Notice Regarding Changes To Policies

日本一本道a不卡免费The provisions of this publication are not to be construed as a contract between the student and Pensacola State College. The College reserves the right to change any provision or requirement when such action becomes necessary. Each student is advised to work closely with a College counselor or advisor to verify the appropriateness of the course(s) for which he or she registers.

Acceptable Use Policy For IT Services

Pensacola State College Information Technology

Acceptable Use Standard Guidelines

 

Purpose and Scope

日本一本道a不卡免费These Acceptable Use Standard Guidelines establish requirements concerning the acceptable use of information technology (IT) resources at all Pensacola State College (PSC) campuses and centers.  These Guidelines apply to all College faculty, staff, students, business and education partners, and other users of College IT resources.   PSC IT resources include, but are not limited to, computer equipment and peripherals, software applications, data, and network and telecommunications equipment and infrastructure located on or off College premises, including in the Internet cloud.

 

General Acceptable Use

Pensacola State College provides a variety of IT resources administered by Information Technology Services (ITS) that are intended to support the academic and business functions of the College.  All IT resources are property of the College and are subject to PSC policies concerning general use of facilities, services and equipment.  The College’s policies for academic freedom and responsible, considerate, legal and ethical behavior also extend to the use of these resources.  Since IT resources are not unlimited the College may give priority to certain users or certain groups of users in support of its mission.  The use of PSC IT resources will not be denied or amended based on race, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, or marital status.

 

All users of PSC IT resources are responsible for:

  • Recognizing and honoring the intellectual property rights of others, making attribution as appropriate
  • Refraining from any illegal or improper activity that would lead to unauthorized access into any organization’s IT resources, systems, or user accounts, or that would threaten the safety of any individual or individuals
  • Taking all reasonable steps to ensure the accessibility, confidentiality, and integrity of PSC information and information technology
  • Exercising respect for the rights of others, including the rights to privacy
  • Complying with all applicable College policies, standards, guidelines, and all federal, state and local laws pertaining to the user of information technology.

 

Unacceptable Use

Following is a list of examples that constitute violations of these Acceptable Use Standard Guidelines.  This is not a comprehensive list and other activities that violate PSC policies, standards, and guidelines are still considered violations even if not specifically listed here.

 

  • Sharing user account passwords with any individual or group
  • Accidentally or purposely sharing College information, including staff and student personally identifiable information, with an entity or entities for which the information is not intended
  • Browsing Internet sites, transferring information, or passing information through PSC resources that contain illegal, obscene, or harmful content that is inappropriate
  • Using PSC IT resources for personal financial gain or commercial purposes
  • Using PSC IT resources to promote personal, religious or political causes
  • Using PSC IT resources to impersonate another person or misrepresent authorization to act on behalf of others or PSC
  • Using PSC IT resources to harass another person, or to transmit to others or display images, sounds or messages that might be perceived or identified as being harassing
  • Using PSC IT resources to invade the privacy of others
  • Using PSC IT resources to read, copy, decrypt or translate information without proper authorization from the owner(s)
  • Intentionally installing, bypassing, disabling, modifying or removing any security feature(s) for the express purpose of gaining unauthorized access to a PSC IT resource
  • Installing or connecting personal devices to any PSC network or resource other than the wireless networks provided on all campuses and centers
  • Installing software on PSC computers without prior approval.

 

Login Accounts

日本一本道a不卡免费User accounts may be provided to faculty, staff, students, business partners, and guests to permit access to College information for the purposes of transmission or storage as part of the daily operation of the College.  Users will be assigned account passwords that follow recognized security standards as recommended by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

 

  • Account holders are responsible for the use of the account and the security of the information for which the account provides access
  • Accounts should be logged-off and/or locked when left unattended
  • Accounts are for the use of the single individual for which they are provided
  • PSC IT resource users are never permitted to share their account credentials at any time with any individual or group.

 

Privacy of Information

日本一本道a不卡免费PSC information is to be used only for the business purposes expressly authorized by management.  Personally Identifiable information (PII) concerning students, employees, business partners, visitors and others that is not declared public by law is to be held in confidence, and its uses narrowly tailored by specific management directive.

 

Student Records, Financial, Medical Information

All users of College information are required to abide by the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regarding the release of student information.  Student educational and financial records are considered confidential and may not be released without the written consent of the student, except as outlined in law.  All users of College information are required to abide by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act regarding the release of financial information and by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regarding the handling of private medical records.

 

Electronic Messaging

PSC will make reasonable efforts to maintain the integrity and effective operation of its electronic messaging systems such as email and instant messaging, but users are advised that those systems should in no way be regarded as secure media for the communication of sensitive or confidential information.  PII should never be shared or transmitted beyond the boundaries of PSC electronic resources without appropriate controls in place to ensure the security of the data.

 

Incidental Disclosure

All users of College on-premises or Cloud resources are responsible for maintaining the security of College data and must continuously guard against incidental or accidental exposure of confidential data.  This is particularly important when using Cloud resources.

 

日本一本道a不卡免费PSC ITS personnel may be required to monitor the use of College IT resources in order to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and accessibility of College data.  Any incidental information gained from IT resources in the course of regular operations will be treated as confidential.  However, ITS personnel are required to report any apparent improper or illegal activities so discovered.  No guarantee of complete privacy is made.

 

Public Disclosure

日本一本道a不卡免费Except for student records, some Human Resources records, and health records, information produced, transmitted, or received by PSC employees (including email messages and other data) “pursuant to law or ordinance or in connection with the transaction of official business” is defined as a public record by Florida law, and is subject to the provisions of Chapter 119, Florida Statutes.  Public records must be retained according to specific retention schedules and are subject to inspection and copying upon request by any member of the public (except as specifically exempted by law) and may not be deleted or destroyed except as authorized by law.  Responsibility of adhering to public records laws falls on each PSC employee.

 

Internet Privacy

Following is the public statement placed on PSC websites advising web visitors of the College’s position regarding the collection of personal information.

 

Pensacola State College Internet Privacy Statement

 

日本一本道a不卡免费Thank you for visiting the Pensacola State College website.  Your privacy is very important to us.  Simply stated, our policy is to collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you affirmatively choose to make such information available to us.

 

When you visit our website, our web server automatically recognizes only the Internet domain and IP address from which you access our website.  This information does not result in the identification of your personal email address or other personal information.

 

In addition, we gather information regarding the volume and timing of access to our website by collecting information on the date, time and website pages accessed by the visitors to the website.  We do this so that we can improve the content of our website, and this information is not shared with other organizations.  Only aggregate information is collected, and individual visitors’ personal information is not identified.

 

日本一本道a不卡免费Visitors to this website who have javascript enabled may be tracked using Google Analytics.  Pensacola State College has elected not to share analytics data with other Google products or anonymously with Google and others.  For more information on Google’s privacy policies, visit .

 

If you choose to share personal information with us – by sending us a message or filling out an electronic form with personal information – we will use the information only for purposes you authorized.  Some of the information may be saved for a designated period to comply with Florida’s archiving policies, but we will not disclose the information to third parties or other government agencies, unless required to do so by state or federal law.

 

If you have other questions about our privacy policies, or have ideas about improving our policies, please feel free to email us at askUs@caleblaieski.com, or you can reach us at (850) 484-1000.

 

Copyright Infringement

日本一本道a不卡免费Federal copyright law applies to all forms of information, including electronic communications.  Copyright infringement includes the unauthorized copying, displaying and/or distributing of copyrighted material.  All information should be considered protected by copyright law unless otherwise specifically labeled.

 

Any use of PSC computers, networks, email systems, associated cloud-based systems or websites to transfer copyrighted material, including, but not limited to, software, text, images, audio and video is strictly prohibited.  Anyone using PSC resources to commit acts of copyright infringement may be subject to prosecution.  Acts of piracy are violations of state and federal laws and may result in civil or criminal charges.

 

Users found to be in violation of copyright laws will be disciplined according to procedures outlined in the PSC Student Handbook or the PSC Employee Handbook, as appropriate.

 

The use of certain peer-to-peer (P2P) applications used to illegally transfer copyrighted music and movies is forbidden.  Users of PSC IT resources are regularly educated as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008) via the College website and IT security workshops regarding the use of P2P technologies, and they are encouraged to find alternative legal sources for these materials.  In addition, certain P2P traffic is filtered at the perimeter of the College’s network by a firewall device.

 

 

Cloud Resources

Cloud resources are IT resources that exist external to the College’s on-premise IT infrastructure.  These resources consist of software applications and data storage that are hosted by PSC IT partners and are accessed via the Internet.  Examples of cloud resources currently sanctioned by PSC include Office365, Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft Teams, Adobe Creative Cloud, Canvas, Zoom, etc.

 

Many cloud services are designed to enhance peer collaboration and make sharing of information easier in order to increase productivity for users.  However, these same characteristics dangerously increase the risk that confidential College information might be exposed to parties for which it is not intended, either accidentally or intentionally.  Such data exposure could cause harm to employees, students, and the reputation of the College.  For this reason, storing and sharing confidential and sensitive information in the cloud should be avoided.  Each user must be extremely vigilant when using these cloud applications.  The user must understand that he/she is taking on a large portion of the responsibility to protect the College’s data and may be held individually accountable for any data breach.

 

Users should also be aware that storing or sharing College information using the cloud resources of third-party vendors with which the College has no formal agreement, such as DropBox, GoogleDrive, Google Docs, Gmail, YouTube, Facebook, etc., may constitute a serious violation of College security policy and is not permitted unless officially authorized日本一本道a不卡免费.  There may be no assurance that a non-sanctioned third-party cloud vendor will respect the confidentiality and integrity of College data or accept legal or regulatory liability with respect to HIPAA, FERPA, and other state or federal data protection laws specific to educational institutions.  College users should only utilize cloud resources provided by College business partners as sanctioned by the College.

 

Enforcement

Pensacola State College IT resources are provided to students, faculty, staff and some visitors as a privilege, not a right.  In order to maintain this privilege, users are responsible for following the letter and the spirit of these Acceptable Use Standard Guidelines.  Failure to follow policies and guidelines established by the College may result in denial, revocation or suspension of privileges and/or in disciplinary action.  Pensacola State College may refer suspected violations of law to appropriate law enforcement agencies, as necessary.

 

 


 

REVISION HISTORY

September 26, 2019
May 7, 2012
July 15, 2010
April 2, 2009
September 15, 2008

Equal Access / Equal Opportunity

PENSACOLA STATE COLLEGE
POLICIES OF THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Policy Title: Equal Access/Equal Opportunity
Number: 6Hx20-1.007
Legal Authority: FS 1001.64, 1000.05
Law Implemented: FS 1001.64 & 1012.855(2)
Without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, creed, age, religion, marital status, national
origin, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, Pensacola State College commits to the following:
  1. Pensacola State College is an equal access/equal opportunity employer and shall recruit, employ, evaluate, assign, promote, or dismiss employees in compliance with all federal and state legislation pertaining to non-discrimination.
  2. The College shall provide equal educational opportunities to prospective and enrolled students to include recruitment, admission, programs and activities, facilities, counseling and testing, financial assistance, evaluation, dismissal, graduation, and placement.
  3. The equal opportunity principle applies to students, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, employees, veterans, and otherwise qualified disabled persons with regard to employment, the delivery of educational programs and services, and all other appropriate areas in which the College is involved.
  4. The College prohibits racial, ethnic, religious, physical, and sexual harassment of its employees and students. Furthermore, the College prohibits discrimination and retaliation of any kind, including discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or genetic information, and discrimination based upon religion and assures reasonable accommodation of religious observances, practices, and beliefs of individual students and employees in regards to admission, class attendance, scheduling of examinations, and work assignments.
Pensacola State College is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in
Employment Act of 1967, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2008. Inquiries, complaints or Title IX concerns may be addressed to the Associate Vice President, Institutional Diversity/Title IX at (850) 484-1759, Pensacola campus, Administration Building #7, Room 705.
History: Adopted 6/17/76 as 6Hx20-14.247(9); amended 12/18/80; amended 6/27/83; repromulgated 11/19/85; amended 1/17/89; amended 10/19/93; amended 5/21/02; amended 3/23/04; amended 2/21/06; amended 6/26/12; amended 4/16/13 ; amended 11/16/15 ; amended 6/21/16.
President’s Signature: E. Meadows (see original document)
Date: 6/21/2016

Posting Student Notices

All notices placed on various bulletin boards in College buildings must be approved through the appropriate campus Student Leadership and Activities office prior to posting. No notices are to be posted in locations other than dedicated bulletin boards. A housing bulletin board is available on the Pensacola campus in the Student Center to advertise rooms for rent, search for roommates, etc.

Privacy Policy

Pensacola State College Internet Privacy Policy

日本一本道a不卡免费Thank you for visiting the Pensacola State College website. Your privacy is very important to us. Simply stated, our policy is to collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you affirmatively choose to make such information available to us.

When you visit our website, our web server automatically recognizes only the Internet domain and IP address from which you accessed our website. This information does not result in the identification of your personal email address or other personal information.

In addition, we gather information regarding the volume and timing of access to our website by collecting information on the date, time and website pages accessed by the visitors to the website. We do this so that we can improve the content of our website, and this information is not shared with other organizations. Again, only aggregate information is collected, and individual visitors’ personal information is not identified.

Visitors to this website who have javascript enabled may be tracked using Google Analytics.  Pensacola State College has elected not to share analytics data with other Google products or anonymously with Google and others.  For more information on Google’s Privacy Policies, visit .

日本一本道a不卡免费If you choose to share personal information with us — by sending us a message or filling out an electronic form with personal information — we will will use the information only for purposes you authorized. Some of the information may be saved for a designated period of time to comply with Florida’s archiving policies, but we will not disclose the information to third parties or other government agencies, unless required to do so by state or federal law.

If you have other questions about our privacy policies, or have ideas about improving our policies, please feel free to email us at askus@caleblaieski.com, or you can reach us at (850)484-1000.

Student Aid Repayment

TitleIV Federal Student Aid Repayment Policy Effective Fall 2000

日本一本道a不卡免费This policy affects ALL students who receive Title IV Student Aid including:

  1. Federal PELL Grants;
  2. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG); and
  3. William D. Ford FederalDirect Loans (FDLP).

日本一本道a不卡免费Federal Law states that federal student aid is to be awarded under the assumption students will attend school for the entire term (payment period).

Students who withdraw from all courses prior to completing more than 60% of the payment period or stop attending must have their aid eligibility recalculated based on the percent of the payment period completed. This recalculation may result in the student having to repay the federal government a percentage of the federal aid received. Students who withdraw from all courses and have future starting courses within the same term (payment period) for which they have not yet had the opportunity to begin attendance must affirm in writing to the College that they plan on beginning attendance in later starting course(s) within fourteen days of stopping all current attendance.

日本一本道a不卡免费Pensacola State College is required to share with the student in this repayment responsibility for the courses that the student began attending. The student will have to repay Pensacola State College the debt resulting from the student’s failure to earn the aid awarded by the due date. Unpaid debts will result in an over-payment of aid being reported to USDOE. Until both the debt to the College and the debt to the USDOE are repaid by the student no College transcript will be released, no additional enrollment will be processed, and no institutional, federal or state aid may be awarded or disbursed to the student.

Students must pay the debt in full prior to future enrollment at Pensacola State College. Students will also lose their federal aid eligibility until they either repay the portion owed to the federal government or make repayment arrangements with the USDOE. All costs of collection including reasonable attorney fees will be the responsibility of the student.

It’s the law, there are no appeals.

日本一本道a不卡免费If you have questions concerning this federal law, contact the Financial Aid/Veteran Services/Scholarships Office.

Pensacola campus 484-1680

Milton campus 484-4412

Warrington campus 484-2370

Notice of Records Custodian

Pursuant to Section 119.12, Florida Statutes, prior to filing any civil action to enforce Florida’s public records laws, written notice must be provided to:

Pensacola State College
Office of the President
1000 College Boulevard
Building 7, Room 727
Pensacola, Florida 32504
Attn: Public Records Request
Telephone (850) 484-1700
president@caleblaieski.com

Notice of Records Custodian Document (.pdf)

Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act Certificate