There are a number of policies that cover computing in the Arts Division:
Arts Division Computing Policy and Planning Major resource decisions are developed by the computing director in consultation with the dean, assistant dean and department chairs. Current examples include the faculty computing equipment renewal plan and the divisional web presence.
Information Technology policy-making at UCSC The UCSC Information Technology Committee (ITC) is charged by the Executive Vice Chancellor with formulating and recommending IT policy and broad resource allocation for the campus.
Faculty are represented by the chair of the Academic Senate Committee on Computing and Telecommunications. Academic divisions are represented by an Assistant Dean, currently Bill Hyder of Social Sciences. Phillip Stark, of CATS Instructional Computing, currently serves on the committee as representative of campus IT staff. A student representative is appointed annually. Agendas, meeting notes and major documents are available at the ITC website.
Electronic Communications Generally The UC systemwide Electronic Communications Policy lays out the rights and responsibilities of those using all forms of UC electronic communication. It is among the most liberal of institutional / corporate policies governing email and other electronic communications, with broad concern for the privacy of senders and recipients, and allowance for reasonable personal use.
The introduction notes, "The University recognizes that principles of academic freedom and shared governance, freedom of speech, and privacy establish important criteria for the use of electronic communications. This Policy reflects these firmly-held principles within the context of the University's legal and other obligations. The Policy seeks to strike a balance between these principles of privacy and academic freedom and the sometimes conflicting needs of law, University policy, and administrative efficiency."
Copyright and Fair Use The reproduction of copyrighted material, including making material available online, and the doctrine of educational "fair use" are described in detail here on UCSC's Materiel Management website.