Instructional Computer Lab Rules
- Lab users must sign in and out of the lab.
- NO FOOD, DRINK, OR USE OF TOBACCO IN ANY FORM is allowed in the labs.
- Telephones are NOT for personal use.
- TURN OFF CELL PHONES! If you need to use it, please take it to the hallway.
- The only game allowed is Solitaire.
- Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. If supervision does not occur, or the situation becomes disruptive, the adult and child(ren) will be asked to leave.
- Lab users should maintain professional and courteous communication. Electronic devices should be used on a professional level. No obnoxious or belligerent behavior will be tolerated.
- Please operate the equipment with respect and care.
- Activities in the lab(s) that are considered by the lab aides to be abusive to the software, hardware, and\or personnel may result in expulsion from the lab(s) and denial of future use of the lab(s).
- Excessive use of paper and materials may require reimbursement to the lab. Paper being discarded should be placed in a recycle container.
- The lab aides are here to help when they can and to maintain the labs' operation. However, the lab aides are not here to do your work for you. The lab aides will refer students to their instructors at the lab aides discretion.
- Software may be installed by Computer Labs staff only. Do not install any software on your own. Files not put on by Computer Labs staff will be routinely removed.
- Do not modify any software or files. Do not overwrite the operating system, modify the autoexec.bat or config.sys or any other system parameters.
- For any hardware, software, printer, paper, or ink problems, please contact a aide.
- College policy requires compliance with all U.S. copyright laws. Copying software without appropriate authorization violates these laws. Illegal use of materials in the labs is grounds for denial of use of the labs and confiscation of illegally used materials.
- Any failure to follow these lab rules may result in the loss of your lab privileges.
GUIDELINES FOR STUDENT ACCESS TO THE INTERNET
- Priority will be given for course related use of computers in the lab.
- Access to pornographic sites will not be allowed. If the instructor feels that students need access to pornographic sites for academic reasons, then this access should occur at some other private site.
- Students are expected to act in a professional manner in the computer labs.
- Signs will be posted in the computer labs that indicate that objectionable images might be present on computer screens in the labs.
- Printing of web site images and pages must be for academic purposes only. Arrangements must be made with a lab aide to print images that could be visually disturbing to other students.
- On-line chatting will be allowed only for academic purposes.
First Violation: The violator will receive a written warning from the Coordinator of Instructional Computing outlining the consequences that will follow if there are further violations.
Second Violation: The violator will be banned from all non-instructor supervised computer labs for the remainder of the term in which the violation occurs.
Third Violation: The violator will be permanently banned from all non-instructor supervised computer labs.
The violator could appeal any of these actions through the normal grievance process outlined in the Student Rights and Responsibilities document.