Policies, Standards & Procedures
Use of Santa Clara University's information resources must be consistent with Santa Clara University's educational goals, as well as comply with local, state and federal laws, and University policies.
- Approved Practices are high level statements that define the University's philosophy on a specific issue. They can be thought of as organizational "law." Approved Practices must go through a thorough review before being implemented and must be accessible, comprehensive, and concise.
- Standards define minimum requirements for addressing specific issues or risks in order to comply with policy.
- Procedures are instructions for how to comply with a standard, often designed for specific audience. For example, an Anti-Virus procedure could define how end-points on the network will keep their anti-virus software up-to-date.