KU Policies & Procedures
The links below provide references to KU policies on a variety of subjects. For further general information, check the links at the right.
Concealed Carry: The University’s Concealed Carry website provides resources, facts, and suggestions about responses to various potential situations. The Office of the Provost has provided a syllabus document that offers language re: the weapons policy. The wording, which covers a handful of academic scenarios, has been reviewed and revised by a small number of faculty, administrators, university governance leaders, and general counsel. It is provided to faculty as a service, but is not required. Faculty who would like to significantly modify these samples are encouraged to share their version with the Office of General Counsel before finalizing their syllabi.
Resources on Concealed Carry: CTE also provides resources for helping faculty approach concealed carry in their teaching. The first is a list of FAQs based on discussions we have had with faculty members. The second is advice on staying safe if conversations turn volatile. We also recommend visiting our resources page for handling hot topics in the classroom. And an article on the CTE blog contains advice from faculty members at other universities on how to teach on a campus with concealed carry.
Teaching Innovations: Check this link for information about different teaching initiatives taking place at KU.
Academic Calendar: Check this link for information about each semester's deadlines, by date and by event.
Rules and Regulations of the University Senate link contains information about academic schedules, academic work and its evaluation, and conflict resolution.
Resources for difficult issues in student behavior link provides suggestions from the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Success.
Other Teaching Resources on the Lawrence Campus:
Academic Achievement and Access Center offers individual consultations, group workshops, and general or course-specific academic assistance to students. Their Tutoring Services office provides low-cost tutoring for general education courses.
Disability Resources assists students with special needs, whether physical, sensory, medical, psychological, or related to attention or learning. They also help faculty members make appropriate accommodations for students with these needs.
University Advising Center staff work with underclassmen in order to help them have accurate academic information, understand their academic responsibility, and identify and integrate the many resources of the University.
Information Technology provides hands-on training and assistance with various classroom technology resources, such as Blackboard. And faculty can use IT equipment for scanning, digital video editing, CD-ROM production, and digital photography.
Library Instructional Services offers instructor-led workshops on computing and information literacy topics, customized classes for KU courses and other groups, consulting services for individuals, and resources for instructors and learners.
The Writing Center provides trained peer consultants to help students understand and practice strategies effective writers use, from brainstorming to editing. They also help students understand and practice writing-to-learn for writing in all subjects now and for writing in the future.