CIESE Policy on Publishing Student Work
The Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) at Stevens Institute of
Technology believes that there is significant educational value in allowing students to publish
their work to the Web. It is both a powerful student motivator as well as an authentic assessment
tool for teachers. As with many educational resources, there are also inappropriate uses that are
not appropriate for students or that can endanger them. For this reason, we take the issue of Internet
safety very seriously and feel that there is a need for strict guidelines with regards to publishing
student work online.
Although it is important that the decision as to what policy to follow be determined on the state and
local level, CIESE has several strict internal guidelines that we will follow regardless of state or
local policies, these are:
Most local school districts have a policy, often called Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), which specifies
appropriate use of the Internet by students. Some states have also passed laws addressing this issue.
We will assume that by registering for this project that you are aware of your district's AUP and
will adhere to it.
- We will not publish student last names on the Web.
- We will not publish student personal information, such as mailing addresses, e-mail or
- We will not publish logistical information, such as where or when a school group will be
- We will only publish student work that meets state and local policy guidelines.
Additional resources on Internet safety issues can be found at:
If you have questions concerning this policy you can e-mail or call
the Project Leader.