The University values openness and promotes access to a wide range of information; accordingly, the campus information systems have been designed to be as open as possible. This policy seeks to strike a balance between access to information, data integrity and appropriate confidentiality for University faculty, staff, and students.
The reliability, availability and accessibility of University data is critical to the day-to-day function of the University. Each member of the University community (students, faculty, staff, and guests) and designated agents are expected to protect the integrity of data and to know and adhere to University rules, regulations and guidelines for its appropriate use.
To that end, University information should be protected by acknowledging information custodial roles and responsibilities. Data owners, users and managers should each understand their particular roles in the custodianship of University data. By exercising appropriate custodial roles, appropriate due care of University information can be assured.
The University classifies data owners as those responsible for:
The University classifies data users as those responsible for:
The University classifies data managers as those responsible for:
ICIT facilitates the development of policies, and develops procedures and guidelines which enable University employees to understand their particular custodial roles and responsibilities with respect to University information. ICIT implements the technical infrastructure that allows University employees to efficiently and effectively exercise these custodial roles. ICIT also serves as the de facto data manager for most University data.
Information, Communication and Information Technology (ICIT) policies educate the campus community about the appropriate use of campus computing and network resources.