National University 2018 General Catalog

• Intentional use of computer telecommunication facilities in ways that unnecessarily impede the computing activities of others (such as randomly initiating interactive electronic communications or e-mail exchanges, or overuse of interactive network utilities). • Use of computing facilities for private business purposes unrelated to the purposes or to the mission of the college or college life.

Smoking Policy The University prohibits smoking in all National University facilities, vehicles, and outside stairways. In addition, the University prohibits the sale of all tobacco products and tobacco advertising at University facilities and in University publications. Individuals who smoke outside a University facility should smoke a minimum of 25 feet away from the building and must properly dispose of smoking materials in appropriate designated receptacles. Animals on Campus Animals, other than trained service animals for persons with disabilities, are not permitted on University property or in a University facility. Violations may result in disciplinary action. Questions regarding the appropriateness of bringing an animal into a classroom or on University property should be directed to National University’s Student Accessibility Services. Library Borrowing Privileges and Fines All current National University students, faculty, and staff are eligible to borrow Library materials. A maximum of 15 books may be checked out at one time. The loan period is four weeks. Periodicals, microforms, reference books, reserve materials, and Special Collection items do not circulate. Materials overdue for one month are considered lost. For lost items, a Library Hold will be placed on the student record, and students are responsible for $30 replacement cost plus the $10 maximum late fee until the items are returned. Once the material is returned, the replacement cost and late fee and late fine will be waived. For more information, see the Research Guide: Circulation (http:// Computer labs are available at many University locations for use by students, faculty, and staff. Lab assistants or other authorized staff are available at each location to ensure availability and operability of computing resources and that the resources are used appropriately. By using any National University Computer Lab, students agree to comply with the computer and Internet access policy, and additionally agree to follow the following: 1. Students must sign in to use the computer lab facilities. They may be asked to show University identification. 2. Students may not install software on University computers. Software copyrights are strictly enforced. The Computer Software and Email Policy provides complete details. 3. Students may not bring food or drink into the computer labs. 4. Computing resources in the lab are for University-related purposes only. 5. Students should minimize their use of lab printers. Printing is restricted to 25 pages at a time. Students must use copy machines when multiple copies of documents are required. The lab assistant has the right and responsibility to limit computer printing based on local requirements and his/her judgment. 6. The computers are equipped with headphones for student’s use for multi- media content. Students are asked to adjust the volume on the headsets to a level that will not disturb others. The lab assistant or other authorized staff member has the right to ask students to leave for non-compliance with any University policy. Technical questions, equipment failure or malfunction, and disputes should be reported to the Help Desk line at 858.309.3580 for resolution. Lab hours are posted at each facility and are subject to change to support class scheduling requirements and holidays. It is the lab user’s responsibility to become familiar with the schedule. The computer labs close promptly at the scheduled closing times. Ethical Usage Computing resources must be used in accordance with the high ethical standards of the University community and local, state, and federal laws. Examples of unethical and possible illegal use follow: • Violations of computing system security. • Unauthorized use of computer accounts, access codes, or computer identification accounts assigned to others. nu.libguides.com/circulation). Computer Lab Regulations

• Academic dishonesty (plagiarism, cheating). • Violation of software license agreements. • Violation of network usage policies and regulations. • Violation of another user’s privacy.

Illegal Usage Computer resources may not be used for illegal purposes. Examples of illegal purposes include but are not limited to: • Harassment of other users. • Intentional destruction of or damage to equipment, software, or data belonging to the University or other users. • Intentional disruption or unauthorized monitoring of electronic communications. • Unauthorized copying of copyrighted material. The copying of copyrighted materials, such as third-party software, without the expressed written permission of the owner or the proper license, is prohibited. Network Security Terms of Use Policies In order to promote ethical and facilitative computing, National University’s network users are prohibited from any of the following: • Use of systems and/or networks in attempts to gain unauthorized access to remote systems. • Use of systems and/or networks to connect to other systems, in evasion of the physical limitations of the remote system. • Decryption of system or user passwords. • The copying of system files. • Intentional attempts to “crash” network systems or programs. • Any attempts to secure a higher level of privilege on network systems. • Running of HTTP, E-mail, and FTP servers is strictly prohibited on student machines. • The willful introduction of computer “viruses” or other disruptive/ destructive programs into the organization network or into external networks. Failure to adhere to these prohibitions may subject the student to punishable disciplinary action. Computer Software and E-mail Policies The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of copies of copyrighted software. Copyright infringement could subject the violator to civil damages and criminal penalties, including a fine or imprisonment. University policy further prohibits any use or copying not authorized by the purchase agreement or license under which the university acquired the software. A copy of such agreement is available for inspection at the Office of the Vice Chancellor, Information Technology. Students may not use the e-mail addresses of other students, faculty, or staff for purposes unrelated to the University. Violations may lead to disciplinary action. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) National University maintains all student records in accordance with the provisions of FERPA as amended. FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are: • The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the University receives a request for access. Students should submit to the registrar, school dean, head of the academic department, or other appropriate official, written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The University official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be

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