East Carolina University Faculty Manual
ECU POLICY ON CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND COMMITMENT
A. Conflict of Interest
It is the policy of the University that faculty and EPA non-faculty shall avoid conflicts of interest that have the potential to affect adversely the University's interests, to compromise objectivity in carrying out University responsibilities, or otherwise to compromise the performance of University responsibilities. Accordingly, outside activities and financial interests must be disclosed on an annual basis. Disclosures must be updated when new external interests develop. Outside activities and financial interests should be arranged to avoid such conflicts. Related policies are also discussed in the ECU Faculty Manual, Part VII, Research Information.
B. Conflict of Commitment
It is the policy of the University that faculty and EPA non-faculty employees shall devote their primary professional loyalty, time, and energy to their teaching, research, service, and, where applicable, patient care at the University. Accordingly, outside activities and financial interests must be arranged to avoid interference with the primacy of these commitments. Policies and Procedures for those potential conflicts of commitment situations that do not involve conflict of interest are discussed in the ECU Faculty Manual, Part VI, General Personnel Information. The policy on External Professional Activities of Faculty and Other Professional Staff should be used for these potential conflicts of commitment situations.