The Catholic University of America

Topics of Interest to Faculty and Staff

This web page is designed to be of use to full time faculty and other instructional staff, including lecturers and adjuncts. There are many legal issues that intersect with the day to day activities of faculty members. The Office of General Counsel practices a preventive law approach. We encourage faculty and staff to read the University policies that will assist them in properly performing their work. The policies in the box at right are just a few of the many policies that may impact your work. Please note these polices affect both your rights and responsibilities.

Each of the headings below links to additional resources such as waiver and release forms, contract templates for independent contractors, links to relevant university policies and OGC memoranda, guidelines and other similar materials. Feel free to contact the Office of General Counsel at tel. 202-319-5142 for legal questions.


Policies of Interest to Faculty

Tuition Exchange

CUA Copyright Guidelines

Service Animals Policy

Indemnification of Employees

Contract and Signatory Authority

Accommodations at University Events

Recording Classroom Lectures

Independent Contractor

Distance Education Policy

Sponsored Award Management Policy

Sexual Offenses Policy

Legal Process *

Intellectual Property

Off Campus Field Trips/Global Education

Contract Review Process

ADA Compliance

Student Record Privacy

Waivers and Releases


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 updated 8/31/12 mlo