STATE BOARD FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION
Electronic Communication Policy
EFFECTIVE: July 1, 1997
REPEALED/RE-ENACTED: May 13, 1999
REPEALED: September 14, 2000
READOPTED: August 25, 2001
REFERENCES: C.R.S. 24-72-201 et.seq.; C.R.S. 24-72-203 et. seq.; Family Education Rights & Privacy Act 20 U.S.C. § 1232g
/ Joe D. May /
Joe D. May
CCCOES (System), as an employer and owner of the computer system, possesses authority to restrict the electronic communication technology use of its employees and students in their capacity as employees and students.
The System may monitor access to the equipment and networking structures and electronic communication system for the following purposes:
This policy applies to faculty, staff, students, and other authorized persons with E-mail or other electronic access at the state system community colleges, community college initiatives at Lowry and at the System central office and will be referred to as “Users” for the purpose of this policy.
Electronic Communications includes but is not limited to E-mail, internet services, web pages and system computer use.
Use resources in a manner consistent with the administrative, instructional, educational and research objectives of the community college system.
Following are examples of prohibited use of the system computers, E-mail and Internet:
If the access is deemed necessary in connection with research or debate on sexual themes in art, literature, history and the law or the routine exchange of information among professionals concerning child abuse and sexual assault.
E-mail and Internet are resources provided for research, instruction, and education for community college system students and employees.
All users are expected to utilize these resources in a responsible, considerate and ethical manner.
Electronic Communication is governed by the same laws and policies as communications in other mediums. Correspondence of the employee, whether in the form of electronic mail or other uses, may be a public record under the public records law and may be subject to public inspection under C.R.S. 24-72-203 et. seq.
Inappropriate use of electronic communications, including E-mail and internet, may be grounds for discipline. Violation of this policy or procedures created hereafter may result in penalties ranging from reprimand, loss of access, suspension or dismissal.
The System President shall promulgate such procedures as may be needed to implement this policy.