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Conflict of Interest at ULM
ULM is a public institution of higher education. Public trust in the academic enterprise ensures its legitimacy and longevity. It is, therefore, necessary to ensure the public and stakeholders continue to support academic enterprise, integrity of its scientific enterprise, and mission of educational institutions to teach, serve and lead our society in breakthroughs of new grounds.
University's assurance in its committment to uphold the public trust is based on explicit and implicit norms that govern ULM's employees that, for the vast majority, self-regulating processes are effective; and that the vast majority of researchers are honest and conduct their research with the highest standards and integrity. ULM employees and students involved in any type of research are expected to make reasonable inquiries to OSPR as to whether their relationships and activities fall outside of conflict of interest purviews.
When accepting full time employment at ULM, an individual makes a commitment to ULM. This committment is understood to be full-time in the most inclusive sense. ULM's full-time employees are expected to devote their primary professional loyalty, time, and energy to their teaching, research, service, and where applicable, administrative responsibilities. Accordingly, they should arrange outside activities and financial interests so as not to interfere with the primacy of these commitments.
University of Louisiana at Monroe recognizes that its members may engage in outside professional work, and to the extent these activities serve the Faculty's interests, as well as those of the participant, the University approves of such involvement. However, no more than twenty percent (20%) of a full-time faculty member's total professional effort may be directed to outside work, not to exceed the equivalent of one working day per week. Potential conflicts of commitment must be disclosed and resolved prior to such involvement.
Employees whose appointments are less than full-time are expected to devote professional loyalty, time, and energy to their teaching, research, service, and administrative activities where applicable, in accordance with their agreed-upon time commitments.
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