Technology

Department of Technology Mission Statement

St Teresa's Minor Seminary (STMS) Technology Department enables the STMS community to realize the role of technology in the classroom in the 21st Century. Through the use of technological resources, the STMS Technology Department supports STMS programs for instruction, research, student services and administration. The Technology Department also facilitates an environment that provides individuals with opportunities to achieve competence through experience.

In pursuit of this mission the Technology Department:

  • provides a modern, robust, reliable and secure information technology infrastructure to the STMS community
  • supports the use of technology to enable academic innovation in teaching and learning
  • provides wireless access to information anytime, anywhere on campus
  • anticipates and satisfies the needs of the community in a timely manner
  • promotes and develops partnerships to empower campus-wide use of technology
  • develops a community that is adaptable to the technological changes

Benefits of Computer Learning

  • Greater student engagement
  • Functions in class or at home
  • Wireless internet
  • Organization and self-confidence
  • Global learning 

STMS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY FOR COMPUTER RESOURCES AND INTERNET ACCESS

St. Teresa Minor Seminary provides computer resources and Internet access to facilitate legitimate educational purposes. To remain eligible as users, students must restrict their activities to those which are in support of and consistent with the school’s philosophy and goals. Access to all forms of technology is a privilege, which entails responsibility on the part of the user.

The Internet is a global network of computers providing a variety and multitude of information. STMS acknowledges that our ability to restrict access to any and all inappropriate information is limited when students are actively encouraged to explore and manipulate these electronic resources as part of the curriculum. STMS will provide Internet access only in supervised environments. In accordance with Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requirements, STMS will take / has taken steps to block objectionable areas, but potential dangers remain.

STMS will not be responsible for any damages incurred by the user. The seminary will not be responsible for the accuracy, nature, or quality of information obtained via the STMS network or Internet. Further, the seminary shall not be responsible for personal property used to access school computers nor for unauthorized financial obligations resulting from access to the Internet.

STMS reserves the right to monitor all network activity and resources.

ALL STUDENTS MUST

Follow teacher’s rules and guidelines.

  • Obtain teacher’s permission and supervision in order to use computer equipment.
  • Obtain teacher’s permission to access e-mail, news, message boards, or chat areas.
  • Obtain teacher’s (and parental if necessary) permission before using fee based services.
  • Access only information that supports educational development within the context of this Seminary’s environment.
  • Maintain computer security.
  • Ensure that passwords are chosen wisely and kept secret.
  • Respect all equipment and software
  • Respect and obey copyright laws.