This procedure establishes responsibilities for acceptable use of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College information technology resources. College information technology resources are provided for use by currently enrolled College students, administrators, faculty, other employees, and other authorized users. College information technology resources are the property of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and are provided for the direct and indirect support of the College’s educational, research, service, student and campus life activities, administrative and business purposes, within the limitations of available College technology, financial and human resources. The use of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College information technology is a privilege conditioned on compliance with Minnesota State Policy 5.22, Minnesota State Procedure 5.22.2 Cellular and Mobile Computing Devices, and any procedures or guidelines adopted pursuant to this procedure. The College encourages the use of information technology as an effective and efficient tool within the framework of applicable state and federal laws, policies and rules and other necessary restrictions.
Nothing in this procedure shall be interpreted to expand, diminish or alter academic freedom, articulated under Minnesota State Board policy and Minnesota State collective bargaining agreements, or the terms of any charter establishing a College library as a community or public library.
This procedure applies to all users of College information technology, whether or not the user is affiliated with Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, and to all uses of those resources, wherever located. This procedure establishes minimum requirements, consistent with this procedure and Minnesota State Policy 5.22, for information technology resources under their control. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is not responsible for any personal or unauthorized use of its resources, and security of data transmitted on its information technology resources cannot be guaranteed.
A cell phone or a mobile computing device with voice capability.
Mobile computing devices
Portable computing and telecommunications devices that can execute programs. Examples include, but are not limited to: laptops, tablets, and cell phones with internet browsing capability. Use of a mobile computing device may or may not require a wireless communication service plan or incur connection charges.
Department cellular device
A College cellular device purchased and maintained by the College for use by more than one employee or other authorized user while engaged in their assigned duties.
Other wireless communication service
A subscription-based communications service that relies on commercial cellular services for data or voice transmissions. These services are often marketed using names such as mobile content, wireless music services, cellular services, mobile data services, text messaging services, digital cellular services, mobile wireless services, mobile data services, wireless data services, wireless telecommunications services, analog cellular services, cellular data services, etc.
College cellular device or plan
A College cellular device or service plan provided to an employee by the College for business purposes.
Security measures means processes, software, and hardware used by College and network administrators to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the computer resources and data owned by the College or its authorized users. Security measures may include, but are not limited to, monitoring or reviewing individual user accounts for suspected policy violations and investigating security-related issues.
College Information Technology
College information technology means all College facilities, technologies, and information resources used for information processing, transfer, storage and communications. This includes, but is not limited to, computer hardware and software, computer labs, classroom technologies such as computer-based instructional management systems, and computing and electronic communications devices and services, such as modems, e-mail, networks, telephones, voicemail, facsimile transmissions, video, mobile computing devices, and multimedia materials.
Transmit means to send, store, collect, transfer or otherwise alter or affect information technology resources or data contained therein.
User means any individual, including, but not limited to, students, administrators, faculty, other employees, volunteers, and other authorized individuals using College information technology in any manner, whether or not the user is affiliated with Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.
Compliance with applicable law and policy
Users must comply with laws and regulations, Board policies and College procedures, contracts, and licenses applicable to their particular uses. This includes, but is not limited to: the laws of libel, data privacy, copyright, trademark, gambling, obscenity, and child pornography; the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which prohibit “hacking” and similar activities; state computer crime statutes; applicable conduct codes, including the Minnesota State System Procedure 1C.0.1, Employee Code of Conduct; applicable software licenses; and Minnesota State Board Policies 1B.1, prohibiting discrimination and harassment, 1C.2, prohibiting fraudulent or other dishonest acts; and 3.26, concerning intellectual property.
Users are responsible for the content of their personal use of College information technology and may be subject to liability resulting from that use.
Users must use only College information technology they are authorized to use and use them only in the manner and to the extent authorized. Ability to access information technology resources does not, by itself, imply authorization to do so.
Users are responsible for use of College information technology under their authorization.
a. use any account or password assigned by the College to anyone else;
b. share any account or password, assigned to the user by the College, with any other individual, including family members;
c. allow others to use College information technology under the user control.
a. Activities that violate state or federal law or regulation;b. Wagering or betting;
c. Harassment, threats to or defamation of others, stalking, and/or illegal discrimination;
d. Fund-raising, private business, or commercial activity, unless it is related to the mission of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. Mission related activities are determined by the College, and include activities of authorized campus-sponsored organizations;
e. Storage, display, transmission, or intentional or solicited receipt of material that is or may be reasonably regarded as obscene, sexually explicit, or pornographic, including any depiction, photograph, audio recording, video or written word, except as such access relates to the academic pursuits of a College student or professional activities of a College employee; and
f. “Spamming” through widespread dissemination of unsolicited and unauthorized e-mail messages.
Security and Privacy
Application of Government Records Laws
Conduct that involves the use of College information technology resources to violate a College policy or procedure, or state or federal law, or to violate another’s rights, is a serious abuse subject to limitation or termination of user privileges and appropriate disciplinary action, legal action, or both.