Information resource management in the 21st century is a complex job in higher education. The policies, standards and guidelines needed are numerous, yet clarity and brevity are essential for practical education and implementation among constituents. Eastern Oregon University (EOU) encourages the sharing of information as well as comprehensive access to local and national facilities to create and distribute information. General access facilities and infrastructure, owned and operated by the institution, are provided to further these purposes.
EOU has a responsibility to protect information entrusted to the organization, to ensure the effective operation of business critical processes and to abide by policies established by the Oregon State Board of Higher Education and the Oregon University System (OUS). EOU must also abide by laws and regulations at the local, state and federal level. The following OUS and EOU subdivisions delineate the appropriate articles of compliance.
A policy is typically a document that outlines specific requirements or rules that must be met. In the information/network security realm, policies are usually point-specific, covering a single area. For example, an “Acceptable Use” policy would cover the rules and regulations for appropriate use of the computing facilities.