Educomm Code

POLICY STATEMENT
 
The University community has the right to expect that the information they create and store on University systems is safe and secure from others. The University may restrict the use of its computers and network systems in order to provide this security.   Persons violating this policy may be subject to termination of their rights to access University computing resources, and possibly subject to further sanction by the University.
 
DEFINITIONS
 
College/Unit Policy Officer: A person with responsibility for issues having broad-based policy implications for students, faculty, and staff in the college/unit; an Associate Dean or similar position.
 
Electronic Communications: The use of computers and network systems in the communicating or posting of information or material by way of electronic mail, bulletin boards, or other such electronic tools.
 
Network Systems: Includes voice, video and data networks, switches, wireless devices, routers and storage devices.
 
System or Network Administrator: A university employee responsible for managing the operation or operating system environments of computers or network systems, respectively.
 
University Computers and Network Systems (University Systems):  Computers, networks, servers, and other similar devices that are administered by the university and for which the university is responsible. Throughout this policy, the shortened term "university systems" is used to mean all university computers and network systems.
 
PROCEDURES and RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Respect for intellectual labor and creativity is vital to academic discourse and enterprise. This principle applies to works of all authors and publishers in all media. It encompasses respect for the right to acknowledgment, the right to privacy, and the right to determine the form, manner, and terms of publication and distribution.
 
Because electronic information is volatile and easily reproduced, respect for the work and personal expression of others is especially critical in computer environments. Violations of authorial integrity, including plagiarism, invasion of privacy, unauthorized access, and trade secrets and copyright violations, may be grounds for sanctions against members of the academic community.  
 
 
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