Conflicts of commitment and interest span a wide spectrum of situations, from minor and inconsequential matters to those that are incompatible with the University’s mission and operations. The mere existence of a conflict, whether actual or perceived, will not necessarily prevent an academic staff member from engaging in a particular activity. Active participation in external activities that enhance professional skills or constitute public service can benefit the participating academic staff and the University. However academic staff must meet their obligations as University academic staff members.
Academic staff may engage in non-university activities and other financial or fiduciary relationships with prior approval from their Unit Executive Officer(s) through a disclosure and review process.COCI Policy Statement