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⚠️ Information and Updates Regarding COVID-19's Impact on the College of Agricultural Sciences

The Dean's office provides administrative support for the efficient operation and delivery of critical services to the college.

  • Ag Business Center Staff - USC 408

    • 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 - USC 406 Academic Computing, Research Computing, CANVAS support
  • 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.

Visit our HR Frequently Asked Questions page for answers

or use the quick links below for information and commonly used forms

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

TimeClock Plus System

Frequently Used Forms

Other Informational Links

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. 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.
  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

Please find us in Shepardson 227.  We can be reached via email at or call (970) 491-2444.  The quick links below are a great source of information as well.

Computer Labs

Natural Environmental Sciences Building room 112

Hours Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open to all CAS students when class is not in session
24 X 7 Keyless Access. Open to all College of Ag students with chipped ID card (contact AgHelp with access issues)
Color and black & white printer located in the hallway next to the computer lab.

Animal Science room 145

Hours Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open to all CAS students
Color and black & white printer located in the computer lab

Anatomy/Zoology room W106 

Hours Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open to all CAS students as long as no class is in session
Black & white printer located in the computer lab.

Richardson Design Center room 213 

Only for Landscape Design and Construction Students
24/7 keyless access
Color and black and white printer will be available in this computer lab soon.

Clark B 335
Hours Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open to the Department of Ag and Resource Economics graduate students only
Color and black and white printer located in the computer lab

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.


Computing resources

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