All users of wp.unca.edu must agree to the following terms of service.
UNC Asheville reserves the right to monitor wp.unca.edu websites. Users and their websites will be removed from wp.unca.edu if found to be in violation of these policies.
Computer Use Policy
Users of wp.unca.edu sites must adhere to UNC Asheville’s computer use policies, as well as state and federal regulations. UNC Asheville is not responsible for any content on wp.unca.edu personal sites. Wp.unca.edu sites are only available for UNC Asheville users. Sites created for unauthorized users will be deleted.
Important computer use policies include:
Users are responsible for the content of their sites
Creators of wp.unca.edu sites must follow copyright laws and regulations. All material displayed on a wp.unca.edu website must belong to the site’s creator, be in public domain, or used with the permission of the material’s owner. Please refer to UNC Asheville’s Intellectual Property/Copyright information for additional information.
FERPA and Student Privacy
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects student privacy and prohibits the release of educational records without the student’s permission. Web content created by a student or web content that identifies a student is considered part of the student’s educational record. FERPA regulations should be followed when wp.unca.edu sites containing student information are displayed publicly or shared outside the classroom. FERPA applies to faculty, staff, and student sites.
FERPA restrictions include:
Students must give permission for their work to be published on a public website
Do not require students to use their real name, ID #, etc. on a public site
Allow students to exclude their content on a public website or “opt out” of posting their work publicly
Allow students to password protect or restrict access to their content
Do not post personal information about students on a public website
Do not post grades on a public website
Never give negative feedback about a student’s work on a public site