Individual Conflict of Interest/Conflict of Commitment

Individual Conflict of Interest and Commitment

 

  All members of the RIT Community are expected to conduct the affairs of the university in a manner consistent with their primary commitments to the university, and the performance of their professional responsibilities must be free from real or apparent bias motivated by self-interest. The university recognizes that the quality of teaching, research, service, and the administration of university programs may be enhanced when members of the RIT Community participate in extramural activities.

RIT’s Individual Conflict of Interest and Commitment (ICIC) policy sets forth the principles and procedures to identify, report, review, and manage real and apparent conflicts of commitment and conflicts of interest.  The purpose of the policy is to assure that individuals’ primary commitments to the university and the objective performance of their professional responsibilities are not adversely affected by external commitment and financial interests.

The policy requires all regular RIT faculty and staff to disclose potential, real, or perceived conflicts of interest or commitment 1) upon hire, 2) annually thereafter, and 3) any time circumstances arise that may create conflicts of interest or commitment.   Members of the RIT Community are encouraged to review the ICIC policy and the disclosure process.  Online training is provided to all members of the RIT Community upon hire, and can also be accessed by current employees at any time through the Center for Professional Development training portal. Individual or group training is also available upon request.