This policy provides guidelines for and promotes the responsible and ethical use of the shared computing resources of Salem Academy and College. It is in the best interests of the community as a whole that computing resources be used in a manner which protects the equipment and the rights of all users.
This general policy applies to all computer and computer communication facilities owned, leased, operated, or contracted by Salem. This includes word processing equipment, microcomputers, minicomputers, mainframes and associated peripherals and software, regardless of whether used for administration, research, teaching, or other purposes. This policy also extends to any use of campus facilities to access computer facilities elsewhere
Those responsible for campus computing facilities not administered by Information Technology, may have additional regulations consistent with this policy to control their use. System administrators are responsible for publicizing any additional regulations concerning the authorized and appropriate use of the equipment for which they are responsible.
As in all aspects of life, a user of computing facilities should act in a manner consistent with ordinary interpersonal and ethical obligations. Cheating, stealing, making false or deceiving statements, plagiarism, vandalism and harassment are just as wrong when done in the context of computing as they are in all other aspects of conduct. Individuals should use only those computing facilities they have been authorized through ordinary channels to use.
Reasonable suspicion of a violation of the principles or practices described in this policy statement may result in disciplinary action. Such action will be taken through appropriate Academy and College channels such as administrative procedures, the Honor Cabinet, or other supervisory authority to which the individual is subject. Violation of local, State or Federal statutes may result in civil or criminal proceedings.
With due regard for the right of privacy of users and the confidentiality of their data, system administrators have the right to suspend or modify computer access privileges, examine files, passwords, accounting information, printouts, tapes and any other material that may aid in maintaining the integrity and efficient operation of the system. Users whose activity is viewed as a threat to the operation of a computing system, who abuse the rights of other users or who refuse to cease improper behavior may have, at the very least, their user privileges revoked. In the event that access to a system is revoked, users will be provided a copy of their files.
It is the view of the Computing Services staff and the Information Technology Advisory Council that the following rules and guidelines promote the good of the student computing community, and in the spirit of the total Salem community.
I understand that the computer labs at Salem College belong to the College and are made available only to students, faculty, and staff.
I understand that using the labs is a privilege.
I agree to practice proper computer and Internet etiquette and to abide by the following rules governing lab use:
1) No food or drinks may be brought into the labs
2) No tobacco products in the labs
3) Class-related work takes precedence over ANY other use of the computers
4) Only one login per person to a computer at a time is allowed
5) The entry code to lab doors may not be given to anyone else. The door to the lab shall be kept closed. The door may not be opened by someone inside the lab to admit someone who does not have the combination
6) No activity that creates an environment not conducive to studying - i.e. loud talking, music or the use of cell phones
We do not offer Salem students a permanent Salem email address after they graduate or leave. Sixty to Ninety days after you graduate or otherwise leave Salem College, your account will be suspended. If your status as a student does not change by the next year’s term, the account will be deleted. For example, if you leave Salem in the spring, and do not return as a student by the following spring, your account will be removed and any data associated with that account will be lost..