AAUP releases copy of NDA Purdue Global employees expected to sign

Submitted by AAUP Purdue on Wed, 08/22/2018 - 20:31

AAUP National posted today a press release about an NDA that it appears employees of Purdue Global are expected to sign.  

Purdue Global’s NDA states that any work product, including all course materials "or other intellectual property that arises in any part in the course of … employment at Purdue Global, is commissioned and owned by Purdue Global as a work-for-hire and may not be used, duplicated or distributed outside of Purdue Global."

“Asserting ownership over the faculty’s teaching-related materials undermines standard academic practice, violating faculty rights to their own intellectual property as well as their academic freedom,” Scholtz says. “This type of agreement would be unprecedented for a public, non-profit university.”

More information available through the press release here.

Fall 2018 reorganization

Submitted by AAUP Purdue on Wed, 08/22/2018 - 09:18

Hello!  It's been kind of quiet around here. We're getting back in the saddle with a whole new communication plan.  

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