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Re: Adjunct Appointments Marianne Woods (19 May 1997 09:49 EST)

Re: Adjunct Appointments Marianne Woods 19 May 1997 09:49 EST

Our primary concern with adjunct appointments where the person will be a
PI on a grant/contract is that the person has no vested interest in the
University and if unethical can walk away at any time. To counteract this
we require that an adjunct professor have the Dean or Department Chair as
a co-pi on the grant. This allows us to keep control of the funds.

On Fri, 16 May 1997, Research Administration Discussion Group

> We are in the process of setting up Adjunct Research (Assistant,
> Associate) Professor appointments for individuals who either have
> external funding or are seeking external funding and who want to be
> affiliated with the university.  The PI's salary and benefits would
> come off of the grant; no university funds would be used for support.
> The only university obligation would probably be access to the
> library and possibly athletic facilities, though the department would
> hopefully also furnish office space, perhaps access to student help,
> etc.  So far as I can tell, the benefits would cover liability,
> workman's comp, etc., the same as other university employees.
> I would appreciate it if you would share your experiences re: adjunct
> appointments with me, preferably back to this listserve or else to my
> email address.  I am concerned that there might be something we are
> overlooking that could create later problems, either within the
> academic arena or from the administrative/financial side.
> Thanks.
> Chuck Howard

Dr. Marianne Rinaldo Woods
Office of Research Administration and Sponsored Projects
The University of Texas at Dallas
Phone: 972-883-2313
Fax: 972-883-2310