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UNL and CBA Terminology

402-472-2310 - Undergraduate Programs Phone Number

This is the telephone number for the Undergraduate Programs Office where student advisors are located.

402-472-9500 - Dean's Office Phone Number

This is the telephone number for the College of Business Administration (CBA) Dean’s Office.

Academic Advisor

An excellent resource for students, advisors help students select proper course sequences, describe alternatives for typical course offerings and serve as a general resource to connect students’ future goals with current academic opportunities.

Academic Calendar

A list of all dates and events regarding your student’s academic events. This includes, but is not limited to, deadlines for tuition and fee payments, late registration, dropping, adding and withdrawing from classes as well as first and last day of classes and commencement ceremony dates. .

Academic N

A federally registered trademark, approval for use of the academic N must be obtained in advance. If you are ordering merchandise, the vendor must be licensed with the Collegiate Licensing Company.

Athletic N

The athletic N logo is used only by the University of Nebraska Athletics Department. Use of athletic logos and icons is forbidden unless specific consent is obtained from Athletic Licensing.

ACE Courses

Achievement Centered Education (ACE) courses are outcome-based and designed to enhance the undergraduate experience. ACE courses provide broad exposure to multiple disciplines, complement the major and help students develop important reasoning, inquiry and civic capacities. CBA has 10 ACE subject areas which are required by the college.

Advisory Boards

CBA Advisory Boards advance the goals and mission of the college through strategic planning that encompasses ideas of recognized business leaders from throughout the country. Members of the 13 advisory boards provide a modern business perspective that guides college decision making in order to create the best environment possible for institutional success.

Association of Students of the University of Nebraska (ASUN)

ASUN is the student government body for UNL students which acts as their voice in relaying student feedback and opinions to university faculty, administrators and the Board of Regents. ASUN enables students to discuss an issue on campus, a project or a need for resources to help students.


This web platform allows students to check grades, participate in online class discussions, take a test or quiz, check course calendars or submit an assignment.

Bob Devaney Sports Center

Following a historic renovation in 2012, Nebraska volleyball, gymnastics and wrestling call the 7,907-seat Bob Devaney Sports Center home. Devaney is also home of the Husker indoor track and field teams and the women’s swimming and diving team. The Devaney Sports Center houses one of four hydraulic-banked tracks in the nation and one of eight in the world.

Bowlin Stadium

Home to the women’s softball team, the one-of-a-kind facility is located in Haymarket Park. The stadium can accommodate up to 2,500 fans.

Bureau of Business Research (BBR)

The BBR is an applied economic and business research entity of CBA. Located within the Department of Economics, the BBR exists to accomplish two primary purposes. First, it provides relevant information and insightful data on economic conditions in Nebraska, the Great Plains and the nation as a general service to individuals and businesses in the state. Second, it also provides economists with practical opportunities to conduct applied economic research and train students in the conduct of applied research on timely economic and business topics.

Business and Cultural Discovery in China

This is one of the six study abroad programs coordinated by CBA. Business and Cultural Discovery in China is hosted at Xi’an Jiaotong University and spans four weeks.

Business Learning Community (BLC)

CBA has two learning communities for first-year students which allows them to live with others who share their academic interests. Developing Business Leaders – Start Your Future Today helps business students build skills and the knowledge needed to become future business and community leaders, while Business Around the World – Global Perspectives is designed for students who wish to complement their business coursework with an international experience through Education Abroad.

Campus Rec Center (CREC)

Campus Rec is committed to enhancing the educational experience and promoting lifelong wellness through excellent recreation programs, services and facilities. Supported by University Program and Facility Fees (UPFF), students currently enrolled in classes at UNL are automatically Campus Rec members for that semester and may use the center by presenting a current UNL NCard.

Career Services at CBA

Career Services at CBA delivers innovative services and programs to develop confident, professional and connected business students for lifelong career success. Career coaches help business majors make academic and career decisions, gain experience and pursue employment or further education. This includes help to decide on a major, find a part-time job/internship or create a résumé. Career Services at CBA has a strong partnership with UNL Career Services, which services the entire campus.

CBA Business Ethics Code and Scroll (aka Ethics Scroll)

Business students sign their name to the scroll to endorse the beliefs and ethical conduct outlined in the code. The Program in Business Ethics supports the integration of ethics throughout the curriculum and the discussion of ethical issues among students, faculty and the business community. Ethics are integrated into over 90 percent of business courses at CBA.

CBA Calendar

The online calendar provides information regarding upcoming deadlines for academic and social activities, as well as CBA event information. Activity details can be downloaded to a personal calendar.

CBA Honors Academy

The CBA Honors Academy is a four-year, cohort-based, enhanced business curriculum for high-ability students who have the potential and desire to become the next generation of business leaders. Academy students complete most of their foundation and core business courses together as a cohort using an action-based learning style focused on the development of critical thinking, technical and communication skills. These classes allow students to discuss and develop solutions for real-world business problems and create the social and intellectual bonds necessary to ready students for the ever-changing business world.

CBA Scholarships

CBA offers approximately $500,000 in scholarships to its students each year. These CBA scholarships are available for current students and are awarded based on scholarship and donor specifications, including student financial need, academic performance, major and class standing, among other factors. To be considered for financial need criteria, students need to have completed a current FAFSA.

CBA Testing Center

The CBA Testing Center provides instructors and students a proctored testing environment for make-up exams, exams for online courses and the Major Field Test in Business assessment.

Center for Entrepreneurship

The center offers a variety of courses that enable students to explore the subject of entrepreneurship. The majority of classes are taught by individuals who have either started a business or have been associated with business ownership. The center hosts two major competitions during the year: Quick Pitch in the fall and EntrepreneuringDays@UNL in the spring.


The Consortium of Universities for International Studies (CIMBA) is a study abroad program in Paderno del Grappa, Italy, and is one of six study abroad programs coordinated by CBA. Courses are offered in business, communications, Italian and journalism during the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Culture and Business in Brazil

Culture and Business in Brazil is the newest of the six study abroad programs coordinated by CBA. The faculty-led, three-week program is based in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Coe Learning Center

The new, enhanced center is located in the basement of CBA. It features laptop lounge chairs, a conference room and 40 new computers.


The official welcome to UNL for new students each fall which kicks off Big Red Welcome events. Students hear from the chancellor and top administrators, experience their first academic procession and learn about UNL history and traditions.

Dean’s Office Hours – CBA 214

Dean Plowman hosts office hours one day a week each semester to give members of the CBA community, including students, the opportunity to speak with her. Walk-ins are welcome, no appointments are necessary. The day of the week varies each semester and will be posted on the CBA website and in the Dean’s office.

Degree Audit

This report is an up-to-date matrix of courses required to keep students on track to complete their degree. The degree audit includes completed courses as well as courses needed to graduate. Access to the document is through the student’s MyRed account.

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes a CBA staff member with outstanding performance who inspires a teamwork attitude and is committed to excellence. Students are encouraged to nominate staff members from CBA who have made an impact on their collegiate experience each fall.

Distinguished Teaching Award

The Distinguished Teaching Award is presented to a CBA tenured or tenure-track professor who has made the most positive impact on his or her students’ educational experience. Students are encouraged to nominate faculty each fall.

East Campus

Located two miles from City Campus, East Campus is a tree-lined, wide-open campus with a small-college atmosphere. Campus attractions include the Tractor Test and Power Museum, Hillestad Textiles Gallery, Dairy Store, College of Law, College of Dentistry, International Quilt Study Center and Museum and the Barkley Memorial Center. Main entrances to campus can be found along Holdrege Street between 33 and 48 Streets.

E.J. Faulkner Writing Lab

Located in the Coe Learning Center in the basement of CBA, the lab provides students a structured place to work on case studies assigned by professors as part of upper-level CBA courses. The lab also provides CBA students with drop-in service for proof reading of papers, résumés, cover letters, scholarship applications, letters of recommendation and letters of intent.

Executive Education

The Executive Education program at CBA provides business professionals with the knowledge, skills and tools required to improve leadership and performance capabilities and position professionals and businesses for growth.

France Business School

This is one of six study abroad programs coordinated by CBA. The France Business School - School of Business and Management (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce et de Managment) is located in Poitiers, France. Coursework in accounting, electives, general studies, language, management and marketing are available. Students can study in France in the fall and spring semesters or for the full academic year.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation and is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These programs provide grants, loans and work-study funds to students attending college or career school.


Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education record. Once the student reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond high school, the rights transfer to the student.

Hawks Field at Haymarket Park

Home to the Husker baseball team, Haymarket Park is widely recognized as one of the top college ballparks in the nation. Hawks Field features 4,419 chair-back seats with an up-close view of the action and berm seating for an additional 4,000 fans along both baselines and throughout the outfield.

Herbie Husker

One of two sports mascots, Herbie became the official mascot after appearing on the 1974 Husker football media guide.

Husker Hire Link

Husker Hire Link is an online connection between UNL students and alumni seeking jobs and internships. Students can search jobs, internships and employers, post and send résumés and participate in on-campus interviews and career events.

Iron N

The Iron N is the student cheering section which unites the student body to support their peers on Husker athletic teams to create the ultimate home field advantage.

Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management

A joint venture between CBA and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, the Raikes School is an honors program with a mission to develop world-class innovators and leaders through honors education. It provides four years of interdisciplinary, innovative design and development with an academic focus on computer science and management. The program offers a unique living and learning community that enables students to freely engage in collaborative project work via student residences, faculty offices, project work areas and meeting rooms.

Lanes 'n Games

Located at the East Campus Union, Lanes ‘n Games houses six lanes as well as coaches offices for the five-time NCAA national champion Husker bowling team. The bowling alley sponsors leagues for UNL students, faculty and staff as well as open bowling for the general public.

Lil’ Red

The newest Husker mascot, Lil’ Red was created in 1993 to appeal to younger fans by Dr. Barbara Hibner after a statewide contest.

Lincoln Center for Economic Education

The center is one of six centers housed within the Department of Economics at CBA. It offers teacher education via credit courses and non-credit workshops to increase economic understanding of teachers to improve their skills and integrate economics into their curriculum. It also maintains an extensive resource library available for loan to local school districts, educational agencies, college faculty and community groups. The center is affiliated with the National Council on Economic Education and is part of the EconomicsAmerica network.

Love Library

The Don L. Love Memorial Library is the main library in the UNL library system. Located next door to the east of CBA, it provides a comfortable, secure environment for individuals and groups to study and do research.

Memorial Stadium

Home of the Husker football team since 1923, Memorial Stadium is considered one of the most intimidating locations to play in all of sports. It is also home to an on-going NCAA record sellout streak dating back to 1962.


MyRed is the University of Nebraska’s online student information system designed to support enrollment. Also available in a mobile platform to keep student information convenient, students can register for classes, edit their contact information and manage their student account via MyRed.


Students and faculty use the NCard as the university’s multi-functional photo identification and campus card. The NCard should be carried at all times to access residence halls, dining hall meal plans, library check out, Uniprint, Campus Rec, athletic tickets and campus events, and much more.

National Center for Research in Economic Education

The center is one of six centers housed within the Department of Economics at CBA. The center prepares datasets and conducts studies on the effective teaching and learning of economics. It is a resource for those seeking assistance with research and evaluation projects in economic education.

Nebraska Council on Economic Education

The center is one of six centers housed within the Department of Economics at CBA. The council acts as a catalyst and leads a statewide initiative to advance economic leadership. The council works to ensure all students from kindergarten through high school have an on-going education in economics by enhancing teachers’ understanding of economics and their ability to teach economic concepts to their students.

Nebraska at Oxford

The Nebraska at Oxford Program is the largest and most popular study abroad program at UNL. Students study economics and literature, and learn about themselves and the world while attending Oxford for four weeks in the summer. This is one of six study abroad programs coordinated by CBA.

Nebraska Soccer and Tennis Complex

Located adjacent to the Nebraska Innovation Campus, the new soccer facilities include an outdoor, lighted competition field with seating for approximately 2,500 spectators. Facilities for tennis include 12 lighted outdoor courts and six indoor courts with a combined total of 1,400 seats for spectators.

New Building Project

The new 240,000-square-foot building is the largest academic building project in the recent UNL history. Located at 14th and Vine Streets, it will become the east bookend for Memorial Mall looking west toward Memorial Stadium. The building will serve as a central gathering place for the community and will be a welcoming place for the university and larger business community. The completely privately funded $84 million project will be completed in 2017.

New Student Enrollment (NSE)

NSE is the university’s new student orientation program that assists students with the transition to college life. NSE exposes students to campus resources, allows them to register for classes and provides an opportunity for them to engage with their peers.

Pinnacle Bank Arena (PBA)

Home to Nebraska men’s and women’s basketball programs, the 15,000-seat arena hosts an expansive student section with 1,000 seats on the 100 level, including behind the team benches. PBA also hosts concerts and other community activities.

PrEP Program

Career Services at CBA created the Professional Enhancement Program (PrEP) to develop professional, polished and confident individuals for lifelong career success. PrEP’s unique and innovative four-year curriculum prepares business students not only to find an internship or full-time job, but succeed in their career and personal life after college. All students who enter CBA are required to take and pass the four PrEP courses.


An assistant, associate or (full) professor is a tenure or tenure-track appointment. They are considered permanent members of the university, and are distinguished from contingent faculty by the permanent nature of tenure-track employment. This role involves a combination of research and teaching activities, as well as possible contribution to departmental administration.

Professor of Practice

An assistant, associate or (full) professor of practice is a full-time, non-tenure track appointment. These faculty have been appointed because of skills and expertise acquired through nonacademic careers. They are not expected to be significantly involved in research activities as they are principally engaged in teaching.

Priority Registration

Priority registration is a two-week time period where currently enrolled UNL students register for classes offered in the upcoming semester. First-time freshmen and new transfer students will register during NSE.

Recognized Student Organizations (RSO)

Student organizations are a vital part of the out-of-class experience at UNL. Students find opportunities for personal and professional development through programs, services and events that cover a wide range of topics. There are nearly 25 RSOs providing leadership experiences for business students.

Sales Center for Excellence

The Sales Center for Excellence allows students the opportunity to learn how to sell to employers, pitch ideas and enhance communications skills. Regardless of major, a focused understanding and application of the skills needed to effectively communicate in today’s business environment will prove beneficial to any career. It offers the opportunity to earn a certificate in professional selling to all UNL students.


Senshu University and CBA have had a long-term partnership which includes the Business, Culture and Language Program. This program is one of six study abroad programs coordinated by CBA. Students study in Tokyo and take business and language classes. The program is 12 weeks and takes place in the fall semester.

Social Media

Connect and engage with CBA via one of our social media accounts for updates, posts and event notices. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube. Dean Plowman is also on Twitter.


UNL operates three bus routes Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters. The Perimeter Route operates as a “walk up/on call” service with two vans that serve the perimeter parking areas to the north of City Campus from 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. The Intercampus Route provides service between city and east campus and is operated by StarTran. The UNL/StarTran bus pass accompanied by your NCard and is required to ride all buses including those at UNL.


A syllabus is a document professors create listing course objectives and purpose, grading criteria, expectations, readings and assignments for each specific course a student takes.

Undergraduate Bulletin

The bulletin provides students with important information regarding degrees including the description, admission and major requirements, college requirements and minimum cumulative GPA.

University Health Center (UHC)

The University Health Center promotes the health and well-being of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln community through quality care and education. Currently enrolled UNL students taking seven or more credits pay the University Program and Facility Fee (UPFF) for health services. The UHC medical clinic and the first three visits with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) are offered at no fee while other services including pharmacy, dental, laboratory, radiology, physical therapy and health promotion are offered at reduced rates.

UNL Parents Association

Incorporated on May 18, 1987, the UNL Parents Association keeps parents informed about the university, its background, present programs and future plans. It also strives to strengthen the bond between the University of Nebraska and parents by encouraging communications in both directions, supports activities designed to enhance students’ educational experience and promotes the advancement of the University by strengthening it at all levels. The association is served by a six-member advisory board of directors who serve as a parents advisory committee to UNL.

UNL Parent Association’s Parents' Recognition Award

These awards provide positive feedback to campus faculty and staff about the work they do with students. The UNL Parents Association solicits nominations through an annual mailing, asking parents to nominate a faculty or staff member who has made a significant difference in their student’s life. Nominations include a short explanation of why the person was nominated.

Wilderness Ridge

This public golf course offers a demanding championship layout while providing the Husker golf team with a convenient practice location. It also features one of the top indoor practice facilities in the state.