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Delegation of Authority: Copyrightable Instruction Materials Ownership, Use, and Control (SYS 191)
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: Department Chairs
COMMENT: Department Chairs are responsible for monitoring the activities of their departments and reporting the potential for copyrightable situations to the Dean.
II. Review Reported Materials
COMMENT: Review the characteristics of reported materials from Department Chairs and, when application of SYS 191 may be appropriate, report the situation to the Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs.
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: Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs and Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services (or designee)
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: Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs and Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services.