The University operates and maintains an information network to allow students, faculty and staff to complete assignments and work in pursuit of the University mission. Each student will receive an account and password, which allows student access to the appropriate computing resources to complete academic goals. The university supports the intellectual property right of information regardless of storage media utilized by the student. The University abides by all state and federal laws applicable to copyright issues. Licensed software is not to be copied or duplicated. Any violation of the intellectual rights of published or unpublished authors, students, faculty, or staff of SAU is a serious offense and will be treated accordingly. Students should utilize appropriate standards of civility when using computing systems to communicate with other individuals.
University Responsibility to Student
SAU provides all currently enrolled students with information technology equipment in support of educational and instructional purposes. A quiet serene atmosphere with student assistance, if needed, can be found in our computer facilities.
Computing facilities are made available to the students, faculty and staff of the University. Only properly authorized persons may access SAU computing facilities. Proper authorization is provided to students in the form of a computer account and password. Assigned accounts are to be used only by the user to which the account has been created. Users should not share their accounts and password information with other users.
It is the responsibility of each student to adhere to all ITS student computer policies while in
computer facilities as follows:
- Technology resources are to be used only in the pursuit of academic or other University purposes.
- Food and drink should be consumed outside computer classrooms.
- Printers are to be used for hard copy of instructional assignments. Copiers should be utilized in making multiple copies of printed materials.
- Pick up after yourself. Keep workspace clean since there will be others using the same equipment later.
- Be sensitive to the needs of others.
- Respect the privacy and personal rights of others. Do not access or copy another user’s electronic mail, data programs or other files.
- The University is the owner of computing resources in computer classrooms.
- Electronic communication used for fraudulent, harassing or obscene messages is prohibited.
- Students should respect system integrity and resources by not developing or executing programs that could harass other users, degrade performance or damage software or hardware components.
- Chain letters and other forms of mass mailings are prohibited.
- Students are responsible for any and all activity initiated in or on SAU computing facilities by their computer account.
- Students are responsible for selecting secure passwords for their computer accounts and for keeping those passwords secret at all times. Passwords should not be given to other users.
- Students are responsible for their data files and creating appropriate backup files.
- Students should report any system security violation, or suspected system security violation to any of the lab assistants and/or lab coordinator.
- University licensed software should not be copied or reproduced in any capacity.
- Students are responsible for obeying all official notices posted in computer labs, attached to SAU equipment, and posted via e-mail or login entry screens.
- Report hardware, software and printer problems to the student workers on duty.
- Student should log out of their account when finished with University computing resources.
- Students are not to access restricted portions of the operating system, security software or accounting software unless authorized by the appropriate university administrator.