About IT Services
We are here for all of your Seattle Colleges computing needs!!
Seattle Colleges IT is focused on providing efficient and professional services and building strong, collaborative relationships as we serve our college communities. IT Services is now organized by service group, not by campus location. Client Services still provides location specific, campus-based hands-on support to our students, faculty, and staff for each respective campus.
The Help Desk contact info you currently use for IT assistance will still work as usual. The same direct service IT staff members as before will continue to serve your local campus community.
Seattle Colleges IT Services merged into a single unit in 2018, as a subset of the larger ASI (Achieving System Integration) efforts underway across Seattle Colleges. Integration brings many benefits to students, faculty and staff across the Colleges. We continue on the path to IT integration, including standardization and efficiencies as we go.
- Seattle Colleges IT Services Organizational Chart
- Fall, 2018 IT Integration Update
- Spring, 2018 IT Integration Update
- Seattle Central College's IT Strategic Plan 2016-2020
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR USE OF ELECTRONIC INFORMATION RESOURCES
Formal policies that cover the use of electronic information resources are indicated in Seattle Colleges District Policy 259 and Procedure 259. Seattle Colleges comply with the statewide policies regarding IT Security, and the Use of State Resources (WAC 292-110-010).
Allowed use of Email and Email Lists
The two Seattle Colleges policies and one Washington state code (WAC) together define proper use for email (and other state electronic resources). Here's a brief summary of what these rules (links above) tell us regarding allowed use of email and email lists.
Seattle Colleges community members will utilize email distribution lists as means to communicate official business to all faculty and staff, in support of the mission and strategic goals of the district and/or campuses. In addition, WAC 292-110-050 specifies de minimus use of email and state electronic resources, including 7 requirements that must be met if the specific content isn't listed in their official list of approved types of communication: Use must incur little or no cost to the state; is brief; occurs infrequently; does not interfere with the performance of any state officer's or employee's official duties; does not compromise the security or integrity of state property, information systems, or software; is not for the purpose of conducting an outside business, in furtherance of private employment, or to realize a private financial gain; and is not for supporting, promoting the interests of, or soliciting for an outside organization or group.