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Intellectual Property Policy

Rappahannock Community College adheres to the policies of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) relative to intellectual property, copyright issues, and revenue derived from the creation of intellectual property. RCC policy incorporates all aspects of the VCCS policy found in Section 12 of the VCCS Policy Manual and the Intellectual Property Guidelines established by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) as mandated by the Code of Virginia Sections 23-4.3 and 23-4.4.

The college expects all students, faculty, and staff the avail themselves of the comprehensive VCCS Intellectual Property Policy and to stay informed of updates to the policy.  The following link provides this information.  The Dean of Students is available by appointment to explain the policy to any student who desires addition clarification.  The Dean of Technology and Learning Resources is available by appointment to explain the policy to any staff or faculty member who desires addition clarification.

In accordance with VCCS policy, the president, or his designee, is responsible for administration of this policy at the college level. Disputes may be appealed to the Vice President of Instruction and Student Development (VPISD). The VPISD and Vice President’s Council will hear and adjudicate any disputes concerning the administration of the intellectual property policy. Should there be an appeal beyond the VPISD that appeal will go to the college president who will appoint and confer with an ad hoc council of members’ representative of the college community to render a decision on the appeal. The resulting decision from the president is final. The president may choose to refer the issue to the VCCS System Attorney.

This page was last modified on June 12, 2014. If you are looking for previous catalog information, please reference the 2008-2010 Catalog, 2010-2012 Catalog, or 2013-2014 Catalog.


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