Howard Community College employee access to the internet and college portal is intended for academic use and to support college business processes. Brief and occasional personal use of the Internet is acceptable as long as it is not excessive or inappropriate and occurs during personal time. Use is defined as "excessive" if it interferes with normal job functions, responsiveness, or the ability to perform daily job activities. Supervisors determine the appropriateness and whether such use is excessive. At times, network staff may contact supervisors if an employee is utilizing bandwidth that seems excessive and is interfering with normal network operations.
Access to non-standard ports is restricted for network security requirements. Faculty and staff should contact the information technology help desk when access to a restricted port may be required for college business.
Policy Manual Review/Revision: 04/11/14