Jun 21, 2018  

Academic Affairs

Outside Employment
02:28:00 Outside Employment


  1. Chattanooga State recognizes the value to its students, personnel, institutions and area vocational-technical schools, and to the citizens of the community arising from the many types of consulting and other external experiences in which members of the faculty and professional staff may engage. Such activities can contribute to the quality of instruction, enhance the professional competency of the individual, and bring credit to the institution or school. These activities also provide valuable service to business, industry, professional groups, public and private organizations, local, state and federal governments, as well as provide important links between the institution or school and the community.
  2. This policy does not apply: (a) to normal, short term professional activities such as participation in symposia, accreditation visits, speaking engagements, exhibitions, or recitals, even though honoraria may be received for such participation; or (b) when the individual is not within the term of his or her contract period, or is on leave.
  3. The minimum guidelines pertaining to the outside employment of full-time faculty, administrators, and professional staff are as follows:
    1. Prior to engaging in outside professional employment or continuing business activity, the faculty or professional staff member, or administrator shall notify the president or director, or his or her designee, of the nature of the employment and the expected commitment of time. The president or director or his or her designee shall determine whether the proposed employment is consistent with institution or school and Tennessee Board of Regents policies. In the event that it is determined that the employment is inconsistent with such policies, the president or director or his or her designee shall notify the individual to that effect. The faculty or staff member may appeal such a decision through the normal institutional or school channels for handling grievances.
  1. The proposed outside professional employment or continuing business activity:
    1. must not interfere with assigned duties and responsibilities;
    2. must not constitute a conflict of interest or compete with the education, research, or public service programs of the institution or school;
    3. if involving employment with other agencies, departments, or institutions of State government, including State institutions of higher education or area schools, is subject to the prior approval of the president or director or his or her designee and the appropriate representative of the other agency, department, institution, or school;
    4. must not be undertaken with the claim that the individual is an official representative of the institution or school in connection with the employment; and 
    5. if involving the use of institutional or school equipment, facilities, or services must have institutional or school approval and provide for compensating the institution or school at the rates established by the institution or school.

Source: TBR POLICY 5:01:05:00

Approved: Executive Staff, 05/20/09
Approved: President's Cabinet, 05/20/09
Approved: President, 05/20/09
Reviewed and Revised by: Academic Affairs, 03/20/09