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Consulting Services

Outside professional activity of the faculty often takes the form of consulting. Consulting that does not interfere with the faculty member’s teaching and research obligations is supported and encouraged by the university. Faculty consulting provides opportunities for university researchers to confront “real world” challenges, identify and work with practicing industrial collaborators, and contribute expertise that helps fuel economic development. These agreements, however, are personal agreements and, if not handled properly, can create risk as well as conflict with prior obligations of the faculty to the University of California.