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3.2.14 Intellectual Property Rights


The institution’s policies are clear concerning ownership of materials, compensation, copyright issues, and the use of revenue derived from the creation and production of all intellectual property. These policies apply to students, faculty, and staff.


_X_  Compliance           ___  Partial Compliance          ___  Non-Compliance




Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary (MABTS) encourages the development, writing, invention, and production of intellectual property designed to improve the productivity of the seminary and/or to enhance the teaching/learning environment. The school defines ownership of intellectual property and clearly states and disseminates its policies in writing. The faculty, staff, and students are informed of intellectual property policies through institutional publications.


The institution identifies intellectual property as “copyrightable or patentable independent works created by that employee or student without seminary support. Unless otherwise provided in a rights agreement, the seminary owns all rights to a copyrightable or patentable work created by an employee with seminary support. Students may not use seminary equipment or resources for works for hire, and both students and the seminary retain portfolio rights to the works that may result from student assignments.” To date, no disputes regarding intellectual property policies have been filed with the institution.


MABTS’s Policy on Intellectual Property may be found in the 2014-15 Employee Handbook [1], the 2014-15 Adjunct Faculty Handbook [2], and the 2014-15 Student Supplement and Housing Handbook [3].




1. 2014-15 MABTS Employee Handbook, p. 71

2. 2014-15 MABTS Adjunct Faculty Handbook, p. 29-30

3. 2014-15 MABTS Student Supplement and Housing Handbook, p. 16-17

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