IT Policies

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. EOU must also abide by laws and regulations at the local, state and federal level. The following EOU subdivisions delineate the appropriate articles of compliance.

EOU Policies and Procedures

4.10.05      Acceptable Use of University Resource

4.10.10      Asset Inventory and Replacement

4.10.15      Audio/Visual/Media Services Access and Use

4.10.20      Copyright and File Sharing Penalties

4.10.25      Data Center Access

4.10.30      Disposal of Information Technology Equipment

4.10.35      Electronic Commerce and Customer Privacy

4.10.40      Email Retention

4.10.45      Email Use

4.10.50      Graduate and Retiree Support

4.10.55      HEOA Implementation Plan

4.10.60      Information Security

4.10.65      Internet Usage

4.10.70      Mobile Media and Access

4.10.75      Password

4.10.80      Remote Access

4.10.85      Server Security

4.10.90      Software Installation

4.10.95      Workstation Security

4.10.96      Telework Policy for Classified Staff

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.