Conflict of Commitment

A conflict of commitment is a situation in which an individual accepts or incurs conflicting obligations between or among the University and other entities.  The University encourages faculty members to engage in Outside Professional Activities that contribute to the growth of knowledge or advance the mission of the University.  Outside Professional Activities afford faculty opportunities to collaborate and share their expertise with communities beyond the University, to develop professional growth opportunities for faculty, and students, and to enhance their expertise and teaching in their chose discipline.

University Policy 4021 applies to all faculty governed by the Faculty Handbook, and implements Faculty Handbook section 2.10.7, Outside Professional Activities and Conflicts of Commitment.  In addition, section III.B. of this Policy applies to all investigators on externally sponsored research.

Procedures for University Policy 4021

For more detailed information on Mason's Conflict of Commitment, visit Mason's Conflict of Commitment, University Policy 4021.

For more detailed information on Mason's Conflict of Interest, visit Mason's Conflict of Interests, University Policy 4001.