Appropriate Student Use of Class Notes and Course Materials
Effective: April 29, 2009
Last Updated: Approved by EPC February 27, 2002; Amended and approved by EPC April 29, 2009; revision approved by EVCAA 3/9/2021
Policy Owner: Academic Affairs
- Students may not distribute, via the internet or other means, lecture notes or instructor-provided materials, except to other members of the same class or with the express written consent of the instructor.
- Students are not permitted to record, photograph or reproduce any part of a class/lab/other session, be it face-to-face or virtual, unless granted written permission by the instructor. If the student does not comply, the student may be asked to leave that class/lab/other session.
- Students who require recording of a class as a disability accommodation must be registered with the Office of Disability Resources and follow their protocol for making such a request.
- While students hold the copyright to their own notes from a course, those notes reflect the intellectual property of the instructor. Thus, students may not engage in the sale or widespread distribution of transcript-like notes or notes that are close to verbatim records of a lecture or class presentation. Students may share notes with other students in the same class.
- The provisions of this policy are enforceable as University rules under the Board of Regents Policy: Student Conduct Code.
- If the faculty of a department or collegiate unit, as a group, or individual faculty in a particular course, have assented to or authorized the distribution of lecture notes or instructor-provided materials, such action does not violate this policy.
- Instructors have the right to impose additional restrictions on course materials in accordance with copyright and intellectual property law and policy. See: Board of Regents Policy: Copyright