In general, non-academic work created by faculty, staff, or students in fulfillment
of their paid responsibilities – known as “work for hire” – is owned by the College.
The College will retain ownership of the copyright in works created in the course
of an administrative assignment of the College, such as internal policies and procedures,
internal studies and plans, or a report for a College committee. Similarly, the College
will retain ownership of the copyright in works directed or commissioned by the College,
such as articles for the alumni magazine, contributions to other College publications
written by College Relations personnel, or computer software developed by Information
Technology Services staff.
On occasion, the College may grant its copyright in an administrative work to one
or more individuals or may agree to joint ownership of the copyright. If an individual
wishes to own the copyright in a work that falls into this category, he or she should
raise the issue in writing before undertaking the work. The arrangement on which the
individual and the College agree must be documented in writing. If no such written
arrangement exists, the presumption of ownership by the College will be deemed to