Instructor-generated Materials (A-22.1)
Original Implementation: September, 1990
Last Revision: January 25, 2011
Instructor-generated materials are coursepacks or other class materials that are intellectual property compilations that must be purchased by students. They are not merely handouts, nor are they textbooks or trade books. Under no circumstances may faculty members sell instructor-generated or other academic materials directly to students. Instructor-generated materials may only be sold through the university bookstore or off-campus vendors.
Faculty members and the university will negotiate a royalty agreement in advance of the sale of instructor-generated materials in the university bookstore to compensate the faculty members unless it was a work-for hire. The university shall not be responsible for royalties or other financial benefits on instructor-generated materials sold by off-campus vendors.
The faculty members are responsible for assembling, editing, and amending intellectual property that is suitable for instruction and/or sale, and that may be subject to a department or college review. No department or college review should infringe upon the academic freedom of the faculty member(s) who created the instructor-generated materials.
The General Fair Use Guidelines as described in Copyrighted Works Reproduction, Policy A-12, are applicable to instructor-generated materials.
Cross Reference: Faculty Handbook; Intellectual Property (D-20); Copyrighted Works Reproduction (A-12); and Academic Freedom and Responsibility (A-2.5)
Responsible for Implementation: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Contact for Revision: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Board Committee Assignment: Academic and Student Affairs