UW-Parkside Policies and Procedures establish guidelines regarding approval procedures and reporting requirements for substantial "outside activities." These guidelines apply to members of the staff, including faculty members, lecturers, and visiting faculty members.
Rules and procedures governing
outside activities (UWS 8) are intended to insure devotion to teaching, research
activities and all normal university responsibilities on the part of members
of the instructional staff, while permitting their broad participation in public
service or endeavors related to their fields of interest. Instructional staff
members are free to engage in outside activities, whether or not such activities
are remunerative or related to their field of academic interest or specialization.
However, no member of the instructional staff may engage in an outside activity
if it conflicts with her/his institutional responsibilities. Standards of conduct
set forth in UWS 8.03 shall be observed.
(1) As used in UWPF 7.07
through 7.16, "member of the instructional staff" includes faculty members as
defined in UWPF 1.01(1)(a), and lecturers and visiting faculty as defined by
UWPA 1.03 (2)(A and B) with a university commitment of 50% or more.
(2) "Reportable outside activities" are those activities of an instructional staff member which are defined in s. UWS 8.025.
(3) "Institutional Ethics
Committee" consists of the members of the Faculty Rights and Responsibilities
Committee and the members of the Academic Staff Policy and Personnel Committee.
7.09 Approval of Reportable
(1) Prior to undertaking
reportable outside activities, a member of the instructional staff shall request
in writing the permission of her/his department chair, describing the nature
and substance of the activity.
(2) If, during the year,
significant changes in a staff member's reportable outside activities occur,
the staff member shall immediately inform, in writing, her/his department chair.
This information shall be placed on file with the staff member's annual statement
of outside interests.
(3) The department chair
shall make a recommendation, within 15 days, regarding the submitted request
and notify the member of the instructional staff. When formulating her/his recommendation,
the chair may, at her/his discretion, consult with the Institutional Ethics
(4) The department chair
shall forward the request with her/his recommendation to the dean. The dean
shall approve or disapprove the request, within 15 days, and notify in writing
the chancellor, the chair, and the instructional staff member concerned.
(5) If the dean disapproves
the request, the instructional staff member concerned shall have the right to
appeal, within 15 days after notice of the dean's decision, in accordance with
7.10 Action to Avoid
Possible Conflict of Interest
(1) When a material conflict
may arise between the personal interests of a staff member and her/his public
responsibilities to the university, the staff member shall notify her/his department
chair by submitting a written statement describing the nature of the possible
(2) Procedures set forth
in 7.09(3) through (5) shall apply, except that the finding of the dean shall
conform to UWS 8.04(a) through (c).
7.11 Approval of Outside
Activities Utilizing Institutional Facilities and Personnel
(1) Prior to undertaking
outside activities requiring the use of institutional facilities and/or staff,
the member of the instructional staff shall request in writing the permission
of the Chancellor, through the department chair and dean, describing the required
institutional facilities and/or personnel and the rationale for the usage.
(2) The use of institutional
facilities for outside activities shall be decided by the Chancellor as guided
by the rule and procedures in UWPF 9.02 and Regent's Policy (e.g. UWS 21).
7.12 Reporting of
(1) Each instructional
staff member shall annually on or before April 30, file a report of outside
activities with her/his department chair.
(2) The dean shall notify
in writing any member of the instructional staff whose reportable outside activities
are deemed by her/him after consultation with the appropriate department chair,
to be excessive or improper.
(3) A member of the instructional
staff whose reportable outside activities are judged by her/his dean to be excessive
or improper may appeal the dean's decision in accordance with UWPF 7.15-7.18.
7.13 Outside Activities
(1) The use of students
in outside activities should be governed by the educational benefits to the
(2) The involved students
should be informed of the implications of any agreements restricting their right
to publish or communicate freely.
(3) The instructional staff
member who either advises or serves on the dissertation committee of a graduate
student shall request in writing the permission of her/his department chair
to either hire or directly supervise such a student in employment activities.
7.14 Service as an
Expert Witness or Consultant
Any expected or anticipated
service by a member of the instructional staff as an expert witness in legal
proceedings, or as a staff advisor or consultant to granting agencies, shall
be subject to the approval procedure provided by UWPF 7.09.
7.15 Outside Activities
Requiring Absence From Institutional Duties
Any expected or anticipated
absence from institutional duties due to outside activities shall be subject
to the approval procedure provided in UWPF 7.09 or UWPF 9.01.
Complaints against a member
of the instructional staff charging a violation of the provisions of UWS 8 shall
be submitted to the chancellor.
(1) Where the complaint
is against a faculty member, the chancellor shall proceed under the provisions
of UWPF 7.02-7.06.
(2) Where the complaint
is against a member of the academic staff, the chancellor shall proceed under
the provisions of UWPA 10.04.