VTF: Visiting Scholars - For those scholars that have been invited officially by PSC for a semester or year. They will be assigned an office, phone, possibly an email account, and will be allowed Novell status with an account in the host department drive IF requested by the chair of that host department. CIT will put the actual XPNT status and/or description in the heat workorder, so they are identified as people who need restricted access. This means they do not get email, novell departmental drives or other access by default, only when specifically requested.
NTG: Seminar attendees - this would allow access to the recreational facilities, library, and "Guest wireless" access in a few places on campus such as Johnny's, Spoelhof Cafe, DeVos Communication building first floor, floors two & three of Hekman Library, and DeVries Hall atrium. Wireless access in all other buildings is restricted to faculty, staff, and students. Currently, the Helpdesk supplies the Seminars office a list of generic usernames and passwords for Novell accounts. This only allows the visiting seminar attendees the ability to login to a campus computer. The Seminars office is responsible for supporting the end users as far as providing and tracking usernames and passwords. The Office of the Dean of Research and Scholarship is responsible for sending the information of who is using each account to the Helpdesk, so IT is aware of who is using our network.
GST: Guests of the Meeter Center, CCCS, and other Centers and Institutes - This group of guests is normally here for a slightly longer period of time, e.g., most of the summer or a semester. This status allows the "supervisor" to request Novell access and other services as needed. Normally neither NTG nor GST accounts get an email account.
The webpage that refers to technology access for visitors is: http://www.calvin.edu/it/az/overview/alumni_overview.html
NOTE: Visitors can use "Guest wireless" access in a few places on campus such as Johnny's, Spoelhof Cafe, DeVos Communication building first floor, floors 2 & 3 of Hekman Library, and DeVries Hall atrium. Wireless access in all other buildings is restricted to faculty, staff, and students.
Questions? Please contact the Office of the Dean for Research and Scholarship.