2,690: Faculty Providing Scholarly and Professional Outside Compensated Services

Revised: July 2018

The following policies apply to faculty engaged in scholarly and professional outside compensated services in addition to their regular university responsibilities. All compensation for such services made from university funds must comply with UAM 2,695, Additional Compensation, Supplemental Pay, and Overloads.

Administrative Faculty:

The following policies apply to administrative faculty engaged in scholarly and professional outside compensated services in addition to their regular university responsibilities.

Services at UNR: Administrative faculty may engage in scholarly and professional outside compensated outside services related to their professional responsibilities for other units at UNR only with the prior approval of their dean/vice president. The employee may only accept compensation for this work if it is done outside the normal working hours for their assigned university duties. Administrative faculty may not accept additional compensation for providing the same clientele the same services which are part of their assigned university duties.

Services within NSHE: Administrative faculty who engage in scholarly and professional outside compensated services related to their professional responsibilities for other components of NSHE may do so upon prior approval of the appropriate vice president, and are granted release time if performed during the normal working hours. Administrative faculty may not accept additional compensation for services when granted release time.

Outside Services: The following policies apply to administrative faculty members providing scholarly and professional services compensated through sources other than university administered funds.

  1. Faculty members understand that the services must not interfere with normal university duties;
  2. Faculty members must inform in writing those who engage them that they are not acting in the name of the University; 
  3. When providing services to State of Nevada agencies, faculty members must receive prior written approval from their vice president, dean or director;
  4. Administrative faculty who provide services to entities, agencies or firms outside the University must request prior written approval from their department chair, dean or vice president and provide information as to the nature of the services to assure compliance with the conflict of interest policy;
  5. Prior approval is requested by submitting an online Compensated Outside Activities request in InfoEd;
  6. Approval for Compensated Outside Activities must be obtained at the beginning of each fiscal year or when the service commences;
  7. Faculty members on 12-month contracts must take annual leave if providing services during the standard work week;
  8. University facilities, equipment or personnel may not be used without a properly documented and authorized agreement between the external entity and the University.
  9. Administrative faculty who offer non-university workshops or trainings may not charge workshop/training registration fees to a student who is enrolled in a course for which the faculty member assigns a letter grade. 

Academic Faculty:

Academic faculty members have the right to offer scholarly and professional outside compensated services which may include studies, surveys, consulting, research, teaching, and/or training programs that are compensated through sources other than university-administered funds. 

The following policies apply to academic faculty members providing scholarly and professional services compensated through sources other than university administered funds:

  1. Faculty members understand that the services must not interfere with normal university duties;
  2. Faculty members must inform those in writing who engage them that they are not acting in the name of the University;
  3. When providing services to State of Nevada agencies, faculty members must receive prior written permission from their dean or director;
  4. Academic faculty members must request prior written approval from their department chair, dean or vice president through the appropriate channels and provide information as to the nature of the services to assure compliance with the conflict of interest policy;
  5. Prior approval is requested by submitting an online Compensated Outside Activities request in InfoEd;
  6. Approvals for Compenstated Outside Activities must be obtained at the beginning of each fiscal year or when the service commences;
  7. For "B" contract faculty, scholarly and professional outside compenstated services must not occupy more than one day's equivalent time per week, exclusive of non-contract days, evenings, weekends and holidays. "A" contract faculty must take annual leave if providing such services during the standard work week. 
  8. University facilities, equipment or personnel may not be used without a properly documented and authorized agreement between the external entity and the University.
  9. Academic faculty who provide non-university workshops or trainings may not charge workshop/training registration fees to a student who is enrolled in a course for which the faculty member assigns a letter grade.