Information Technology Services
FSC Network and Computer Use Policy
It is understood, that by using a computer owned by FSC or by setting up your computer and accessing the FSC network, you agree to abide by the Colleges computer policies.
Abuse of the college computers, network or software, which includes (but is not limited to) deliberate tampering in a destructive manner with College facilities or software, or deliberate spreading of computer viruses will result in immediate action and minimally, a suspension of lab and network privileges. All users of the various computer laboratories on campus will, in addition, be expected to abide by all rules that are in effect for that facility. These users will also be expected to cooperate and follow instructions of the cognizant lab assistant. Internet downloads and other work will be saved to personal diskettes and not left on laboratory units.
The FSC Internet connection will not be used to access subjects that are counter to the purposes of the College as outlined in the College Handbook and Student Handbook. The College will offer and maintain an official home page on the World Wide Web. At current levels of staffing and budget, there is no provision for personal home pages. Departments and other administrative units of the College are encouraged to have home pages which must be approved by, and in the format of, the subcommittee of the College Computer Committee that is responsible for the quality of the FSC Web site.
Those wanting a personal home page may choose to have a separate Internet connection through an alternative provider, but use of or linkage to the College home page is not permitted without written permission of either the Dean or Vice President for Business of the College.
The resources of the College are limited with many needs that go beyond the computer network. It is important that the privacy and rights of others be recognized, also. Therefore, there are to be no mass mailings to the entire network nor to subsets of the FSC community except as explained herein. This includes all material that does not pertain specifically to the announcement of a campus program or activity. Mass mailings to the entire campus community may be done only if they pertain specifically to the announcement of a campus program or activity and have been approved by a Cabinet member (Vice President). Faculty are encouraged to use the network as a teaching and communications tool. If anyone has need to communicate with the entire body of FSC, please e-mail Computer Services with a request. Computer Services will do as much as possible to facilitate this without invading privacy or overloading the network. In this same context, it is requested that all mail you wish to keep be transferred to your personal computer, printed text or other storage media within thirty days of receipt or transmission. Computer Services is required to set time and/or mailbox storage limits on individual accounts so as to minimize network crashes.
For questions pertaining to this policy please contact the Computer Help Desk at (863) 616-6426