Course Catalog

Accounting 101: Accruals

The Accounting 101: Accruals Course offers 2.0 credit hours in Accounting (Governmental), and will provide participants with a basic understanding of accruals, such as defining accruals, explaining the purpose of accruals, and providing examples of both revenue and expense accruals.

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Analyzing and Interpreting Financial Statements

The Analyzing and Interpreting Financial Statements Course offers 4.0 credit hours in Accounting (Governmental), and will provide an overview of the annual financial statements, and how to interpret the story they are telling.

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Audits and Risks at CU: What You Need to Know

The Audits and Risk at CU: What You Need to Know Course offers 2.0 credit hours in Audit (Governmental), and will provide participants with a basic understanding of all the various types of audits that take place at the University of Colorado.

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Banking and Payments

The  Banking and Payments  Course offers 6.0 credit hours in Economics, and will provide participants with an understanding of the various forms of payments, how those payments move into and out of the University, the rules surrounding the various forms of payment, how the U.S. banking system works, and how those payments are reflected in the University’s accounting systems.

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Beyond Email: Using Your Mobile Devices to Make You More Productive and Efficient

The  Beyond Email: Using Your Mobile Devices to Make You More Productive and Efficient  Course offers 1.0 credit hours in Computer Science, and will provide participants with applications for mobile devices that can lead to better organization, efficient document review and file-sharing, and effective presentations.

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Budgeting Basics

The  Budgeting Basics  Course offers 2.0 credit hours in Finance, and will provide participants with an overview of how budgeting works at the University of Colorado, including components of the budget, the implications of the budget on a fund-by-fund basis, differences and similarities between campuses, and how budgets work in the University’s Financial System.

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Cash Controls

The Cash Controls Course offers 3.0 credit hours in Economics, and will provide participants with an understanding of the various forms of incoming payments (receipts), how they should be processed, deposited, and booked into the general ledger, as well as the internal controls that must be put in place to prevent error and fraud.

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Cognos: Calculating Your Bottom Line

The  Cognos: Calculating Your Bottom Line Course offers 1.0 credit hours in Computer Science, and will provide participants with an overview of the Cognos m-Fin Financial Reports that display “bottom line” balances, and how these balances are calculated, distinguished by fund type.

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Cognos: Financial Statement Reading, Reconciliation, and Forecasting

The Cognos: Financial Statement Reading, Reconciliation, and Forecasting Course offers 3.0 credit hours in Accounting (Governmental) and will provide participants with an overview of the Cognos reporting system, strategies for reconciling monthly statements and forecasting future activity.

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Cognos: Grants and Contracts

The Cognos: Grants and Contracts Course offers 1.0 credit hours in Computer Science, and will provide participants with an overview of common financial management tasks for Grants and Contracts at the University of Colorado, and the Cognos Financial Reports that can facilitate this tasks.

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Cognos: Payroll Reports

The Cognos: Payroll Reports Course offers 1.0 credit hours in Computer Science, and will provide participants with an overview of the Cognos m-Fin Financial Reports that display payroll information, and how to read and understand these reports.

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Connecting Clouds: Online Technology to Make Life Better

The Connecting Clouds: Online Technology to Make Life Better Course offers 1.0 credit hours in Computer Science, and will provide participants with an understanding of useful, cloud-based web applications and instructions for connecting one system to another.

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Creating an Organizational Conscience

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with an overview of organizational management techniques that entities may employ to ensure a socially responsible and conscientious organization.

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Effective Presentations

The Effective Presentations Course offers 2.0 credit hours in Communications, and will provide participants with an understanding of the key elements in developing a strong oral presentation.

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Emotional Intelligence

The Emotional Intelligence Course offers 3.0 credit hours in Personal Development, and will  provide participants with a skill to improve both personal and interpersonal functioning by exploring and applying the components of Emotional Intelligence.

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Ethics vs. Fraud: Similarities, Differences, and Ensuring Accountability for Both in Your Organization

The Ethics vs. Fraud: Similarities, Differences, and Ensuring Accountability for Both in Your Organization Course offers 2.0 credit hours in Behavioral Ethics, and will inform participants of similarities and differences of ethics and fraud, the importance of having policies in place to promote ethical decision making, the importance of having policies in place to assist in preventing fraud, and to discuss current statistics of how fraud infiltrates organizations.

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Evernote: Using Evernote to Better Manage our Personal and Professional Lives

The purpose of this course is to teach the audience how to use Evernote as a simple way to keep track of everything in their professional and personal lives.

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External Audits: Why are These People Here, and When are They Going to Leave?

The External Audits: Why are These People Here, and When are They Going to Leave? Course offers 3.0 credit hours in Auditing (Governmental), and will provide participants with an overview of the external audit process, the limitations inherent in an external audit, the goal of an external audit, and the expectations of them when the external audit is being conducted.

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Field Guide to Everyday Ethics

The Field Guide to Everyday Ethics Course offers 1.0 credit hours in Behavioral Ethics, and will provide participants with an overview of the psychological traps that are the primary cause of unethical behavior, and to understand our natural tendency for self-deception at the individual and organizational level.  The Field Guide to Everyday Ethics course also considers strategies for coping with ethical dilemmas.

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FIN 9.2: What’s in It for You

The Fin 9.2: What’s in It for You Course offers 1.0 credit hours in Computer Science, and will provide participants with the tools they need to evaluate the impacts and practical changes that the PeopleSoft Finance System will bring to their financial business processes.

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Fiscal Roles in Financial Systems and Reporting

The Fiscal Roles in Financial Systems and Reporting Course offers 1.0 credit hours in Finance, and will provide participants with an overview of the fiscal roles of the University of Colorado, and provide participants with relevant information and examples of maintaining these roles at the Department, Program, Project, and SpeedType levels.

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GASB Review

The GASB Review Course offers 3.0 credit hours in Accounting (Governmental), and will provide an overview of recent GASB pronouncements that are effective, but may not have been covered by previous courses.

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Gearing Up for Fiscal Year-End

The Gearing Up for Fiscal Year-End Course offers 1.0 hours in Accounting (Governmental), and will provide a basic understanding of the importance of fiscal year-end close, the tasks needed to be completed, and deadlines.

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Gift Cards: Dos And Don’ts

The Gift Cards: Dos and Don’ts Course offers 1.0 credit hours in Accounting (Governmental), and will provide participants with the framework of the requirements of using gift cards to accomplish various purposes identified by the CU System Campuses.

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Gift Fund Management

The Gift Fund Management Course offers 2.0 credit hours in Accounting (Governmental) and will provide University of Colorado employees with a basic framework for understanding the gift environment, a roadmap for how gifts are processed, and the tools for meeting all the requirements for gift acceptance.

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How CU Spends $1

The How CU Spends $1 Course offers 1.0 credit hours in Finance, and will provide participants with an overview of the funding structure for the entire CU System, including individual campuses, the background of higher education funding within the state of Colorado, and how CU spends each $1 of state allocated funding.

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Human Asset Management: Being vs. Doing – Achieving Balance and Maintaining Energy

The Human Asset Management: Motivation Course offers 2.0 credit hours in Personal Development, and will provide participants with an overview of the guiding role of energy in motion (e-motion) and how to reduce the fear factors that prevent them from achieving their authentic potential.

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Human Asset Management: Delivering Helpful Feedback: - The Rules from the Psychology Lab

The Human Asset Management: Delivering Helpful Feedback – The Rules from the Psychology Lab offers 2.0 credit hours in Personal Development, and will arm participants with techniques used in delivering helpful feedback and an appreciation for why it is important to do it well. The presentation outlines sources of resistance to feedback, seven specific feedback skills and when to use them, and practical benefits.

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Human Asset Management: Facilitating Change

The Human Asset Management: Facilitating Change Course offers 1.0 credit hours in Personal Development, and will help participants navigate change in their professional and personal lives. This course provides an overview of some of the more prevalent theories regarding change, discusses how these theories apply to us, and practices change facilitation with real-life scenarios.

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Human Asset Management: Motive to Motivate

The Human Asset Management: Motive to Motivate Course offers 2.0 credit hours in Personal Development, and will move and inspire participants to move those they work with to purposeful action.

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Human Asset Management: Recognition

The Human Asset Management: Motivation Course offers 1.0 credit hours in Personal Development, and will engage participants in the following learning activities: understanding what recognition means, exploring the importance of recognition as a human need both personally and professionally, and identifying practical ways to incorporate recognition into their individual work environments.

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Identifying Fraudulent Transactions

The Identifying Fraudulent Transactions Course offers 1.0 credit hours in Behavioral Ethics, and will provide participants with an overview of their role in identifying fraudulent transactions, and the “red flags” to look for common to higher education.

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Identity Theft: Risks and Opportunities

The Identity Theft: Risks and Opportunities Course offers 1.0 credit hours in Behavioral Ethics, and will provide participants with an overview of the magnitude of the problem, information regarding what they can do to protect themselves, and information pertaining to good business practices to protect business records.

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Infographics: Enhancing Communications through Visual Explanations

The Infographics: Enhancing Communications through Visual Explanations Course offers 1.0 credit hours in Communications, and will provide participants with an understanding of the key elements of information graphics.

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Microsoft Excel: Working with Large Datasets

The Microsoft Excel: Working with Large Datasets Course offers 2.0 credit hours in Computer Science, and will provide participants with an overview of the various formulas and functions Microsoft Excel offers to manage data and get to the desired outcome efficiently.

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Month-End Financial Close

The Month-End Financial Close Course offers 1.0 credit hours in Accounting (Governmental), and will provide participants with  a basic understanding of the importance of month-end financial close, the tasks they need to complete, and the deadlines that may impact them.

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More than Numbers: CU’s (Award-winning) Annual Financial Report and Illustrated Guide

The More Than Numbers: CU’s (Award-winning) Annual Financial Report and Illustrated Guide offers 1.0 credit hours in Accounting (Governmental), and will describe the information contained in CU’s audited financial report, the process by which the report is developed, and the constituencies that depend on it.

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Online Collaboration and Management

The Online Collaboration and Management Course offers 2.0 credit hours in Computer Science, and will provide participants with an overview of online project management, and will introduce participants to using Basecamp to manage projects and resources.

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Outlook Can Do THAT?

The Outlook Can Do THAT? Course offers 1.0 credit hours in Computer Science, and will provide participants with an overview of useful Outlook features that are often overlooked.

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Paperless Financial Reconciliation

The Paperless Financial Reconciliation Course offers 1.o credit hours in Accounting (Governmental), and will arm participants with the knowledge and tools needed to complete their monthly financial reconciliation process completely electronically.

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Personal Tax Update

The Personal Tax Update Course offers 1.0 credit hours in Tax, and will provide participants with an overview of the tax changes for 2012 that may impact taxpayers’ personal tax returns, and provide participants with information about resources if they have further tax questions.

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PowerPoint Can Do THAT?

The PowerPoint can do THAT? Course offers 2.0 credit hours in Computer Science, and will provide participants with an overview of useful PowerPoint features that are often overlooked.

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Quality Assurance in CU’s Reporting Initiative

The Quality Assurance in CU’s Reporting Initiative Course offers 1.0 credit hours in Computer Science, and will provide participants with an overview of the data quality issues and behind the scenes technical endeavors necessary to support the Cognos Reporting System at the University of Colorado.

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Red Flags Rule

The Red Flags Rule Course offers 2.0 credit hours in Behavioral Ethics and will provide participants with basic tools to detect and prevent identity theft against borrowers, students, customers and to help prevent losses to the University.

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Revenue Recognition

The Revenue Recognition Course offers 2.0 credit hours in Accounting (Governmental), and will provide participants with an overview of the general principles of revenue recognition, help them distinguish the various types of revenue typically earned by institutions of higher education, and familiarize them with the authoritative and University guidance available on this topic.

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Securing Mobile Devices

The Securing Mobile Devices Course offers 1.0 credit hours in Computer Science, and will provide participants with an overview of the different threats that mobile devices and corresponding data are subjected to, and the controls that users can implement in order to counter these threats. The Securing Mobile Devices Course will also provide participants with an overview of applicable University of Colorado mobile device policies and standards.

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Securing Mobile Devices and Managing Associated Risks

The Securing Mobile Devices and Managing Associated Risks Course offers 2.0 credit hours in Computer Science, and will provide participants with an overview of the different threats that mobile devices and the data on them are subject to.

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Social Media: Pluses and Pitfalls

The Social Media: Pluses and Pitfalls Course offers 1.0 credit hours in Communications, and will introduce participants to the world of social media, including the pitfalls of social media, and will demonstrate how social media can easily be adapted to promote and educate constituents as well as provide an avenue for interaction with people from across the globe. The course will also assist participants in weeding through the clutter and determining how social media can benefit them and their organizations.

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State of a CPA Nation

The State of a CPA Nation Course offers 1.0 credit hours in Regulatory Ethics, and will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss current issues regarding the CPA profession.

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Topics in Effective Writing

The Topics in Effective Writing Course offers 2.0 credit hours in Communications, and will provide an overview of effective ways to put words together. Exercises and examples will focus on the writing process and select topics in grammar, orthography, and style.

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Understanding Internal Controls

The Understanding Internal Controls Course offers 4.0 credit hours in Auditing, and will provide participants with an overview of internal controls and how they help achieve management’s objectives.

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Understanding and Preparing the Statement of Cash Flows

The Understanding and Preparing the Statement of Cash Flows Course offers 4.0 credit hours in Accounting, and will provide participants with an overview of how to prepare a cash flow statement, and how to explain the statements to the lay user.

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Understanding University Liabilities: Tax Exempt Status & Sales Tax, Unrelated Business Income (Tax) & Handling Sponsorship Activities

The Understanding University Liabilities: Tax Exempt Status & Sales Tax, Unrelated Business Income (Tax) & Handling Sponsorship Activities course offers 1.0 credit hours in Taxation, and will describe  what constitutes a sponsorship payment, and how to properly handle these monies at the University or CU Foundation.

Understanding University Liabilities: Tax Exempt Status & Sales Tax, Unrelated Business Income (Tax) & Handling Sponsorship Activities

Using Evernote to Better Manage our Personal and Professional Lives

The Using Evernote to Better Manage our Personal and Professional Lives Course offers 1.0 credit hours in Computer Science, and will teach the audience how to use Evernote as a simple way to keep track of everything in their professional and personal lives.

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Word Can do THAT?

The Word Can do THAT? Course offers 2.0 credit hours in Computer Science, and will provide participants with an overview of useful Word features that are often overlooked.

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