Since the regular faculty member is considered a full-time professional at SCU, his/her first duties are to the University. Outside employment, business interests, or consulting activities must not diminish a faculty member’s effectiveness as a member of the university faculty. They must be clearly subordinate to the individual’s teaching, advising, and University service functions, and must be held to a minimum during the academic year.
SCU expects full-time faculty members who desire to establish an outside employment relationship or business interest during the regular academic year to secure the written approval of the Provost & Vice-President for Academic Affairs. Since university needs may change, it is necessary to have such approval renewed each academic year.
These restrictions do not apply during the summer, nor are they intended to restrain a faculty member from delivering occasional lectures at other institutions, or fulfilling invitations to preach on weekends.
Drafted on: Source: 2014-2015 Faculty Handbook, section 5.14