Intellectual Property Policy

The Wellesley College Intellectual Property Policy addresses the ownership of Intellectual Property for works developed or created by members of the College community, including faculty, research staff, College staff, and students, and the circumstances and processes under which agreements and determinations of ownership are reached. The policy applies to Intellectual Property (IP) developed or created by members of the College community or with College resources. For more information, please check out the Intellectual Property FAQs.

Memorandum of Understanding and International Activity Agreements

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is a general non-binding statement of intent to cooperate and explore collaborative activities between Wellesley College and a partner university, institution, or organization. The MOU provides a simple format to enter into a general agreement and serves as the foundation for more detailed agreements on specific activities. Activity Agreements are legally binding documents that outline the parameters of a specific collaborative activity, such as student or faculty exchange, research collaboration, joint conference or seminar, or a jointly taught course. Please refer to Guidelines for Creating International Agreements for more information.  This document contains three templates: one for an MOU, one for an International Activity Agreement (IAA) for student exchange, and one for an IAA for a faculty exchange. To view these templates, please download the PDF version; to use a template for editing, please download the Word document version.

Open Access Policy

The Wellesley College Open Access Policy establishes the rights of Wellesley College faculty to preserve and distribute their work in the College’s digital repository, in order to ensure visibility of their work.