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Academic Dishonesty, Policy Appeals, and Grade Appeals Policy

Contact(s)

  • Director - John Carroll, jcarroll2@unl.edu, 903 South HARH EC 0989, Phone: 402-472-8368
  • Academic Dishonesty

    Students are expected to adhere to the University's Code of Conduct (http://stuafs.unl.edu/dos/code).

    Grade Appeals

    In the event of a dispute involving NRES or WATS course grades, the student must first appeal to the instructor and, failing resolution with the instructor, to the SNR Undergraduate Committee (undergraduate level course) or SNR Graduate Committee (graduate level course), and then to the SNR Director in writing (in that order). If a satisfactory solution is not achieved at the School level, the student may appeal his or her case through the appropriate College Grade Appeals Committee using that body's process.

    If a grade is appealed to the appropriate SNR Committee, the instructor must provide a written justification for the awarding of the grade. The student shall provide an account of the grounds for the grade appeal and evidence that the student has sought to resolve the case in consultation with the instructor.

    Students appealing a course grade must do so within one semester (Fall or Spring) following the grade.

    Policy or Policy Decision Appeals

    A student wishing to appeal an NRES, WATS or SNR policy or policy decision must first discuss with his or her academic adviser the policy or decision in question. If a satisfactory solution is not achieved with the adviser, the student may request a decision from the SNR Undergraduate Committee (undergraduate student) or Graduate Committee (graduate student) and then the SNR Director (in that order). If a satisfactory solution is not achieved at the School level, the student may appeal his or her case through the appropriate College Dean's Office, using that body's appeal process.

    Students appealing a policy decision must do so within one semester (Fall or Spring) following the decision.

After-Hours Access to Hardin Hall

Contact(s)

  • Ncard Access - Karen Gilbert, kgilbert5@unl.edu, 101 South HARH EC 0961, Phone: 402-472-8197
  • Karen Gilbert manages NCard access to Hardin Hall. Provide her with your NCard, and she will take care of your authorization based on the type of position you hold and rooms your supervisor has approved for you to access.

Building Hours

Contact(s)

  • Building Maintenance Reporter - Karen Gilbert, kgilbert5@unl.edu, 101 South HARH EC 0961, Phone: 402-472-8197
  • Hardin Hall's exterior doors and hallway doors are unlocked from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. They are locked evenings, weekends, and University Holidays.

    Door schedules are adjusted to accommodate evening classes and events.

Computer recommendation for incoming SNR students

Contact(s)

  • Computer Specialist - Gregg Hutchison, ghutchison2@unl.edu, 226b South HARH EC 0982, Phone: 402-472-5436
  • SNR Recruiter - Elyse Watson, elyse.watson@unl.edu, 102a South HARH EC 0981, Phone: 402-472-7471
  • ESRI ArcGIS is the most demanding software being taught in SNR classrooms. The software only runs on Windows-based computers, but it can be used on Apple computers with Bootcamp or Parallels (See SNR IT support for detailed instructions). SNR computer labs have this software installed and accessible to all SNR students 24/7. N-Card is required to access the labs after hours.

    Here are the recommended specs for Windows laptops or desktops:

    • Windows 10 64-bit
    • Core i5 or above
    • 8GB of RAM
    • 250 GB Hard Drive (or SSD) with at least 30 GB of free space

    Here are the MINIMUM recommended specs for Macbooks or Apple desktops:

    Windows 10 and Parallels licenses can be purchased at discounted prices from the Computers Store on City Campus Union.

    Go to https://ccsfgis.org/workshops-other/2016/8/18/installing-arcgis-on-a-macfor detailed instructions for installing ArcGIS on your Macbook or Apple desktop. NOTE: If you are not comfortable doing this yourself, please stop by the SNR IT Support office (HH 226) or UNL Help Desk (Love Library's basement) for assistance.

    Additional Purchase (optional)

    Because of the change of less printed books to more online books and information, having a second monitor is recommended. This allows one monitor to have an assignment open and the second monitor to have the reading material displayed.

Computers

Contact(s)

  • University Computer Support - Huskertech Help Center, support@nebraska.edu, 17.5 (Basement) FOOD EC 0988, Phone: 402-472-3970
  • Computer Specialist - Gregg Hutchison, ghutchison2@unl.edu, 226b South HARH EC 0982, Phone: 402-472-5436
  • UNL Computer Use Policy

    Access

    Employees and students will claim their university computer ID and password through UNL's Information Service Department. The Computer Specialist will use that information grant access on any SNR computer in Hardin Hall, e.g., the 24/7 computer lab (HarH 162), the computer teaching classrooms (HarH 141 and 142), the conference rooms (HarH 202, 207, 209, 901), the teacher's podium in the classrooms (HarH 163 and 228), teaching wet labs (HarH 023 and 024), and the Auditorium (HarH 107).

    Internet and Email Services

    As part of the SNR Onboarding process, supervisors are asked to provide computer and software needs. The Computer Specialist will set up the computer and assist new employees with access to the internet, email, and printers.

    After a new employee has been entered into the payroll system (SAP), the new employee will be asked to activate a UNL email account. Anyone with an appointment 6 months in length or greater must have a UNL email account. A supervisor may request that an employee with an appointment less than 6 months in duration have a UNL e-mail account.

    Network

    All members of SNR with a computer login have access to a common network. This network allows us to share files and for our computers to be backed up.

    All computers in classrooms, conference rooms and the auditorium are connected to the same network. When logging onto those machines, the same drives are accessed, based upon the login.

    Each person has access to a P drive (personal drive), which only they can access by logging on with their ID/password and a Z drive, which all SNR Employees access; the Z drive is erased every Monday morning. Regular employees will have access to an S drive, which is used by SNR administration to provide employees with their job description, training records, course evaluations, etc.

    Files saved to any networked drive, except the Z Drive, are backed up nightly. To recover a backed up file, contact the Information Technology (IT) group.

    Purchases

    To provide optimum efficiency in computer support, SNR will require that all computer purchases be made through SNR Computer Support personnel and will be eligible for Tier 1 service. SNR Computer Support will maintain 99.9% or greater security for P drive, S drive, and network drives. Computers purchased without involvement of SNR Computing Support will be eligible for Tier 2 services; it is recommended that an outside business/person is used for software purchases and installation.

    Procedure

    Computer purchased through SNR Computer Support (Tier 1)

    1. Computers will be chosen from a few select makes and models, determined by the SNR IT Manager.
    2. SNR Computer Support will provide data security with the P drive and network drives and offer a monthly backup of the C drive on each system.
       
    3. Full hardware support will be provided/available on each system.

    Computers purchased without involvement of SNR Computer Support (Tier 2)

    1. SNR Computer Support will provide the following software for the user to install and configure:
      • Symantec anti-virus
      • Outlook/Office 365
      • Office 2013
      • VPN software, userid, and password for accessing network resources
    2. No additional software support. User is responsible to maintain copies of all software purchased and installed, in case it's needed later for reinstallation.
    3. No backup support. This is entirely the user's responsibility. If/when the system crashes; it is the user's responsibility to restore the system back to factory original specs. The user will have to reformat the hard drive and restore it to the day it was purchased, reinstall the software, and restore data from their backups.
    4. No mapping of network drives. Instructions, however, will be provided for the users to do it themselves.
    5. No hardware support.
    6. No trouble-shooting. If there is a problem or question, the user will deal directly with the factory and/or authorized service center.

    Support

    • Services
      • Hardware: computers, printers, color lasers, scanners, etc.: order, install/set up, maintain, update.
      • Software: Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2013/2016, Symantec, Windows Update, etc.: order, install, maintain licenses, update.
      • Network: activate ports; register Ethernet cards; assist wireless access; set up on UNL network; set up network laser printers; maintain login scripts; personal and group drives.
      • Servers: file servers - personal and group drives; print servers - audit, track and restrict printing; web servers - host School and School-related web sites; backup servers.
    • Pricing
      • There are no charges for basic computer and audio-visual support services for SNR personnel during regular University hours.
      • AV service during non-regular hours are billed at cost.

    VPN (Virtual Private Network)

    Contact the Computer Specialist to get that setup on your computer.

    Wireless

    Contact the Computer Specialist to help you set up your computer.

Course - Evaluations

Students are encouraged to complete course evaluations at the end of each semester. These are done electronically.

Crime Prevention and Safety

In an effort to raise awareness for safety of individuals, university property, and personal property, the University of Nebraska Police Services Department and the Division of Student Affairs invite all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to review UNL policies on:

Getting Help

From time to time, all beings face challenges. Whether it’s hunger, shelter, finances, identity, discrimination, emotions, sensory, social, psychological or just uncertainty in our life course—we all face challenges. At times, we manage these challenges beautifully, at other times we may struggle, and at times, we suffer at the weight of these challenges. If you are feeling unsure, weighed down, or just want to be sure you are on track, we encourage you to reach out. Look at Big Red Resilience for events and resources to help you bounce back. https://resilience.unl.edu/. Other possibilities include:

Food and Shelter Needs

  • Any student who has difficulty affording groceries or accessing sufficient food to eat every day, or who lacks a safe and stable place to live, and believes this may affect their performance in the course, is urged to visit the Huskers Helping Huskers Pantry in the city union. https://pantry.unl.edu/welcome. The pantry is a free resource with food and hygiene items, located in 348 City Union. Any current student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who is in need can stop by the Huskers Helping Huskers Pantry to pick up free food and hygiene items and/or to get help connecting to university and community resources related to food and shelter insecurity.
  • If you live close to East Campus, ConnectioN Point near 33rd and Holdrege has the Open Shelf food pantry https://www.connectionpointlnk.org/food-pantry
  • Please notify any SNR professor if you are comfortable in doing so.

GIS/Graphics Service Center

Contact(s)

  • Ebbeka, Dee Cartographer / Graphic Artist - Deanna Ebbeka, debbeka1@unl.edu, 229 South HARH EC 0982, Phone: 402-472-7526
  • GIS Contact - R.M. Joeckel, rjoeckel3@unl.edu, 615 South HARH EC 0996, Phone: 402-472-7520
  • Services

    • Develop and maintain survey-related GIS databases.
    • Develop GIS databases for faculty and staff research and projects.
    • Provide GIS support for faculty and staff research and projects.
    • Develop maps and graphics using GIS databases. Provide technical support for GIS software.
    • University contact for ESRI software/technical support.
    • Provide general and technical assistance for GPS.
    • Maintain handheld GPS units for general use.
    • Large format scanning and plotting.
    • Produce maps, graphics and high-quality illustrations and drawings.
    • Produce posters and slide presentations for professional meetings.
    • Produce flyers, brochures, hand-outs and displays.
    • Flat-bed scanning, slide scanning, lamination, foam board mounting and comb binding.

    Pricing

    The GIS/Graphics Service Center is required to charge fees to cover the cost of operating expenses, equipment, materials and supplies. An hourly rate for these services has been determined based on equipment costs, depreciation, licensing fees and replacement needs. The hourly fee covers such expenses as phone lines, Internet connections, computers, large format plotter, large format scanner, laminator, printers and software and licensing fees. Additionally, all materials are charged at cost with no markup. The cost of materials covers such expenses as plotter paper, foam board, laminating film and other miscellaneous supplies. The following is a list of all fees charged through the GIS/Graphics Service Center.

    • Hourly rate – $6.00/hr.
    • Large format plotting
      • Plain, coated paper – $1.00/ft.
      • Glossy paper – $2.00/ft.
    • Color laser prints – $0.25/pg.
    • Lamination (glossy) – $ 0.30/ft.
    • Lamination (satin) (large format) – $ 1.50/ft.
    • Foam board
      • 30" x 40" (adhesive) – $7.00/ea.
      • 48" x 72" (adhesive) – $22.00/ea.
      • 40" x 60" (non-adhesive) – $5.00/ea.
    • Mylar – $2.00/ft.

    Note: For long term projects, a customer may be referred to CALMIT to make use of their services.

    Talk with the Graphics Specialist to get information on UNL logos and policies for appropriate use.

Go Green - reduce, reuse, recycle!

Contact(s)

  • Sales and Events Manager - Jacqueline Loomis, jloomis3@unl.edu, 121a South HARH EC 0961, Phone: 402-472-7550
  • Surplus Inventory Notification - Karen Gilbert, kgilbert5@unl.edu, 101 South HARH EC 0961, Phone: 402-472-8197
  • Environmental stewardship, preservation, and sustainability are important in SNR. We participate in recycling and energy conservation programs.

    Reuse

    Unwanted equipment, books, etc., are to be reused within the department whenever possible. If we cannot find a new use and the item was purchased with University funds, it must be sent to Inventory. Complete the Surplus Equipment Pickup form, and send to Inventory Coordinator.

    Download Surplus Equipment Pickup Form

    Recycle

    Hardin Hall is participating in the Recycling Renovation Pilot Project. Full-service All in the Hall stations are located in lobbies, hallways and near conference and classrooms throughout Hardin Hall. Full-service Office Paper only stations are located at each copy machine. You are responsible for taking the landfill (garbage) and recyclable materials that you generate to a full-service station.

    You can have self-service landfill (garbage) and recycling containers in your offices, work areas and labs. UNL Custodial Services will not provide any service to these containers. You will service them yourself by taking the materials you generated to one of the stations. Graduate students can contact the Nebraska Maps & More Store to request containers for their workstations. Secure, locked containers are located in the basement tower for material to be shredded prior to recycling.

    Most waste items commonly produced at UNL are accepted in the stations. Instructional signage is located at each station, see SNR's graphic. The stations accept paper, plastic & aluminum, flattened cardboard (place behind station) and landfill (garbage). Items should be clean, dry, and free of food or other non-recyclable waste. UNL Custodial Services staff will monitor the full-service stations, if a container is full you should contact the UNL Facilities Service Desk by calling (402) 472-1550.

    Additional information and program contact: https://recycling.unl.edu/recycling-renovation-pilot-project

Thank you for being green!

Contact the Sales and Events Manager with questions.

Image & Video Use

Contact(s)

  • Undergraduate Recruitment and Advising - Elyse Watson, elyse.watson@unl.edu, 102a South HARH EC 0981, Phone: 402-472-7471
  • SNR Webmaster - Mark Mesarch, mmesarch1@unl.edu, 913 South HARH EC 0989, Phone: 402-472-5904
  • Recruitment and Retension Coordinator, Graduate Programs - Emma Hazel, emma.hazel@unl.edu, 911 South HARH EC 0989, Phone: 402-472-5355
  • Events Manager - Jacqueline Loomis, jloomis3@unl.edu, 121a South HARH EC 0961, Phone: 402-472-7550
  • Image Release Form - Group

    Form to grant permission to use and display group images of adults. Must be completed for the usage of any single picture or set of pictures from an event.

    SNR will maintain a department Image Release Form, which will be available via the SNR Forms webpage, and incorporated into Employee Hiring and Student Welcome procedures. This will be reviewed annually in the summer by the Image Release Form ad hoc committee so any changes are implemented and available no later than August 1 of each year.

    • Appendix A of the Image Release Form allows individuals to specify a photo or event that they are releasing to SNR. The text provided in Appendix A can be altered to fit a specific event. If the release form is for a specific purpose or event, the SNR staff processing the form will add a description of the person's clothing from the image before scanning.
    • For recruitment and outreach events and images taken for general promotional materials, the School/event host will incorporate narrative into the form that, when signed, shall convey permission for the School to use photographic images taken of individuals attending the event.
    • For the Graduate Student website, a separate form will be maintained that refers specifically to the website.

    Download Group Image Use Request Form

    Image Submission Form

    Complete this form to supply information (metadata) about images that can be used by the School of Natural Resources.

    Download Image Submission Form

    SNR Single User Image Release Form

    Form to grant permission to use and display images of adults and minors. Must be completed for the usage of any single picture or set of pictures from an event.

    SNR will maintain a department Image Release Form, which will be available via the SNR Forms webpage, and incorporated into Employee Hiring and Student Welcome procedures. This will be reviewed annually in the summer by the Image Release Form ad hoc committee so any changes are implemented and available no later than August 1 of each year.

    • Appendix A of the Image Release Form allows individuals to specify a photo or event that they are releasing to SNR. The text provided in Appendix A can be altered to fit a specific event. If the release form is for a specific purpose or event, the SNR staff processing the form will add a description of the person's clothing from the image before scanning.
    • For recruitment and outreach events and images taken for general promotional materials, the School/event host will incorporate narrative into the form that, when signed, shall convey permission for the School to use photographic images taken of individuals attending the event.
    • For the Graduate Student website, a separate form will be maintained that refers specifically to the website.

    Download Image Release - Single User Form

Lost and Found

Contact(s)

  • Office Associate - Operations - Office Associates NMM, , 101 South HARH EC 0961, Phone: 402-472-3471
  • The School of Natural Resources will hold Lost and Found items in Room 101 Hardin Hall (Nebraska Maps & More Store), for a period of 30 days. Items not claimed after 30 days will be forwarded to the UNL Police Department or disposed of in accordance with UNL Policy.

    See UNL Campus Police Lost and Found policies.

Notary Service

Contact(s)

  • Shellie Hanneman, shanneman1@unl.edu, 713 South HARH EC 0997, Phone: 402-472-6706
  • Notaries in Hardin Hall.

Parking

Contact(s)

  • Event Manager - Jacqueline Loomis, jloomis3@unl.edu, 121a South HARH EC 0961, Phone: 402-472-7550
  • Office Associate for Sales - Lisa Greif, lgreif2@unl.edu, 101 South HARH EC 0961, Phone: 402-472-3679
  • On Campus Parking

    There is no free parking on campus. If you will have a car, purchase your parking permit from Parking and Transit Services https://parking.unl.edu/ online or in person in the Stadium Drive Parking Garage. Parking permits are issued annually at the beginning of each academic year (Fall Semester) and are valid through the following August. However, per semester, month, and day are also options. A map of available student lots can be at https://parking.unl.edu/maps.

    There is no free parking on campus. If you wish to park your car on campus, purchase your parking permit from Parking and Transit Services https://parking.unl.edu/ online or in person in the Stadium Drive Parking Garage. Parking permits are issued annually at the beginning of the fiscal year (July 1) and are valid through the following June. Faculty on 9-month appointments may purchase a 9 month permit which is valid during the Fall and Spring semesters. A map of available lots can be at https://parking.unl.edu/maps.

    Parking and Transit Services can issue temporary handicap parking permits. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can help with longer terms special parking needs; contact the Equity, Access, and Diversity Programs office to setup an accommodation.

    If you are driving a rental car or other vehicle and are using your hangtag to park on campus, be sure to register that vehicle with Parking and Transit Services.

    A free bus pass (valid for both campus and city bus systems) is also available for all registered students.

    Service and Delivery Permits

    Service Delivery Permits are available for occasional use by faculty, staff, and students for business purposes only. The Service Delivery Permits are valid in the following University parking areas only if placed in a vehicle with a valid University of Nebraska - Lincoln parking permit (other than "P" permits): City and East Campus Area A, any Service and Delivery spaces and spaces marked for the use of our department. Check out Service Delivery Permits at the Nebraska Maps & More Store.

    Off Campus Parking

    Street parking available on the streets surrounding East Campus. When parking in the neighborhoods be courteous to those in the neighborhood. Watch for snow emergency information following snow storms.

    Bicycles

    Remember to register your bicycle, if you plan to bike to campus. Secure bikes only on bike racks.

    Visitors

    Guests/Visitors, persons other than students, employees, and vendor/contractors who occasionally visit UNL for scholarly work, pleasure, or business, may park in the designated Visitor Parking. If no Visitor Parking spaces are available, visitors may park in unmarked spaces and obtain a Departmental Guest Permit from the Office Associate for Operations in the Nebraska Maps & More Store.

    If you are hosting an event which may have more than five visiting vehicles, you must request Conference Permits, available for $8.00 each from UNL Parking & Transit Services. See the Sales & Event Manager for assistance with Conference Permit orders.

    Parking permits from UNK, UNO, and UNMC may be used on the UNL Campus. However, any University of Nebraska faculty, staff, and students who are primarily assigned to the UNL campus must purchase a permit from UNL's Parking & Transit Services Office and may not use permits from other campuses.

    State of Nebraska vehicles do not need parking permits to park on campus and may park in any unmarked or non-metered spaces. Government vehicles (except State of Nebraska vehicles) require Departmental Guest Permits to park on campus or may park and pay in a metered space.

    For additional information see the Parking & Transit Services website.

    East Campus Weekend Parking

    Parking Services does not monitor University parking lots on East Campus after 4 p.m. on Fridays through 7 a.m. on Mondays. You may park an unregistered or non-permitted car on campus during those times.

    Even though the lots are not monitored, all departments on East Campus are to provide event/parking information to Andrew Lowe in the Vice Chancellor's office via a Weekend Events Log (see below) at least 10 days before a scheduled event. The Vice Chancellor's office will provide that information to the Special Events staff in Parking and Transit Services. If the event is within 10 days, the department is still required to complete/submit the log form. If the special event on the UNL East Campus requires more than parking space (i.e., parking attendants, reserved parking or covered meters), the unit hosting the event will be responsible for paying the additional costs.

    If SNR Event Planning staff is working with you on an event, they will complete/submit the log for you. If you are not working through SNR Event Planning staff, you are responsible for completing and submitting the form.

    Download Weekend Parking Log

Recruiting - Undergraduate Students

Contact(s)

  • Recruiting Coordinator - Elyse Watson, elyse.watson@unl.edu, 102a South HARH EC 0981, Phone: 402-472-7471
  • Services

    • Coordinate recruitment activities in cooperation with campus partners.
    • Facilitate the Student Ambassador Team activities and training.
    • Liaison with community members, alumni, extension educators, and educational partners to enhance recruitment efforts.
    • Direct SNR's recruitment activities; identify venues, people to represent the majors, and talking points.
    • Contact prospective students on behalf of the majors.
    • Organize SNR's participation in on- and off-campus recruiting events.
    • Develop publicity and marketing materials for the School and its majors.
    • Develop and distribute recruitment material to prospective students.

Students in the Academic Community

Students are encouraged to review what it means to be a student in the academic community at https://stuafs.unl.edu/dos/community.

In addition to a narrative description of The Student in the Academic Community, this site links to:

Vending Machines

Contact(s)

  • Karen Gilbert, kgilbert5@unl.edu, 101 South HARH EC 0961, Phone: 402-472-8197
  • Vending machines are available in north and south lobbies of Hardin Hall.

    Contact the Office Associate for Operations to reports problems with the vending machines and to receive monetary refunds when a product is not dispensed, due to a machine malfunction.