The University of California encourages its faculty to perform consulting activities. Through consulting, our faculty gain valuable experiences that enhance both their teaching and research at the university. Generally, consulting agreements are considered private agreements between the faculty member and the company. As a result, our office is generally not involved in establishing consulting agreements, unless the company or faculty member wants assistance in determining whether the terms comply with applicable UC policies.
Please note that, because it is a private activity, consulting activities must occur during a faculty member’s personal time and our faculty cannot use UCSB facilities or equipment for private consulting activities. Companies entering into consulting relationships with UCSB faculty are encouraged to be familiar with the primary UC policies relating to consulting activities. The following summarizes the policies applicable to faculty consulting:
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