How many identities does your institution have in Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other public locations on the internet?
Professors and students repeatedly create social media sites branded with their current institution. It may be for a class or for social reasons, but continually social media sites are created outside of institutional administrative and IT control. In the era of Read/Write Web, faculty, and students creating in social media is a good thing. However, institutions must develop social media strategies and policies that consider when social media can put an institution at risk, such as when a professor sets up a class in Facebook (think ADA compliance).
Join Sheri Prupis, the director of educational technology initiatives at NJEDge.net, and Cindy Hollingsworth, the social media manager at Kansas State University, for a conversation about the importance of developing an institutional social media policy. The two will discuss
- Why an institutional social media strategy and policy is necessary.
- Elements of an effective policy.
- Tips for developing social media guidelines.
- Lessons learned.
Participants are encouraged to share their social media strategies and the steps taken to develop them. Email staff by March 8. We will compile them and include in the webcast presentation.
This webcast is provided free and open to all, but space is limited.*
The WCET webcast, "Does Your Institution Suffer from Dissociative Identity Disorder?" was on March 12. The free webcast will run for a maximum of 60 minutes.
director of educational technology initiatives,
social media manager
Kansas State University