It is essential to the promotion of high academic standards and maintenance of sound professional practice that the student-faculty relationship be free of real or apparent conflicts of interest based on familiar relationships. To this end, a member of the faculty shall not serve in any capacity that will involve evaluating the academic performance of a graduate student when there exists between them a relationship in the first or second degree of affinity or consanguinity or when they otherwise are so closely identified with one another as to suggest a possible conflict of interest.
Faculty as Student
Members of the voting and non-voting faculty (as identified in sections 2.1 and 2.2 of the Constitution of the Faculty: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro) may not pursue a graduate degree or certificate in their home department or degree-offering unit. For exceptions, the unit Dean may petition the Vice Provost and Dean of The Graduate School.
Student as Faculty
Graduate students should not be assigned to graduate assistantships that generate conflicts of interest. In the rare instance that a graduate student must be assigned to teach a graduate level course, the department is required to seek permission from the Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, providing rationale for the assignment and a plan to ensure that the assignment will not generate conflicts of interest.