The Office of Computing and Communication Services (OCCS) assists in the development, formulation, and distribution of information technology policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines.
Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) is a body appointed by the University representing various campus constituencies. ITAC is charged with the review of draft policies and standards and assists OCCS with the vetting of these proposals.
All standards are reviewed annually by ITAC. All standards listed here were reaffirmed in October 2011.
Policy & Standard Development
By establishing specific requirements for all members of the university community, policies and standards connect the university's mission to individual conduct, institutionalize impartial expectations, support compliance with laws and regulation, mitigate institutional risk, and enhance productivity and efficiency in the university's operations.
For background or information on these policies, or to provide feedback on drafts, please contact Rusty Waterfield, Assistant Vice President for Computing and Communication Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Standards focus on requirements and controls and dictate how to accomplish established policies. Standards are detailed processes that require conformity. Standards are approved by the Information Technology Advisory Council.
Procedures are methods for complying with prescribed standards. These normally include step-by-step instructions and useful or required forms. These procedures should be followed to ensure compliance with all standards and policies.
The computing guidelines were created to demonstrate best practices in following procedures, standards and policies. Users are strongly encouraged to follow the guidelines, but they are not required. Guidelines include helpful hints, tips and user guides.