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
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