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.

Summary of changes to the College bylaws adopted at the Nov. 13, 2015 faculty meeting.

Summary of changes to the College bylaws amendments addendum to reflect new School of Art, Art History & Design.

Promotion and Tenure

Regularly Scheduled Meetings
School of Art, Art History & Design Faculty 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Fridays Weekly
Glenn Korff School of Music Faculty 8:30 – 9:20 a.m. Thursdays Weekly
Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film Faculty 11:30 – 12:20 p.m. Mondays Weekly
College Administrative Council 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays Weekly
College Executive Committee 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Fridays Sept. 30, Oct. 28, Dec. 9, Jan. 6, Jan. 13, Feb. 24, Mar. 17, Apr. 28 (pending confirmation)
College Curriculum Committee 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Fridays Aug. 26, Sep. 16, Sep. 30, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 31, Apr. 28
Undergraduate Student Advisory Board 8:15 – 9:30 a.m. Fridays Sep. 9, Sep. 30, Oct. 28, Nov. 18, Dec. 9, Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 31, Apr. 28
Graduate Student Advisory Board 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Thursdays Sep. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 17, Dec. 8, Jan. 26, Feb. 23, Mar. 30, Apr. 27
Fall Faculty Meeting 11:30am–1:00pm Nov. 11 Location TBA
Spring Faculty Meeting 3:30–5:00pm March 31 Location TBA

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

Faculty Grants

Applications for Hixson-Lied Faculty Grants are done through NUGrant: nugrant.unl.edu/system/login. Applicants must hold a paid appointment in the College with the rank of Lecturer (0.5 or more FTE), Senior Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor of Practice, Research Assistant Professor or above. Visiting, adjunct, and emeriti faculty are ineligible.

Quick Links

For more resources, see the Grant Writing Resources section below.

Grant Details

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, 2017 – Feb. 28, 2018 Jan. 6, 2017, 5pm

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, 2016 – July 14, 2017 Sep. 6, 2016, 5pm
Mar. 15, 2017 – Nov. 14, 2017 Jan. 11, 2017, 5pm
July 15, 2017 – March 14, 2018 Apr. 5, 2017, 5pm

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.

Funding PeriodsApplication Deadline
Jan. 1, 2017 – June 30, 2017 Oct. 5, 2016, 5pm
July 1, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2017 April 5, 2017, 5pm

Grant Writing Resources

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.

Picture of the faculty and staff winners
Top row, left to right: Dana Fritz, Jacqueline Mattingly, Glenn Nierman, Stanley Kleppinger, David Hall, Tony Bushard and Dean Charles O’Connor. Bottom row, left to right: David Bagby, Brian Reetz, Michaela Habe, Aaron Sutherlen and Stacy Asher. Photo by Greg Nathan.