Information Technology at the Graduate Center is responsible for access privileges by end users to many resources and systems in support of the Graduate Center’s mission to foster “advanced graduate education, original research and scholarship, innovative university-wide programs, and vibrant public events.”
- Users must comply with the CUNY Acceptable Use Policy, the CUNY IT Security Procedure and with the GC Copyright Compliance.
- Access privileges are role-based, restricted to the resources appropriate to the duties and responsibilities of various users in their roles at the Graduate Center. Users must safeguard appropriate confidentiality considerations at all times.
- Users must comply with all applicable regulatory requirements, specifically including all provisions of FERPA as well as copyright laws and licensing provisions.
- Personal user accounts are non-transferrable. Personal access credentials must be safeguarded, and must not be shared or revealed by end-users. Passwords and PINs are subject to requirements to be changed on a periodic basis.
- Users are responsible for any changes they make to data on any systems. Users are cautioned that any files saved to local devices are the responsibility of the user to backup and secure. Users are further directed to the provisions of the CUNY Acceptable Use Policy and the CUNY IT Security Procedure regarding the handling of confidential or sensitive data locally.
- By default, individual users do not have local administrative rights to individual desktop computers; any requests for local administrative rights must be approved by the Director of IT Client Services.
- Administrative users of the GC’s Sungard Banner system must conform to the standards and practices agreed upon by the GC Banner User Group. In addition, such users must not reveal proprietary Banner source code or documentation beyond the Graduate Center.
- Users of the GC’s Website Services (WS) system, must conform to the standards and practices noted in the Terms of Service. In addition, access to create sites is available to individuals with Graduate Center faculty, staff or student accounts. All others may participate in a site when invited to do so by the site creators but do not have access to create sites.
If there is reason to suspect that a user has violated these provisions, the Vice-President for Information Technology may temporarily revoke or restrict a user’s access privileges, pending further investigation.