SINC Site General Policies

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students and Teaching Assistants

This KB Article References: SINC Sites, Computer Classrooms
This Information is Intended for: Faculty, Staff, Students, Teaching Assistants
Last Updated: September 09, 2017

Most SINC Sites can be reserved for classes. In addition, some computer classrooms are reserved exclusively for course use and not used as open labs for students.

GENERAL POLICIES:

  • Downloading to the TLT networked computers is strictly prohibited, as is tampering with any plugs or network cables.
  • No food or drink (including candy and water) are allowed in any SINC site.
  • Students should never be left unattended in a SINC site and doors should never be left propped open. The instructor should be the last one out and should be sure to close the door behind them to an emtpy lab. Never assume that the next instructor is coming.
  • Please LOG off all Windows PC's (do not power off MAC PC's) before leaving the lab, to include the data projector (if used).  
  • Individual SINC Sites have their own rules and hours of operation.
  • If you find any problems with hardware or software in any SINC Site, please call  (631-63) 2-9602 or create a serve ticket using the ITSM system, as soon as possible so we can schedule a technician to investigate the problem.  If we don't know its broke, we cannot fixi it. 
  • Open lab schedules for individual SINC Sites can be found on this DoIT webpage: sincsites.stonybrook.edu
    • Student Consultants  (Not Tutors) can be found in any SINC Site during open lab hours.  They can assist you with a multitude of academic technology services.  

 

The following lab policies were established in order to maintain a clean, safe and productive environment for all SINC Sites users:

  • Food and/or drinks are strictly prohibited in any SINC Site. To include candy and water.
  • Phone conversations should be kept very quiet so not to distrub other users or if necessary it should be taken outside of the lab.
  • SINC Sites are for registered students, staff, and faculty only; users may be asked to present a valid Stony Brook ID.
  • All equipment is to be used for academic and student purposes only.  Commercial uses are strictly prohibited.
  • Paper for the printers will be supplied by TLT  Only.  No personal paper will be permitted.
  • No computer/desk/table/booth maybe left unattended for any reason.  If you leave the lab, you forfeit your place in the lab.
  • CD/DVD burners are for users to burn their own work and/or legally authorized materials.
  • Only TLT  staff is permitted to handle any hardware.  Please ask consultants on duty for help or call this number for assistance @ 2-9602.
  • Users may not view and/or print Pornographic or other offensive material in any SINC Site. Such material is a violation of University policy.    (Use Of Information Technology P109)
  • Priority seating is granted to students who need to use a computer for academic purposes.
  • Users not actively using a workstation will be asked to yield the space to another user.
  • Installation of software is prohibited.  
  • Priority seating is given to people with specific needs, for scanning and/or printing on equipment specified for that purpose.
  • TLT  will not be responsible for any personal items left unattended.
    • Item left unattended will be removed from lab and held at the Consultant Desk.
    • Our Staff will make every effort to contact the individual as soon as possible if the item contains identification, such as an email, a phone number or an address. 
    • Valuable items will be handed over to University Police
  • All lost & found items are kept for 1 semester. Items can be recovered from the individual SINC Site. All lost & found items will be appropriately disposed of at the end of each semester.
  • No pets allowed unless medically required.
  • No bicycles, rollerblades or skateboards are permitted inside any SINC Site.
  • TLT  will not be responsible for data not saved to the users campus drive.  All work should be saved often.
  • University Police or appropriate University personnel will be immediately notified of all uncooperative and/or disruptive behavior; as per the University Student Conduct Code.
  • Noncompliant users will be subject to action by the Student Judiciary Board.
  • These policies may be amended as necessary without prior notice.
  • We reserve the right to terminate any computer service, for any system left unattended or in lock down mode. 

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