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What are outside professional activities?

Outside professional activities, compensated or uncompensated, and regardless of financial interest, are defined as those activities that are within a faculty member’s area of professional academic expertise, and that advance or communicate that expertise through interaction within the industry or community, or with the public.

Outside professional activities are distinct from non-professional activities, i.e., activities that are part of the faculty member’s private life and are not expressly governed by University regulations, or by the guidelines on outside professional activities. 

Outside professional activities must not interfere with a faculty member’s obligations to the University.

To learn more, review the applicable conflict of commitment policy: