Office of the Provost

COVID-19, IP and video teaching materials

June 15, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Following up on my note of June 2 on the new IP policy at Brandeis, I want to clarify that Brandeis University is not claiming ownership to instructional video content prepared or contributed by faculty members for online courses as a necessary response to the circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, except in those cases in which there is a separate agreement between the University and the faculty member related either to the specific course materials or to an initiative to create on-line graduate degree programs, the University agrees to not re-use for other purposes the digital materials created for courses offered in the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020 without the permission of the corresponding faculty member.

Best regards,


Lisa M. Lynch, Provost