University Residence Policy

University Policy On Residence, Including During Non-Teaching Quarters

From the Faculty Handbook

(p. 30) Faculty participation in outside professional and commercial activities can make important direct and indirect contributions to the strength and vitality of the University. Through participation in such activities, faculty members may add to knowledge and understanding that is relevant and useful to teaching and research within the University, develop sources of funding and support for activities carried out in the University, and establish relationships valuable to the University. Because of its value to the University, its rewards for individual faculty, and its contributions to the larger society of which the University is a part, the University recognizes that limited participation of its faculty in outside professional and commercial activities can be appropriate.

To guard against the dangers of inappropriate or excessive involvement in outside professional and commercial activities, it is essential to have a policy concerning faculty participation in such activities. The basic elements of this policy are articulated in University Statute §14, “Residence Requirements for Members of the Faculty,” which states in relevant part: A member of the Faculty during the Quarters of residence may not engage in consultation, teaching at other universities, regular compensated lecturing, compensated editorial activities, or other substantial outside employment, unless such activity is consistent with the faculty member’s obligations to the University, is not inimical to the fullest development of scholarly activities, and meets with the approval of the faculty member’s Chairman and Dean.

(p. 31) Involvement with, or financial interest in, professional or commercial activities outside of the University should not compromise the fulfillment of a faculty member’s obligations to the University. Such outside activities conflict with obligations to the University when they involve excessive commitments of time, when they bias the nature and direction of scholarly research, or when they influence a faculty member’s decision or behavior with respect to teaching and student affairs, appointments and promotions of faculty,

(p. 32) A faculty member’s contribution to the University derives not only from scholarly research and formal classroom teaching, but also from less formal interactions with colleagues and students, and from participation in the affairs of the faculty member’s department and of the University. To sustain the contribution consistent with a faculty member’s obligation to the University, time committed to outside professional and commercial activities should not exceed the accepted standard for such activities.

Under current University policy, a faculty member may not devote more than eleven (11) days each quarter of residence to the type of activities described in Statute §14 without specific authorization of chairman and dean.

From the Statutes

(p. 35) STATUTE 14. Residence Requirements for Members of the Faculty. Each member of the Faculty during each appointive year shall perform service (in instruction, research, and other activities) as may be recommended by the appropriate Dean and approved by the Provost. Work under such assignments shall be considered to be service in residence, and shall normally be performed within the University, but such service may be rendered outside the University when recommended by the Dean and approved by the Provost. Periods of freedom from assignment, when extended to one Quarter or more, are considered to be out of residence unless otherwise specified in the Statutes. A member of the Faculty during the Quarters of residence may not engage in consultation, teaching at other universities, regular compensated lecturing, compensated editorial activities, or other substantial outside employment, unless such activity is consistent with the faculty member’s obligations to the University, is not inimical to the fullest development of scholarly activities, and meets with the approval of the faculty member’s Chairman and Dean.

14.1. Three-Quarter appointments: Each Faculty member under this type of appointment shall perform service in residence during three Quarters of the member’s appointive year as may be recommended by the appropriate Dean and approved by the Provost. Compensation for such service is payable in twelve equal monthly installments annually.