Dodge City Community College (DC3) provides computing resources and worldwide network access to its faculty, staff and currently enrolled students for legitimate administrative, educational and research efforts. Access to the DC3 computing resources is a privilege and DC3 reserves the right to restrict, limit or extend computing privileges and access to its information systems. As a member of the DC3 electronic community, it is the responsibility of each individual to use computing resources in a responsible, ethical and legal manner.
The DC3 Information Technology department (IT) will make every effort to ensure that access is available at all times; however, the user must understand the system may not always be available for use due to maintenance, testing, backups, power failures, or other circumstances beyond our control. Access at any given time is not guaranteed.
Access to DC3 computing resources is a privilege. DC3 retains custody, control and supervision of all computers, networks and internet services owned or leased by DC3. DC3 reserves the right to intercept, monitor, copy, review and download all computer and internet activity by anyone with access to the system. No one accessing DC3 computers, networks and internet services has an expectation of privacy in their use, including e-mail messages and stored files. Anyone with access to the DC3 computing resources is expected to use appropriate judgment and caution in communications concerning students and staff to ensure that personally identifiable information remains confidential.
Anyone with access to DC3 computing resources shall:
Unacceptable use of computing resources includes the following:
Persons using DC3 provided computing resources shall be familiar with DC3 policies and rules. Misinterpretation or misunderstanding of DC3 policies and rules shall not be a mitigation of responsibility. Questions regarding acceptable use of any computing resources should be directed to the Information Technology Director:
Department heads have authority to deny access to any DC3 system(s) under their supervision. Awareness of any security problem affecting any DC3 computer or network facility shall be communicated to the Information Technology Director.
Misuse of DC3 computing resources is unacceptable and users will be held accountable for their conduct. Failure to comply with this policy or any other established procedures or rules governing the use of computing resources and network access will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Further, illegal use of DC3 computing resources or network access may be referred to law enforcement authorities.
Employees who violate this policy shall be responsible for any resulting loss, costs or damages incurred by DC3. Any questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Information Technology Director.
Date of Adoption: November 20, 2003Review Date(s): February 28, 2007Board Policy No. 843