The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #32 on 
February 10, 1992:


MOTION PASSED (with 6 abstentions)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to recommend approval of the 
attached proposed policy and regulation on Inventions, Patents, 
Copyrights, Trademarks and Other Intellectual Properties.



Signed:  Ray. Highsmith, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  2/12/92


Approved:  J. Wadlow, Chancellor   		Date:  2/14/92


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PROPOSED POLICY
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Inventions, Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks 
  and Other Intellectual Properties				04.10.03

In meeting the University's mission of teaching, research and public 
service, the Board of Regents recognizes and encourages the 
development of intellectual property of value to the public by 
University personnel and students.

The President of the University shall adopt appropriate regulations 
to encourage and support intellectual activity by employees and 
students, and shall detail rights and obligations concerning 
inventions, patents, copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual 
properties developed as a result of University support. 


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PROPOSED REGULATION
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Inventions, Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks 
  and Other Intellectual Properties				04.10.03


A.	Introduction

	This regulation is adopted to encourage and support creative 
	activity by employees and students for the public benefit and 
	shall be deemed to be a part of the conditions of employment 
	of every employee of the University and a part of the condition 
	of enrollment and attendance at the University for every 
	student.


B.	Administration

	1.	All matters relating to inventions, patents, copyrights, 
		trademarks and other intellectual properties in which 
		the University of Alaska Is In any way concerned will be 
		administered by the President of the University or such 
		person as the President may designate.

	2.	Director of Intellectual Property and Licensing.  The 
		University President may appoint a Director of 
		Intellectual Property and Licensing to serve as the 
		President's designee in executing all activities 
		pertaining to all University intellectual property.  The 
		Director of Intellectual Property and Licensing will be 
		empowered, with the approval of the President, to:

		a.	Waive University rights to an invention or other 
			intellectual properties;

		b.	Submit patent, copyright, trademark and license 
			applications on behalf of the University and/or the 
			author(s) or inventor(s);

		c.	Obtain copyrights, trademarks and patents on 
			behalf of the University and/or the author(s) or 
			inventor(s);

		d.	Grant licenses on behalf of the University;

		e.	Promote University intellectual property to Alaska 
			firms to provide opportunities for Alaskan 
			economic development;

		f.	Purchase licenses for non-University copyrighted 
			material or patented inventions for University use 
			and/or sub-license;

		g. 	Grant use of copyrighted materials and patented 
			inventions;

		h.	Execute on behalf of the University and/or the 
			inventor(s) any agreements as may be appropriate;

		i.	Obtain and maintain requisite documentation as 
			necessary in all matters concerning the 
			management of intellectual properties;

		j.	Execute royalty division agreements with the 
			inventor(s) or author(s) on behalf of the University.

		k.	Seek out and recommend appropriate patent 
			management and license marketing organizations, 
			recommend to the President working contracts 
			between such organizations and the University and, 
			after consultation with the Intellectual Property 
			Committee, transmit reports of inventions(s) to 
			such organizations;

		l.	Assure appropriate involvement of the inventor(s) 
			in licensing and other commercial development 
			activities; 

		m.	Promote the marketing of University-trademarked 
			products;

		n.	Receive, account for, and properly disperse all 
			proceeds received pursuant to this policy;

		o.	Facilitate communication between all parties 
			involved, and enforce the terms and conditions of 
			these regulations; and

		p.	Prepare and submit an annual report on the 
			University patent, copyright, trademark and license 
			activities and finances to the President and the 
			Chancellors and prepare such other reports and 
			perform such other functions as may be requested 
			by the President.

	3.	The President will appoint a University Intellectual 
		Property Committee.  The Committee will be composed of 
		the University Director of Intellectual Property and 
		Licensing and five members from the University faculty, 
		and with the University General Counsel serving as an 
		ex-officio member.  The members will serve at the 
		pleasure of the President, with the normal term of 
		appointment to be staggered three-year terms.  All 
		members shall serve without additional compensation.  
		The President will appoint a member to serve as Chair.

	4.	The University Intellectual Property Committee will 
		have the following responsibilities:

		a. 	To support, promote and encourage University 
			personnel in the development of copyrightable and 
			patentable intellectual properties, to promote the 
			patenting of inventions and to encourage personnel 
			in the creation of intellectual property.

		b. 	To evaluate inventions and discoveries for 
			patentability, and, where desirable, to consult such 
			expertise as the Committee may require to examine 
			the merits of each potentially patentable invention.

		c.	To recommend to the President or President's 
			designee applications for patents.

		d. 	To recommend to the President or President's 
			designee the patent and related rights or equities 
			held by the University of Alaska in an invention, 
			and to review agreements with cooperating 
			organizations, with respect to patent rights or 
			equities.

		e. 	In the absence of overriding obligations to outside 
			sponsors of research, recommend to the President 
			or President's designee the release of patent rights 
			to the inventor(s) in those circumstances where 
			the University elects not to file a patent 
			application and where no further research or 
			development of that invention will be conducted 
			involving University support or facilities.  The 
			University's decision not to elect to file a patent 
			application will be made within a period not to 
			exceed three months from the date of first 
			submission of the inventor(s)' written statement of 
			disclosure of an invention to the Intellectual 
			Property Committee.  In every instance in which 
			the University determines not to file a patent 
			application or to continue efforts at marketing, or 
			fails to elect to do so within three months from 
			the date of submission of the disclosure, all of the 
			University's rights to the invention will be 
			released to the inventor(s).

		f.	To recommend to the President or President's 
			designee licenses and related agreements entered 
			into with other parties concerning patent and 
			related property rights held by the University.

		g. 	To review the procedures for the collection of 
			royalties and fees and their distribution, and make 
			recommendations to the President or President's 
			designee for modification of procedures.

		h. 	To review situations of possible infringement of 
			patent rights held by the University, and in 
			association with the Office of the General Counsel, 
			to recommend to the President or President's 
			designee negotiations, litigation, and settlement of 
			matters arising therefrom.

		i. 	To assist University officers in negotiating with 
			cooperating organizations concerning prospective 
			rights to patentable inventions or discoveries made 
			as a result of research carried out under grants, 
			contracts or other agreements to be funded in 
			whole or in part by such cooperating organizations, 
			and assist University offices in negotiating 
			institutional patent agreements or other 
			agreements with Federal agencies or other 
			organizations regarding the disposition of patent 
			rights.

		j. 	To recommend to the President or President's 
			designee appropriate exemptions from the 
			agreement to assign inventions and patents to the 
			University.

		k. 	To make such reports and recommendations to the 
			University President as the University President 
			may direct.


C.	Inventions and Patents

	1.	The assignment of inventions and patents to the 
		University, except for those resulting from permissible 
		consulting activities outside of University employment 
		without the use of University facilities, shall be 
		mandatory for all University personnel, for persons not 
		employed by the University but who use University 
		facilities in the development of intellectual property, 
		and for those who receive grant or contract funds 
		through the University.  Exemptions from such 
		assignments may be authorized in those circumstances 
		where the mission of the University is better served by 
		such action, provided that the overriding obligations to 
		other parties are met and such exemptions are not 
		inconsistent with other Board of Regents' policies or 
		University regulations.

	2.	University personnel and all those using University 
		facilities in the development of intellectual property 
		shall immediately and properly disclose the conception 
		and/or reduction to practice of potentially patentable 
		inventions.  Such disclosure shall be made to the 
		President or President's designee.  Persons making 
		disclosures shall execute such declarations, assignments 
		or other documents as may be necessary in the course of 
		invention evaluation, patent prosecution, or protection of 
		patent rights.

	3.	Subject to restrictions arising from overriding 
		obligations of the University pursuant to grants, 
		contracts or other agreements with outside 
		organizations, the University agrees, for and in 
		consideration of the assignment of patent rights, to pay 
		annually to the named inventor(s), the inventor(s)' heirs, 
		successors or assigns, a royalty share of the net 
		proceeds received by the University for each patent or 
		other intellectual property right assigned to the 
		University, as shown below. 

		Total Net Royalty	Inventor(s)'	University
		Per Invention 		Share 		Share
		($)			(%) 		(%)

		First $10,000		100%		0%
		>$10,000		50%		50%

		Where there are two or more inventors, each inventor 
		shall share equally in the inventor's share of net 
		proceeds, unless all inventors previously have agreed in 
		writing to a differing distribution of such share.  
		Distribution of the inventor's share shall be made no less 
		than annually.  In the event of any litigation, actual or 
		imminent, or any other action to protect patent rights, 
		the University may withhold distribution of all royalty 
		proceeds until resolution of the matter.  Of the remaining 
		net proceeds, the share shall be distributed as 
		determined by the President.

		University proceeds from University inventions shall be 
		used for the support of University research and scholarly 
		activities; however, exceptions may be granted by the 
		President or President's designee.

D.	Copyrights

	1.	The President or President's designee shall be 
		responsible for the administration of the University 
		copyright regulation and for securing copyrights in the 
		name of the University.  Revenues received through the 
		licensing of copyrights shall be shared with the author 
		as follows:  50% to the author, 50% to the University on 
		all proceeds.  Exceptions to the above may be granted by 
		the President in consultation with the Intellectual 
		Property Committee.

	2.	Ownership and disposition of copyrightable material

		Copyright ownership and the rights thereof are terms 
		defined by Federal law.  The University believes that its 
		copyright regulation objectives will best be attained 
		within the context of the Federal law by defining the 
		equities of ownership of copyrightable material in terms 
		of the following categories.  Copyright ownership of all 
		materials, which are developed with the use of 
		University facilities, shall reside with the University, 
		except as follows:

		a. 	The University will not assert ownership of 
			copyrightable materials produced by faculty 
			members as a part of their normal teaching and 
			scholarly activities at the University and which do 
			not result from project specifically funded in 
			whole or in part by the University or by a sponsor 
			of the University.

		b. 	Copyright ownership of all materials which are 
			developed in the course of, or pursuant to, 
			sponsored research or other agreement(s) will be 
			determined in accordance with the terms of those 
			agreement(s) or, in the absence of such terms, the 
			copyright will be the property of the University.

		c. 	Copyrighted materials not within the provisions of 
			categories "a." and "b." above will be the property of 
			the University, except for theses; however, the 
			author(s) of theses must, as a condition of a degree 
			award, grant royalty-free permission to the 
			University to reproduce and publicly distribute 
			copies of the thesis.


E.	Trademarks

	All trademarks are the exclusive property of the University.  
	No steps shall be taken by University personnel for securing 
	trademarks by usage or registration with respect to any 
	University products resulting from the University's scholarly, 
	research, athletic or other activities, except with the approval 
	of the President or President's designee after consultation 
	with the University Director of Intellectual Property and 
	Licensing.  Applications for trademarks will be made on behalf 
	of the University by the President or President's designee.  
	Revenues received through the licensing of trademarks shall be 
	shared as determined by the President after consultation with 
	the Intellectual Property Committee.


F.	Other Intellectual Property

	Other forms of intellectual property, including those which 
	may emerge in the future, shall be administered by the 
	President or President's designee after consultation with the 
	Intellectual Property Committee in accordance with the 
	regulations governing the University's interests in inventions, 
	patents trademarks and copyrights.


G.	Definitions

	As used in this regulation, the following terms have the 
	meaning indicated:

	Author - University personnel, singly or as a group, who 
	produce written, visual or recorded materials.

	Disclosure - A detailed, complete and accurate description of 
	materials of an item of intellectual property.

	Intellectual Property - Inventions, copyrights and 
	copyrightable material, patents, trademarks and trade secrets.

	Inventions - All inventions, discoveries, processes, methods, 
	uses, products or combinations, or other intellectual 
	properties, whether or not patented or patentable at any time 
	under the U.S. Patent Act and the Patent Cooperation Treaty as 
	now existing or hereafter amended or supplemented.

	Net Proceeds - The gross receipts derived from trademarks, 
	materials, inventions, discoveries and/or intellectual 
	properties, including but not limited to, rents, royalties, 
	dividends, earnings, gains and sale proceeds, less all costs, 
	expenses and losses paid or incurred by the University in 
	connection therewith, including, but not limited to, all direct 
	costs and expenses, indirect costs and expenses as allocated 
	and determined by the University, costs and expenses of 
	obtaining, securing and protecting patents, copyrights and 
	trademarks and all attorney's fees.

	Trade Secret - Any information, device, method, formula, etc., 
	whether or not copyrightable or patentable, which is not 
	generally known or accessible apart from the University, and 
	which gives competitive advantage to its owner.

	Trademarks - Distinctive marks of authenticity such as words, 
	letters, symbols, designs, etc., identifying the source producer 
	or distributor of goods or services.

	University Facilities - All University buildings, laboratories, 
	classes, equipment and for supplies, excluding libraries.

	University Personnel - Part-time, full-time, visiting and 
	volunteer members of the faculty, staff, and all other agents 
	and employees, undergraduate and graduate students, and 
	postdoctoral fellows of the University.

	Written Materials - All literary, dramatic and musical 
	material or works, and all other works such as lab manuals, 
	study guides and architectural designs published or 
	unpublished, copyrighted or copyrightable at any time under 
	the Federal Copyright Act as now existing or hereafter 
	amended or supplemented.


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #32 on 
February 10, 1992:


RESOLUTION PASSED (with 2 abstentions)
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BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate moves to support the 
following ASUAF resolution on Special Graduation.


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			ASUAF Senate Resolution F91-4
			   Title:  Special Graduation
				Sponsor:  Martin
			Date:  September 29, 1991


WHEREAS  1496 student, or 23.5% of the 6,355 students enrolled at 
UAF for the fall semester of 1991 are married; and 

WHEREAS  Married students at this time and in the future may 
achieve their respective graduation requirements at the same time 
from different "schools," and will there for be unable to walk 
together at the graduation ceremonies; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED  That the graduation department and the 
Deans from individual schools instigate a procedure that would 
enable married students graduating from different schools to "walk" 
together during their graduation ceremonies; and, 

FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED  That this resolution be sent to the UAF 
Executive Council, the UA Board of Regents, and the UA Executive 
Officers.



Signed:  Ray. Highsmith, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  2/12/92


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #32 on 
February 10, 1992:


RESOLUTION PASSED (unanimous approval)
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BE IT RESOLVED, That the UAF Faculty Senate endorses the Graduate 
Council resolution on overhead.  


Graduate student funding is one of the main impediments to 
increasing the level and quality of graduate education at UAF.

An overhead rate is charged on externally funded grants, of which 
12.8% goes to Statewide Administration (UA) and includes moneys 
which were formerly allocated to the UA Vice President for 
Research.  As most of the research occurs at UAF, the position was 
transferred to the UAF Vice Chancellor for Research.  However, the 
UA 12.8% share of overhead was not returned to UAF.

It is recommended that an appropriate percentage of the UA 
statewide system share of overhead be returned to the 
unit/department and/or the principal investigator for graduate 
student recruitment and retention.



Signed:  Ray. Highsmith, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  2/12/92


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #32 on 
February 10, 1992:


MOTION PASSED (unanimous approval)
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to change the approval route for 
course designations for Social Sciences, the "s" designator, to the 
following:

	Social Sciences shall be approved individually by the 
	Curriculum Councils of the College of Rural Alaska, the College 
	of Liberal Arts, and the School of Management, such that each 
	college approves courses taught within its own college.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Fall 1992

	RATIONALE:	The present system of requiring approval 
		by all three colleges is burdensome, time-consuming 
		and redundant.  Individual colleges best understand the 
		significance of courses within their own disciplines, 
		allowing the rest of the university to rely on the 
		expertise of those colleges most closely concerned to 
		follow the established criteria.  



Signed:  Ray. Highsmith, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  2/12/92


Approved:  J. Wadlow, Chancellor   		Date:  2/14/92


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #32 on 
February 10, 1992:


MOTION PASSED (with 8 abstentions)
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The UAF Faculty Senate move to approve the AAS in Native Language 
Education.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Upon Board of Regents Approval

	RATIONALE:	See program proposal



Signed:  Ray. Highsmith, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  2/12/92


Approved:  J. Wadlow, Chancellor   		Date:  2/25/92


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #32 on 
February 10, 1992:


MOTION PASSED (with 6 abstentions)
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The UAF Faculty Senate move to approve the Certificate program in 
Native Language Education.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Upon Board of Regents Approval

	RATIONALE:	See program proposal



Signed:  Ray. Highsmith, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  2/12/92


Approved:  J. Wadlow, Chancellor   		Date:  2/25/92


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #32 on 
February 10, 1992:


MOTION PASSED (with 4 abstentions)
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The UAF Faculty Senate move to approve the BA in Japanese Studies.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Upon Board of Regents Approval

	RATIONALE:	See program proposal



Signed:  Ray. Highsmith, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  2/12/92


Approved:  Joan Wadlow, Chancellor  	Date:  4/25/93

*We will forward this proposal to statewide for the system-wide 
review.  This will provide greater insight regarding the demand in 
Alaska for Japanese Studies.  For UAF, Japanese Studies is 
consistant with our strategic emphasis on the Northern Pacific 
Rim.  


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #32 on 
February 10, 1992:


MOTION PASSED (with 7 abstentions)
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The UAF Faculty Senate move to approve the BA in Spanish Studies.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Upon Board of Regents Approval

	RATIONALE:	See program proposal



Signed:  Ray. Highsmith, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  2/12/92


Disapproved:  Joan Wadlow, Chancellor   	Date:  4/26/92

*At this time UAF cannot devote sufficient depth of resources to 
implement this program even though the subject is of importance 
to the country as a whole.


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #32 on 
February 10, 1992:


MOTION PASSED (with 7 abstentions)
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The UAF Faculty Senate move to approve the Minor in Film Studies.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Fall 1992

	RATIONALE:	See program proposal



Signed:  Ray. Highsmith, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  2/12/92


Approved:  J. Wadlow, Chancellor   		Date:  3/31/92

 * Note VC Reynolds response to nature of degree.


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The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #32 on 
February 10, 1992:


MOTION PASSED (with 6 abstentions)
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The UAF Faculty Senate move to approve the Minor in Women's 
Studies.


	EFFECTIVE: 	Fall 1992

	RATIONALE:	See program proposal



Signed:  Ray. Highsmith, President, UAF Faculty Senate    Date:  2/12/92


Approved:  Joan Wadlow, Chancellor   		Date:  3/12/92