Campus Network Use Policy
The College is pleased to be able to bring Internet access to the
The smooth operation of the network on campus relies upon proper conduct of all its users, who must adhere to strict policies, procedures and guidelines as may be in effect from time to time. In general, these require efficient, ethical and legal utilization of the network and its resources. If a
By receiving and using a network user name and password to access
- is responsible for his or her actions regarding the use of the
campus network, including use of e-mail and the Internet. Mount Ida College
- will comply with the
campus network guidelines, policies, and procedures as may be in effect from time to time. Mount Ida College
- will not create, access, transmit or publish any offensive, obscene, indecent, threatening or harassing images, data or other material.
- understands that all communications in violation of any or all federal, state or local ordinances are strictly prohibited.
- will not violate copyright laws, including but not limited to, by copying and/or redistributing another's copyrighted work, and will not use another person’s work without correctly acknowledging him or her.
- Will not use peer-to-peer applications (such as Kazaa, Morpheus, etc.) to share copyrighted materials.
- Will not use computer-based applications to violate copyright laws or infringe on the copyrights of materials.
- will not participate in:
Ø tampering with the physical network (wires, hubs, etc.)
Ø defining and/or changing IP addresses on any machine
Ø intercepting or attempting to intercept e-mail and file transfers
Ø originating or attempting to originate e-mail from someone else and attempting to log on to machines without an account.
- will seek assistance from authorized and trained personnel if there is a problem.
- will never try to "fix" or alter or reconfigure hardware or software without trained authorized assistance.
- will not violate the privacy of others.
- will abide by the rules of computer network etiquette as presented in the training workshops and related handouts, and as otherwise may be established and disseminated hereafter.
- will not participate in any acts of vandalism which are defined as including any malicious attempt to harm or destroy the hardware, software or the data of any other user on the network, on the Internet as a whole, or at any of the agencies or other computer networks that are affiliated with or connected to Mount Ida College's network, this includes, but is not limited to, the uploading and/or creation of computer viruses, distribution of chain mail, and unsolicited advertising.
- will use the campus network services for purposes that are directly or indirectly related to the activities of the College or deemed appropriate by the College, e.g. personal use of e-mail accounts. If the student, faculty or staff member wishes to use these services for other purposes, e.g. commercial uses, they will obtain written permission from the College's Director of Network Services.
- will be responsible for any services assessed which require a monetary charge or financial commitment.
- understands that "Open" labs are for the use of all students in support of their curriculum course content and that "Restricted" labs are for use by the students with curricular needs specific to their discipline. The user will respect this difference and know that individuals may check with student computer lab supervisors for a lisitng of Open and Restricted labs.
- Understands that wireless routers are not allowed on campus.
The student, faculty or staff member is aware that the College will have access to information transmitted by him or her over the network or stored on College owned computers. The student, faculty or staff member is also aware that the College reserves the right to monitor the system and that people operating the same will have access to all e-mail and that without limitation, messages relating or in support of illegal or prohibited activities may be reported to the proper authority. The student, faculty or staff member is aware that information that he or she transmits on the Internet may not be secure and that the student, faculty or staff member is advised not to submit personal details (such as addresses and phone numbers) or other information that could potentially be misused.
The College specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy and/or quality of any information obtained through its Internet services. The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the College, its Trustees, agents and employees, from and against any claim, lawsuit, cause of action, damage judgment, or administrative complaint arising out of the use of the College’s hardware, software, and network facilities and services under this policy.
* The term “faculty” includes full-time faculty, adjunct faculty and visiting faculty members.