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 April 4, 2014.

Promotion and Tenure

College Calendar

Download the 2014-2015 College calendar of important dates, deadlines, and meetings:

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You can also download the ICS file of the College calendar to import into interfaces such as Google Calendar or iCal.

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 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Friday Monthly
Undergraduate SAB 8:15 - 10:00 a.m. Friday Monthly
Graduate SAB 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Thursday Monthly

Faculty Grants

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.


Funding PeriodsApplication Deadline
Mar. 1, 2015 - Feb. 28, 2016 Jan. 21, 2015

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.


Funding PeriodsApplication Deadline
Nov. 15, 2014 - Mar. 14, 2015 Sep. 5, 2014
Mar. 15, 2015 - July 14, 2015 Jan. 15, 2015
July 15, 2015 - Nov. 14, 2015 Apr. 10, 2015

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. All College faculty will now use the grant application found below.


Funding PeriodsApplication Deadline
Jan. 1, 2015 - June 30, 2015 Sep. 28, 2014
July 1, 2015 - Dec. 31, 2015 Feb. 15, 2015

Grant Writing Resources

Description Templates for

501(c)(3) documentation

Office of Research and Economic Development

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.