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Policy Enforcement and Modification

Interpretation and Enforcement of Policies
The Associate Provost for Information Services is responsible for interpreting the general computing philosophy and policies of the College and for implementing operational procedures to support the philosophy and policies.

Violations of Computing Policies
The College may take disciplinary and/or legal action against any individual user or Information Provider who violates “K” College computing and network policies.

1. Student Violation Procedures:
a. When a violation of a computing policy occurs, the Associate Provost for Information Services will discuss the allegation with the Dean of Students.
b. The Dean of Students will take the appropriate disciplinary or corrective action. Any violation of computing policies which bears on academic dishonesty or plagiarism will also be forwarded to the Dean of Studentsl.

2. Student Violation Penalties:
a. A violation may result in immediate loss of access to College computing resources.
b. Penalties will be determined by the Dean of Students and Associate Provost for Information Services. Typically, penalties will result in the loss of access to College computing resources for a period of time. Restitution or a promise of future responsibility may also be requested based on the nature of the infraction.
c. Suspensions will be imposed regardless of any computer-related course work the student may have. Hence, students should be aware that a suspension of computing privileges may have serious academic consequences.

3. Staff and Faculty Violation Procedures and Penalties:
a. If a staff or faculty member violates a computing policy, the Associate Prosost for Information Services will discuss the allegation with the staff or faculty member and with their department head. Human Resources may be involved if warranted by the nature of the violation.
b. Penalties will be determined by the Provost and the Associate Provost for Information Services.

Modification of Computing Policies

  • Users who have questions or suggestions about IS policies or procedures should contact the Associate Provost for Information Services.
  • The Associate Provost will consult broadly with the College community, including with the Information Services Advisory Committee.
  • If an individual disagrees with a College computing policy or with an implementation of that policy, the individual should first discuss the matter with the Associate Provost for Information Services. If the concern is not resolved, the individual may notify the Provost and the Judicial Council. The Provost may then convene an ad hoc committee to gather information, review the concern, and provide recommendations on resolving the situation. The Judicial Council will make the final decision on the matter.

Failure to Comply
IS reserves the right to deny an account or general access to computing resources to anyone who has violated the user agreement or fails to pay any required materials or maintenance fees. The terms and conditions for usage are subject to change as computing resources and user demands vary. This usage policy will be reviewed on a regular basis and users will be notified of any changes by the posting of the current policy on the IS web