Who holds the copyright to works I author or create while working or taking classes here at the UNCC?
If you have never considered this important question before, you may be making some incorrect assumptions, which can easily lead to some incorrect behavior, particularly when using the work in teaching, presenting, distributing, modifying, authoring further works, and/or entering into agreements, particularly with outside entities like publishers. Simply put, authoring the work does not necessarily mean that you are the copyright holder. Since everyone reading this page spends most of their waking hours working, isn't is worth finding out the answer to that question?
Since you are more than just an employee or student of this University, you may also be creating works outside of what you do here at the University. The answer to the ownership question then may or may not be entirely different, as it will be derived directly from the U.S. Copyright Act's provision governing authorship and ownership.
Two paths then: general copyright law concerning copyright ownership of works you create alone or with somebody and UNCC's policy governing ownership of works created as a result of your association with the University.
Finally, and maybe most importantly of all, if you are indeed the copyright holder, how you manage your copyright can have very powerful consequences.