Second Course in the Life Cycle of an Account Series Is Open for Enrollment - 03/15/11

“BLCA 210—Pre-award Process: Idea to Award,” the second course in the 10-part series, “Policy Training for the Life Cycle of an Account: Pre-award Through Closeout,” has opened for registration.

“BLCA 210” will be given twice: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 5 in Freehafer conference rooms 1-1 and 1-2; and 2-4 p.m. Thursday, April 7 in Freehafer 2-1 and 2-2. Staff at regional campuses may attend the April 7 session via Adobe Connect.

“BLCA 210” covers the pre-award process followed when developing a grant proposal. The course focuses on five areas: Proposal processes and roles, facilities and administration costs, cost identification, cost sharing, and pre-award reporting. Amanda Hamaker, Sponsored Program Services’ assistant director for pre-award, is teaching.

Staff must be registered to ensure a place in “BLCA 210.” Please follow these steps to enroll:
     1. Click “BLCA 210—Pre-award Process: Idea to Award” (also available from the Business Services Training Calendar) to open Training Registration site.
     2. Choose desired section and click “Add to Cart.”
     3. Click “Checkout.”
     4. Sign in with Purdue career account and password.
     5. Verify that the registration information that displays is correct and click “Submit.”
     6. Verify that the section that displays is correct and click “Process Registration” to complete the registration.

All levels of staff involved in financial management of research areas in business offices, Comptroller and SPS should consider attending the Life Cycle series. Interested employees should work with their supervisors to determine whether they need to attend.

Each session in the series will examine a critical piece of the life cycle of an account, emphasizing the reasons behind University policies. Other classes in the series are: Cost Principles for Educational Institutions, Principles of Fund Establishment, Principles of Award Establishment, Account Management Day-to-Day Tasks, Signature Delegation, Cost Sharing, Account Management Correction and Certifications, Pre-auditor Training, Non-sponsored Program Accounts, and Account Management Closings.

More information about the series is available on the Life-Cycle of an Account page on the Business Services Training and Communication website.