Faculty Rights in Intellectual Property

Board Policy 3.26 continues the "prevailing academic practice to treat the faculty member as the copyright owner of works that are created independently and at the faculty member's own initiative for traditional academic purposes."

The policy recognizes that faculty members own intellectual property rights in certain scholarly works, encoded works, and personal works, and identifies several instances where a faculty member's basic ownership rights may be modified by an agreement or other factors.

You may use the links below to learn more about the different modifications of rights that can occur.