Students with disabilities who are unable to take or read notes have the right to record class lectures for their personal study only. Lectures recorded for this purpose may not be shared with other people without the consent of the lecturer. The recorded lecture is protected under federal copyright laws and may not be published without the express consent of the lecturer and without giving proper identity and credit to the lecturer. Students must delete lectures upon completion of the course.
Students who use our notetaking software are required to sign a pledge and must adhere to the recording guidelines in the (hyperlink) Student Conduct Code.
Recorded Lecture Policy Agreement form.
I have read and understand the above policy on recorded lectures at Furman University, and I pledge to abide by the above policy with regard to any lectures I record while enrolled as a student at Furman University.
Students are not permitted to record classroom lectures or discussions without either the express written approval of the faculty member teaching the course or an accommodation through the Student Office of Accessibility Resources (SOAR). Qualified students with disabilities that impact their ability to take or read notes may receive an accommodation through the SOAR office that permits them to record lectures for their personal academic use. If the SOAR office determines that recording lectures and classroom discussions is an appropriate accommodation for a student, the recording may be used only for personal academic purposes. Authorized student-initiated recording must not be made available to anyone outside of the students enrolled in the class in any fashion, including posting online, email, or through other media without the express written consent of the faculty member responsible for the course. Unauthorized dissemination of recorded classroom proceedings is strictly prohibited.
Professors or students who believe that a student or classmate is recording classroom proceedings either without the professor’s consent or in violation of the specified terms of the agreed-upon academic accommodation plan will submit an incident report through the Associate Academic Dean’s office for review and final determination of whether to bring student conduct charges.