Managing Entrepreneurial Faculty Members

Some of the best faculty members engage in entrepreneurial activities such as consulting, creating intellectual property, founding companies, and serving on corporate boards. These activities have the potential to bring recognition and funding to a department, but they also create administrative challenges for department chairs, including enforcing conflict-of-commitment and conflict-of-interest policies, determining which activities count toward tenure and promotion, and managing the time and resource demands of these entrepreneurial faculty members.

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