University of Nebraska Risk Appetite
The following risk tolerances were adopted January 23, 2014 and modified October 2, 2018 by the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee to provide a framework for the amount and type of risk the University is willing to take in order to meet its strategic objectives.
  1. High tolerance for risks in the pursuit of innovative and breakthrough research, scholarship and public engagement.
  2. High tolerance for strategic risk-taking that enhances instructional quality or student experience.
  3. High tolerance for strategic risk-taking that promotes productivity, creativity and reputation.
  4. Moderate risk tolerance for rewarded financial risk.
  5. Low tolerance for risks arising from inappropriate discharge of fiduciary responsibilities.
  6. Low tolerance for risks that undermine the actual safety, or the perception of safety, of our students, faculty, staff or visitors.
  7. Low tolerance for intentional non-compliance with laws or regulations.
  8. Very Low tolerance for risks arising from inappropriate or unauthorized release or use of sensitive data, including financial, research, student or intellectual property data.
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