Can UCSB pay Faculty's publishing costs?
If the work the UC employee (generally Faculty members) is publishing is considered Academic in nature and the publication costs are relatively low ($5,000 or less), the UC can pay the publication costs. The Faculty would own Copyright in this case, and would sign any applicable Publisher/Author contract directly with the publishing company. UC would not be a party to that contract.
If, however, there is a chance of marketability/commercializable content in the work, the UC may not give up our right to Intellectual Property ownership. Please contact Sherylle Mills Englander in TIA to discuss proper ownership.