| Department of Mathematics, University of
Mathematics Department Computer Account Policy
The following categories of people are eligible for an
account on departmental facilities:
Regular Members of the department, i.e., faculty,
adjunct faculty, staff, graduate students, undergraduate
students, and official visitors of the department.
Students taking classes taught by members of this
Anyone else, upon specific request of a faculty member
or a member of the computer staff, subject to approval
by the Director of Computing. Such individuals will be
provided with a visitor's account. The purpose of that
account should be related to mathematics or education in
general. The faculty or staff sponsor should be
knowledgeable of the account activity and inform the
department of significant changes.
Inactive accounts will be disabled after a certain period of
inactivity (currently 100 days) and then removed after a
certain period (currently 365 days).
The department reserves the right to close or disable any
accounts that do not conform to the guidelines listed in the
form below which describes particularly how the departmental
computing labs should be used.
Account Acceptance Form
The Department of Mathematics administers two Computing Labs,
the Undergraduate Computing Lab in Building 129 and the
Graduate Computing Lab in JWB 120. This form contains
information and instructions for the use of these facilities.
Please read the following policies before accepting the
Mathematics Department Account Acceptance Form. By
accepting this form you agree to act in accordance with the
policies and guidelines of the University of Utah,
Department of Mathematics, referred to henceforth as Math.
Failure to comply with these policies may result in the
termination of your account and/or disciplinary action by
the appropriate organization. Math retains the right to
change and update these policies as required without
notification to the User. Such changes will appear in this
file, and will also be posted separately in the Labs.
For the remainder of this document, the term User refers to
you, the possessor of an account on the Math computers.
Accounts and Passwords.
The User guarantees that the Account will not be shared with
anyone else. In addition, the Account will only be used for
educational purposes. The User will not share the password with
anyone. The User will not use an account other than their own.
Do not turn off the machines.
This may damage their disks. They also may not boot properly.
If you need help talk to the Lab Assistant.
Math reserves the right to arbitrarily delete files in any
account which is deemed to be using inordinately large amounts
of storage space.
Computer Ethics and Etiquette.
The User will not attempt to override or break the security of
the Math computers, networks, or machines/networks accessible
therefrom. Services associated with the Account will not be
used for illegal or improper purposes, including, but not
limited to harassment of other users and copyright violations.
In addition the User agrees to adhere to the guidelines for the
use of the particular computer platform that will be used.
Data Backup, Security, and Disclaimer.
Although Math makes a reasonable attempt to provide data
integrity, security, and privacy, Math will not be held liable
for the loss or corruption of data as a result of the use and/or
misuse of its computing resources (hardware or software) or from
any damage that may result from the advice or actions of a
consultant or staff member.
The User agrees to pay for any damages caused by the User to
University-owned equipment. The User also agrees to be held
liable for the improper use of equipment or software and
agrees to defend, indemnify and hold Math harmless for any
such liability or expenses.
The Undergraduate Computing Lab may be reserved (by teachers)
for their classes on a weekly or occasional schedule. Reserved
periods are clearly marked in the Lab, and are available
Special rules apply during these periods. The reserved use
takes precedence over individual use, so you may be asked to
vacate your workstation if it is needed for the reserved use.
Do not ask the teacher running the reserved session for
assistance. If you have to talk to the Lab Assistant, please do
so without disrupting the reserved session, preferably in the
Lab Assistant's office.
The Labs are intended as a place for working on University-related
projects. If you are playing computer games, or doing
non-University related work you may be asked to vacate the
machine you are using so that others may use it more
Food and Drink.
The consumption of food or drink is not allowed in the Computer
The Lab Assistants are there to help you. They will be able to
answer general questions about the Computing Facilities and help
with simple computing tasks. It is not their job to help you
with your specific class.
University Computing Labs are places to work. If you want to
have extended conversations, please leave the lab. Keeping
noise levels to a minimum will be greatly appreciated by your
neighbors. If you are making too much noise or otherwise
disturbing others you will be asked to leave. If you are not
using a computer, please do not prevent others from using it.
In particular, do not leave a screen lock running for more than
a few minutes.
The SGI workstations are intended primarily for graphics
work, and users with such work have priority.
University of Utah, Department of Mathematics,
155 S 1400 E Rm 233, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0090, USA
801-581-6851, 801-581-4148 (fax)