Computer Policies

Computer Policies

Hawkeye provides computer systems for the use by students, faculty, and staff for the purpose of furthering the educational mission of Hawkeye, including course work, college-related educational endeavors, and business operations.

You are expected to follow computer policies and cannot interfere with or disrupt the processes of Hawkeye. You are responsible for using computer systems and services in an ethical way that demonstrates academic integrity and respect for others who share these resources. You must follow all existing federal, state, and local laws as they relate to computer policies.

As a user, you are responsible for:

  • Protecting your password
  • Reporting any breech of system security
  • Reporting unauthorized use of your account
  • Changing your password on a regular basis
  • Making backup copies of your work on a regular basis to ensure against loss
  • Clearly labeling works and opinions as your own before they are widely distributed

Hawkeye's Communication and Information Systems department reserves the right to image any computer back to an initial base to troubleshoot problems. Computers will also be re-imaged to remove software not supported by Hawkeye.

The Communication and Information Systems department reserves the right to access an individual's files for maintenance of computers, networks, and storage systems. Electronic forms of data, information, and files stored on Hawkeye owned equipment or transmitted across Hawkeye's network are property of Hawkeye. No right to privacy can be assumed.

Hawkeye staff may monitor and log usage information:

  • network connection and loading times
  • computer and disk utilization
  • security audit trails

This information can be used to show evidence of a violation of a policy or law. If necessary, Hawkeye may monitor the activities and files of a specific user on Hawkeye networks or computers. Any staff member who believes such monitoring is necessary, contact the Director of Communication and Information Systems.

Any student who violates these policies is subject to disciplinary action. Faculty and staff who violate these policies are subject to disciplinary action as defined in the employee handbook. All violators are subject to arrest according to local, state and federal laws.

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Dean of Students

Nancy Henderson
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