IT Services maintains certain policies, plans, notices, and standards of practice for use of university IT resources.

Draft policies

Draft policies have not yet been approved for publication, and are not considered in effect. If you have any questions or concerns about policy drafts, let us know how we can help.

Current policies

Current policies have been approved and currently apply to all university IT resources.

Acceptable Use
Effective as of October 23, 2020
University faculty, staff, emeritus faculty and staff, registered students, alumni, and approved guests, contractors, consultants are permitted to use computing and networking services, but are subject to the terms of this policy during that use.

The accessibility policy ensures that all information on university websites, web pages, and web-based systems, including online course material, must be accessible to persons with disabilities. Communication should be—to the extent possible—as effective for persons with disabilities as it is for persons without disabilities.

Cloud Services
Effective as of December 1, 2020
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that UA Little Rock protected or sensitive data is appropriately stored or shared using public cloud computing and file-sharing services.

Copyright Infringement (Summary/Potential Consequences)
Effective as of November 20, 2018
Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under Section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). It is a violation of university policy for students, faculty, or staff to commit copyright infringement using university resources, including any campus or residence hall networks.

Email and Digital Communication
Effective as of October 21, 2020
This policy establishes standards for the electronic transmission of sensitive data and the controls that the users will employ to protect the security and privacy of sensitive electronic data.

IT Security Awareness and Competencies
Effective as of August 2, 2021
UA Little Rock is committed to increasing campus information security awareness and proficiency through employee professional development opportunities. This policy establishes standards for information security awareness training activities which are required for faculty and staff employed at the university.

Mobile Device Security
Effective as of August 2, 2021
This policy applies to every mobile device, either university-owned or personal, that accesses UA Little Rock systems and data to perform university business by university employees. It is designed to ensure compliance with UA System policies, UA Little Rock policies, laws, and regulations. It is intended to ensure all employees follow safe computing practices when using mobile devices.

Privacy and Electronic Media
Effective as of January 1, 2003
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock collects and maintains electronic information and files from users on a voluntary basis. These files are collected and maintained to facilitate the processing of student, employee, and alumni records. This policy is intended to comply with Act 1713 of 2003 codified in ACA § 25-1-114.

Security and IT System Access
Effective as of October 23, 2020
UA Little Rock is committed to safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all physical and electronic information assets of the university to ensure that regulatory, operational, and contractual requirements are fulfilled. To achieve this purpose, this policy complies with federal and state laws and regulations, related standards, and security frameworks.

Related documents

Other standards and plans support the delivery and protection of IT services.

Business Continuity Plan
The Business Continuity Plan integrates business risk management, operational risk management, and business continuity. The plan recognizes a tiered approach to ensure the university is managed during a disaster that renders the technical infrastructure inoperable for a period exceeding two days.

Cabling & Wiring Standards
Infrastructure cabling and wiring standards inform and guide university staff, consultants, contractors, and third-party personnel involved in any actions affecting or impacting telecommunications and critical physical network infrastructure. These standards are intended to increase the value of our infrastructure by reducing the labor expense of maintaining systems, by extending the useful economic life of systems, and by providing effective service to our users.

Freedom of Information
The university maintains computer databases and files necessary to process student records, registration, and financial aid. These databases are maintained by IT Services. For more information, contact the Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Services at 501-916-3010. This information is intended to comply with the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act codified at ACA 25-19-108.