This online handbook provides convenient access to many of the operating documents, policies, and guidelines relevant to the faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

When possible, the links direct users to the original source, ensuring that the information provided is current and up-to-date.

When available, the year the policy or document was last updated is indicated in an effort to help faculty verify that the document is current if it is being used to guide critical decisions.

Faculty are advised that many units (academic departments, centers) have unit-level policy documents that are not included here but may impact how college and university level policies are carried out at the unit level.

Additional resources can be found in the general policy index.

University of Nebraska

Governance Documents and Policies

The University of Nebraska provides comprehensive governance and policies for all four of its campuses: University of Nebraska–Lincoln, University of Nebraska at Kearney, University of Nebraska Medical Center, and University of Nebraska at Omaha.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

General Resources

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is the state's flagship university. It combines the breadth of a research-intensive university with the professional and outreach orientation of a land-grant campus and is the state's largest provider of undergraduate education.

College and University Libraries Bylaws

Personnel Resources

Additional resources can be found on the Human Resources, Information Technology Services, and University Services websites.

Employee Policies and Services

Information Technology Services

University and Campus Services

Faculty Resources

Additional resources for faculty can be found on the Faculty Affairs section of the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor website.

Student Policies

Additional information about student policies and resources that are important to faculty can be found on the University Registrar and Student Affairs websites.

Published August 2021, Updated January 2023