In my opinion there is no question that IT people should be in a secure
area. They have all sorts of expensive computer equipment laying around,
expensive tools and test equipment, they have access to sensitive
information which could be displayed on their monitors, they engage in
conversations with university people that could be of a sensitive
nature, and they - just like everybody else in the university need to be
located with their peers for interaction, support, supervision, etc.
Once you determine that the level of security for access is indeed
higher than normal, then the question becomes one of letting faculty in
that area under the same access limitations. This means there would be a
limit on student access to them for their office hours. Those student
access times should be held in a location that is outside the secure
area (e.g., a conference room). I personally think it may be a good
idea to have faculty to interact with, but If they are not willing to
abide by the access limitations then sorry - you can't live here. Dick K.
Richard Kirchmeyer, Ed.D.
Vice President for Information Technology
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights #11071
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1071
Smith, Dena wrote:
>I am looking for information to support my position that our IT staff need to be physically located in a secured space (ie. no public access to area). Our university is growing and space is highly contested. The current plan by the administration is to move faculty offices into our work area. Please point me to any reference material, regulations, compliance issues, etc., that I can use to protest this plan. Thanks for your assistance!
>Ohio Dominican University
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