It is imperative that the confidential nature of the Search Committee's work be respected by all members of the Committee at all times. Based on the advice of others and Duke's experience in previous searches, maintaining confidentiality is a critical element of the Committee's work. As the Committee's, individual and collective, acknowledgement of the important role that confidentiality plays in insuring a successful search, all members of the University Counsel Search Committee, the staff supporting the Committee's work, and persons or entities engaged by the University to assist in the search, are asked to sign the following statement.
As a member of the Search Committee charged with the responsibility of encouraging the interest of highly qualified individuals and evaluating the candidacies of those who apply or are nominated to be the next University Counsel, or an employee supporting the Search Committee, or an individual (or an individual on behalf of an entity) engaged by the University to assist the Search Committee, I acknowledge that I will have access to confidential materials relating to the search and the integrity of the search process depends on the highest standards of confidentiality. I, therefore, agree:
I further agree that if I receive a request to disclose Confidential Information pursuant to a judicial or government request, requirement or order, I will provide the University with sufficient prior notice in order to allow the University to take such action as may be required to contest such request, requirement or order.
I have read, understand, and agree to abide by all of the terms of this Confidentiality Agreement as a condition of service as a Search Committee member or as an employee supporting the Search Committee, or as individual (or an individual on behalf of an entity) engaged by the University to assist the Search Committee.