Information Technology

The Office of Information Technology (IT) exists to provide excellent customer service to New College of Florida. This includes, but is not limited to: campus data and voice networks, whether wired or wireless; local and hosted applications, whether on campus or off-campus; Internet and intranet; classroom, administrative, and dormitory technology; and media and multimedia services. Our constituents include staff, faculty, students, and alumni. Different services are offered to each group and we strive to provide each with timely, complete solutions. The office provides strategic direction, vision, and leadership for all Information Technology affecting New College of Florida. IT provides free Internet access and email accounts to all on-campus students. Each residence hall room has campus network access. IT also provides training to the campus community. Software services range from word processing, spreadsheet and database applications to full Internet access.

The Information Technology Open Use Laboratory is located on the first floor of the library in the Academic Resource Center. The Help Desk office is located in PMA 129.

Services Offered by Information Technology


If you need assistance with a computer, you can enter your request on our help desk system or you can send an email to Responses will be sent directly back to your email account.

Computer Access

The Open Use computer lab (LBR 223) is available for all currently enrolled students, staff, and faculty. Microsoft Office, Internet browsers, and other appropriate applications are available on these computers. You can consult the listing of lab hours located on our website for details on availability.

Email Accounts

Email Accounts are available for all faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students. Faculty and staff accounts will be requested by the department or division office manager. Students can apply online for their accounts through NewCLEIS.


The New College of Florida Campus Portal, MyNCF, gives you access to online services including your e-mail, course registration through NewCLEIS, a calendar system, College announcements, Banner, a course collaboration tool, etc.

Personal Web Pages

Faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students can have their own personal website on our server. For students, all the information you need to get and maintain a personal student website is available on the student web server page. Please remember that you are responsible for any information published on your web page.

Application Support and Development (Banner Group)

The IT Application Support and Development Group provide a full suite of administrative applications for staff, students, and faculty. These application tools provide business office functions for general accounting, purchasing, accounts payable, budgeting, accounts receivable, parking, HR, payroll as well as student administrative needs for admissions, housing, financial aid, registration, scheduling, billing, and evaluation. A number of automated interfaces also have been developed and implemented to enable New College to leverage the most effective and efficient means to transmit and receive information critical to processing campus wide transactions and reporting.

Information Technology Acceptable Use

New College of Florida Regulation 4-5002 define acceptable use of information technology. NCF BOT Regulations Manual

  1. Purpose and Scope.
    1. The purpose of this regulation is to establish and promote the ethical, legal, and secure use of computing and electronic communications for New College of Florida.
    2. New College acquires, develops, and maintains software, computers, computer systems, and networks for College-related purposes as part of its infrastructure. The College's computing resources and infrastructure are made available to users in support of the College's instructional, research, community service missions, its administrative functions, its student and campus life activities and to promote the free exchange of ideas among members of the College community and between the College community and the wider local, national, and international communities. This regulation governs the use of New College computing resources and infrastructure and applies to all users of the College's computing resources and infrastructure, whether or not affiliated with the College, and also to all uses of those resources, whether from on campus or from remote locations. Users of these resources and infrastructure are responsible for reading and understanding this regulation.
  2. Rights & Responsibilities. The College is committed to intellectual and academic freedom, the diversity of values and perspectives inherent in an academic institution, and to applying those freedoms to the use of its computing resources and infrastructure. However, as with any other College-furnished resource, the use of its computing resources and infrastructure is subject to the normal requirements of legal and ethical behavior within the College Community. Thus, the legitimate use of these resources does not extend to whatever is technically possible. Although some limitations may be built into computer operating systems, software, or networks, those limitations are not the sole restrictions on what is permissible. Users must abide by all applicable restrictions, whether or not built into the operating systems, software, or networks and whether or not they are capable of being circumvented by technical means.
  3. Basic Requirements. All users must comply with all applicable local, state, federal and foreign laws, all generally applicable College rules, policies, procedures and all applicable contracts and licenses.

    These include, but are not limited to, laws on libel, privacy, copyright, trademark, obscenity, Sexual Harassment Policy, and child pornography; the Florida Computer Crimes Act (Ch. 815, Florida Statutes), the Florida Security of Communications Statute (Ch.934, Florida Statutes), the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (18 U.S.C. §§ 2510 et seq.), and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S.C. §1030 et seq.) [which prohibit unauthorized access to computers or networks, or disruption of others' use thereof]; the College Student Code of Conduct and all applicable software licenses. Users who interact with others in different states or countries should also be aware that they may also be subject to the laws of those other states or countries, as well as the rules and policies applicable to other systems or networks.
  4. Restrictions on Use. Users may use only those computing resources which they are authorized to use, and use them only in the manner and to the extent authorized. Users must respect the privacy of other users and their accounts, regardless of whether those accounts are securely protected. The ability to access computing resources, at the College or elsewhere, does not necessarily imply authorization to do so. Users are responsible for ascertaining what authorizations are necessary and for obtaining them before using College computing resources.
  5. User Responsibilities.
    1. Basic Responsibility. Users are responsible for any activity originating from their accounts, personal computers, or devices which are attached to the College’s network to which they can reasonably be expected to control. Users are responsible for performing basic preventative measures with personal equipment which is attached at any time to the College's network, including running a personal firewall and performing regular virus and spyware scans. The College may periodically probe any computers or devices attached to its network for evidence of such infections, and temporarily suspend/limit connection when found.
    2. Use of Accounts and Passwords. Accounts and passwords may not, under any circumstances, be used by persons other than those to whom they have been assigned by Information Technology. In cases when a user detects or suspects unauthorized use of accounts or  resources, the user must change the password and report the incident to Information Technology.
    3. Capacity Limitations. Users should respect the finite capacity of the College's computing resources and infrastructure, and avoid interfering unreasonably with the activity of other users. Although there is no set bandwidth, disk space, CPU time, or other limit applicable to all users of College computing resources, the College may require users of those resources to limit or refrain from specific uses if, in the opinion of Information Technology, such use interferes with the efficient operations of the system.
    4. Activities that Impact Operation of Resources. The College may establish limits on bandwidth, disk space, usage times or other aspects of usage of its computing resources and infrastructure, with which users must comply. Additionally, users may be required to refrain from certain specific activities which adversely impact the operation of the College's computing resources and infrastructure.
    5. Personal Use of Resources. Users must refrain from using the College's computing resources for any personal use that would consume a significant portion of those resources, or interfere with the College's operations or the performance of the individual user's assignments or other responsibilities to the College.
    6. Representation of College. Users may not represent or imply that they speak on behalf of the College without proper authorization to do so. Affiliation with the College does not, by itself, imply authorization to speak on behalf of the institution. Use of the College's trademarks or logos without appropriate authorization in accordance with College regulations is not permitted.
  6. Security and Privacy
    1. Protection of Privacy. The College is committed to protecting the privacy and integrity of computer data and records belonging to the College, individual users, and commercial providers. The College employs a variety of means to protect the security of its computing resources and infrastructure. Users should be aware, however, that the College cannot guarantee such security. Users should therefore engage in responsible computing practices by establishing access restrictions for their accounts where appropriate, guarding passwords, and changing passwords regularly.
    2. Monitoring Use. Users do not own accounts on College computers, but are granted the privilege of the use of their accounts. Use of the network does not alter the ownership of data stored on the network. Users should also be aware that their use of the College's computing resources and infrastructure is not completely private. While the College does not routinely monitor individual usage of its computing resources or infrastructure, the normal operation and maintenance of those resources requires the backup and caching of data and communications, logging of activity, monitoring general usage patterns, and other such activities. The College may also specifically monitor the activity and accounts of individual users of its computing resources, including individual login sessions and communications, without notice, under the following circumstances:
      1. The user has voluntarily made them accessible to the public, as by posting to a Listserv or Web page.
      2. When it reasonably appears necessary to do so to protect the integrity, security, or functionality of the College's computing resources or to protect the College from liability.
      3. When there is reasonable cause to believe that the user has or is violating this regulation.
      4. When an account appears engaged in unusual or unusually excessive activity, as indicated by the monitoring of general activity and usage patterns
      5. It is otherwise required or permitted by law. Any such individual monitoring other than that authorized by the user must be authorized in advance by the Provost in consultation with the General Counsel.
    3. Disclosure of Results of Monitoring. The College may, in its discretion, disclose the results of any such individual or general monitoring, including the contents and records of individual communications, to appropriate College or law enforcement personnel, subject to the Family and Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. §1232(6) and other applicable laws.
    4. Expectation of Privacy. Subject to the exceptions set out above, users have reason to expect the same level of privacy in personal files on the College's computers (e.g., files in a user's home directory) as users have in any other space assigned to them by the College (e.g., a locker or an office).
    5. Policies of Other Network Operators. Other organizations operating computing and network facilities that are reachable via the College network may have their own policies governing the use of those resources. When accessing remote resources from College facilities, users are responsible for obeying both the policies set forth in this document and the policies of the other organizations.
  7. Enforcement. Users who violate this policy may be denied access to the College's computing resources and infrastructure, and may be subject to other disciplinary action or penalties both within and outside the College. Violations will normally be handled through the usual disciplinary procedures applicable to the particular user (i.e., faculty, administrator, staff or student). However, the College may temporarily suspend or block access to the College's computing resources or infrastructure prior to the initiation or completion of such procedures, when it reasonably appears necessary to do so in order to protect the integrity, security, or functionality of the College's or other computing resources.

Student Use of Copyrighted Material

Members of the New College community will not make unauthorized copies of copyrighted material on or using New College computer systems, networks or storage media. Users will not store unauthorized copies of copyrighted works using the College’s systems, networks and/or storage media. Users should not download, upload, transmit, make available or otherwise distribute copyrighted material without authorization using the College’s computer systems, networks, Internet access or storage media. This is inclusive of utilizing peer-to-peer file services that would promote copyright infringement. The complete New College of Florida Regulation 4-5005, Copyright Infringement, can be reviewed in the Regulation  Manual. NCF BOT Regulation Manual

Student Email Accounts and Acceptable Use of Email

Students are provided an NCF e-mail account. These accounts will be used by faculty and staff to communicate with students. Students may also use them as their regular e-mail account. The accounts are managed by Information Technology, and will remain active throughout the time a student remains at New College (including during off-campus study and approved Leaves of Absence). Students are responsible for monitoring these accounts for official announcements, communications from faculty and staff, and other important campus information.

Violation of NCF acceptable email use may result in disciplinary action dependent upon the nature of the violation. This could include immediate withdrawal from school or loss of email/Google account.

Examples of prohibited uses included:

  1. Sending “spam”, chain letters, or any other type of unauthorized widespread distribution of unsolicited email.
  2. Unauthorized access to other people’s email.
  3. Use of email for commercial activities (except as authorized by NCF).
  4. Sending messages that constitute violations of NCF’s standards of student/employee conduct.
  5. Creation and use of false or alias email address.
  6. Use of email to transmit materials in violation of copyright law.

The complete New College of Florida Regulation 4-5015, Email Accounts, can be reviewed in the Regulations Manual.

Software Use

All faculty, staff and students of New College are required and expected to obey the laws and legal agreements governing software use. Failure to do so can lead to monetary damages and/or criminal penalties for the individual violator. Because such violations are also against New College policies and rules, disciplinary action will be taken as appropriate.