095.0 Internal Communication Policy

Created by: Donald Pierce on 10/12/2012
Category: 0 - General Administration; 90 - Miscellaneous
 
Originator: Vice President, Marketing and Public Relations
Current File: 095.0
Adoption Date: 10/12/2012
Reviewed for Currency: 10/12/2012
 
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Date of Origin: 10/12/2012
 
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095.0 Internal Communication Policy

 

A. Background

The Universityís Internal Communications Policy was developed to establish a uniform protocol for the use of electronic communications in the University community.

 

B. Policy

The Universityís Internal Communications Policy was developed by and is maintained by Furmanís Department of Marketing and Public Relations. It is posted online at Internal Communication Policy and is published annually in the University Directory. Changes to the Policy may be made on an ad hoc basis by Marketing and Public Relations.

 

C. Guidelines

1. University Online Calendar

University classes, meetings and events (club meetings, class schedules, CLPs, athletic contests, etc.) should be posted on the Furman Events Calendar, which is accessible through the Furman News Page. Events posted on this calendar that are open to the public are also featured in an external online calendar. Only approved administrators may post to the calendar. For account access and additional information, contact Marketing and Public Relations.

2. Mass Emails

Mass emails (those sent to all faculty, all staff, all students and combinations thereof) are prohibited with the exception of bereavements, emergencies, major news items and university-related online surveys. Contact Marketing and Public Relations for access.

3. Student Notices

Any student may post on this board. It is to be used to inform the Furman community about University-related events and news. Messages posted on this board are approved by Student Life. Posts that contain profanity, opinion, unsubstantiated claims or subject matter that may be deemed to be offensive or include hate speech will be removed.

4. Campus Announcements

Furman faculty or staff members may post on this board. It is to be used to inform the Furman community about University-related events and news. Messages posted on this board are moderated by Furmanís Department of Marketing and Public Relations. Posts that contain profanity, opinion, unsubstantiated claims or subject matter that may be deemed to be offensive or include hate speech will be removed.

5. Community Announcements

Furman faculty or staff members may post on this board. It is to be used to inform the Furman community about events and news outside the campus community. Messages posted on this board are moderated by Furmanís Department of Marketing and Public Relations. Posts that contain profanity, opinion, unsubstantiated claims or subject matter that may be deemed to be offensive or include hate speech will be removed.

6. Staff Notices

Select staff members may post on this board. Staff Notices may include time-sensitive University emergencies, major news items, important computing and information alerts (virus warnings, software updates, etc.) and news from Human Resources.

7. Faculty Notices

Select faculty and select members of Academic Affairs may post to this board, which is located in Moodle. Faculty Notices is primarily a depository of minutes from important meetings and notices of meetings. It is moderated by the current faculty chair and select committee representatives. Items posted in Faculty Notices may include information about grants, fellowship opportunities and workshops.

8. Faculty News

Select staff members and all faculty may post on this board. Faculty News may include time-sensitive University emergencies, news items, important computing and information alerts (virus warnings, software updates, etc.) and news from Human Resources.

9. Classifieds

Furman faculty, staff and students may post on this board. The classified section should be used to post messages concerning personal goods for sale and lost and found items. It is not to be used to post business advertisements or testimonials. Posts that contain profanity, opinion, unsubstantiated claims or subject matter that may be deemed to be offensive or include hate speech will be removed.

10. The Flusher

The Flusher is a restroom bulletin distributed weekly during the academic year. Items included in the Flusher are also featured on the online calendar.

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