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.
Every salaried academic staff member is required to complete an annual disclosure and request for prior approval form. A review of this Report of Non-University Activities (RNUA) is conducted on campus which results in approval of reported activities, identification of possible conflicts, and/or elimination or management of actual conflicts of commitment or interest.
At UIS, the provost serves as the vice chancellor for research (VCR) and administers this policy. The University policy on Conflicts of Commitment and Interest, adopted by the Board of Trustees, can be found at: http://www.vpaa.uillinois.edu/policies/conflict_toc.cfm