Revised August 23, 2000
Buena Vista University
Paul Bowers, Ken Clipperton, Joe Patten
Each spring the Information Resources Committee (IRC) shall review BVU standard software load and recommend changes, deletions and updates to the Managing Director of University Information Services.
The IRC at the beginning of the Spring semester shall outline and publicize a process for accomplishing this review. Any suggestions for changes can be made at any time to the Managing Director of University Information Services.
The IRC shall review existing policies with respect to student use guidelines. This review shall address, but not be limited to, the following areas of concern:
- Unauthorized servers
- Copyright/fair use of electronic resources
- Electronic communication etiquette (Netiquette) guidelines
- Usage issues (fair share of technical resources)
In conducting this review, the IRC shall review at least the following university policies:
- Electronic Information Policy
- Academic Honesty Policy
- Student Conduct Code
- Student Handbook
- Network Accounts Policy
- Student Responsibility Agreement
If the IRC believes that changes should be made, they will recommend changes to the committee or person(s) responsible for amending the affected policies.
eBVyou Program Participation
- All full-time undergraduate students enrolled at the Storm Lake campus will receive a portable computer as part of their tuition. Students will retain possession of the computer through all terms in which they maintain full-time enrollment. Their status will be evaluated on the last day of the drop/add period for each term.
- Students will only be issued a laptop after being approved the business office.
- Part-time students enrolled at the Storm Lake campus may participate in the eBVyou program for a per semester fee. For 2000-2001 that fee is $555 for the fall semester and $455 for the spring semester.
- Students who have registered for fall classes with a full-time load by the end of the preceding spring semester may keep their computer over the intervening summer.
- Each student receiving a computer must sign a Student Responsibility Agreement. This agreement is reviewed annually by the IRC.
- Mid-year departures. Students who do not register for the spring term must return the portable computer on or before the last day of the fall term.
- Part-time students may check out a computer from the Information Services Help Desk. Computers may be borrowed on a short-term basis (4 hours) if spare units are available in the repair pool.
- Members of the BVU community, including faculty, staff, graduate students, part-time students, and center students may purchase systems at the BVU discount. Students purchasing computers may also be able to purchase software from the BVU standard load at discounted prices, depending on licensing arrangements.
The Information Services Help Desk provides support for the standard software load, the network, and authorized hardware. We will also provide assistance installing additional software and hardware as resources are available. The computer center will make recommendations on hardware and software.