College Services

The Dean’s office provides administrative support for the efficient operation and delivery of critical services to the college through its Ag Business Center and IT office.

  • College Financial Services – Provides financial and budgeting services.
  • Human Resources – Plans, develops, implements and evaluates Human Resource practices.
  • Research and Grants – Assist with budget, budget justification, and scope of work; help navigate CSU systems and requirements; Help fill out the proposal packages to comply with the RFP guidelines; and Adhere to Federal grant administrative guidelines.
  • Information Technology – Plan, develop, and maintain the college’s IT infrastructure
  • Communications – The college communications team is formed in partnership with University External Relations.  We assist, plan and provide communications assets to distribute via multiple platforms.

Select a category below for more information

All materials needed in another accessible format can be made available upon request.

TimeClock Plus System

Frequently Used Forms

Other Informational Links

FY19 Fringe Benefit Rates (pdf) and FY19 Benefits Eligibility Chart (pdf) or visit B&FS

Digital Measures/FSAS Administrative Professional Evaluations and SC statements

Kuali Coeus Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment/Annual Role and Responsibility Survey

Pre-Award Proposal Support

We are a grant facilitation team that acts as a liaison between the PI and Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Our main objectives are to:

  1. Assist with the business section of the proposal (budget, budget justification, and scope of work);
  2. Help navigate CSU systems and administrative requirements;
  3. Help fill out the proposal packages to comply with the RFP guidelines; and
  4. Adhere to Federal grant administrative guidelines.

Our hope is that if we can take on some of the administrative burden, this will free up time for the PI to focus on the narrative, which will culminate in high- quality proposals. In order to do this effectively, we need to be aware of potential proposals early on in the process. So, please let us know what you have coming up as soon as you start planning.

Post-Award Resource

We utilize our experience, education, training and contacts to provide interpretations of OMB guidance for grants administered by the College of Agricultural Sciences. In this capacity, our main focus is getting accurate and consistent information to the Fiscal Officers who request it.

Basic Proposal Preparation Steps

  1. Contact Pre-Award Support as soon as funding opportunity presents itself (this may be formal – published; informal – email or verbal).
  2. Complete a CAS ABC Proposal Request Form and return the completed form to the pre-award team: ProposalRequestForm. Please include the sponsor Request for Proposal (or links to the RFP) if available.
  3. Read RFP and discuss questions/concerns.
  4. Prepare initial budget and justification.
  5. Work with Pre-Award team to finalize budget in Kuali Research (KR).
  6. Send Business Section of proposal to OSP for final review. This generally refers to a budget, budget justification and draft Summary, scope of work or Proposal Narrative. Ideally this should be completed a week before the submission deadline.
  7. Work with the Grant Facilitation Team to complete any required supplemental documentation.
  8. Route KR record for certification and approval. This means that the budget and budget justification are approved by OSP and final. Routing should be started at least 3 business days (24 working hours) before the proposal is due to the sponsor.
  9. Submit to OSP for final review. It is highly recommended to have the final application package to OSP at least 1 day business day (8 working hours) prior to the deadline. Remember that systems do go down and as that deadline gets closer, alternative options disappear.
  10. Proposal submitted.

We understand that the above steps are not always completed in this order. While we hope each proposal process starts with early contact from the PI and ends with the proposal submitted, we know from experience that this is not always the case. So, whatever steps (side steps, back steps, no steps) that your proposal takes, we are here to guide you.

For a list of current funding opportunities, visit our external funding page

The Grant Facilitation Team

Our Roles

  • Pre-Award Proposal Support
  • Post-Award Resource

IT Staff Links

You can find us on the second floor in the northwest corner of the Shepardson building (Room 227). We maintain three undergraduate computer labs in Shepardson and NESB and four graduate computer labs in Shepardson, Clark, Plant Sciences and Animal Sciences. We are located in Shepardson 227. We also maintain network and back-end systems placed throughout the college.

IT Governance

To assure systems match expectations in the college, the IT Director moderates two governing committees, per College Code. the student run Charges for Technology committee, and the faculty Computer Technology and Telecommunication Committee. the IT group also solicits and receives feedback from Dean, Associate Deans, Department Heads and the rest of the college.

Lab Hours

Student Computer Labs
Shepardson 222 (26 Computers) and 218 (42 Computers)
Fall/Spring Lab Hours Summer Lab Hours
M-R 7:30AM – 11 PM M-F 7:30AM – 4:30 PM
F 7:30AM – 7PM Sa-Su Closed
Sa 10AM – 5PM University Holidays
Su 12PM – 11PM Su-Sa Closed
NESB B112 (38 Computers) Animal Sciences 153 (20 Computers)
24 X 7 Keyless Access. Open to all College of Ag students with chipped ID card (contact AgHelp with access issues) M-F 7:30AM – 10:00 PM


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