Professional Ethics and Responsibilities | Department of Finance Handbook | Kent State University

Professional Ethics and Responsibilities

Professionals in the Department of Finance are bound by the provisions and procedures of the Faculty Code of Ethics contained in the UPR.

1.    Conflict of Interest

Because employment of a faculty member of Kent State University is a trust conferred by public authority for a public purpose, a faculty member is forbidden from placing himself or herself in a position in which private interest conflicts with public duty.  No faculty member should receive special treatment or favors from other University employees or persons who do business with the University. No personal advantage, pecuniary or otherwise, should be gained from such employment without prior written approval.

2.    Consulting

Faculty members may engage in consulting activities for remuneration in addition to their employment responsibilities at the University. However, such outside consulting activities must be scheduled and limited so that they do not interfere with a faculty member’s teaching, research, and service duties at the University. Prior to accepting continuing remunerative employment, each member of the faculty shall seek and obtain approval from the Chair, the Dean, and the Provost or designee.