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Policy for Responsible Computing at Rhode Island College

Policy for Responsible Computing

Approved by the Council of Rhode Island College 9 May 1997

Adapted from the University of Delaware Policy for Responsible Computing, dated February 2, 1993.

Acknowledgement

The Committee on Academic Computer Usage wishes to acknowledge and ascribe the source of these Guidelines to the University of Delaware "Outside LinkGuidelines for Implementing the University of Delaware Policy for Responsible Computing," prepared by staff in Computing and Network Services, University of Delaware, and approved by the Faculty Senate of the University of Delaware on May 11,1992.

The Committee replaced "University of Delaware" and related terms with "Rhode Island College" and related local terms. References to organization units at the University of Delaware were replaced by corresponding, or nearly corresponding, units at Rhode Island College. Some language was changed, but all the remaining text is directly attributable to the University of Delaware Guidelines.

Permission to adapt the University of Delaware Guidelines was received via electronic mail from Susan Allmendinger susan@UDel.edu of the University of Delaware on Wednesday, 06 Dec 1995 14:21:54. The University of Delaware Guidelines are available via:

Outside Linkhttp://www.udel.edu/ecce/guide.020293.html

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Preface

The computer has become a common denominator that knows no intellectual, political, or bureaucratic bounds; the Sherwin Williams of necessity that covers the world, spanning all points of view.

...I wish that we lived in a golden age, where ethical behavior was assumed; where technically competent programmers respected the privacy of others; where we didn't need locks on our computers....

Fears for security really do louse up the free flow of information. Science and social progress only take place in the open. The paranoia that hackers leave in their wake only stifles our work.

Cliff Stoll, in The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a spy through the maze of computer espionage

One of the interesting facets of Cliff Stoll's The Cuckoo's Egg is his growing awareness of the responsibilities all computer users have to each other. It is our hope that this set of Guidelines can foster that same understanding in the Rhode Island College community.

It is imperative that all users of the College's computing and information resources realize how much these resources require responsible behavior from all users. Simply put, we are all responsible for the well-being of the computing, network, and information resources we use.

Universities and Colleges do try to promote the open exchange of ideas; however, an open, cooperative computing network can be vulnerable to abuse or misuse. As more and more schools, colleges, universities, businesses, government agencies, and other enterprises become attached to the world-wide computing and information networks, it is more important than ever that this College educate its students, faculty, and staff about proper ethical behavior, acceptable computing practices, and copyright and licensing issues. A modern university or college must also educate its students, faculty, and staff about how computer abuse can interfere with the exchange of ideas that is integral to a modern education.

The first item in the body of this document is the Policy for Responsible Computing at Rhode Island College, approved by the Council of Rhode Island College on 9 May 1997. The remainder of this document consists of recommended guidelines for implementing this policy. If you have any questions about the policy or the guidelines, please consult with your system administrator, with the staff in the Computer Center, or with your dean, project director, supervisor, chair, or advisor.

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Definition of Terms

Administrative Officer

President, vice-president, dean, chair, or director to whom an individual reports.

Computer Account

The combination of a user number, user name, or user id and a password that allows an individual access to a resource-shared computer or network.

Data Owner

The individual or department who can authorize access to information, data, or software and who is responsible for the integrity and accuracy of that information, data, or software. The data owner can be the author of the information, data, or software or can be the individual or department who has negotiated a license for the College's use of the information, data, or software.

Desktop Computers, Microcomputers, Advanced Workstations

Different classes of smaller computers, some shared, some single-user systems. If owned or leased by the College or if owned by an individual and connected to a College-owned, leased, or operated network, use of these computers is covered by the Policy for Responsible Computing.

Information Resources

In the context of these Guidelines, this phrase refers to data or information and the software and hardware that makes that data or information available to users.

Network

A group of computers and peripherals that share information electronically, typically connected to each other by either cable or satellite link.

Normal Resource Limits

The amount of disk space, memory, printing, etc. allocated to your computer account by that computer's system administrator.

Peripherals

Special-purpose devices attached to a computer or computer network--for example, printers, scanners, plotters, etc.

Project Director

Person charged with administering a group of computer accounts and the computing resources used by the people using those computer accounts.

Resource-shared Computers

"Central" computers usable by several people at once. Also referred to as "time-sharing systems."

Server

A computer that contains information shared by other computers on a network.

Software

Programs, data, or information stored on various media, usually magnetic and/or optic. Normally used to refer to computer programs.

System Administrator

Staff employed by a central computing agency such as the Computer Center whose responsibilities include system, site, or network administration and personnel employed by other College departments whose duties include system, site, or network administration. System administrators perform functions including, but not limited to, installing hardware and software, managing a computer or network, and keeping a computer operational. If you have a computer on your desk, you may be acting, in whole or in part, as that system's system administrator.

User

Someone who does not have system administrator responsibilities for a computer system or network but who makes use of that computer system or network. A user is still responsible for his or her use of the computer and for learning proper data management strategies.

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Student and Alumni Email Policy 5-1-12

Undergraduate Students

All undergraduate and graduate students are issued a Live@RIC email account upon their enrollment at the college. This account is an official college means of email communication with students and should be monitored on a regular basis.  

Live@RIC accounts for all undergraduate students (degree and non-degree) are maintained for one year for students who are no longer enrolled at the college to avoid interruption of services for those who stop out for a year or less.  Undergraduate students who re-enroll after a year will be re-issued a Live@RIC account with the same user id, but content from the prior account will not have been retained.

Graduate Students

Live@RIC accounts for all degree-seeking graduate students are maintained for six years to avoid interruption of services for those not continuously enrolled during their program of study.  Degree graduate students who re-enroll after six years will be re-issued a Live@RIC account with the same user id, but content from the prior account will not have been retained.

Live@RIC accounts for all non-degree graduate students (those enrolled in graduate courses but not in a program of study) are maintained for one year for students who are no longer enrolled at the college to avoid interruption of services for those who do not take courses for a year or less.  Non-degree graduate students who re-enroll after a year will be re-issued a Live@RIC account with the same user id, but content from the prior account will not have been retained.

Alumni

Students who receive an undergraduate or graduate degree from the college will, as alumni, be allowed to retain their Live@RIC accounts indefinitely, with the proviso that once a year they confirm with the college their desire to keep their account.  If an alumnus has a Live@RIC account, the college will use that account as the default address for official email communications from Alumni and College Relations unless the alumnus informs the college otherwise.    

Alumni receiving their first degree prior to the Live@RIC implementation in the spring of 2011 will have the opportunity to obtain a Live@RIC account beginning January 2013.  

Policy for Responsible Computing at Rhode Island College

Preamble

In support of its mission of teaching, research, and public service, Rhode Island College provides access to computing and information resources for students, faculty, and staff, within institutional priorities and financial capabilities.

The Policy for Responsible Computing at Rhode Island College contains the governing philosophy for regulating faculty, student, and staff use of the College's computing resources. It spells out the general principles regarding appropriate use of equipment, software, and networks. By adopting this policy, the Council of Rhode Island College recognizes that all members of the College are also bound by local, state, and federal laws relating to copyrights, security, and other statutes regarding electronic media. The policy also recognizes the responsibility of faculty and system administrators to take a leadership role in implementing the policy and assuring that the College community honors the policy.

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Policy

All members of the College community who use the College's computing and information resources must act responsibly. Every user is responsible for the integrity of these resources. All users of College-owned or College-leased computing systems must respect the rights of other computing users, respect the integrity of the physical facilities and controls, and respect all pertinent license and contractual agreements. It is the policy of Rhode Island College that all members of its community act in accordance with these responsibilities, relevant laws and contractual obligations, and the highest standard of ethics.

Access to the College's computing facilities is a privilege granted to College students, faculty, and staff. Access to College information resources may be granted by the owners of that information based on the owner's judgment of the following factors: relevant laws and contractual obligations, the requestor's need to know, the in formation's sensitivity, and the risk of damage to or loss by the College.

The College reserves the right to limit, restrict, or extend computing privileges and access to its information resources. Data owners -- whether departments, units, faculty, students, or staff -- may allow individuals other than College faculty, staff, and students access to information for which they are responsible, so long as such access does not violate any license or contractual agreement; College policy; or any federal, state, county, or local law or ordinance.

College computing facilities and accounts are to be used for the College-related activities for which they are assigned. College computing resources are not to be used for commercial purposes or non-College-related activities without written authorization from the College. In these cases, the College may require payment of appropriate fees. This policy applies equally to all College-owned or College-leased computers.

Users and system administrators must all guard against abuses that disrupt or threaten the viability of all systems, including those at the College and those on networks to which the College's systems are connected. Access to information resources without proper authorization from the data owner, unauthorized use of College computing facilities, and intentional corruption or misuse of information resources are direct violations of the College's standards for conduct as outline d in the Rhode Island College College Handbook of Policies, Practices, and Regulations, the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education Personnel Policy Manual, College collective bargaining agreements, and the Student Handbook and may also be considered civil or criminal offenses. Under certain unusual circumstances, a system administrator is authorized to access computer files.

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Implementation

Appropriate College administrators should adopt guidelines for the implementation of this policy within each unit and regularly revise these guidelines as circumstances, including--but not limited to--changes in technology, warrant. The Director of the Computer Center shall, from time to time, issue recommended guidelines to assist departments and units with this effort.

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Enforcement

Alleged violations of this policy shall be processed according to the judicial processes outlined in the Rhode Island College College Handbook of Policies, Practices, and Regulations, the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education Personnel Policy Manual, College collective bargaining agreements, and the Student Handbook. Rhode Island College treats access and use violations of computing facilities, equipment, software, information resources, networks, or privileges seriously and may also prosecute abuse under the General Laws of Rhode Island, Title 11, Chapter 52: Computer Crime, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, or other appropriate laws.

RIC Policy Drafted: 15 December 1995

RIC Policy Approved: 9 May 1997.

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User Responsibilities

If you use the College's computing resources or facilities, you have the following responsibilities:

Use the College's computing facilities and information resources, including hardware, software, networks, and computer accounts, responsibly and appropriately, respecting the rights of other computing users and respecting all contractual and license agreements. [The software made available by the College has been licensed by the College for your use. As a result ,its use may be subject to certain limitations.]

Use only those computers and computer accounts for which you have authorization.

Use resource-shared computer accounts only for the purpose(s) for which they have been issued. Use College-owned microcomputers and advanced workstations for College-related projects only.

Be responsible for all use of your accounts and for protecting each account's password. In other words, do not share computer accounts. If someone else learns your password, you must change it. or have it changed by your system administrator if you cannot do it yourself.

Report unauthorized use of your accounts to your project director, instructor, supervisor, system administrator, or other appropriate College authority.

Cooperate with system administrator requests for information about computing activities. Under certain unusual circumstances, a system administrator is authorized to access computer files. See User Confidentiality and System Integrity

Take reasonable and appropriate steps t o see that all hardware and software license agreements are faithfully executed on any system, network, or server that you operate.

Each user is ultimately responsible for his or her own computing and his or her own work using a computer. Take this responsibility seriously. For example, users should remember to make backup copies of their data, files, programs, diskettes, and tapes, particularly those created on microcomputers and those used on individually- or departmentally-operated systems. Further more, users with desktop computers or other computers that they operate themselves must remember that they may be acting as the system administrators for those computers and need to take that responsibility very seriously.

If you are a project direct or for a group of resource-shared computing users, a supervisor whose staff use computers, or a faculty member whose students use computers, you must help your project members, staff, or students learn more about ethical computing practices. You should also help your project members, staff, or students learn about good computing practices and data management.

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System Administrator Responsibilities

This document uses the phrase system administrator to refer to all of the following College personnel: staff employed by a central computing agency such as the Computer Center whose responsibilities include system, site, or network administration personnel employed by other College departments whose duties include system, site, or network administration.

A system administrator's use of the College's computing resources is governed by the same guidelines as any other user's computing activity. However, a system administrator has additional responsibilities to the users of the network, site, system, or systems he or she administers:

A system administrator manages systems, networks, and servers to provide available software and hardware to users for their College computing.

A system administrator is responsible for the security of a system, network, or server.

A system administrator must take reasonable and appropriate steps to see that all hardware and software license agreements are faithfully executed on all systems, networks, and servers for which he or she has responsibility.

A system administrator must take reasonable precautions to guard against corruption of data or software or damage to hardware or facilities. The College is not responsible for loss of information from computing misuse, malfunction of computing hardware, malfunction of computing software, or external contamination of data or programs. The staff in central computing units such as the Computer Center and all other system administrators must make every effort to ensure the integrity of the College's computer systems and the information stored thereon. However, users must be aware that no security or back-up system is 100.00% foolproof.

A system administrator must treat information about and information stored by the system's users as confidential.

As an aid to a better understanding of responsible computing practices, all departments that own or lease computing equipment are encouraged to develop "Conditions Of Use" or "Guidelines for Responsible Computing" documentation for all systems that they operate and to make these documents available to users. These documents should be consistent with the Policy for Responsible Computing at Rhode Island College and should be approved by the department's administrative officer or other individual designated by that administrative officer.

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Misuse of Computing and Information Resource Privileges

The College characterizes misuse of computing and information resources and privileges as unethical and unacceptable and as just cause for taking disciplinary action. Misuse of computing and information resources and privileges includes, but is not restricted to, the following:

  • attempting to modify or remove computer equipment, software, or peripherals without proper authorization
  • accessing computers, computer software, computer data or information, or networks through College accounts without proper authorization, regardless of whether the computer, software, data, information, or network in question is owned by the College. If abuse occurs on the networks to which the College belongs or the computers at other sites connected to those networks, the College will treat this matter as an abuse of Rhode Island College computing privileges
  • circumventing or attempting to circumvent normal resource limits, logon procedures, and security regulations
  • using computing facilities, computer accounts, or computer data for purposes other than those for which they were intended or authorized
  • sending fraudulent computer mail, breaking into another user's electronic mailbox, or reading someone else's electronic mail without his or her permission
  • sending any fraudulent electronic transmission, including but not limited to fraudulent requests for confidential information, fraudulent submission of electronic purchase requisitions, and fraudulent electronic authorization of purchase requisitions
  • violating any software license agreement and or copyright, including copying or redistributing copyrighted computer software, data, or reports without proper, recorded authorization
  • violating the property rights of copyright holders who are in possession of computer-generated data, reports, or software
  • using the College's computing resources in a way that violates existing laws pertaining to harassment and/or threatening behavior
  • taking advantage of another user's naivete or negligence to gain access to any computer account, data, software, or file that is not your own and for which you have not received explicit authorization to access
  • physically interfering with other users' access to the College's computing facilities
  • encroaching on others' use of the College's computers. For example, disrupting others' computer use by excessive game playing; by sending excessive messages, either locally or off-campus (including but not limited to electronic chain letters); printing excessive copies of documents, files, data, or programs; modifying system facilities, operating systems, or disk partitions; attempting to crash or tie up a College computer; damaging or vandalizing College computing facilities, equipment, software, or computer files
  • disclosing or removing proprietary information, software, printed output or magnetic media without the explicit permission of the owner
  • reading other users' data, information, files, or programs on a display screen, as printed output , or via electronic means, without the owner's explicit permission
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User Confidentiality and System Integrity

If a system administrator is an eyewitness to a computing abuse; notices an unusual degradation of service or other aberrant behavior of the system, network, or server for which he or she is responsible; or receives a complaint of computing abuse or degradation of service, he or she should investigate and take steps to maintain the integrity of the system(s). If a system administrator has evidence that leads to a user's computing activity as the probable source of a problem or abuse under investigation, he or she must weigh the potential danger to the system and its users against the confidentiality of that user's in formation.

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Inspection of User Files

While investigating a suspected abuse of computing; a suspected hardware failure; a disruption of service; or a suspected bug in an application program, compiler, network, operating system, or system utility, a system administrator should ordinarily ask a user's permission before inspecting that user's files, diskettes, or tapes. The next two paragraphs outline exceptions to this rule.

If, in the best judgment of the system administrator, the action of one user threatens other users or if a system or network for which the system administrator is responsible is in grave, imminent danger of crashing, sustaining damage to its hardware or software, or sustaining damage to user jobs, the system administrator should act quickly to protect the system and its users. In the event that he or she has had to inspect user files in the pursuit of this important responsibility, he or she must notify, as soon as possible, his or her own administrative officer or other individual designated by that administrative officer of his or her action and the reasons for taking that action. The administrative officer needs to be certain that one of the following are also notified as soon as practical (ordinarily within one business day): the user or users whose files were inspected; the user's supervisor, project director, administrative officer , or academic advisor.

In cases in which the user is not available in a timely fashion, in which the user is suspected of malicious intent to damage a computer system, or in which notifying the user would impede a sensitive investigation of serious computer abuse, the system administrator may inspect the information in question so long as he notifies his or her own administrative officer or other individual designated by the administrative officer of his or her actions and the reasons for taking those act ions. The administrative officer needs to be certain that the user's supervisor, project director, administrative officer, or academic advisor is notified of the situation. In the case of suspected malicious intent, the administrative officer may also need to refer the matter to the appropriate College judicial body.

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Restricting Computing Privileges

A system administrator may find it necessary to suspend or restrict a user's computing privileges during the investigation of a problem. The system administrator should confer with his or her administrative officer or other person designated by that administrative officer before taking this step. A user may appeal such a suspension or restriction and petition for reinstatement of computing privileges through the College's judicial system, through the grievance procedures outlined in College collective bargaining agreements, or by petition to the Dean of Students.

In general, then, a system administrator should:

  • protect the integrity of the system entrusted to his or her care
  • respect the confidentiality of the information users have stored on the system
  • notify appropriate individuals when the above two aims have come into conflict
  • assist his or her administrative officer in referring cases of suspected abuse to the appropriate College judicial process
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Judicial Process for Cases of Alleged Misuse of Computing and Information Resource Privileges and Penalties for Misuse of Computing and Information Resource Privileges

If staff in the Computer Center, or office of Security and Safety, or system administrators have a preponderance of evidence that intentional or malicious misuse of computing resources has occurred, and if that evidence points to the computing activities or the computer files of an individual, they have the obligation to pursue any or all of the following steps to protect the user community:

  • Take action to protect the system(s), user jobs, and user files from damage.
  • Notify the alleged abuser's project director, instructor, academic advisor, dean, or administrative officer of the investigation.
  • Refer the matter for processing through the appropriate College judicial system. If necessary, staff members from a central computing agency such as the Computer Center as well as faculty members with computing expertise may be called upon to advise the College judicial officers on the implications of the evidence presented and, in the event of a finding of guilt, of the seriousness of the offense.
  • Suspend or restrict the alleged abuser's computing privileges during the investigation and judicial processing. A user may appeal such suspension or restriction and petition for reinstatement of computing privileges through the College's judicial system, through the grievance procedures outlined in College collective bargaining agreements, or by petition to the Dean of Students.
  • Inspect the alleged abuser's files, diskettes, and/or tapes. System administrators must be certain that the trail of evidence leads to the user's computing activities or computing files before inspecting any user's files. See "User Confidentiality and System Integrity" of these Guidelines for more information.
  • Ordinarily, the administrative officer whose unit is responsible for the computing system on which the alleged misuse occurred should initiate judicial proceedings. As the case develops, other administrative officers may, by mutual agreement, assume part of the responsibility for handling the case.
  • Abuse of computing privileges is subject to disciplinary action. Disciplinary action may include the loss of computing privileges and other disciplinary sanctions. An abuser of the College's computing resources may also be liable for civil or criminal prosecution. See "Academic Honesty" of these Guidelines.
  • It should be understood that nothing in these guidelines precludes enforcement under the laws and regulations of the State of Rhode Island, any municipality or county therein, and/or the United States of America. For example, if a user is found guilty of committing a computer crime as outlined in the General Laws of Rhode Island, Title 11, Chapter 52: Computer Crime, he or she could be subject to the penalties for a felony, or misdemeanor.
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Academic Honesty

Faculty and students are reminded that computer-assisted plagiarism is still plagiarism. Unless specifically authorized by a class instructor, all of the following uses of a computer are violations of the College's guidelines for academic honesty and are punishable as acts of plagiarism:
  • copying a computer file that contains another student's assignment and submitting it as your own work
  • copying a computer file that contains another student's assignment and using it as a model for your own assignment
  • working together on an assignment, sharing the computer files or programs involved, and then submitting individual copies of the assignment as your own individual work
  • knowingly allowing another student to copy or use one of your computer files and to submit that file, or a modification thereof, as his or her individual work
  • For further information on this topic, students are urged to consult the Rhode Island College Student Handbook, and to consult with their individual instructors
  • Faculty members are urged to develop specific policies regarding all aspects of academic honesty and to communicate those policies to their students in writing
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Works Used for the Rhode Island College Responsible Use Policy

Outside LinkGuidelines for Implementing the University of Delaware Policy for Responsible Computing, prepared by staff in Computing and Network Services University of Delaware, and approved by the Faculty Senate of the University of Delaware on May 11, 1992.

The General Laws of Rhode Island, Title 11, Chapter 52: Computer Crime.

Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education Personnel Policy Manual.

Rhode Island College College Handbook of Policies, Practices, and Regulations, Revised July, 1993.

Rhode Island College Student Handbook, 1994-96.

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