161.2 Consulting and Outside Employment

Created by: Stephanie Ferguson on 05/14/2003
Category: 1 - Academic Affairs; 60 - Professional Growth
Originator: Acad. Adm. & Faculty Status Committee
Current File: 161.2
Adoption Date: 10/20/2015
Reviewed for Currency: 10/20/2015
Replaces File: 161.2
Date of Origin: 11/12/1975
Classification: Faculty
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161.2 Consulting and Outside Employment


A. Background

Furman University encourages its faculty members to serve the community and to further their professional development through consulting and other professional relationships.


B. Policy

All full-time faculty members are accountable to Furman and must give priority to university responsibilities and activities.  Faculty members may be retained by individuals, industry, research organizations, or other agencies and institutions for consulting and other professional services when such activities do not detract from their duties as faculty members.


C. Guidelines

1. Extended and significant consulting and/or outside employment must have the approval of the appropriate department chair and the Dean of the Faculty.

2. Such activities must not encroach upon the faculty member's duties at Furman. 

3. In instances requiring large amounts of time, an appropriate adjustment in teaching load and salary paid by Furman may be made when such action is deemed fair and advantageous to both Furman and the faculty member.  See also File 165.5 "Leaves of Absence."