Teaching Outside the Department, Outside Employment and Other Outside Activities

The Department has first claim on 12 hours of each faculty member’s time per semester. Honors Courses are recognized as part of the regular offerings of the Department; Arts and Sciences Courses, Experimental Courses, Interdisciplinary Courses, and Workshops offered through the College of Continuing Studies may be counted as part of a faculty member’s teaching load with the permission of the Chairperson and the Dean of the College. Units considering the offering of distance learning courses, honors courses, Arts and Sciences courses, interdisciplinary courses, Continuing Studies workshops and the like are expected to consult first with the Department Chairperson rather than undertaking any negotiations or consultations on their own with individuals outside the Department.

Faculty members may engage in professional activities outside the university provided the activities do not interfere with the faculty member's teaching, research, or service responsibilities to the Department, Campus, College or University (See, University Policy Register 3342-6-24). These activities must not compete with University activity or the faculty member’s employment with the University and must be approved in advance by the Chair and the Dean. Each academic year, each faculty member must disclose and seek approval for all outside employment or other outside activities on the form provided by the University. Any outside employment or other outside activities are subject to the Faculty Code of Ethics and the University’s conflict of interest policies. (See, University Policy Register 3342-6-17 and 3342-6-23)