Regent Policy Documents



(Formerly 77-5)

The Regents recognize the responsibility of the individual instructor to determine policy concerning recording of lectures in his or her classroom. Prohibition of tape recorders in classrooms may not be imposed upon qualified disabled students who must utilize tape recorders because of the nature of their disability to effectively participate in a class, provided such students have signed agreements that they will not release the tape recording or transcription to others.

Notwithstanding the above, a teacher may, on certain occasions, for reasons concerning pedagogical practice or academic freedom, interdict the taking of notes. At such times, he/she may also forbid the use of tape recorders.

History: Res. 1556 adopted 11/11/77; replaces 76-5.

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The Regent Policy Documents were adopted and are maintained pursuant to the policy-making authority vested in the Board of Regents by Wis. Stats. § 36. The Regent Policy Documents manifest significant policies approved by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. This document is a ready reference for those charged with carrying out these policies. Unless noted otherwise, associated documents and reports may be obtained from the Office of the Secretary of the Board of Regents, 1860 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706, ph 608-262-2324.