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Faculty Consulting: New Fiscal Year Reminder

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to remind you of the importance of submitting faculty consulting requests as we begin a new fiscal year. As you are hopefully aware, any faculty undertaking consulting activity (defined as any work for compensation related to your area of expertise or any work – even if unpaid – for faculty affiliated companies) requires approval through the online faculty consulting request system. Any prior approvals for consulting end with the fiscal year on 6/30/21. Therefore, if you have any ongoing activity, or if you are going to undertake any new consulting activities, you will need to submit new consulting requests.

During the summer months, you are still required to obtain prior approval for consulting activity. Please be aware that activities such as giving talks for honoraria, receiving a stipend for editorial work, teaching at another institution, or receiving payment for reviewing grants all fall under the definition of faculty consulting and require consulting approval.

If submitting approvals for ongoing activity in the new fiscal year, please be sure to choose the “start on approval” option.

Please also be aware that our usual recommendation is to submit consulting approvals at least one week ahead of the activity taking place. Approvals may be slower during the summer if approvers are on vacation, so try to submit activities well ahead of the start date wherever possible.

If you have any questions about the faculty consulting approval process, have questions about the status of your request, or have any other issues related to faculty consulting, please reach out to Sarah Croucher, Director of Academic Policy & Faculty Affairs ( Even if your question seems minor, we are always here to help support you through the approval process and to answer your questions.


Gladis Kersaint, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives
Professor of Math Education
Member, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
Trustee, CT Science Center