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Official policies of St. Mary's University

Sale of Employee-created Materials (to Students)

Approver(s):

Executive Council

Authorizes release:

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Responsible office:

Academic Affairs

Review cycle:

Annually or as required

Adopted:

June 1960

Last update:

October 2016

Next review:

June 2016

Related policies and additional references:

Conflict of Interest; Personnel Manual; Faculty Handbook


Staff members often create materials in which they hold commercial interests and which might be used in courses or programs that the staff member is teaching or administering for the University. It is the policy of the University that staff members may require students to purchase materials in which the staff member holds a commercial interest for courses taught or programs administered by that staff member. In this situation, however, the staff member shall assign all income rights for all of the materials sold to the University. Any income thus received shall be placed in a special fund, which shall then be made available by application through the Provost to staff members in order to promote research, publication, or other creative efforts.

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