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Important Information Regarding Acceptable Web Content

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Conditions of Use

Access to and space made available on university Web server(s) is a privilege provided for the specific purposes stated under Rights and Responsibilities, above. Individuals are prohibited from deploying material on these Web sites or participating in any behavior that can reasonably be interpreted as contrary in spirit or substance to this allowed use. Specific conditions of use for these student Web pages include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Unless officially sanctioned by the university, content posted to a Web site containing, either explicitly or implicitly, the name of the university or any of its parts must explicitly state that the opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the institution, its student body, faculty or administration. This statement must appear in a reasonably prominent position on the Web page.
  2. Quinnipiac University is not responsible for the loss of any data, files or other content posted to a university- supported Web site.
  3. Quinnipiac University reserves the right to examine any and all data, files and content posted or stored on, or to suspend or cancel a student or faculty member's access to any university Web site or computer server for any reason without prior notice.
  4. The following acts relating to use of Web resources are specifically prohibited:
    • Posting of content or material to these Web pages on behalf of any third party. These Web sites are not intended for the support of university activities or for use by or support of individuals or groups outside of the university.
    • Unauthorized use, or attempted unauthorized use, of the university or other computing facilities' computer systems, computer software, data files, computer networks and/or Internet resources, or the intentional disruption or obstruction of legitimate access and use of the same by third parties.
    • Theft of or tampering with computer files belonging to others.
    • Posting of material on the Web site in violation of any university policies or codes or in violation of federal, state or local laws, including copyright laws.
    • Posting of material on or other use of the Web site that can reasonably be considered to constitute sexual harassment or racial discrimination, or that is calculated to cause severe humiliation or intimidation of an individual or groups of individuals.
    • Use of these Web pages for personal or commercial profit or purposes unrelated to activities which support the mission of the university.
    • Posting of material or other conduct that adversely affects the university community's pursuit of its educational objectives.
    • Making a claim or implication that material or content posted to the Web site in any way represents official university information or opinion except as has been officially sanctioned by the university.
    • Unauthorized use of the Quinnipiac University name or any related abbreviations, symbols, emblems, logos, mascots, slogans, and other terminology or mark associated with the university.
  5. Violations of any of these Conditions of Use may result in the loss of computing privileges, legal action, and/or disciplinary proceedings that may lead to suspension, expulsion or termination of employment from the university.
  6. Academic misconduct by a student in use of university Web resources is referred to the dean of the student's college or school, as well as to the Academic Integrity Review Board

Student Use of University Web Resources Policy

Rights

Each Quinnipiac student is provided with access to university Web resources:

  • As appropriate and made available for course work, and

    In order to create and maintain a Web-based portfolio of work completed during his or her college career. A template is provided for creation of these pages. This Web-based portfolio is intended for use in:

    • Documenting progress in meeting educational objectives throughout the student's university career, and
    • Seeking internships and employment. As such, the posting of a resume and supporting documentation is appropriate. These pages are intended to promote academic and career development of students: They are not meant to be personal Web pages.

Responsibilities

  • In utilizing a university sponsored Web site, the student is responsible for adhering to all rules and mandates outlined under the Conditions of Use section, below. Questions regarding suitability of content for posting to a student Web site should be directed to the appropriate school dean or his/her designee. Violations of this policy should be reported to the vice president & dean of students.
  • Web page creators are responsible for ensuring that content placed on university web pages is professional in nature and not personal except to the extent appropriate in an academic or career context.
  • Web page creators are responsible for ensuring that content placed on university computers and servers is accurate and updated regularly

Faculty Use of University Web Resources Policy

Rights

Each Quinnipiac University faculty member is provided with equal access to university Web resources for the purposes of:

  • Facilitating the course and classroom related educational process. Blackboard and other appropriate tools are provided and supported for these purposes, and
  • Aiding in their ongoing professional communications and development. Creation of a professional (not personal) Web site to promote communication with students and colleagues is accommodated. Templates and other appropriate tools are provided and supported for these purposes.

Original material placed on a faculty member's professional Web pages or distributed through course Web resources is the property of the creator of this work unless otherwise established under applicable law.


Responsibilities

  • In utilizing a university sponsored Web site, the faculty member is responsible for adhering to all rules and mandates outlined under the Conditions of Use section, below. Questions regarding the suitability of content for posting to a faculty Web site should be directed to the appropriate school dean. Violations of this policy should be reported to the senior vice president for academic affairs.
  • Web page creators are responsible for ensuring that content placed on university Web pages is professional in nature and not personal except to the extent appropriate in a professional context.
  • Web page creators are responsible for ensuring that content placed on university computers and servers is accurate and updated regularly.


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