Emeriti/Retiree Opportunities

Emeriti/Retiree Opportunities

Students talking near Broyhill Fountain at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

You can help develop a supportive environment where students thrive.

Opportunities are available for emeriti and retirees to continue serving the university and our students in partnership with Student Affairs. Volunteers will help provide exceptional services and programs to help students be their best.

STUDENT CONDUCT BOARD

Student Conduct and Community Standards is seeking a revision to the university’s Student Code of Conduct (”the Code”) to permit current and former faculty or staff to serve as members of the University Conduct Board. Board member review information regarding alleged violations of the Code, make factual findings, and decide what, if any, sanctions are appropriate for the alleged misconduct. Board members receive training throughout the academic year and are expected to become very familiar with the Code’s substantive and procedural provisions.

OPENINGS

4-5 positions

COMMITMENT

2-3 hearings per month. Each hearing lasts approximately 2-4 hours.

CONTACT

Kelli King, kelli.king@unl.edu, 402.472.3755

MODERATING ACADEMIC INTEGRITY CONVERSATIONS

Associate Deans report that new faculty sometimes and it diffcult to converse with students about alleged incidents of academic dishonesty. Student Conduct and Community Standards would like to enlist the support of emeriti faculty members who can provide coaching and mediation or moderation of the conversations, when necessessary. Emeriti faculty can guide new faculty through the policy to ensure students receive due process while also having meaningful educational discussions about the importance of academic integrity. Volunteering emeriti will receive training about the academic integrity policy and the procedural requirements for faculty.

OPENINGS

Based on faculty need.

CONTACT

Kelli King, kelli.king@unl.edu, 402.472.3755

STUDENT MENTORS/COACHES

Student Conduct and Community Standards recognizes that some students make regrettable choices because they are disengaged on campus or misperceive how to be successful at the university. Often times, these students are first-generation and do not have a trusted source to receive advice or test ideas. Connecting these students with emeriti who have had successful careers and developed professional networks on campus can provide such students with invaluable feedback and recommendations. As part of their sanctions, students would be expected to arrange meetings with an emeriti mentor twice per month for a semester (4 months). Emeriti/retirees would confirm the students have participated in the eight mentoring sessions.

OPENINGS

To be determined.

COMMITMENT

One-on-one meetings two times per month during a semester or 4-month period.

CONTACT

Kelli King, kelli.king@unl.edu, 402.472.3755

HUSKER CIVIC CHALLENGE

In honor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s 150th birthday the Husker community will complete 1.5 million service hours in 2019. Please join the challenge by adding your impact today! For more information, please visit https://engage.unl.edu/civicchallenge.

OPENINGS

Unlimited.

COMMITMENT

Based on volunteer experience.

CONTACT

Dr. Linda Moody, lmoody2@unl.edu, 402.472.6150

NEBRASKA DISASTER RECOVERY SERVICE CORPS

The University of Nebraska system is continuing to work to develop a system to coordinate flood recovery volunteer opportunities for students, faculty and staff. Details will be announced. Huskers can learn about future service opportunities by joining the Nebraska Disaster Recovery Service Corps available through GivePulse and the Center for Civic Engagement. Group members will receive regular and timely messages about disaster recovery initiatives.

OPENINGS

Unlimited.

COMMITMENT

Based on volunteer experience.

CONTACT

Dr. Linda Moody, lmoody2@unl.edu, 402.472.6150

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION VOLUNTEERS

Dr. Laura Damuth, Director for National and International Fellowships, is recruiting Emeriti faculty and retired staff with relevant experience in helping to prepare or evaluate prestigious national scholarship and fellowship applications. Volunteer opportunities range from reading and commenting on applications to serving on selection and/or mock interview committees for institutionally nominated awards such as the Goldwater, Truman, Beinecke, Marshall, Rhodes, Fulbright and Boren.

OPENINGS

Unlimited.

COMMITMENT

Varies with responsibility. Reading an essay and providing substantial comments may take up to an hour per essay. Mock interviews normally last no more than one hour. While volunteers are needed throughout the academic year, demand is highest during the fall semester. Approximately 150-190 essay applications are submitted by undergraduate and graduate students each year.

CONTACT

Dr. Laura Damuth, ldamuth1@unl.edu