Business Services

The Business Services Department is committed to serving the students, faculty and staff of the School in the areas of General Business Administration, Budget Management, Accounts Payables and Receivables, Personnel and Payroll, and Research Administration. The Business Services Team strives to ensure that all of our clients are served in a professional, efficient, and timely manner. If we are not meeting your needs, please let us know.

- Ingrid Farrell Assistant Dean for Internal Affairs and Budget.

Human Resource Administration

We hope that you are able to find on this site a host of resources to assist you and answer your questions concerning Human Resource Administration in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Below you will find useful links to both the School's and University's policies and procedures governing various human resource areas. Your contact person for all Human Resource needs is

Monica Herrera
University of Maryland
School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
3835 Campus Drive - ARC 1220
College Park, MD 20742
(301) 405-6282


Faculty and Staff Appointments

If you are a new faculty or staff employee in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, get started by reviewing the University New Employee Checklist. You may email pertinent information and questions to Monica Herrera. For additional information that is relevant only to your employment with the School, please see the School New Employee Checklist.


Graduate Assistant Appointments

If you are employed as a Graduate, Research or Administrative Assistant with the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, review the following resources.

  • GA Catalog for policies and procedures related to Graduate Assistantships
  • GA Hours and Stipends Expected hours of work and stipends associated with Graduate Assistantships
  • GA Timesheets Must be filled out bi-weekly, signed by supervisor and forwarded to Monica Herrera for tracking
  • GA Performance Evaluation Form (link coming soon) Students and supervisors should discuss and sign at the conclusion of assistantship term


Student Hourly Appointments

All employers of student employees who are paid on an hourly basis should fill out a Payroll Action Request and forward it to Monica Herrera for processing.



Payroll functions within the School are managed by the Human Resources Coordinator.  Please visit the links below for more information. 



Benefits functions are managed directly by the University's Benefits Office. The Human Resource Coordinator within the School can help you navigate your way through the University's processes. Please visit the links below for more information regarding specific benefit functions.


Other Useful Links and Information


General Business Administration

See below for resources to assist you with General Business Administration. For specific help with Budget Management, Travel Reimbursements, Invoice Payments, Credit Card and General Purchases,  State and Revolving Account Maintenance and State and Revolving Account Reporting, Scholarship, Fellowship and Awards processing, please contact our Business Manager:

Dawn Green
(301) 405-0867


The School's policies are guided by the University's policies.


Budget Management

For policies and procedures regarding Budget Management within the university, visit the Department of Budget and Fiscal Analysis website.



University travel policies and procedures can be found at the Travel Services website. 


For the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation's policies and procedures regarding travel approvals and expense reimbursements, please see the School's Travel Policies (link coming soon).


All travel should be approved in advance. Travel Approval Forms and Travel Expense Statement Forms can be accessed after logging in to ARES.



To get started with your purchasing needs, please contact Dawn Green. For additional information please visit the University's Procurement and Supply website. 


Credit Card Purchases
For faster service, purchases that are less than $5,000 may be paid for directly by credit card. Please provide all necessary purchasing information to Dawn Green. For additional information regarding credit card policies and procedures, visit :



All scholarships, fellowships and awards for the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation are processed by the Business Manager, Dawn Green. After decisions are made by the School's Scholarship, Fellowship and Award committees, recipients are expected to turn in their signed award letters to Dawn for processing. For more information, see Scholarships and Awards

Research Administration

For specific help with Proposal Preparation, Proposal Routing, Proposal Budgeting, Research Account Maintenance and Research Account Reporting, please contact our Research Coordinator



To access the University's policies and procedures regarding research administration, visit the Office of Research Administration (ORA). The ORA maintains a list of research-related forms.


1)  If you are interested in Proposal Preparation and/or Proposal Routing, please click on the following links to begin the process.

2)  If you need help with Proposal Budgeting, please use the template attached below to provide the necessary information.

3)  If you need help with Research Account Maintenance and Reporting, please work with Cynthia to receive your monthly reports. Download the Research Proposal Budget template below.



The National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education returns an impressive percentage of all DRIF revenue generated back to the Principal Investigators (PIs). PIs are encouraged to route research proposals through the Center.