Computer Lab Policies
Approved by Instruction Council, December 4, 1996
Approved by Board of Trustees, February, 1997
These policies govern the use of computer labs on campus. These labs include the library and any other instructional areas that have student access to computers. Violations can be subject to prosecution and/or loss of student access to computer labs. A full account of the disciplinary action for violating these policies can be found in the Wenatchee Valley College Student Handbook beginning on page 22.
1. Labs are open only to registered students of WVC and those covered through cooperative agreements.
2. Students may not modify, reconfigure, or tamper with any computer hardware or software, nor may they attempt to gain unauthorized access to any computer network. Attempting unauthorized access to computer networks is a violation of both state and federal laws.
3. Students may not damage, vandalize, or take for their own use any computer hardware or software (see Disruptive Behavior, WVC Student Handbook page 23).
4. Intentionally introducing a computer virus into any Wenatchee Valley College computer system is a violation of both state and federal laws.
5. First priority is given to classes that have scheduled time in the lab. Second priority is given to students doing homework and research for currently enrolled classes. Lowest priority is given to students “Surfing the Net” or other non-instructional activities. A student may be requested to give up his/her position to another student with higher priority, and depending on demand for services, a time limit may be imposed.
6. Printouts are limited to academic work. Printing limits will be determined as is necessary for each lab. These limits will be clearly marked and enforced. Failure to comply with set printing limits may result in the loss of computer lab access.
7. Any use of the computers in Wenatchee Valley College labs must comply with the State of Washington’s Community and Technical College Network Acceptable Use Policy, which is wholly reproduced below.
8. Rude or offensive behavior will not be tolerated.
9. Accessing obscene, abusive, or highly offensive material is not allowed.
Community and Technical College Network
Acceptable Use Policy
CTCNet shall be the name of the regional internet connecting all of Washington State’s Community and Technical Colleges, State Board and the CTCenter. Colleges using CTCNet will directly benefit if services and facilities are used in ways which build overall system efficiencies, maximize accessibility of the Internet, and eliminate inappropriate traffic over the interconnected networks. As such, the following Acceptable Use Policy is in effect:
1. Use of CTCNet shall be solely for the purpose of facilitating the exchange of information in furtherance of education and research, and otherwise be consistent with the purposes and objectives of the State of Washington Community and Technical Colleges, the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges of the State of Washington and the CTCenter.
2. CTCNet shall not be used to transmit any communication in any form (e.g. text, images, sound) where the content and/or meaning of the message or its transmission or distribution would violate any applicable law or regulation.
3. CTCNet shall not be used to transmit any communication in any form (e.g. text, images, sound) where the content and/or meaning of the message or its transmission or distribution is likely to be deemed obscene, abusive, or highly offensive to recipient(s).
4. Users of CTCNet shall promote efficient use of the public networks to minimize, and avoid if possible, creating congestion within or upon the networks thereby interfering with the work of other users of the networks. Further, users of CTCNet services shall respect the rights and property of all users of the networks. Further, users of CTCNet services shall respect the rights and property of all others and shall not improperly access, misappropriate or misuse the information/files of other users.
5. CTCNet shall not be used for commercial purposes. Advertising of commercial offerings is forbidden.
6. When using CTCNet for accessing sources beyond the CTCNet itself, users shall apply the CTCNet Acceptable Use Policy while navigating through and making use of those networks.
7. With advice/recommendations from the Internet Information Group (IIG) and the Standing Advisory Committee (SAC), the CTCenter is responsible for the modification and distribution of this Acceptable Use Policy.
8. Withdrawal of use privileges because of violations of this policy is the responsibility of the college or other agency which authorized that individual’s use of CTCNet and could result in discipline and/or termination of employment.