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Delegation of Authority: Copyrightable Instruction Materials Ownership, Use, and Control (SYS 191)

Delegation of Authority


This policy governs the creation of copyrightable instructional materials by faculty or staff. It addresses the Ownership of material, the contractual considerations, distribution, revision, withdrawal, compensation, outside party rights, and compensation topics relating to the production of such materials. The delegation refers to the administration of SYS 191 by the Chancellor, or designee. Please review SYS 191 in its entirety

I.Administration of Copyrighted Materials 

General oversight of activity having copyrightable implications at the department and college level.

 DELEGATION TO: Academic Chairs

COMMENT: Academic Chairs are responsible for monitoring the activities of their departments and reporting the potential for copyrightable situations to the Dean.

II.Review Reported Materials

DELEGATION TO: Deans 

COMMENT: Review the characteristics of reported materials from Academic Chairs and, when application of SYS 191 may be appropriate, report the situation to the  Provost (or designee). 

III.Ownership Interests 

When copyrightable instructional materials are produced as an assigned duty of employment, the UW institution shall own all rights, including copyrights, in the materials produced, together with any royalties and fees, unless a contrary agreement has been reached prior to the beginning of the project between the author and the chancellor or his or her designee. The author shall be offered the opportunity to assume responsibility for the revision of the instructional material. If the author declines, the assignment of responsibility will be made by the Chancellor, or designee.

DELEGATION TO:  Provost (or designee) and Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services (or designee) 

COMMENT: None 

IV. Contractual Guidelines 

The Chancellor or his or her designee shall be responsible for determining whether a project is suitable and reasonably related to the academic mission of the institution.

DELEGATION TO: Provost (or designee) and Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services. 

COMMENT: None




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Owner:Sarah V.Group:UW Platt Admin Services
Created:2015-08-26 12:45 CSTUpdated:2021-08-24 09:44 CST
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