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Consulting by Faculty

Consulting by Faculty

  • Consulting is an activity performed by a faculty member for compensation as a result of his/her expertise or prominence in his/her field while not acting in his/her official capacity as a State employee (i.e. in his/her own time.) The University’s Bylaws prohibit faculty from consulting on “time due to the University”.
  • Prior approval is required for all consulting activities. An on-line form for consulting approval is available on the Consulting by Faculty website.
  • In summary:
    1. Conflict of interest: consulting activities may not create a conflict with the individual’s state position and responsibilities;
    2. Owning a business: faculty members and members of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) may consult with companies in which they have an ownership interest;
    3. Policy and procedures: all policies and procedures relating to consulting are found on the Consulting website;
    4. Reconciliation report: annual reconciliation reports are required of all individuals who engaged in any consulting activity;
    5. Royalties: royalties are not reported as consulting income;
    6. Sabbatical leaves and consulting: for purposes of consulting sabbatical leave is considered full time employment;
    7. Teaching at other institutions: teaching at other institutions is not allowed under University policy but may be permissable under certain circumstances. Exceptions
      must be approved by the Office of the Provost.
    8. Travel while consulting: travel while consulting is considered to be personal travel.
  • LINK: Consulting by Faculty