IT Policies & Procedures

Following is a list of policies that IT adheres to concerning information etiquette. Any questions regarding these policies should be directed to the Assistant Director of IT, Jeff Clark at

Code of Ethics Adopted by the Faculty Academic Computing Committee (ca. 1985), this document stipulates your responsibilities when issued a username for access to email and other central services.

Custodianship of Electronic Mail Adopted by the Institutional Planning and Policy Committee in 2010, this document explains procedures followed by custodians of e-mail.

Rules Concerning Personal Servers This draft document reminds users of appropriate conduct should they decide to operate a personal file server, web server, ftp server, or other similar system.

Copyright Policy Adopted by the Information Resources Council, this document describes the copyright restrictions governing print, audio, computer materials, and distance learning resources.

Copyright Infringement Notification Contact information for copyright owners wishing to send a statutory notice to Skidmore College.

Password Rules Rules for creating your Skidmore password.

Web Page Creation and FTP Site Violations This details the response procedure for complaints concerning web pages and FTP sites that violate College rules.

Software Piracy Documents This links to a series of documents and recommendations concerning the ethical use of commercial software.

Policies for Potential Vendors Information for suppliers of technology products and services.

Computer Hardware/Software Requests Outlines the procedures for submitting a Computer Capital Request.

INCOMMON Federation: Participant Operational Practices
Participation in the InCommon Federation (“Federation”) enables a federation participating organization ("Participant") to use Shibboleth identity attribute sharing technologies to manage access to on-line resources that can be made available to the InCommon community.

Skidmore College Plan to Combat the Unauthorized Distribution of Copyrighted Material This document is developed as part of Skidmore College’s efforts to comply with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) and 34 CFR Sec. 668.14(b)(30).


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