The academic program demonstrates how the institution encourages the practice of IA, not merely that IA is taught.
As a State agency, we are under the umbrella of the parent policies of Louisiana community and Technical College System (LCTCS) and Louisiana Office of Information technology (OIT).
NOTE: An updated version of BPCC policy is currently under review and should be posted in the next couple of months.
Wesley Bange, Senior Systems Analyst, Computer Services See: CIO Job Description
Duties to include, but not limited to:
In the Cyber Information Technology Division our students are required to read and agree with the Networking Code.
Banners are used on all student computers reminding them about IA security and other topics along same lines. The current banner says: This computer is private property and is for authorized users only. Unauthorized access is strictly prohibited. Individuals using this computer system with or without authority, or in excess of their authority, are subject to having all their activities on this system monitored and recorded by security personnel. Anyone using this system expressly consents to monitoring of their activities and is advised that if such monitoring reveals possible evidence of criminal activity, security personnel will provide the evidence of such to corporate and law enforcement officials. Violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
The current Computer Use Policystates,
Any software loaded onto College computers must support College business. This includes software purchased by the College or by a College employee or student. The Computer Services may remove any software from a system that is not licensed, is deemed inappropriate by the Provost, or Chancellor that is in any way detrimental to hardware, software, or the College network.
Computing resources at Bossier Parish Community College are provided for the use of students, faculty and staff to help carry out the mission of the College. The College encourages and promotes uses of computing and network resources by the College community that support this mission.
Computer systems/electronic information systems include all computer based hardware, and software owned by the College, any communications hardware and software provided by the College for the purpose of accessing its computers, and any computer network governed in part or whole by the College.
Bossier Parish Community College generally provides users access to computer services such as electronic mail and the Internet twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. (The College reserves the right to bring these services down for maintenance as needed.)
Individual groups or projects within BPCC may adopt more restrictive network usage policies that apply to their sub-networks and personnel within their area.
To use the BPCC computer resources, a user must first be assigned a computer account. Students, both undergraduate and graduate, are eligible for an account if they are enrolled at BPCC. All Bossier Parish Community College employees are eligible for computer accounts.
If a computer account has been assigned to a student and the student withdraws from the College, that account is no longer valid and will be terminated. Student accounts will be disabled between semesters. Once a student pays fees for the semester or session account access will be restored for that semester or session. If a student does not reenroll and pay fees for a successive semester the account will be terminated.
Computer accounts for academic and staff personnel will be terminated when the employee no longer has an active assignment within the College community.
Administrative, faculty, and staff user accounts are governed by the department/unit that the employee is assigned to. When the person's association with the department ends, that account will no longer be valid and will be terminated. Accounts for personnel on leave will be disabled for the duration of the leave period. Transferring from one department to another will not result in termination but rather a commensurate change in governance of the account. Department Heads are responsible for notifying the Personnel office and the Computer Services when an employee terminates employment, takes leave, or moves to another job assignment out side the department/unit.
To be eligible for a user account, the requester must meet one of the following qualifications:
Users of College information resources must respect software copyrights and licenses, respect the integrity of computer-based information resources, refrain from seeking to gain unauthorized access, and respect the privacy of other computer users. This policy is applicable to all College students, faculty, and staff and to any others granted use of Bossier Parish Community College resources. This policy refers to all College information resources whether individually controlled or shared, stand-alone or networked. It applies to all computer and computer communication facilities owned, leased, operated, or contracted by the College. This includes word processing equipment, personal computers, workstations, mainframes, minicomputers, and associated peripherals and software, regardless of whether used for administration, research, teaching, or other purposes.
Computer users must respect the privacy of other computer users. The College system provides mechanisms for the protection of private information from examination by others. Attempts to circumvent these mechanisms in order to gain unauthorized access to the system or to private information are violations of College policy and may violate applicable law. System administrators, will authorization from the Director of the Computer Services, may access computer users' files for critical maintenance purposes or in response to suspected policy violations. System administrators will report suspected unlawful or improper activities to the Director of the Computer Services.