Educational Technology Policy

In support of the NWIC mission, access to computing and information resources is provided for students within institutional priorities, financial capabilities, and software license restrictions. Computing systems are vital instruction, research, and learning tools and should be utilized in this context. All users must respect the rights of other users, the integrity of the facilities and controls, and all copyright, license, and contractual agreements. All students are expected to act with the highest standard of ethics in accordance with these responsibilities. Failure to do so may result in loss of privileges or disciplinary action.

Access to the NWIC computing facilities is a privilege granted to college students. Students must sign on as students and remember to log out when leaving the facility. The college reserves the right to limit or restrict computing privileges to a student if determined that the student is not utilizing the computer for educational purposes.

Laptop computers can be disruptive when not utilized as a learning tool. A laptop can assist your educational experience when used to take and review notes and access assignments. The instructor can limit computer access if it disrupts the learning environment.