Faculty members hold copyright in materials they create on their own initiative in the course of performance of their teaching responsibilities, regardless of the medium of delivery. TCU will own courses that are created, if creation of the course and/or its delivery means is the primary condition of employment. Faculty members have a responsibility to meet the reasonable needs of their currently enrolled students, including those addressed by the use of technologies that make materials readily accessible. Notwithstanding this responsibility, the creation and use of distance education materials intended for use beyond the current semester or for commercial purposes will be considered property owned jointly by the faculty member and TCU.
Full policy found on the TCU Research website. Faculty should consult their dean and the Academic Affairs Administrative Handbook.