The table below provides guidance for the review of requests to engage in outside consulting and other external professional commitments.
|Possible Conflict of Commitment Area||Guiding Principle||Factors to Consider When Reviewing Report or Request|
|Activity may interfere with the performance of regular employment||Faculty member must be able to continue normal teaching, research, service, and departmental participation or professional/academic staff member must be able to maintain regular job responsibilities||
|Activity involves teaching at another school or an online course||Outside commitment may not compete with courses or services offered by the University||
|Activity involves conducting research through an outside entity||Outside commitment may not interfere with performance||
|Activity involves serving as officer of professional society or editor of professional journal||Benefits of assuming professional leadership responsibilities for institutional reputation and personal career development need to be taken into account in considering relief from normal job responsibilities.||