POLICY & PROCEDURES MEMORANDUM
May 6, 1997*
(*Title Updates 2/25/05)
Academic Affairs (AA)
Use of Delgado Community College computer learning laboratory resources is limited to
Delgado faculty, staff, currently enrolled students, and guests authorized by the appropriate campus
official. Use of the computing and network resources of this College is a privilege, not a right.
Abuses of this privilege will result in the loss of such privilege. This memorandum outlines general
computer learning laboratory guidelines, while other local guidelines specific to each computer
learning laboratory may also be instituted at the discretion of the laboratory manager.
PROCEDURES & SPECIFIC INFORMATION
To establish guidelines for the use of Delgado Community College computer learning
Scope and Applicability
This policy and procedures memorandum applies to Delgado faculty, staff, currently
enrolled students, and guests authorized by the appropriate campus official.
Laboratory Hours and Operation
A. Laboratory hours for each semester and the names and work schedules of laboratory
assistants are be posted near the entrance to each laboratory in a conspicuous
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B. During laboratory hours, the laboratory assistant or individual in charge has authority
over and responsibility for the laboratory's equipment.
C. Before any laboratory closes, the laboratory assistant or person in charge at the time
gives a ten-minute warning. During this ten-minute period, users are allowed ample
time to save whatever work they are doing, logoff any network, and shut down
computers in an orderly fashion.
A. Use of computer learning laboratories is limited to faculty, staff, currently enrolled
students, and guests authorized by the appropriate campus official. Anyone under
the age of eighteen (18), unless he/she is enrolled at the College, is not be allowed
into any computer learning laboratory.
B. Use of the computer equipment is on a first-come-first-served basis. Computers
cannot be reserved by students for use ahead of time. During high demand hours,
time limitations on use may be imposed by the laboratory assistant. Policies on
reserving computers may vary by campus or laboratory.
C. In all open computer learning laboratories, currently enrolled students have priority of
Rules for Users
A. Generally, talking in the laboratory is distracting to other students. Low
conversations that are not disturbing to other users are allowed.
B. Persons causing a disturbance, mishandling the equipment, using loud speech or
abusive language, or failing to use their computer time constructively are asked to
leave the laboratory. The laboratory assistant is the final arbiter in all matters
concerning the laboratory.
C. Under no circumstances will eating, drinking or smoking be allowed in any computer
learning laboratory. Violations of this restriction may result in loss of all computer
learning laboratory privileges.
D. When leaving the laboratory, all users are expected to clean work areas by removing
all papers, disks, books, and any other items of personal property.
E. Playing computer games is not allowed in any computer learning laboratory while
other users are waiting to do productive work. The introduction of computer games
to any Delgado computer fixed disk or server is strictly prohibited.
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F. Loading or attempting to load any computer program onto a computer hard drive or
onto a server without the express permission of the Director of Computer Services or
his/her designee is not allowed. Likewise, tampering with, attempting to
permanently modify, or replicate any loaded software is not allowed. Backing up or
copying commercial software packages for which the College is liable through
licensing agreements is considered a violation of copyright laws and violators will be
prosecuted. The pirating of computer software is unlawful and is expressly
G. Reasonable printing or downloading of information is permitted. Limitation on
printing or downloading of information may be imposed by the laboratory assistant.
H. The College's computer learning laboratory facilities are not to be used for
developing or disseminating obscene, pornographic, or potentially libelous materials.
Policy and Procedures Memorandum Technology Services
Policy and Procedures Memorandum Internet Web Pages
Committee on Academic Computing 3/5/97
Deans' Council 4/22/97
Executive Council 5/6/97
Currently distributed on the College’s web site.
Original Distribution (1997):
Regular Faculty (HRS Codes 01 - 04)
Regular Academic Support Staff (HRS Code 05)
Limited Appointment Faculty (HRS Code 06)
Adjunct Faculty (HRS Code 07)
12-Month Unclassified Administrators/Staff (HRS Code 08)
Classified Staff (HRS Code 09)
Grant Employees (HRS Code 11)