Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity

Conflict Resolution Resources

Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee
Acts on matters of general policy concerning academic freedom and tenure, pursuant to Section 4.14 of the By-Laws of the Board of Regents. The Committee will have oversight responsibilities to ensure that University-wide rank and tenure standards and procedures are applied uniformly by the undergraduate colleges. The Chair, in conjunction with the Chair of the Grievance Committee, the Chair of the Professional Conduct Committee, and the President of the UNKEA, shall receive and review issues relative to academic freedom, tenure, professional conduct, and grievances and decide on the appropriate Faculty Senate Standing Committee to which to refer the issues. More information can be found under Faculty Senate, Constitution and Bylaws.
Contact Information can be found at: http://www.unk.edu/committees/faculty_senate/

Faculty Welfare Committee
Advises the UNK Faculty Senate and the authorized professional negotiating organization on all matters concerned with faculty personnel policies including faculty work loads, conditions of employment, remuneration, salaries, and fringe benefits unless such matters are specifically assigned to the professional negotiating organization. More information can be found under Faculty Senate, Constitution and Bylaws.

Grievance Committee
Conducts hearings and makes recommendations in accordance with the grievance procedure stated in the Section 4.13 of the Board of Regents By-Laws and in the negotiated agreement. The Chair, in conjunction with the Chair of the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee, the Chair of the Professional Conduct Committee, and the President of the UNKEA, shall receive and review issues relative to academic freedom, tenure, professional conduct, and grievances and decide on the appropriate Faculty Senate Standing Committee to which to refer the issues. More information can be found under Faculty Senate, Constitution and Bylaws.
Contact Information can be found at: http://www.unk.edu/committees/faculty_senate/

Professional Conduct Committee
Acts in matters of alleged professional (which includes administrators, faculty, managerial/professional staff) misconduct, pursuant to Section 4.15 of the Board of Regents By-Laws. The Chair, in conjunction with the Chair of the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee, the Chair of the Grievance Committee, and the President of the UNKEA, shall receive and review issues relative to academic freedom, tenure, professional conduct, and grievances and decide on the appropriate Faculty Senate Standing Committee to which to refer the issues. More information can be found under Faculty Senate, Constitution and Bylaws. (Where complaints for consensual relations policy violations can be heard.)

UNKEA (University of Nebraska at Kearney Education Association)
UNKEA is the faculty representative union group. "Grievance" shall mean a dispute concerning the interpretation and/or application of a specific term or provision of this Agreement, or to the extent such written policies or procedures constitute mandatory negotiable terms or conditions of employment, a dispute concerning the interpretation and/or application of a specific term or provision of the written policies and procedures of the Board and/or UNK.  Contact Information can be found at: http://www.unk.edu/academic_affairs/faculty_handbook/

Ombudsperson
The Ombudsperson is an impartial and independent party appointed to receive complaints and provide information and confidential assistance to help achieve resolution. The Ombudsperson is an information resource, offering guidance when you don't know where to begin or offering help when regular channels have failed. Contact Information can be found at: http://www.unk.edu/offices/human_resources/ombudsperson

Judicial Officer and Judicial Board
Any member of the University community may file charges against any student or student organization for misconduct. More information can be found at: http://www.unk.edu/student_affairs/

Grievances (concerning classes or an office)
Grievances concerning classes should be addressed to the instructor, the department chairperson, or the dean of that college. Grievances concerning an office should be directed to the director of that office or the vice chancellor of that division. Contact Information can be found at: http://www.unk.edu/student_affairs/

Disability Issues
The University of Nebraska at Kearney is committed to providing any reasonable accommodations necessary to allow an individual with a disability to effectively and safely function in the campus environment.
Contact Information can be found at: http://www.unk.edu/offices/disability-services/

Employment Issues
This procedure encourages any employee who feels he or she is not receiving fair treatment at the University to use the procedures set forth in the policy.
Contact Information can be found at: Grievance Procedures

Title IX
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance.  Sexual harassment of students, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. 
UNK's Title IX Officer is:
Title IX Coordinator
1200 Founders Hall
(308) 865-8655