D.4.8 Social Networking Policy
Responsible Department: Student Life
Date Approved/Amended: December 2, 2010
The Board promotes responsible engagement and dialogue between HCC employees and students, prospective students and/or constituents. Whether or not HCC faculty and staff choose to create or participate in a blog, wiki, online social network or discussion is his or her decision. However, emerging online collaboration platforms are fundamentally changing the way faculty and staff work and how they engage with each other, students and the public. To promote learning and collaboration, HCC believes in the importance of open exchange between HCC and our students or prospective students. The rapidly-growing phenomenon of user-generated web content such as blogging, social web-applications and social networking are emerging important arenas for learning and collaboration.