Regents announce social media policy reps

By The Mercury

The Kansas Board of Regents has announced the representatives who will participate in the group commissioned to review the board’s recently adopted policy about faculty use of social media.

Julia Keen, Faculty Senate president, and Jeff Morris, communications and marketing vice president, will represent Kansas State University in the work group.

The group also includes two representatives each from Emporia State, Fort Hays State, Pittsburg State, the University of Kansas and Wichita State.

The regents unanimously approved a policy in December that outlined the authority that universities have to suspend, dismiss or fire employees due to improper social media use.

Faculty members at regents institutions recently spoke out against the policy, saying that it infringes on their academic freedom.

K-State President Kirk Schulz wrote about his desire for the policy to be modified to make it acceptable for the academic community in a letter to the campus.

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