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Copyright: Faculty Rights and Responsibilities


When can we use copyrighted materials in our teaching? In this session, faculty learn their rights and responsibilities under federal copyright law. In addition to discussing how to appropriately apply the Fair Use Exception when using or distributing copyrighted materials in the physical or virtual classroom, participants learn how to better educate students about their use of copyrighted materials. 

About the Facilitator

Karen Edwards is the faculty associate director for Distributed Learning Pedagogy at the Center for Teaching Excellence. She is also a senior instructor in the Department of Retailing, where she teaches retail- and law-related courses in both online and face-to-face formats. Through CTE, she develops and facilitates workshops and individualized coaching on effective teaching techniques and other issues affecting higher education. Karen is certified by Quality Matters to review and assess the quality of online courses offered by higher education institutions. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina Joseph F. Rice School of Law and her bachelor's degree from Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina.

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