Student Success Center Computer Use Guidelines

The Student Success Center computers are dedicated to students’ learning in support of their higher education. The environment is designed to provide a high level of support for learning, with learning coaches, assistants and faculty members available to assist students.

  • Some computers have software that is not available on all computers. If the need arises you may be asked to relocate to another computer so the software may be utilized by another student.
  • There are two Macs located at the back of the room in the northwest corner. Both of these have graphics software utilized by Visual Communications students and are connected to the Art Lab Server.
  • Food is not allowed in the Center computer area and beverages must have a lid. The student interaction area (up the stairs) is available for food and beverage consumption.
  • The Student Success Center computers are for school work. When the lab is full, you will be asked to discontinue the use of social networking sites, instant messenger programs and games so that others may use the computers for class work.
  • The college’s computers and software may not be used for any business venture for which there are any payments for time or products.
  • Installing software on Student Success Center computers is not allowed. Any violation of software copyright laws is considered a felony and may be punishable by fines and/or imprisonment.
  • Sharing of student login, usernames/passwords, is prohibited per the NMC Computer Usage Policy. Students may log into and use one computer at a time.
  • Due to the learning-related work environment provided by the Center, children are not permitted.
  • Cell phones are to be turned off prior to entering the Student Success Center and cannot be used in the Center.
  • State and federal laws and subsequent legal interpretations mandate that a public environment, such as a school or workplace, be free of sexual harassment. When materials considered by some to be offensive, such as sexually suggestive pictures, nudity, explicit sexual language, in addition to other behaviors, interfere with the comfort of others, a sexually intimidating or hostile environment may be created. Please be considerate of others concerns as well as the law in your use of computers and materials in a public setting. Do not ever use the Center’s computers for displaying sexually oriented material, either as pictures or text. If a staff member observes a screen which s/he believes could be interpreted by others as offensive, s/he will ask you to leave the site immediately or leave the Center. A second offense will result in a loss of privilege to use the Center.

By agreeing to the NMC Computer Use Policies and the Student Success Center Computer Use Guidelines, I acknowledge an understanding of these guidelines, policies, and agree to abide by them. Failure to comply with all of these expectations may result in a loss of computer privileges.

Updated: 5/24/13

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