Related policies and additional references:
Conflict of Interest; Personnel Manual; Faculty Handbook
Staff members often create materials in which they hold commercial interests and which might be used in courses or programs that the staff member is teaching or administering for the University. It is the policy of the University that staff members may require students to purchase materials in which the staff member holds a commercial interest for courses taught or programs administered by that staff member. In this situation, however, the staff member shall assign all income rights for all of the materials sold to the University. Any income thus received shall be placed in a special fund, which shall then be made available by application through the Provost to staff members in order to promote research, publication, or other creative efforts.