Preamble• This section of the AUP explains to the user(s) why the policy is needed.• It should outline the: goals, the process used in developing the AUP, & the code of conduct for students.
Section for Definitions• This section defines key words used in the AUP document.• Sometimes the words / terms explained seem simplistic but it is critical to ensure all users are aware of the uniform definition the organization has for each term.• Some examples of terms that are often defined are: • Internet • Computer • Network • Education purpose
Policy Statement• This section tells the user what computer services are governed by the AUP as well as when students might be using these services.• The association or organization may require students to complete some form of training or class based course before being given access to technology.
Acceptable Uses Section• This defines the appropriate parameters & limitations for student use of technology.• In this section specific purposes are often defined.• For example an organization may define or limit usage of technology only for academic / educational purposes.
Unacceptable Uses Section• The AUP provides the user with clear and specific examples of what would be a breach or unacceptable use of technology.• The AUP should: • Define what network / sites if any are limited to student use • How students use / post / forward information and to what extent if any • If and what type of behaviour might be destructive to the network & that this would be restricted
Violations / Consequences• This section of the AUP should define for students / users what happens when policy is breached.
Attributions• Getting Started on the Internet: Developing an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). (n.d), www.educationworld.com. Retrieved Feb 9, 2013 from: http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/library/citations/apa.html