Andrew Calendar Guideline: Faculty & Staff
The Carnegie Mellon Computing Policy establishes a general policy for the use of computing, telephone and information resources. The purpose of this guideline is to establish acceptable practices that support the policy as it applies to Andrew Calendar usage.
This guideline was established to ensure that the Carnegie Mellon community has a clear understanding of proper procedure and usage. Computing Services reserves the right to modify this guideline as necessary. Any changes to this guideline will be posted to official.computing-news and will be reflected on this web page.
The guidelines listed here are suggested for faculty and staff. However, your workgroup may have additional guidelines that detail how to use Andrew Calendar for scheduling items within your workgroup. Make sure that you talk to your supervisor or departmental system administrator if you have any questions.
If you are a supervisor or system administrator for a department or other organization and if you have needs that aren't addressed here, you may want to consider developing guidelines that are specific to the people within your workgroup.
User Responsibilities and Procedures
Like e-mail, Andrew Calendar is designed to improve communication between people and groups of people. In such a system, each user has the potential to impact the ability of others to use the system effectively.
Within the system, many people will have different views of what seems reasonable or harmless. For example, some users simply press the delete key when they receive daily "junk mail" in their account. Others find this unsolicited mail offensive. In such cases, it is best to err on the side of caution by not sending mail to people you don't know concerning a subject that may not be important to them, and you shouldn't invite large numbers of strangers to an event in which they may have no interest.
For examples of how you can make the most effective use of Andrew Calendar and how you can show respect for others' rights to a reasonable and fair share of the resources provided by the calendar system, see Usage Tips.
Last Updated: August 19, 2009
Established: October 2, 2006