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Appendix/Definitions

ACOC

Administrative Computing Oversight Committee- defines priorities, standards, and future directions for administrative computing. ACOC includes representatives appointed by the Vice President of each division, the Council of Deans and the Technology Services Center.

ACPAC

Academic Computing Policy Advisory - consists of faculty representatives from each college as well as representatives from university administrative and support units. Serves the role of reviewing policy and providing advice regarding technology support related to the academic mission.

AOG

Academic Technology Operations Group- has authority and responsibility for implementation, management, and operations of academic technology support throughout the Academic Affairs Division of the university as directed by the Council of Deans. The AOG works in conjunction with the independent college technology structures to coordinate overall academic computing operations. Furthermore, AOG has the authority to recommend policy related to academic technology and the responsibility to provide technical input to departments and units throughout the university as it relates to academic technology issues.

Authentication

Verification of the identity of an individual or the source of the information

Availability

Prevention of unauthorized withholding of information resources

Confidentiality

Ensuring that data is not disclosed to those not authorized to see it

Information Assurance (IA)

Information operations that protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and nonrepudiation.

Information Systems Security Officer

IUP employee responsible for the administration of the IUP Information Technology Security Policy.

Integrity

Assurance that data cannot be deleted, modified, duplicated, or forged without detection

Nonrepudiation

Verification of the origin and receipt of messages and data

System Administrator

An IUP employee who is responsible for the technical administration of a University Information Technology resource with direct control of the hardware and software of the resource.

TUC

Technology Utilities Council - makes recommendations concerning those aspects of technology that need to be provided centrally or that need to be coordinated between the academic and administrative areas. The concept that certain functions should be viewed as utilities assures that the two areas do not have conflicting infrastructures. Consists of representatives from ACPAC and ACOC plus ex officio members and the Provost. Meets quarterly and chaired jointly by the Director of the TSC and the Director of ATS.

User

Anyone who accesses a University Information Technology

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