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File a written complaint/grievance with the Office of Student Development. The Vice

President for Student Development will review the complaint/grievance and

follow-up as needed, or will direct the individual(s) registering the complaint to

the appropriate person to address the matter.

If further review is requested, the individual(s) may request a hearing before the

President whose review is final.

The Vice President for Student Development will retain any documents related to the

filing of a complaint/grievance.



Intellectual Property Policy

Policy Statement:

The mission of Bluefield College is to educate and develop the whole

person to enable critical thinking, effective communication, and adaptation to a changing

world. This mission is carried out in a learning community which encourages a spirit of

intellectual inquiry among faculty, students, and staff. The development of creative and

scholarly research, works and inventions, known broadly as intellectual property, will be a

natural outgrowth of such activities. The products of this scholarship may create rights and

interests on behalf of the creator, author, inventor, sponsor and the College. The purpose

of this policy is to support and reward scientific research and scholarship, and help students

and staff identify, protect, and administer intellectual property matters and define the rights

and responsibilities of all involved.


This intellectual property policy applies to works created by all classifications

of staff and students of the College, even after employment with Bluefield College has been

terminated, the relevant project completed or enrollment has ended, and to non-employees

such as consultants and independent contractors who create works on behalf of the College,

unless a written agreement exists to the contrary.

Identification of Intellectual Property:

Intellectual Property shall consist of the following:

(a) Copyrightable material produced from creative and scholarly activity, such as text

(manuscripts, manuals, books, and articles); videos and motion pictures; music (sound

recordings, lyrics, and scores); images (print, photographs, electronic, and art); and

computer software (programs, databases, web pages, and courseware);

(b) Patentable works such as patents (processes, machines, manufactures, or compositions

of matter); devices; and software excluded from copyrighted materials;

(c) Trademarked materials, such as words, names, symbols or logos, domain names, trade

dress, and slogans or any combination of words which has been adopted by the College to

identify itself and to distinguish itself and its sponsorship from others; and

(d) Trade Secrets.

Ownership and Use

1. Patentable Intellectual Property