8.510 Computer/Network Acceptable Use for Students
Subject: Computer/Network Acceptable Use for Students
Date Adopted: September 22, 1999
National Park Community College's computing and telecommunication networks, computing equipment and computing resources are owned by the College and are provided primarily to support the academic and administrative functions of the College. Federal and state law, and College policies and procedures govern the use of these resources. Additional rules and regulations may be adopted by various division/departments to meet specific administrative or academic needs. Any adopted requirements must be in compliance with applicable federal and state laws, and this policy.
The College may monitor access to the equipment and networking structures and systems for the following purposes:
► To ensure the security and operating performance of its systems and networks.
► To enforce College policies.
The College reserves the right to limit access when federal or state laws or College policies are violated or where College contractual obligations or College operations may be impeded. The College may authorize confidential passwords or other secure entry identification; however, students have no expectation of privacy in the material sent or received by them over the College computing systems or networks. While general content review will not be undertaken, monitoring of this material may occur for the reasons specified above.
All material posted to or sent over College computing and other telecommunications equipment, systems or networks must be accurate and must correctly identify the creator (e-mail, etc., account owners must be identifiable).
Access to computing supported by NPC is granted contingent on that access not being misused. If that access is misused, it can be withdrawn at any time. Further action may be taken as a result of serious offenses.
Privacy and Privilege
All Users must respect the privacy and usage privileges of others, both on the NPC campus and at all sites reachable by NPC's external network connections. Users will not intentionally seek information on account passwords. Nor will they obtain copies of other Users passwords. Users will not modify files, data, or passwords belonging to other Users. Users will not develop, download, or execute programs for these purposes. Users must preserve and protect the privacy, dignity, well being, and informed consent of all participants.
Security and Related Matters
No one shall:
Users shall use their accounts for the purposes for which they are established, as well as personal communications.
Enforcement and Sanctions
System administrators are responsible for protecting the system and users from abuses of this policy. Pursuant to this duty, system administrators may:
Any violation of this policy may result in the revocation or suspension of access privileges by the Department of Computing Services with review by the appropriate academic or administrative unit and/or law enforcement agencies if local, state, or federal laws may have been violated.
NPC Computer Resource Center Lab Rules
No One shall:
• No downloading or installation of any software to the local workstation without special written permission.
• No editing, adding, or deleting material from the c: drive.
• No changing of default settings on applications.
6. copy any college software. Site licenses must be maintained accurately;
7. participate in Chat session, nor download Chat software. Chatting is allowed ONLY in instructor-directed formal classroom instruction;
8. use the NPC computer labs for commercial gain or private profit or other resource consuming activities such as "MUD" chatting, spamming, chain letters, or other mass mailings.
Violation of any of these rules may result in denial of access to the labs, suspension from school, and possible criminal investigations in accordance with the 1999-2000 NPC Student Handbook "STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES", Section 19, Section 30A #15 and #17.