Computers, networks and electronic information systems and the data they provide are essential college operational resources. SCC grants shared access to these resources. These resources must be used and managed responsibly to ensure their integrity, security and availability for appropriate educational and business activities. All users must adhere to approved procedures administered by the Information Technology Department. These procedures are detailed throughout this document.
Personal computers are available for use by students in various buildings on campus. The ACE Tutoring Center (Social Sciences Building) and the Technology Building contain walk-in labs for student academic use. Students also have access to computers for recreational use (email and Internet) in the Student Center lobby and in the Student Activities Office (CC 102). These recreational computers may be monitored and are not secure for confidential information.
Student-owned computing devices may connect to the College wireless network. Use of the wireless network is also governed by the approved procedures mentioned earlier in this document.
Access is granted to information technology (IT) resources in order to facilitate academic and administrative job activities. Those using IT resources agree to abide by all relevant college policies and procedures, including those related to harassment, plagiarism, commercial use, security, unethical conduct and laws prohibiting theft, copyright and licensing infringement, unlawful intrusion and data privacy.
Users are responsible for:
Computer users are responsible for the content of their personal communications. The college accepts no responsibility or liability for personal or unauthorized use of its resources by users.
Users should be aware that although the college takes reasonable security measures to protect the security of its computing resources and accounts assigned to individuals, the college does not guarantee absolute security and privacy. Users should follow the appropriate security procedures listed in this document to assist in keeping systems and accounts secure. The college assigns responsibility for protecting its resources and data to systems administrators and data custodians, who treat the contents of individually-assigned accounts and personal communications as private and do not examine or disclose the contents except as required for system maintenance including security measures; or when there exists reason to believe an individual is violating the law or college policy.
If, in the course of an investigation, it appears necessary to protect the integrity, security, or continued operation of its computers and networks or to protect itself from liability, SCC may temporarily deny access to its IT resources. Inappropriate use of IT resources may result in disciplinary action and contact of applicable law enforcement agencies.
See board policy 801-IT Resources.
Login IDs are a unique combination of username and password granted to individuals for their use only. Whenever there is reason to believe that a login ID has been compromised, a system/network administrator should be contacted immediately. All users must log out or lock the PC in use before leaving the area. Users may access only accounts, files and data that are publicly available or to which they have been given authorized access. It is the responsibility of all users to secure information that is in their possession. Use of the college’s network resources is subject to the
Acceptable Use Policy of our Internet provider, MoreNET.
See board policy 803-Resources And Information.
College email, computers and networks may be used only for legal, authorized purposes. Occasional, brief personal use is permitted. Unauthorized or illegal uses include but are not limited to:
Software must only be installed by authorized IT staff.
See board policy 806-Software Hardware Use.
E-communication, or email, shall be considered one of the primary means of official communication to students.
E-communication facilitates student success by providing regular, relevant and time-sensitive electronic communication to students via college-assigned email accounts.
The college-wide email system is for communication with students in addition to those e-communications provided through the learning management system for academic instruction.
E-communication falls under the guidelines of Board Policy 483.0 – Release of Student Information in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.
Each student will be provided an email address upon enrollment at the college. All students are expected to:
Read their email frequently. Important announcements as well as information specific to enrollment will be sent via email. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the information is read. While students may forward their email to a non-college account, the college does not recommend this. The college will not be responsible for email once it has been forwarded off the college’s servers, nor will support be given for any problems this might cause.
See board policy 850-Student E-communication
Examples of inappropriate computer use include, but are not limited to:
See board policy 850.4 – Inappropriate Email
Children too young to be admitted to the college are not allowed access to SCC computers without supervision. In addition, children (supervised or unsupervised) are not allowed in the ACE Center or TECH 116 computer labs.