PSUIP

Intellectual Property policy governing course materials

 

From the Policies for Online Learning at Plymouth State University 

 

(5.07) Faculty members are expected as a normal condition of employment at Plymouth State University to develop and keep current the courses they are assigned to teach.

 

PSU retains full rights to common elements of course syllabi including learning objectives, course descriptions, course requirements and course schedules that are submitted, reviewed and approved as specified by the appropriate academic department and/or curriculum committee.

 

Rights to all other course materials belong to the instructors who create them. The exception to this principle is course materials for which a faculty member receives compensation from PSU beyond the academic year salary, such as course reduction, grant award, paid leave (sabbatical or other), or stipend (see Appendix C of the online policies). In such cases, a written agreement, initiated by the School or College that specifically spells out the ownership rights of the School or College and the instructor will be made prior to course or course materials development. In the absence of a written agreement, the default ownership is to the instructor who creates the materials.

 

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