Computer use by faculty, staff and students at Waldorf College is encouraged to support the educational goals of the college. This use should be consistent with the mission statement of the college, which states, "The College's mission is to educate the whole person in the spirit of Jesus Christ, enabling the individual to experience fulfillment through a life of service." As a result, Waldorf computer resources are to be used for educational purposes in an ethical and courteous manner. In addition, students and staff of Waldorf are bound to adhere to the acceptable use policy of the National Science Foundation for Internet use.
Violation of Regulations
Computer resource abuse by employees of the college will be handled through appropriate administrative channels. Computer resource abuse by students will result in charges filed and processed according to Student Services procedures. Network ports and/or user accounts may be disabled immediately by the Institutional Technologies Department pending due process by Student Services when it appears necessary to protect the security, functionality and legal obligations of the college. Computer resource abuse is considered a level 2 (subject to review) violation of the college's Living Guidelines. Computer resource abuse could result in limited access, temporary or permanent loss of access, a record of the violation placed in the student's permanent file, dismissal from college, and/or charges filed with legal authorities. Waldorf College reserves the right to use software to monitor computer and Internet activities at any time without notice.
Computer System Access
Use of Waldorf computing facilities for Internet access is restricted to current directors, trustees, officers, employees and students to ensure compliance with our Internet provider contract. System use other than Internet may be granted to individuals outside the Waldorf community in special cases. Requests for outside use can be made to the Information Technologies Department. The Technology Committee will review all requests and recommend action. Public access is available in Luise V. Hanson Library. System Resource Management System resources such as processor performance and disk space are routinely monitored by Institutional Technologies Department personnel to ensure efficient system operation. Use of Waldorf computing facilities implies consent to such monitoring by authorized personnel.
Reasonably dependable security exists on the campus computer systems. However, it is recommended that highly sensitive or personal documents be stored on personal disks and not be sent using e-mail. Users need to be aware that computer resources are not completely private. Waldorf treats all contents of electronic files as confidential and private, but is governed by all U.S. and Iowa and applicable international laws.
Waldorf has the right to change this policy as necessary.
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