2016-2017 Faculty Handbook

Conflict of Interest

Conflict of interest by college employees is prohibited. The following practices are examples of unacceptable conduct that constitute a conflict of interest on the part of a college employee:

A. General:

  1. College employees shall not engage in the selling of goods, books, encyclopedias, musical instruments or any other instructional materials to students, parents, or other employees except as a regular part of the operation of the college through the college bookstore or museum shop at the Appleton Museum of Art.
  2. Employees shall not conduct college business with the District Board of Trustees involving product or service.
  3. Instructors shall not engage in the selling of personally owned goods, parts or materials to customers receiving customer services from college programs.
  4. Faculty members shall not accept any form of payment for tutoring their own students.
  5. Employees shall not advertise or solicit business of a personal nature during normal working hours or in the college facility.

B. Appleton Museum of Art (see policy)

C. Student Loan Practices Code of Conduct - The integrity of the student financial aid process is critical to providing fair and affordable access to higher education in Florida. Employees shall adhere to the following principles in financial aid operations:

  1. College employees should receive no personal benefit.
  2. College employees should not serve on lender advisory boards for remuneration.
  3. The college should not provide any advantage to a lending institution.
  4. The college should make appropriate use of any preferred lender lists.

Reporting Violations:

  1. College employees shall report to appropriate authorities any known allegations of a violation of the State Board of Education Rules or College Policies and Procedures.
  2. The college shall seek no reprisal against any individual who has reported any allegation of a violation of the State Board of Education Rules or College Policies and Procedures.

Disclosure of Information:

College employees shall not disclose any information that is confidential, as defined by Florida Statute or any information protected by federal regulation.

Excerpts from Policy Manual, Rule 6.26