Chapter 5 - Administration
Part 1. Policy Statement. It is the policy of the Board in accordance with the system's mission to disseminate and extend knowledge, to foster the free exchange of ideas, and to provide effective support for its teaching, research and public service functions. Appropriate access will be afforded to information technology resources, including but not limited to computers, software, e-mail accounts, internet access, and similar computing tools, for students, faculty and staff for fulfilling the missions, and for appropriate related activities.
Part 2. Responsibilities. The chancellor shall develop an information technology strategic plan for approval by the Board and prescribe data, applications, security, and technology standards in order to ensure the effectiveness, efficiency, timeliness, and accuracy of information gathered, stored and utilized by the system office, colleges, and universities. Each college and university shall ensure that the information technology planning components of its strategic plan are aligned with system planning goals.
Each college and university shall adopt a policy on computer and network system use and security.
Part 3. Accountability/Reporting. The chancellor periodically shall provide an update to the Board on the implementation of the system information technology strategic plan.
- IT Strategic Plan (pdf)
- Presidential Focus on Information Technology
- Information Technology Services (www.its.mnscu.edu)
- Office of Enterprise Technology (http://mn.gov/oet/)
- Minnesota State Agency Digital Signature Implementation and Use Standards
Date of Adoption: 06/21/00,
Date of Implementation: 06/21/00,
Date & Subject of Revisions:
04/21/10 - Amendment calls for each college and university to ensure that the information technology planning components of its strategic plan are aligned with system planning goals.
06/21/00 - repeals Board policy 5.1; Contains language formerly in Board policy 1A.9, Part 2.
There is no additional HISTORY for policy 5.13.