System administrators and other University personnel with Administrator Access to computing and information resources are entrusted to use such access in an appropriate manner. The following provides high-level guidance on what constitutes appropriate and inappropriate use of Administrator Access.
APPROPRIATE USE OF ADMINISTRATOR ACCESS
Administrator Access to computing resources should only be used for official College business. Use of Administrator Access should be consistent with an individual's role or job responsibilities as prescribed by management. When an individual's role or job responsibilities change, Administrator Access should be appropriately updated or removed. In situations where it is unclear whether a particular action is appropriate, and within the scope of current job responsibilities, the situation should be discussed with management.
INAPPROPRIATE USE OF ADMINISTRATOR ACCESS
In addition to those activities deemed inappropriate in the Acceptable Use Policy, the following constitute inappropriate use of Administrator Access to College computing resources unless documented and approved by management:
o Circumventing user access controls or any other formal University security controls
o Circumventing any other formal University computing controls
o Circumventing formal account activation/suspension procedures
o Circumventing formal account access change request procedures
o Circumventing any other established College procedures that are approved by some level of management
The following constitutes inappropriate use of Administrator Access to College computing resources under any circumstances, regardless of whether there is management approval:
o Accessing Non-public Information that is outside the scope of specific job responsibilities
o Exposing or otherwise disclosing Non-public Information to unauthorized persons
o Using access to satisfy personal curiosity about an individual, system, practice, or other type of entity.