SNR Employee Handbook

Course - Special Topics Request


  • SNR Teaching Coordinator - Lisa Pennisi,, 519 South HARH EC 0995, Phone: 402-413-0915
  • Assistant to the Director - Christine Steggs,, 908 South HARH EC 0989, Phone: 402-472-8120
  • Finance/Grants Specialist - Cheri Huisenga,, 237b North HARH EC 0972, Phone: 402-472-7788

Use this form to request a Special Topics course. It cannot be added to the schedule until this form has been approved by the SNR Teaching Coordinator.

  1. The completed Request for Special Topics Course form must be received by the Teaching Coordinator (Lisa Pennisi) no later than 8:00 am the Wednesday before the semester begins.
  2. If the course includes a field trip or additional expenses, you must request extra funds from the SNR Director or CASNR Dean prior to including the field trip on the syllabus. Approval of funds must be provided electronically to the Assistant to the Director (Christine Steggs) and NRBC Financial Associate (Cheri Huisenga).
  3. Special Topics courses will not be given a cost object for course-related expenses unless they have been approved by the Teaching Coordinator (Lisa Pennisi).
  4. Course syllabus is due to the Assistant to the Director (Christine Steggs) by the end of business on the first Friday after classes begin.
  5. Special Topics courses can be taught only once under the Special Topics title.
  6. Contact the Teaching Coordinator and see (scroll down for curriculum section) for instructions on making it a permanent course.

Download Special Topics Course Request Form