Examples of Conflicts

Examples of conflicts of commitment for faculty may include but are not limited to:

  • arts_interiorMaintaining full-time paid employment at another institution/organization that interferes with work performance and/or attendance.
  • Excessive (not more than one day per week, on average) private consulting or advisory committee service, even if it is in the public interest or pro bono.
  • Taking a significant management role in a non-NMSU entity as part of consulting activities.
  • Holding an elective political office

Examples of permitted activities may include but are not limited to:

  • Faculty consulting for private companies not in excess of one day per week during that portion of the year when drawing an academic or summer salary.
  • Serving on advisory committees of public or private concerns for the benefit of the university, even if an honorarium is paid for such activities, as long as it does not interfere with work performance and attendance.
  • Acting as an editor or reviewer for a professional society journal.
  • Preparing chapters, textbooks or monographs related to teaching, research or service activities, even if paid royalties as an author or editor.
  • Occasional lectures, colloquia or seminars to disseminate results of university-related teaching, research or service activities.
  • Holding an office in a professional society.

For additional information regarding 3.19 Conflict of Interest- Ethical Conduct and 3.20 Conflicts of Interest and Conflicts of Commitment in General, please refer to the NMSU Policy Manual.