We have a 'responsible use policy' that applies to everyone:
It's printed in the Student and Employee Handbooks, and therefore
'officially' applies to all, whether or not they've read it. Nothing
gets signed. We provide accounts to all students and employees as a
matter of course, but we also expect everyone to abide by the spirit and
the letter of this policy.
When a student attempts to connect a computer to our campus network for
the first time, whether wired or wireless, it must go through a
'registration' process. This uses Bradford's Campus Manager, which
scans the computer's network cards and verifies that all OS patches and
anti-virus definitions are up to date. It also associates the hardware
address with the user's name. Before this process begins, the
Responsible Use policy comes up and the student must scroll to the
bottom and click either "continue" or "exit." If they exit, or if the
computer fails the network scan, the computer is unable to access the
David W. Sisk Associate Director, Information Technology Services
Macalester College / 1600 Grand Avenue / St. Paul, MN 55105-1899
http://www.macalester.edu/~sisk/ Voice (651) 696-6745, FAX 696-6778
Chad Gaines wrote:
> We are reviewing various processes here and I wanted to find out
> 1) If students are required to complete a user agreement of some kind
> (i.e. acceptable use) in order to get an email account or access the
> internet on your network or are they provided access by virtue of being
> a student of the institution?
> 2) If you have students sign a user agreement of some kind, how long do
> you retain that document? Is it purged upon graduation?
> Thank you.
> Chad Gaines
> Central Methodist University
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