Network & Devices polices
To help protect our students and the college network, we by default block a small number of peer-to-peer sharing programs like bittorrent which our firewall system has deemed high-risk. However we do realize that there are legitimate reasons to use torrent software and any student who wants to opt out of this protection can do
OIT now maintains the college “copier” budget. Please do not use your own department funds to buy any copiers or multi-function devices. If you need a multi-function device, or need to upgrade an existing copier, contact OIT by emailing [email protected]
OIT will no longer keep every single data jack on campus active. This policy has already been in effect in all student housing and has had no impact on our students. We anticipate the same result for faculty and staff. Why are we doing this? Currently we maintain over 800 data switches across campus in
OIT will provide networked, post-script-capable, laser printers for workgroups. Printers will be located such that there is a workgroup printer convenient to all college employees who make use of printing. See the full policy for exceptions and support issues.
As part of our ongoing effort to keep up with recent innovation, the College will now allow the purchase of tablets (e.g. iPad or Androids), e-readers (e.g. Kindle or Nook) and laptops, so long as their use is primarily for academic, research, or business purposes. This does not include cell / smart phones (which is covered under a different policy). Also, because the College provides extensive wi-fi coverage, the College ordinarily will not cover the cost of a cellular data plan for any device.