Statutes Committee Meeting Minutes — via email September 23, 2011


Jeanne Balsam, Chair of the Statutes Committee conducted Statutes business via email on Friday September 23, 2011.


Email sent to: Jeanne Balsam, Tucker Balch, Bryan Church, Samuel Graham, John Stein, Hunter Hammond, and Mary Ann Ingram (Executive Board liaison)



September 23, 2011 email:


From: Balsam, Jeanne
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2011 3:20 PM
To: Balsam, Jeanne; tucker balch; Bryan K Church (; Samuel Graham (; John Stein (; hunter hammond (; Mary Ann Ingram (
Cc: Bohlander, Ron
Subject: Statutes - vote needed


We have a scheduled meeting for Thursday, October 6th, at 11:30.  I believe we can take care of this request via email; if any of you believe otherwise, we can move the meeting up a week.


Please find attached recommended changes for Section 50, Intellectual Property Policy, in a comparison chart with the current Faculty Handbook Section 50. 


Most of the committee has already seen this material when we reviewed it in May and provided feedback to Lauren MacLanahan, JD, Assistant Director, Office of Technology Licensing.  The Executive Board has also seen the recommended changes and provided feedback.  The Executive Board’s and our suggestions have been addressed in this current version.  The Executive Board voted September 20th to have this presented to the General Faculty at the October 4th meeting.


Please review the proposed changes to the IP Policy and vote. 


Vote Needed (Yes, No, Abstain) – Should the proposed changes to the Faculty Handbook for Section 50, Intellectual Property Policy, be presented to the General Faculty?


If you have any questions, please let me know.  Please provide your vote by Wednesday, September 28th.


Thank you,



The Statutes Committee voted via email from September 23 until October 3 to have recommended changes to the Intellectual Property Policy presented to the General Faculty.



YES – 6

NO – 0