Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport
Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure
Any policy at a division or department level of the organization
should build upon the foundation of this policy, and may be more
restrictive than this policy, but should not be less restrictive.
All IT infrastructure strategic decisions shall be in concert
with the appropriate leadership in the affected areas.
LSUHSC-S Operational Computer Services provides management and
operation of the IT infrastructure in partnership and cooperation
with the major divisions of LSUHSC-S. All IT infrastructure designs
must be coordinated and approved by the Assistant Dean for Information
Technology. All new network cable plants must adhere to the cabling
and wiring standards, and must be installed by the Telecommunications
Section of Auxiliary Enterprises.
The owner of an LSUHSC-S user ID shall be held accountable for any violations associated with that ID, regardless of the ownership or the location of the equipment where the violation may have occurred.
Staff, researchers, clinicians, students, and faculty depend
on the LSUHSC-S IT infrastructure for the electronic classroom,
telemedicine, healthcare, clinical and administrative database
applications, high-speed data and image exchange, and collaborative
initiatives with both internal and external entities.
The purpose of this document is to institute an enforceable
policy to protect the performance, integrity, security, reliability,
and continuity of vital services that rely on the LSUHSC-S IT
infrastructure through good citizenship and legal and ethical
Definitions and Terms
Authorized User - Staff, student, faculty, contractor,
vendor, or entity that has an official affiliation with LSUHSC-S
and has been assigned a network user ID and/or has been specifically
authorized to use an infrastructure resource by the group responsible
for operating the resource.
Business Use/Need - That which is consistent with one's
role in the organization.
Services (or "Computer Services") -
The LSUHSC-S central computer services group that provides non-academic
IT support such as the network infrastructure, administrative
applications, web services, E-mail infrastructure, IT security,
etc. Computer Services reports to the Assistant Dean for Information
LSUHSC-S Information Technology Infrastructure - Information
technology (IT) is a compilation of products and services that
turn data into functional, meaningful, available information.
The IT infrastructure is the network, the communication physical
media, the protocols, the associated software/applications/firmware,
the hardware devices that provide connectivity, and all equipment
attached thereto regardless of ownership or location.
Network - A network is that system of products and services
by which all computers and peripherals are connected. Due to
the current need for high-speed networking, it is critical that
cables and wiring adhere to industry wiring standards to provide
a reliable service.
Network User ID - A network account assigned by Computer
Services Security that provides authentication and access to
the LSUHSC-S network and applications on the IT infrastructure.
A user must fill out an account application through his/her local
supporter and sign a statement attesting to having read and understood
the proper use of his/her user ID and password.
Academic Computing - Provides consulting services for the research and education missions of LSUHSC-S in areas such as statistics, electronic course design, electronic grading, and distance education. Academic Computing reports to the Assistant Dean for Information Technology.
Online Privacy Statement
All users are advised that they should have no expectation whatsoever
of privacy as to any transmission/communication or image generated,
received by, sent by, or stored in a computer.
All users are advised that by using a computer on the LSUHSC-S
IT infrastructure, they acknowledge that they are subject to
the terms of this policy and that they give their unrestricted
consent to the monitoring, copying, and unrestricted distribution
of any transmission/communication or image generated, received
by, sent by, or stored in the computer. Such use is subject to
this same policy even when access to the LSUHSC-S network is
through dial-up or the Internet and even when the computer that
is used is personal property and not the property of LSUHSC-S.
Such computer may be scanned, and network access may be denied.
Acceptable Use Statement
IV. Amendments and Revisions
V. Enforcement of Policy