Accounts

Creation

Accounts are created for:
  • people doing CS research
  • faculty
  • graduate students
  • staff
  • CS concentrators
  • undergraduates doing research with a CS faculty member, and
  • students taking CS courses.

All accounts must have a faculty sponsor, either directly or through registration for a course. Requests for accounts for graduate students are made by a graduate student representative at the start of the academic year. Requests for undergraduate accounts are made by a faculty member or by TAs at the beginning of each semester.

To set up an account, send an email to problem@cs.brown.edu

Expiration

Since all accounts expire when the owner's association with the department ends, each account will have an expiration date associated with it. A review of all accounts is done at the beginning and end of each semester. Idle accounts, accounts with anĀ  expiration date that has arrived, or accounts not associated with a course will be slated for removal.

All accounts on the list will not automatically be removed - the expiration date is just an administrative guide and can be easily extended at faculty request. A list of accounts to be removed is emailed to announce@lists.cs.brown.edu (all cs accounts get a copy) and individual mail is sent to each person on the list informing them of the upcoming removal of their account. Between posting the list and removing the accounts, a month or so is given to be sure that everyone has had the opportunity to respond, if necessary.

If you have a problem with the expiration of an account, send an email to problem@cs.brown.edu