Faculty members who wish to engage in private practice, private consulting, additional teaching or research, or other activity for which additional compensation is received during the faculty member's contract period, and excepting as next provided, will not contract to devote more than four days per month on such activity if said activity requires the faculty member's absence from duties. Such consultation and related activity privileges shall be cumulative to a maximum of six days, with all accumulated time to terminate with the end of the faculty member's contract period. The activity for which the individual is released must be substantially and significantly related to assigned duties. Such activity must promote state and local economic development or must benefit the professional discipline and development of the individual, all as shall be determined by the institutional chief executive officer under such guidelines and restrictions as are established from time to time by the Board. Release time will also be subject to the following conditions:
The faculty member must:
1. Apply in writing to the President, or designee, on a "Request to Engage in Private Practice/Consulting Form" for written approval prior to engaging in such activity or contracting to do so;
2. Report to the President the activity, duration of the activity, and the number of hours which were devoted to the additional activity;
3. Limit and restrict such activity so that it does not interfere with assigned responsibilities;
4. Reimburse BHSU for any institutional space, equipment, personnel, and materials used for such additional activity
5. If the activity is not for additional compensation, the consulting form need not be filed – only a travel request is needed.
See BOR Policy 4:19.