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5.5.1 Administrative Information Systems and Data Security

Jackson State University recognizes administrative information as any data related to the daily operations as a business function of Jackson State University as an institution of higher learning.  Such administrative information includes but is not limited to, financial data, personnel data, student data, alumni data, communication, and physical resources data.  Whether or not the data is administrative in nature does not depend on which department in which it is located, but whether it is a daily operation of business functions of Jackson State University.  However, administrative information does not include library holdings, research, or instructional notes unless the data contain information that is a daily operation of business functions of Jackson State University.  Administrative information is a University resource, which requires proper management in order to achieve effective planning and decision-making and to conduct business in a timely, effective manner.  Jackson State University retains ownership of all administrative information created or modified by its employees as part of their job functions.