Faculty Resources and Bylaws

Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Faculty Governance Documents

Below are links to college by-laws and other documents pertaining to faculty governance and promotion and tenure processes.


The latest edition of the College Bylaws were amended at the faculty meeting on November 13, 2015.

Promotion and Tenure

College Calendar

Download the 2015-2016 College calendar of important dates, deadlines, and meetings:

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Regularly Scheduled Meetings
Art and Art History Faculty 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Friday Weekly
Glenn Korff School of Music Faculty 8:30 - 9:20 a.m. Thursday Weekly
Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film Faculty 11:30 - 12:20 p.m. Monday Weekly
College Administrative Council 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Tuesday Weekly
College Executive Committee 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Friday Monthly
College Curriculum Committee 10:00 - 11:30 am Friday Feb. 26, Apr. 1, Apr. 22
Undergraduate SAB 8:15 - 10:00 a.m. Friday Monthly
Graduate SAB 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Thursday Monthly
Fall Faculty Meeting Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 11:30am-1:00pm Lied Commons
Spring Faculty Meeting Friday, Apr. 1, 2016 3:30-5:00pm Location: TBA

To view an archive of the previous faculty meeting minutes and agendas, please visit this page: Faculty Meetings.

Faculty Grants

The Hixson-Lied Faculty Grant application process will be moving to the NUGrant environment beginning with the 2015-16 academic year. You may login to NuGrant here: NUGrant Login/Homepage. Applicants must hold a paid appointment in the College with the rank of Senior Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor of Practice, Research Assistant Professor, or above. Visiting, adjunct, and emeriti faculty, and those holding other lecturer ranks are ineligible.

Faculty Research/Creative Activity Grant

These grants are awarded on a competitive basis to support projects that assist faculty research in ways that bring national and international attention to the College and the creative and scholarly work of the faculty.

Download Guidelines

Download a sample of the Faculty Research/Creative Activity Grant Application

Funding PeriodsApplication Deadline
Mar. 1, 2016 - Feb. 28, 2017 Jan. 19, 2016

Faculty Presentation of Scholarly and Creative Activity Grant

These grants are awarded on a competitive basis to offer partial support to faculty members who are invited to present their creative and scholarly work in regional, national and international settings.

Download Guidelines

Download a sample of the Faculty Presentation Grant Application

Funding PeriodsApplication Deadline
Nov. 15, 2015 - Mar. 14, 2016 Sep. 4, 2015
Mar. 15, 2016 - July 14, 2016 Jan. 15, 2016
July 15, 2016 - Nov. 14, 2016 Apr. 8, 2016

NOTE: Faculty are limited to no more than two funded proposals per fiscal year.

The July 15 granting period marks the beginning of the fiscal year (see below).

Granting Period 1: Granting Period 2: Granting Period 3:
July 15 - November 14 November 15 - March 14 March 15 - July 14

Faculty Development Travel Grant

Designed to provide partial support for faculty travel associated with faculty professional development activities, these grants are awarded in the spring and fall.

Download a sample of the Faculty Development Grant Application

Funding PeriodsApplication Deadline
Jan. 1, 2016- June 30, 2016 Sep. 25, 2015
July 1, 2016 - Dec. 31, 2016 Feb. 12, 2016

Grant Writing Resources

Description Templates for

501(c)(3) documentation

Office of Research and Economic Development

If you have any questions, please contact Christopher Marks, Associate Dean of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts at cmarks2@unl.edu.

Faculty and Staff Awards

Funding support has been created to establish an ongoing awards program for faculty and staff, to recognize outstanding performance and accomplishments in the areas of teaching, research and creative activity, faculty service, outreach and engagement, and staff service to the College and University.