At the May 13 Controllers' Meeting, contributors of accepted CUSP (CU Shared Practices) submissions for FY 2013 delivered in-person presentations outlining their great ideas in practice across CU.
Our Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Program recently concluded its final quarter for FY 2013. On April 10, we offered three courses: Emotional Intelligence, Fiscal Roles in Financial Systems and Reporting, and GASB Update. On April 29, we repeated two popular courses from earlier quarters: Understanding Internal Controls, and Cash Controls. In CPA-CPE terms, the value of these courses to their three-dozen participants is conservatively estimated at $13,275.
Process maps have become a critical component of training documentation in the Department of Neurology at the Anschutz Medical Campus.
The CUSP best practices toolbox now includes the PSAM Reconciling tool – an Access database used to reconcile data between the PeopleSoft Asset Management module and the PeopleSoft General Ledger (GL).
The majority of the May meeting time: CUSP (CU Shared Practices) presentations on this year’s accepted submissions. For a complete list of the 2013 CUSP submissions, see the CUSP website at Questions on discussion points from this and any other Campus Controllers’ Meeting should be directed to the appropriate campus controller.  
At 1800 Grant Street, this year’s Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day embraced the theme “Let’s Move.” Picking up on the Be Colorado initiative, the April event offered mental and physical activities for children of OUC and other System Administration office staff. Heather Hoyer, OUC’s Procurement Training Specialist and Forms Developer, assisted the System planning committee in designing learning opportunities and an obstacle course for children aged 6-16 years.
On the Boulder Campus, budget and IT staff from the College of Arts & Sciences collaborated to create zones in the A&S portal for 5 of the College's major financial commitments: Faculty Retentions, Faculty Start-ups, Recruitment, Equipment Matching, and Library.
In recent years, Boulder's department of Housing and Dining Services has gone from an office with 2 databases and 150 computers to one with almost 200 databases and closer to 1,000 desktop and other computing devices.
In the School of Medicine’s Department of Orthopedics, a key value is transparency.
A recent submission to the CU Shared Practices (CUSP) Program describes how the UCCS Office of Institutional Research uses their experience – and a subscription to the Qualtrics online survey program – to design and administer surveys for other campus offices.