Graduate Student Handbook
The School of Natural adheres to all UNL policies regarding the rights and responsibilities of graduate students. These include the following statements from the UNL Graduate Studies Bulletin:
- Academic Credit Policies
- General Appeal Procedures for Academic Matters Concerning Graduate Students
- Guidelines for Good Practice in Graduate Education
- Nondiscrimination Policy
- Policy Statement on Rights, Privileges, and Responsibilities of Graduate Assistants and Fellowship Recipients
Graduate students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are expected to maintain a high level of achievement in their graduate studies. Accordingly, students who do not maintain satisfactory progress may be subject to being placed on probation, being terminated from a degree program or being denied permission to continue graduate studies in the University.
After a student receives their first XP (where XP indicates a student has not made adequate progress) for graduate research, thesis or dissertation hours, the student's advisor will complete a "course" syllabus (see template) in which the advisor (in consultation with the student and his/her supervisory committee) lists the expectations and goals for the student for the upcoming semester (i.e., the semester following the one in which the student received the XP). The course syllabus is to be submitted to the SNR Graduate Committee by the 6th week of classes. If the student earns a second XP in a row, a termination of the program or change in advisor may be requested by the SNR Graduate Chair. If necessary, the SNR Graduate Chair subsequently sends a letter to the Dean of Graduate Studies recommending termination of the student's program (note: the department can only recommend dismissal). The Dean will review the recommendation and, if approved, will dismiss the student from the program (https://catalog.unl.edu/graduate-professional/graduate/credit/termination/).
- Services for Students with Disabilities
- Sexual Harassment Policyy
- Student Rights and Responsibilities