Philosophy of KSU Distinguished Course Repository

For more information, please see KSU Distinguished Course Repository Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original course to be considered for publication in KSU Distinguished Course Repository provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

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Formatting Requirements

See Final Course Preparation Guidelines for details. Although Distance Learning Innovations can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the course as a high-quality file in the required format. After the inaugural edition, the DCR will require all course submissions to conform to the KSU default template course shell.

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Rights for Authors and DigitalCommons@Kennesaw State University

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the course, the authors assign a Creative Commons Attribution-4.0 International Public License (CC-BY) will be applied to all published courses. The author retains the copyright but allows the journal and its audiences to share and use the courses within the limitations of the CC-BY license.

If an author has questions regarding the licensing of their submission, please contact the DCR Librarian for further clarifications.

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Courses will be evaluated by the editorial board using the Quality Matters (QM) Higher Education Rubric. Those courses that score at least a “95” on this rubric will be considered for publication in the DCR.

Upon acceptance,

  1. Course authors agree to allow the Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment access to course analytics to calculate an impact score (#times course is copied: #students enrolled in course sections).
  2. Course authors agree to serve on the DCR editorial board for a limited number of course reviews and for a limited term, to be determined.

General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the DigitalCommons@Kennesaw State University website and/or software agree not to misuse the DigitalCommons@Kennesaw State University service or software in any way.

The failure of DigitalCommons@Kennesaw State University to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between DigitalCommons@Kennesaw State University and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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