Intellectual Property Policy

The Wellesley College Intellectual Property Policy addresses the ownership of Intellectual Property for works developed or created by members of the College community, including faculty, research staff, College staff, and students, and the circumstances and processes under which agreements and determinations of ownership are reached. The policy applies to Intellectual Property (IP) developed or created by members of the College community or with College resources. For more information, please check out the Intellectual Property FAQs.

Memorandum of Understanding and International Activity Agreements

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is a general non-binding statement of intent to cooperate and explore collaborative activities between Wellesley College and a partner university, institution, or organization. The MOU provides a simple format to enter into a general agreement and serves as the foundation for more detailed agreements on specific activities. Activity Agreements are legally binding documents that outline the parameters of a specific collaborative activity, such as student or faculty exchange, research collaboration, joint conference or seminar, or a jointly taught course. Please refer to Guidelines for Creating International Agreements for more information.  This document contains three templates: one for an MOU, one for an International Activity Agreement (IAA) for student exchange, and one for an IAA for a faculty exchange. To view these templates, please download the PDF version; to use a template for editing, please download the Word document version.

Open Access Policy

The Wellesley College Open Access Policy establishes the rights of Wellesley College faculty to preserve and distribute their work in the College’s digital repository, in order to ensure visibility of their work.


Faculty Handbook

The professional responsibilities of the faculty are defined by our common commitment to learning in all of its various dimensions. The college expects its faculty to adhere to the highest standards of honesty and integrity as they carry out their scholarly work, as appropriate to and required by the scholarly norms of their individual disciplines.  In addition, the college expects faculty to be dedicated teachers with a significant commitment to scholarly accomplishment and to active participation in the life of the college community. Read more.


Academic Council Fall 2014 Dates
September 9
October 8
November 12
December 10

Academic Council Spring 2015 Dates
February 11
March 4
April 1
May 6
May 26

All meetings are held in the Academic Assembly Room from 12:30 to 2:00 pm except September 9 and May 26 (4:15-6:00 pm).

Customarily, a reception is held at the President's House following the first and last meetings of each year.