Students are cautioned that behavior conducted online, such as harassment delivered by email, can subject them to University conduct action, if there is a University impact from the cyber-conduct.
Students must also be aware that blogs, web pages, social media websites, and similar online communications are in the public sphere, and are not private.
Students who act in concert to violate University regulations, or students who advise or incite others to violate University regulations, are also responsible for such violations. The evaluation may relate to any education program, which is defined as any program “ that is principally engaged in the provision of education,” such as early childhood education, elementary and secondary education, postsecondary education, special education, career and technical education, adult education, and job training, as well as any program that is administered by an education agency or institution. Second, Federal and State Authorities may allow access to a student’s education records and personally identifiable information without prior consent to researchers performing certain types of studies, even when the University objects to or does not request such research.
No facility exists on this system for the sending or receiving of private communications.When students violate University regulations, they are subject to disciplinary action by the University, whether or not their conduct violates local, state, or federal laws.By committing an act of misconduct, a student or organization may be subject to disciplinary action by the University. Secretary of Education, or state and local education authorities (Federal and State Authorities) may allow access to student records and personally identifiable information without prior consent to any third party designated by a Federal or State Authority to evaluate a federal- or state-supported education program.All references to “student” in the Technology Policies section of this Catalog refer to current students, students no longer in attendance, and alumni.Online Communication: Written communication in an online community is an extremely important factor in online educational programs.Students are expected to follow the rules of Netiquette, as posted in their online courses.