Section III: COC Comprehensive Standards
3.2.14 The institution's policies are clear concerning ownership of materials, compensation, copyright issues, and the use of revenue derived from the creation and production of all intellectual property. This applies to students, faculty and staff.
JUDGMENT OF COMPLIANCE
NARRATIVE/JUSTIFICATION FOR JUDGMENT OF COMPLIANCE
The University's policies in relation to intellectual property are clear and apply to students, faculty, and staff. Texas A&M International University under The Texas A&M University System Policy 17.01, Intellectual Properties, Policy 17.02.01, Management of Intellectual Property, Policy 17.02.02, Technology-Mediated Instruction maintains that all rights in "copyright shall remain with the creator of the work unless the work is supported by a direct allocation of funds ... for the pursuit of a specific project, is commissioned by the System ... or otherwise subject to contractual or legal obligations, or is a 'work made for hire' as that term is defined in the Copyright Law." (see also Faculty Handbook, 2.32 B, H).
To make students aware of their responsibilities concerning copyrighted materials, the faculty include in their syllabus the citation for copyright restrictions which states:
Thus, policies are clear concerning ownership of materials, compensation, copyright issues, and the use of revenue derived from the creation and production of all intellectual property. These policies apply to students, faculty and staff.