CAEN Policies



CAEN Conditions of Use

U-M Standard Practice Guide (SPG) Policy 601.07: Responsible Use of Information Resources states that individual departments may define their own additional “conditions of use” for the information technology (IT) under their control. CAEN’s Conditions of Use (below) put forth core policies that are specific to computing at the College of Engineering.

Fair Use Policy

In an effort to provide quality IT services and maintain the fair allocation of shared resources for all users, CAEN must occasionally take steps to prevent individuals from overusing resources. CAEN will request that individuals who are overusing resources, and thereby preventing others from accessing them, moderate or change their usage. If CAEN staff is unable to make contact with the individual, or if the impact is very significant or widespread, access to those resources may be disabled without notice.

Examples of resource overuse include, but are not limited to, the excessive use of remote access servers, network bandwidth, web traffic, or any other use that adversely impacts the network resources shared by the College of Engineering and the University of Michigan.

Adhering to Software Licensing Agreements

The use of software available through CAEN is controlled by licensing and other agreements entered into by the University of Michigan and various authors, publishers and vendors. Many of these agreements include terms that prohibit the copying, redistribution, commercial use, or other specified actions. It is the responsibility of every University user to protect the security of licensed software and maintain the confidentiality of licensed software, and to refrain from disclosing licensed software and documentation, or any information regarding licensed software, to any other third party. These policies are in place ensure that the University is in compliance with software vendor licenses as outlined in the U-M Standard Practice Guide Policy 601.03-3: Software Procurement and Licensing Compliance.

Some licensed software available at CAEN, or in other areas of the College, is also subject to regulation by the United States government agencies which prohibit export or diversion of licensed software, information about licensed software, and end-items produced by use of licensed software to certain countries. You are not allowed to export in any manner, either directly or indirectly, any product or end-item thereof without first obtaining all necessary approvals from the appropriate University of Michigan and United States government agencies.

Computer Lab Policies

CAEN computer labs and other instructional facilities are a College-wide resource, and are available only to authorized individuals. In order to maintain a comfortable and productive environment for everyone, CAEN relies on the cooperation of the user community to be sensitive and respectful to others who use the facilities. Users are required to act responsibly in these facilities and to not engage in any actions that would intentionally cause disruption of service, destruction of property, or disturbance of others. Specific guidelines can be found in the CAEN Computer Lab Policies.


For more information on the CAEN Conditions of Use, or any policy outlined on this web site, contact CAEN.