Policies and compliance
Office of Scholarship Support
As a faculty member or student at University of Phoenix, the Office of Scholarship Support (OSS) provides you with information and resources to aid you in developing, funding, executing and disseminating your research.
The mission of the OSS is to develop and provide resources for faculty and students to produce quality research projects — inside and outside of the University. The resources include financial, intellectual and technological support, as well as ethical guidance. The OSS also provides institutional communication with other scholarly and research organizations and documents the results of scholarship and research for the University.
The OSS oversees the University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Committee on Research (COR). It also administers the Learning Fellowship program, General Research program, Faculty Honoraria and Excellence in Publication Award.
Committee on Research
Requests to conduct research at University of Phoenix are reviewed by the COR on an ongoing basis. If you’d like to conduct research involving University of Phoenix, please submit a Proposal to Conduct Research form.
Institutional Review Board
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) protects the rights and treatment of human research subjects. University of Phoenix has a local board that reviews all research projects to ensure they meet IRB standards and regulations. Our researchers and research reviewers are educated on IRB compliance.
University of Phoenix Federalwide Assurance Number: 00004202
Intellectual Property at University of Phoenix
All University of Phoenix (UOPX) students and faculty members own the intellectual property that is created by them as a solely academic endeavor, subject to a license back to Apollo Education Group, Inc., the parent company of UOPX. For example, even when UOPX is funding the research, the intellectual property belongs to the student or the faculty member doing the research. With respect to intellectual property rights, there is no difference between a full-time and part-time faculty member. Special circumstances regarding academic research that may require review include research projects that are expected to be funded by multiple institutions, or research that is not a solely academic endeavor. Intellectual property that is developed by employees and/or using UOPX or Apollo Education Group resources (excluding resources accessed and used entirely as part of a student or faculty academic endeavor) is owned by Apollo Education Group, Inc. In addition, intellectual property that contains company proprietary information or that relates to the business of the company is owned by Apollo Education Group, Inc.
Contact the Office of Scholarship Support
Interested in expanding your role in academia? The Office of Scholarship Support is currently looking for peer reviewers as well as content, methodological and technological thought leaders who are interested in working with University of Phoenix faculty. If you are interested in volunteering your expertise, please contact us at email@example.com.