(Acceptable behavior using Daytona State College Online Resources)
Daytona State College provides distance education technology that allows students to participate in educational programs that would traditionally be unavailable to non-traditional students. However, due to the nature of distance education, each student must accept a higher level of responsibility for his/her participation and behavior in order for the program to be successful.
The purpose of these guidelines is to outline the acceptable use of the online resources provided by Daytona State College and to establish a culture of openness, trust, and integrity. These guidelines are committed to protecting employees, students, and partners from illegal or damaging actions by individuals, either knowingly or unknowingly. Inappropriate use may create a hostile classroom environment, and exposes Daytona State College to risks including virus attacks, constraints of network systems and services, and legal issues.
The acceptable use practices have been created to:
These User Expectations comply with all Daytona State College policies and procedures. Daytona State College Policy 3.12 is incorporated into this document by reference.
All users are expected to abide by the Daytona State College’s accepted rules of network etiquette. These include (but are not limited to) the following:
Any violation of the netiquette expectations will be dealt with according to the College handbook.
Daytona State College maintains various applications that allow users to send and receive online communication. Daytona State College cannot guarantee the security or privacy of the systems and networks of others. Daytona State College reserves the right to monitor online communication use to ensure compliance with its policies. Daytona State College reserves the right to discontinue e-mail, discussion board, or chat room access, with or without warning, for any reason including, but not limited to, violations of these expectations.
Online communication is for educational purposes and not for personal or commercial use. A Daytona State College e-mail alias does not authorize the recipient or user to represent the College or to act on behalf of the College. The online course delivery system is for instructional use only; access to this system is available to currently enrolled students and is terminated at the end of each term.
Daytona State College reserves the right to modify these expectations at any time for any reason deemed appropriate by the administrative staff. All users are responsible for the use of online communication. Daytona State College is not responsible or liable for the use of online communication, including but not limited to, misaddressed, lost or undelivered e-mail messages. Daytona State College will not shield students and will cooperate with any authorities conducting a legal investigation, or other official inquiry, into illegal activities or unlawful acts associated with the use of a Daytona State College online system.
Unsolicited external commercial e-mail, commonly referred to as spam, is advertising material sent without the recipient’s authorization. Do not originate or forward these messages (i.e.: chain letters, advertisements, etc.)
Violations of College policies will not be tolerated and may lead to dismissal from Daytona State College. Individuals are encouraged to report information concerning violations of these expectations. Questions about Daytona State College policies and reports of possible violations can be directed to your instructor. Any individual found participating in the above mentioned will be subject to disciplinary action.
Due to the special nature of the distance education programs, I hereby agree to abide by the following conditions for my participation in any Daytona State College online course:
I understand that my failure to follow the above mentioned may result in my expulsion from Daytona State College.
By accessing Falcon Online, or using any of the products or services provided by Daytona State College, you agree to these User Expectations.