Stevens Institute's Policy on Online Courses Rewards Faculty Members Who Create Them

Stevens Institute of Technology faculty members last month approved what administrators say is a model intellectual-property policy for online education. The policy gives many of the rights and rewards for courses to the faculty members who develop them.

Under the policy, faculty members at the New Jersey institution will be paid to develop online courses, will own the material in the courses they develop, and will control how that material can be used. The