Situations that could negatively impact students

To protect students' rights as researchers and scholars, faculty conducting research must disclose potential, perceived, or actual conflicts of interests that may emerge from student involvement in that research.

What must be disclosed?

  1. Faculty members must disclose restrictions on publication or communication rights on projects when students are involved in the project and their involvement is the basis for evaluation of the student or fulfillment of degree requirements.
  2. Faculty members must disclose their intent to hire a University student as an employee or contractor for an outside entity in which they have a significant financial interest if the student is (a) enrolled in a class that the faculty member teaches; (b) under the faculty member’s supervision on a research project, or (c) the faculty member is the chair of the student’s graduate committee.