This procedure defines standards for acceptable and unacceptable use of computer and electronic access on College-owned network and equipment.
This procedure applies to all College employees and students accessing College network or College equipment. College network and equipment includes, but is not limited to, computer and electronic communication resources, such as the Internet, electronic mail, computer classrooms, associated software, and networks, etc. Access is a privilege provided at the discretion of Northland Pioneer College. Information Services will work in cooperation with departments for computer setup, maintenance, and areas of security and permission. All material on college servers shall be accessible to authorized personnel when necessary to fulfill their administrative responsibilities. The College maintains the rights allowed by all federal and state laws and institutional governance. The College reserves the right to monitor network resources and to prohibit use.
Internet, computing, and network accounts are generally available to faculty and staff, and available to registered students and authorized guests. Accounts are for the sole use of the individual to whom the account is issued. Generic accounts are used for access to third-party student testing services and authorized, classroom instructional use, which must be approved by the appropriate dean and vice president.
- To support educational objectives and enhance the mission of the College.
- To conduct official college business.
- To support teaching and learning.
- To serve the information and communication needs of the community.
- To deliver instructional content.
- To disseminate information about the college.
Any activity violating state or federal laws, the Northland Pioneer College Student Code of Conduct, or Northland Pioneer College Policies and Procedures may result in disciplinary action, including but not limited to loss of access and repair charges.