University of Minnesota
College of Liberal Arts Office of Undergraduate Programs

College of Liberal Arts Office of Undergraduate Programs


A record of the approval by the unit head must be filed with the college prior to ordering materials.

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Self-Authored Material Permission form

Contact Information

Barbara Schwab
Assistant Director

115 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Educational Materials Conflict of Interest

General provisions of policy

The principal criterion for the choice of any required materials for a course or program should be that the materials are the most appropriate for the purpose. In most cases the decision to require materials rests with the instructor who has been assigned responsibility for the course or program. The procedure for selection of course materials must avoid conflict of interest or the appearance of conflict of interest. If the faculty member responsible for a course or program judges that the best materials available for use with the course are materials whose sale will provide personal income to the faculty member, the approval by the head of the academic unit or of the dean of the college is required.

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