Conflicts of Commitment and Interest
Active participation by academic staff members in external activities that enhance their professional skills or constitute public service can be beneficial to the University as well as to the individual. Because such activities can lead to conflicts of commitment or interest with regard to one’s University responsibilities, it is necessary to measure and monitor the non-University activities of staff members.
The University of Illinois Policy on Conflicts of Commitment and Interest (COCI) provides a framework for measuring and monitoring the propriety and advisability of non-University activities of academic staff members. At UIS, the provost serves as the vice chancellor for research (VCR) and administers this policy.