U.S. Copyright Law (17 USC, Sec. 106) provides copyright protection for any work by an author, including distributing students’ papers and/or projects without permission.
FERPA (Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act, 34 CFR Part 99) prevents an institution from disclosing or publishing a student’s written examination or paper without prior written consent.
Instructors must request written permission from the student author prior to distributing student work, including posting to a website or course reserves, including in a teaching portfolio, or sharing in a class. Please have the student fill out this form before distributing a student’s work. If the paper/project has multiple authors, a permission form is required for each student.
I, _________________________________, hereby give permission for
(print name of student)
_______________________________ to distribute my paper/project titled
(print name of instructor)
(print name of paper or project)
___x_ Publicly available website at https://joonnasmithermantrapp.com/this-i-believe-student-contributions/ (print URL or name)
__x___ Course management system, such as Canvas
__x___ Electronic course reserves
___x__ Teaching Portfolio
My paper/project may be made available for the following length of time:
___ one semester
___ one academic year
My name may ____ or may not ____ be included on the paper/project.
I retain all copyright in my paper/project, including the right to use all or part of this paper/project in the future.
I will identify any copyrighted content I did not create and which is not a fair use so that my paper/project may be properly restricted to distribution only within the Emory community.
Signed: _____________________________ Date: _________________________
Note: Faculty members should retain this completed form for the time period that the student’s work is distributed. If submitting student’s paper/project for electronic reserves, please include this form with the request.