A law school professor surrounded by media blitz is played by Ron Silver in a movie. A professor of education and social policy serves as special master in a school desegregation case and testifies in civil rights cases on housing discrimination and testing discrepancies. A Kennedy School of Government (KSG) professor travels to the White House and Camp David to discuss political ideas with the President.
Harvard professors often spot each other at airports only to find out that they work for the same institution and are flying to different ends of the country, if not the world.
And these people still have time to teach your classes?
Rules of the Game
The current Harvard University policy states that "no more than 20 [percent] of one's total professional effort may be directed to outside work," according to a faculty handbook on research and professional activities.
In fact, Harvard's policy is not geared towards discouraging outside professional ventures, since promotion to tenure is often linked to professional achievements outside of the University.
In addition, the University benefits from the professional successes of their faculty members.
Conflicts of InterestLike the Little Engine That Could, the Faculty Council just kept trying. This week its seven-month effort to devise a
Little to Change?In the 2000 presidential campaign, education has become a buzzword. Republican candidate George W. Bush is hoping to refashion himself
Advice and Consultation, $10,000When the University last November rejected a minority interest in a recombinant DNA firm in which Mark S. Ptashne, professor
Debate on Candidates' Education Proposals Remains Buried Under the Campaign RhetoricFirst in an occasional series on the issues in the 1992 presidential campaign. A NGRY RHETORIC and "character questions" have
FAS Professors To Receive More Paid LeaveTenured members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences will now be eligible for paid leave twice as often as
Profile Ernest R. MayTWO YEARS AGO Ernest May faced a small revolt in his American diplomacy course. A radical critique by four students