Appointments and Family Relationships

Originally adopted by the Academic Council

It is the policy of the University to consider all qualified persons for employment. Since a family relationship between two members of the same academic department may affect normal professional relationships within the department, everyone involved in appointment and promotion decisions ought to address this issue in his or her recommendations. A faculty member may neither initiate nor participate in any decisions involving matters that affect the appointment, retention, promotion, salary, or other professional interest of a close relative.