University Technology

Technology-Related University Policies

  • Appropriate Use Policy
    States that users of university computing resources are responsible for ascertaining, understanding, and complying with the laws, rules, policies, contracts, and licenses applicable to their particular uses. Formerly known as the Computer Use Policy.
  • Computer Anti-Virus Policy
    Defines the use of computer anti-virus software on university computing resources and actions taken when computer viruses are detected.
  • Credit Card Handling Policy
    Defines requirements for accepting credit cards as payment.
  • Database, Data Mart, Data Warehouse Policy
    Defines the authoritative source of electronic university records and appropriate usage/access of said data.
  • Data Security Policy
    Defines the right of the university to examine computer records or monitor computer activities and appropriate actions and measures that can be taken.
  • DCMA and HEOA Response Policy
    Defines the ways in which the university complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) regarding the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials.
  • E-Mail Usage and Political Activity Policy
    Clarifies legal rights of employees and students with respect to political elections and e-mail/electronic bulletin board usage.
  • Encryption Policy
    Defines the types of encryption algorithms allowed by university technologies and additional requirements for systems hosting sensitive data.
  • Mobile & Remote Communication Policy
    Guidelines, criteria and conditions of use of mobile/remote communication devices (mobile/remote telephones, email appliances, wireless PDAs, etc).
  • Password Policy
    Provides password guidance and requirements for university technology systems.
  • Patching Policy
    Defines how and when security patches are applied to university computers and systems.
  • Social Security Number (SSN) Usage and Protection Policy
    Defines how the university handles and protects social security numbers.
  • Web Accessibility Policy
    Defines university website accessibility requirements.
  • Web Privacy Policy
    Defines the information collected of visitors to university web pages.
  • Web Use Policy
    Defines the requirements of all official university websites.
  • Wireless Policy
    Defines the types of wireless internet devices allowed on the university network and guidelines for usage.
  • WIU LAN Bulletin Board Usage Policy
    Defines the restrictions for posting on the online WIU bulletin board.

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