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In keeping with the institutional mission to engage the community at large in scholarly inquiry, creative activity, and the application of knowledge, faculty and staff are encouraged to pursue research and training opportunities in the business or private sector.
The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs, in consultation with Contracts and Business Services, will negotiate the terms of Contract or Fee for Services Agreements. Agreements may include the following as defined:
The total amount of the agreement will be in keeping with institutional policies which govern extra duty pay and sponsored activities. A copy of the contract or fee for service agreement must be submitted for review and approval by the Department Chair, Dean, and Provost prior to performance of the work.
To qualify for consideration, the contract or fee for service agreement should demonstrably benefit student learning, faculty teaching and advising, community service, and other university educational initiatives. Specifically for time and materials agreements, the institution will assess a ten percent (10%) administrative fee to be incorporated with the loaded labor rate.
Recommendations for faculty reassigned time and extra duty pay on contracts and fee for services agreements must specify:
All agreements to work on grant- and contract-funded reassigned time and extra duty pay will incorporate the standards of time and effort reporting necessary to comply with the terms of the grant or contract.
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