CAS documents are now shared in the CAS Dean's Office OneDrive space, available via AU login and grouped as shown below.
Please note that AU documents such as Faculty Start-Up Policy must be found via AU sites such as the
University Policies page.
For CAS Students
Frequently Asked Questions
Please note that externally funded research projects may have different parameters and requirements for research and travel expenses.
The College only reimburses hotel and per diem expenses for faculty travel to locations and sites more than 50 miles away from American University.
If the receipt is for a small expense (under $25), such as a taxi, you can document the expense on a blank receipt form (templates available online). If the expense is for something more substantial, such as an hotel or large meal, we do need an itemized receipt. Many hotels and restaurants will issue you a replacement if you request it from them. If you cannot get a replacement receipt and the expense is more than $25, please contact the CAS Budget Team at email@example.com.
The College reimburses mileage, but we ask that you use a mapping application/page to show the route and the exact mileage for your trip, and include that with your reimbursement. If you had to pay tolls en route, please include a receipt or show where the toll appears on your EZPass statement. Parking can be reimbursed if you provide appropriate receipts.
Research Expense Accounts (REAs) are for faculty use only, however there are occasionally exceptions for individuals who are closely involved with the faculty member's research, with prior approval. Please contact the CAS Budget Team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss your specific situation.
The University partners with World Travel, Inc. to provide an online tool for all airlines including Southwest, Jet Blue, and other independent carriers. If you plan to use World Travel to book your research flight, please notify email@example.com and include in your email the research purpose of your trip, the funding source for the ticket, and if applicable the proof of presentation at the conference. Our team must have this information at least 24 hours before you plan to book your flight so that the flight can be approved within the required window. The University Travel Services website has more information about World Travel.