.edu)  This subcommittee will find mentors, pair mentors with new CAs,  and fine-tune this program that was conceived in FY15 and fully enacted in FY16.

Live Virtual Sessions from the NCRUA 58th Annual Meeting

posted Aug 3, 2016, 8:22 AM by Rachel Rud   [ updated Aug 29, 2016, 6:55 AM by Andrew Carlson ]

The OVPR has registered for three NCURA virtual sessions that will be broadcast live on 8/9/16.  Once you have logged into ULearn you can register for one or all of the sessions by searching for "Continuing Education Committee Events," and then register for the session(s) you would like to attend.  There is a space limit of 30 for each session but don't worry, we will be showing these same sessions in another event in the future.  So if you miss it this time you can still view them later.

Come join us in 655 McNamara on August 9, 2016 from 12:15-4:00 for any/all of the 3 sessions

12:15 -1:15 PM
RESEARCH TERMS AND CONDITIONS- 1 Hour of CE Credit
Federal & Regulatory Updates
Program Level: Update
Update to the status of the multi-agency
Research Terms and Conditions which
implement the Uniform Guidance.

1:45 - 2:45 PM
ADMINISTRATIVE BURDEN OF RESEARCH COMPLIANCE
- 1 Hour of CE Credit 
Measuring and Minimizing: Addressing Past and
Current Regulatory Reform Initiatives & Their Impact
Compliance Program Level: Advanced
This session will outline the challenges with growth of
regulatory burdens associated with sponsored programs.

3:00 - 4:00 PM
WASHINGTON UPDATE- 1 Hour of CE Credit
This session will provide an update and analysis of the latest
developments in Washington that affect research and sponsored
programs at colleges and universities.

Fall 2016 (FY17) SPA/SPECTRUM Classes

posted Jul 11, 2016, 10:38 AM by Rachel Rud   [ updated Aug 29, 2016, 6:54 AM by Andrew Carlson ]

Fall SPECTRUM/SPA Classes
At this time the following SPECTRUM/SPA courses are preaproved for CE hours:
  • Electronic Subaward Invoice Processing- September 13, 2016, 1CE Credit
  • Planning and Issuing Subawards- October 12, 2016, 2 CE Credits
  • Cost Transfer- October 17, 2016, 2 CE Credits
  • Having Fun with Fund Buckets- November 10, 2016, 2 CE Credits
  • Managing Subawards- November 14, 2016, 2 CE Credits
  • Electronic Subaward Invoice Processing- November 16, 2016, 1 CE Credit
Visit ULearn to see available times and to register for these courses.
How to Register for SPECTRUM/SPA Courses
If you attend one of the preapproved classes, please submit the Report of Attendance to ensure this course is reflected on your continuing education record for FY17.

Dealing with Changes and Transitions Webinar

posted May 26, 2016, 8:41 AM by Rachel Rud   [ updated Aug 29, 2016, 6:53 AM by Andrew Carlson ]

CA Continuing Education Opportunity- Dealing with Changes and Transitions Webinar, 1 hour CE. June 7, 2016 12:00-1:00pm, Link to view webinar recording. After viewing the webinar please fill out the video summary form.

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