Carnegie Mellon University

R.A.I.S.E. Individual Sessions

The R.A.I.S.E. program offers stand-alone training sessions offered to any interested Carnegie Mellon employee. Session topics vary and are intended to provide information on current ‘hot topics’ with federal sponsors, specific agency requirements, institutional processes, or organizational best practices. Each session is led by experienced professionals internal to Carnegie Mellon. 

Please review the session schedule below for information on Individual Sessions. All sessions will be held virtually. Registrants in FocusU will be sent a zoom link at least 24 hours ahead of the session.

Spring 2022 Individual Sessions

Cost Share: Tackling the Challenge

Feb. 23, 2022, from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

Presenters

  • Andres Chan, Director, Office of Financial Analysis, University of Southern California
  • Sandy Fowler, Assistant Dean, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Heather Offhaus, Director, Medical School Grant Services & Analysis, Office of Research, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Description

**This is a previously recorded NCURA webinar ** 

In Research Administration, we talk about cost sharing as a real cost to our institutions and we recognize what is at stake if we don’t meet a cost share commitment. We often wish we could redefine commitments that were made in the proposal because they are difficult to track, and we find ourselves scrambling to resolve shortages or recovery from internal sources at the very end. Join us as we go beyond the basic definition of cost share. Webinar hosts will discuss their experiences and share how they tackled cost share challenges throughout the life of the project. Case studies will be used, and best practices shared as you consider how to alleviate some of the administrative burden.


Registration

Required via FocusU

Introduction to Center for Business Engagement and Foundation Relations

March 23, 2022, from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

Presenters

  • Jennifer Sobol, Director of Foundation Relations
  • Lisa Vento, Director of Operations and Interim Co-Managing Director for Business Engagement

Description

This session will provide you with an overview of the Center for Business Engagement and Foundation Relations’ teams operations and the ways in which their work intersects with business managers, research administrators, faculty, and staff in OSP and SPA. Business Engagement will work with you to build strategic partnerships with the university in areas such as sponsored research, recruitment, technology transfer and philanthropy.

Registration

Required via FocusU

Introduction to the Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation (CTTEC)

April 26, 2022, from 9 – 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

Presenters

  • Cindy Chepanoske, Director of Technology Licensing, CTTEC

  • Khrys Myrddin, Compliance Manager, CTTEC

Description

This session will provide an overview of what CTTEC does and how they do it.

Registration

Required via FocusU

Subrecipient Monitoring After Execution of Subaward

May 19, 2022, from 9 – 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

Presenters

  • Teri McCort, Manager, Sponsored Projects Accounting

  • Christine Lamanna, Manager, Cost Analysis & Audit

Description

Carnegie Mellon University is responsible for monitoring both financial and programmatic activities of its subrecipients. This session will review the post award monitoring activities and responsibilities that are shared between the PI/research department, SPA, and Audit department so that our institution can work together to ensure proper stewardship of sponsored funds.

Registration

Required via FocusU