UNH CIS Signals
Cyber Security Awareness Month

Fair is Fair…or maybe not!

IDC Staff

Faculty and students who want to tap into the wealth of information accessible to them on the World Wide Web are wrestling with a whole new set of questions about what they can and cannot (or should or should not) do . Gone are the days of a comprehensible Fair Use policy or simple rubrics for understanding the finer points of intellectual property or copyright law. In the digital age, faculty and students navigate a confusing web of evolving legislation and ethical practices surrounding the fair use of resources.

With unprecedented access to scholarly research, full-text articles, blogs, personal and professional ePortfolios, online databases, and digital collections of everything from free clipart to popular music, how do we determine what we can use? Or how we can use it? Or where we can use it? Or for how long we can use it? When does attribution suffice? When is explicit permission required?

The Instructional Development Center of CIS Academic Technology (IDC) is working with the Office for Research Partnerships & Commercialization (ORPC) and the University General Counsel to help faculty find the information they need on these increasingly important, and increasingly confusing, issues. This semester, IDC will host a series of focus groups, expert panels, and open discussions aimed at putting faculty in touch with the people on campus who can answer their questions.

These sessions are free and open to all. To register, go to: http://cis.unh.edu/idc/training.

Friday, September 28th
ePortfolios & Learning Assessment Webinar
This online Webinar will explore best practices for using ePortfolios effectively, including how to manage the intellectual property they contain.
1:00 to 2:30 pm in MUB 330/332

Friday, October 26th
Intellectual Property & Copyright Panel Discussion
Join experts from the Office of Research Partnerships & Commercialization, Dimond Library, and University General Counsel for an open discussion about what intellectual property and copyright mean in the digital age.
12:00 to 1:00 pm in MUB 302

Friday, November 16th
Intellectual Property & ePortfolios at the University of Connecticut
A team from UConn will share their experiences implementing a comprehensive Web resource to inform their faculty about intellectual property issues and their impact on ePortfolio use.
12:00 to 1:00 pm in MUB330/332

Other information sessions hosted by IDC and Academic Technology this semester include:

Wednesday, September 12th - 1:00 to 2:00 pm in Dimond Level G Conference Room
Building an Institutional Content Repository - This online Webinar, presented by Xythos, will look at how academic and research institutions are developing content repositories to address a variety of storage, collaboration, and security issues.

Friday, October 12th - 12:00 to 2:00 pm in MUB 330/332
FITSI 2007 Follow-up Luncheon - Alums from FITSI 2007 and previous institutes will discuss their FITSI experience and its impact on their teaching over lunch. Included in the program is a panel of Intellectual Property experts who will guide FITSI faculty in the use of digital resources.

Friday, October 19th - 12:00 to 1:30 in Piscataqua Room, Holloway Commons
eInstruction User Group - UNH’s growing cadre of “clicker” faculty will share their experiences with the new Blackboard integration and discuss best practices for using the clickers effectively in class. All faculty are invited for lunch and discussion.

Friday, October 19th - 9:00 to 10:00 am in Dimond Library Level G Conference Room
SafeAssignment User Group - Faculty using the university’s new plagiarism prevention tool, SafeAssignment, will talk about the pros and cons of the software and share best practices for its use. All faculty are invited for coffee and conversation.

Wednesday, October 31st - 1:00 to 2:30 pm in Piscataqua Room, Holloway Commons
Developing & Implementing Podcasting - Podcasting makes course content more portable. This Webinar will discuss how to develop and implement a podcasting program, and explore innovative ways to use podcasting as a teaching tool.


Published on September 25, 2007.


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