Policies

Handbooks

University Handbook

The purpose of this handbook is to provide a broad description of Kansas State University, its nature, and the role of the K-State faculty and administration in relation to the university community's many activities. The contents of this handbook are considered to be standard policy by the faculty and administration.

The Kansas State University Committee Handbook

Includes: Student Senate, Classified Senate, Faculty Senate, Presidential, and Other University Committees.

Manuals

Department Head's Manual (for Unclassified Faculty and Staff)

This Department Head's Manual is designed to assist deans and department/unit heads who have administrative responsibility for unclassified faculty/staff members.

K-State Policies and Procedures Manual

Kansas State University is governed by Kansas Board of Regent’s policy, state and federal law and by its internal policies and procedures. The PPM contains the current business policies and procedures for all K-State employees (faculty, unclassified professionals, classified staff).

Board of Regents' Policy Manual

The complete policy manual of the Kansas Board of Regents. This is a 2.19mb file.

Policies and committees

Additional Policies and Related Forms

The Office of Academic Personnel provides policy information and forms.

Classroom policies

Policies related to academic procedures on exams, confidentiality, dropping classes and more.

Committee on Academic Policy and Procedure (CAPP)

This committee interprets and develops academic policy and procedure under the direction of the Provost and the Faculty Senate Academic Affairs Committee.

Employment Practices

It is Kansas State University policy to assure compliance with equal opportunity laws for qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam Era or disabled veteran. K-State also promotes the full realization of employment opportunity for minorities (African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian Americans) and women through a comprehensive Affirmative Action Plan.

Information Technology Policies

Policies concerning e-mail, Internet and World Wide Web pages, information technology usage, copyright issues, software, security, resources, research data and records retention and disposition, and use and scheduling of technologically enhanced classrooms.

Intellectual Property Policy 

The purpose of this policy is to foster the creation and dissemination of knowledge and to provide certainty in individual and institutional rights associated with ownership and with the distribution of benefits that may be derived from the creation of intellectual property.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Kansas State University's statement on nondiscrimination and compliance.