Consultants are individuals who are hired for a specific
task but are not involved with the project on a regular, consistent basis. Faculty
from other departments whose expertise is needed on a one-time basis or within
a tightly defined period of the project may be considered consultants. As long
as his or her earnings do not exceed original contractual agreement with the University
for the agreed period. In classifying a person as a consultant, please review
the "The Common-Law Test" provided with these guidelines.