The world of higher learning is in the midst of change, often driven by technologies that are profoundly affecting the work of faculty members: they are reshaping the processes of teaching and learning, redefining the roles and authority of faculty members in organizing and overseeing the curriculum, and altering the bases for evaluating student (and faculty) performance.
The implications of these developments extend far beyond teaching and learning activities, for the new technologies are penetrating many, if not all, major facets of higher education, deeply influencing its organization, governance, and finances.
To address these issues, the American Association of University Professors has undertaken a number of initiatives. In the 1990s, the AAUP appointed a Special Committee on Distance Education and Intellectual Property Issues, which drafted two policy statements, the Statement on Copyright (1999) and the Statement on Distance Education (1999).
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