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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 Policies

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.

Policy on Gender, Policy and Procedure for Discrimination and Harassment Complaints

Violence in the Workplace

The safety and security of Kansas State University employees and customers are very important. Threats, threatening behavior, acts of violence, or any related conduct which disrupts another's work performance or the University's ability to execute its mission will not be tolerated.

International Research Compliance

It is essential that all researchers have a heightened knowledge of, and sensitivity to, the many issues surrounding the responsible conduct of research, thus significantly improving their ability to make the best ethical and legal choices in the face of conflicts involving scientific research.

International Hiring Guide (.pdf)

This information is presented to help clarify immigration requirements for potential employees and the procedures to be followed in order to qualify for employment at Kansas State University.

Departmental Policies on Criteria, Standards, and Procedures for Annual Merit, Evaluation, Promotion, and Tenure

Each academic department is required by University Handbook policy to develop department documents containing criteria, standards, and guidelines for promotion, tenure, reappointment, annual evaluation, chronic low achievement, merit salary allocation, and the professorial performance award. These documents must be approved by a majority vote of the faculty members in the department, by the department head or chair, by the dean concerned, and by the provost.

Conflict of Interest

A potential conflict of interest occurs when there is a divergence between private interests and professional obligations to the University such that an independent observer might reasonably question whether the professional actions or decisions are determined by personal financial gain. Faculty with 100% time appointments are required to file and update a Declaration for Conflict of Interest and Time Commitment as appropriate.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Kansas State University's statement on nondiscrimination and compliance.

Dispute Resolution

The purpose of this web site is to provide faculty and staff at K-State an array of resources to assist in dispute resolution.

Other KSU Policies