Policies on Remunerative Outside Employment and Extra Compensation, are provided verbatim from the Old Dominion University Faculty Handbook. See the Faculty Handbook for the policies' specific guidelines.
Remunerative Outside Employment:
"A full-time faculty member's primary responsibility is to the University; however, there are occasions when a faculty member may engage in outside remunerative employment. Outside employment means work for any non-university entity whether or not such work is performed on campus, and includes self-employment."
"The remunerative outside employment should not exceed 20 percent of the faculty member's time per week.....If university space, services, supplies, or equipment are to be used to perform the outside activity for compensation, and where the work is in the interest of the university, permission must be obtained from the Office of Academic Affairs and arrangements made for payment of a reasonable fee for such use."
"The University encourages appropriate and properly sanctioned faculty creative and professional activity that may result in extra faculty compensation. Such appropriate activities include, but are not necessarily limited to teaching, research, professional consulting, invention, technical or professional innovation, and clinical practices."
When a faculty member plays a consulting role on a grant or contract from another university, this work is usually judged not to be an outside activity and is normally treated as a sub-contract or sub-grant from the university receiving the award. More specific guidelines can be found in the Faculty Handbook.