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ACUA Webinars

ACUA webinars are 60-90 minute live, online presentations focused on topics concerning internal auditing in the higher education industry. 

  • Most webinars are CPE eligible
  • Most webinars are complimentary, but there is a fee for select webinars

The webinar series is one method used by the ACUA Professional Education Committee, through its Distance Learning subcommittee, to deliver quality education to ACUA’s members.

For more information on upcoming webinars, to become a webinar speaker, or to suggest a topic, contact the Distance Learning Committee Director, Nikki Pittman, at

The Distance Learning Committee is researching other possibilities for delivering CPE-eligible content.


Upcoming Webinars


Title:   Back to Basics - Performing a Risk Assessment for Your Athletic Department          Register Here                                                    

Presenter(s): Justin Noble, Martina Buckley, Colleen Lewis

Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Field of Study: Auditing

Program level: Basic
Type of delivery method: Group-Internet-based
Prerequisite: None
Advance preparation: None
CPE credit: 1

Cost:  Complimentary

Please note that in order to receive CPE credit for the webinar, you will need to log into the webinar on your computer or tablet to answer the polling questions. For tablets, WebEx recommends downloading the WebEx application.


Key learning objectives


Attendees should be able to do the following upon conclusion of the webinar:

  • Describe how to conduct an athletic risk assessment
  • Calculate the impact on your institution of high risk areas trending within collegiate athletics
  • Identify important risk areas for consideration by Division I, Division II, and Division III institutions

 Who should attend

  • Internal Auditors
  • Athletic Department Staff
  • Audit Managers/Directors
  • Chief Audit Executives
  • Compliance Officers, including NCAA Compliance Officers
  • Title IX Coordinators
  • Risk Management Officers




Title:   Root Cause Analysis: 3 Steps to Implement 2 RCA Methods                                                               

Presenter(s): Raven Catlin

Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Field of Study: Auditing

Program level: Basic
Type of delivery method: Group-Internet-based
Prerequisite: None
Advance preparation: None
CPE credit: 1

Cost:  Complimentary

“Upon completion of this program participants will be able to…” (Please use measurable action verbs such as "assess, complete, evaluate, develop, write, etc.” Please to do not use words such as "learn, understand, hear, see.")

1. Differentiate between stating a cause and determining the root cause

2. List each of the elements needed to perform effective root cause analysis

3. Apply two different root cause analysis techniques



Title:   Uniform Guidance and COSO                                                               

Presenter(s): Pat Hawk and Rosemary MAdnick

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Field of Study: TBD

Program level: TBD
Type of delivery method: Group-Internet-based
Prerequisite: TBD
Advance preparation: None
CPE credit: 1

Cost:  Complimentary



System Requirements


You can easily attend a session from anywhere, anytime using a compatible computer or mobile device! Click here for more information and system requirements for attendees.


Technical Tips

For best audio quality, the Distance Learning Committee recommends that attendees dial in using their telephone rather than their computer speakers.


Past Webinars







Transforming Internal Audit

John Curran, University of Kansas, Director of Internal Audit

Ashley Deihr, Senior Manager, Baker Tilly




1099s, FACTA, and Beginners Guide to a Tax Compliance Program at Your School

Steve Hoffman “The Tax Translator”



Protect Your Institution with Effective Cybersecurity Governance

Baker Tilly



Auditing in a Global Environment

Baker Tilly



Reining in Third Party Risks


Mark Bednarz, O’Connor Davies

Kevin Secrest, University of Pennsylvania



Small Shops Auditing Part Two

Baker Tilly



What College/University Auditors (and Business Departments) Need to Know About Tax

Steve Hoffman “The Tax Translator”



People-Centric Skills:  Communication Skills When the Stakes are High

Danny Goldberg, Gold SRD




Uniform Guidance: An Update from the Field

Baker Tilly



Small Shops Auditing Part One

Baker Tilly



Show Me the Money: Using Data Analytics to Audit Payroll

Baker Tilly