2003 Policy on Ownership of Course Materials
of Course Material
Committee on Copyright
Course Materials Outside the University
2003 Policy on Ownership
of Course Materials
For purposes of this Policy, the following definitions shall apply:
1. Course Materials
prepared for use in teaching, fixed or unfixed, in any form,
including, but not limited to, digital, print, audio, visual,
or any combination thereof. Course materials include, but are
not limited to, lectures, lecture notes, and materials, syllabi,
study guides, bibliographies, visual aids, images, diagrams,
multimedia presentations, web-ready content, and educational
2. Course Approval Documents
Documents submitted, reviewed and approved
pursuant to applicable Academic Senate regulations related to
the approval of courses of instruction, typically consisting
of a course description, a statement of learning objectives
and a topical outline.
3. Exceptional University
University Resources (including but not limited
to University Facilities and University Funds, as described
below) significantly in excess of the usual support generally
available to similarly situated faculty members. Customary secretarial
support, library facilities, office space, personal computers,
access to computers and networks, and academic year salary are
not considered exceptional university resources.
Designated Instructional Appointees
University employees who serve as Instructors
of Record and have a general obligation to produce course materials.
Included are all members of the Academic Senate and Clinical Professors.
Appointees in other academic titles may also be designated by the President.
B. The following definitions from
the University of California Policy on Copyright Ownership are also
who produces a work by his or her own intellectual labor. When
there is more than one originator, the ownership of each originator's
contribution shall be considered separately pursuant to this
equipment, and other facilities under the control of the University,
that are designated by the appropriate Chancellor, Laboratory
Director, or Vice President as requiring an advance agreement,
from non-University personnel and University personnel acting
outside the scope of their employment, concerning the disposition
of any copyrighted works that are originated with the use of
these facilities. Such facilities normally include campus computer
centers and normally do not include University libraries. For
the purposes of this Policy, the Department of Energy Laboratories
are considered to be under the control of the University.
regardless of source, that are administered under the control,
responsibility, or authority of the University.
funds or facilities.
copyrighted expression, including literary work (written lectures
are included); musical work including any accompanying words;
dramatic work, including any accompanying music; pantomimes
and choreographic work; pictorial, graphic, and sculptural work;
motion pictures and other audiovisual work; sound recordings;
and computer software.