Resolution 98-18. Amending the Faculty Code of University
Government to Establish the University Committee on Copyright.
Introduced by the Committee on University Government
The General Faculty resolves:
Sec. 1. The Faculty Code of University Government is amended
by inserting a new section as follows:
"§ 4-25. University Committee on Copyright. (a) The committee
is appointed by the chancellor. It shall consist of (i) faculty members,
who shall constitute a majority of the members, (ii) one or more graduate
students, serving one-year renewable terms, and (iii) members from campus
units, such as the campus libraries and the Office of Technology Development,
that are involved in intellectual property matters.
(b) The committee represents to the chancellor and the University community
the concerns of faculty and other users and creators of scholarly information.
The committee's functions include:
Sec. 2. This amendment is effective upon adoption.
monitoring trends in such areas as institutional or consortial copyright
use policies, changes in copyright ownership models, and guidelines for
fair use of information in all formats;
identifying areas in which policy development is needed and recommending
to the chancellor new or revised institutional policies and guidelines;
cooperating with the administration to propose and monitor the application
of University policies and guidelines regarding ownership and use of copyrighted
or licensed scholarly works; and
assisting in identifying educational needs of the faculty and others related
to compliance with copyright policies and guidelines, and advising on appropriate
ways to address those needs."