Policies and Standards
Pursuant to BOG Governance Rule 1.11 - Information Technology Resources and Governance, Information Technology Services is responsible for developing internal policies that outline the guiding principles for the use of technology resources at WVU. To effectuate the implementation of policies, ITS also develops standards that identify the mandatory requirements that make a policy effective. All University IT policies and standards will be associated with one of three categories:
The acceptable and unacceptable ways to use University IT resources such as computers, email and networks.
How the University protects its IT resources to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data.
Identifies the personal and health data the University collects, and how it gathers, uses, discloses and manages that data to ensure it is kept private.
All IT policies are sent to stakeholders (e.g., campus IT directors, ITS senior staff, academic advisory committees, General Counsel, Internal Audit) for a two-week review. They are then made available to faculty, staff and students to provide comments for 30 days. Policies may be revised before being sent to the University Planning Commission (UPC) for final review and approval.
IT standards go through a two-week review by campus IT directors prior to implementation.
Specific procedures related to these policies and standards will be developed by both ITS and individual colleges or departments. ITS procedures go through a two-week internal review before implementation.
University employees and students are encouraged to review and familiarize themselves
with all IT policies and standards. Questions or comments on these documents should
be directed to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about college-specific procedures should be
directed to the appropriate college IT director.