Faculty Participation in the Creation of Policies and Implementation Strategies for Patents and Technology Transfer Services in the California State University (CSU)
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU express its appreciation to the Joint Task Force on Patents and Technology Transfer for their efforts in creating the “Draft Statement on Core Principles;” and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU acknowledge the significant role of faculty both in serving on the Task Force and in drafting the Core Principles; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU urge the Office of the Chancellor and California Faculty Association (CFA) to consider the recommendations of the Task Force in developing a joint comprehensive policy on intellectual property; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU urge the Office of the Chancellor and CFA, during all stages of the process, to include substantial representation of faculty members including those directly affected by this policy.
RATIONALE: Issues surrounding patents and technology transfer deeply involve and affect faculty in the CSU. Therefore, the significant involvement of faculty in developing core principles relative to patents and technology transfer has been both necessary and appropriate. As the CSU and CFA continue to create policies and implementation strategies, it is essential to ensure a strong faculty presence during every phase of development.
Approved – May 8-9, 2008