The SUNY Empire State College Commons website and other individual Web space sponsored by Information Technology Services were created to complement the official college website by providing a place for SUNY Empire State College faculty, students and staff to explore individual and professional Web publishing. Its growing popularity and visibility as a recognized publishing environment and effective communications tool calls for increased clarity in purpose and use.
The purpose of this policy is to establish parameters for use of the SUNY Empire State College Commons website and other college-hosted Individual webpages. The college recognizes the value and potential of individual publishing on the World Wide Web, and by this policy encourages SUNY Empire State College students, faculty and staff to experiment and innovate. Web space in the Commons is intended to encourage individual creativity by providing a place to explore individual and professional Web publishing related to an author’s role and affiliation with the college and to experiment with innovative applications of technology for publishing.
The Commons website was created to:
File Transport Protocol (FTP) accounts are available and intended to provide a Web publishing option for faculty, students and staff who prefer to code their own webpages, or for students who are required to do so as part of their studies at the college.
http://cml.esc.edu/, http://alumni.esc.edu/ and www.esc.edu/bookstore
"SUNY Empire State College encourages creativity and free expression by providing space for individual webpages on a college Web server. While all members of the college community are expected to follow college policies, local, state and federal laws and regulations, the comments and viewpoints expressed on individual Web pages represent those of the page authors and not necessarily SUNY Empire State College. Questions and comments should be addressed to the owners of the individual webpages, who assume responsibility and liability for the content of their documents.
Requests for exceptions/exemptions to this policy may be routed to the vice president for information technology services.
SUNY Empire State College faculty, students, and staff interested in creating and posting in the Commons may learn more at http://commons.esc.edu/helpandsupport/. Those interested in having their site listed in the Commons may contact the college Web manager.