social media en KBOR Committee Throws Out Recommended Social Media Policy Revision <p>Some controversial social media rules for state university employees are getting a review from the Kansas Board of Regents. But for now, regents are standing by the main tenets of the policy.</p><p>Employees can be disciplined or fired for social media posts that violate the rules, including statements judged not to be in the best interest of a university or that interfere with a university's operation.</p><p>A Board of Regents committee on Wednesday rejected a recommendation to simply scale back the scope of the policy. Regent Fred Logan says the policy is carefully written.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:53:16 +0000 Stephen Koranda 33149 at Revised Social Media Policy Receives Endorsement From Over 80 Distinguished Professors <p>More than 80 distinguished professors have endorsed a new proposed social media policy for Kansas universities.</p><p>The professors, from several universities, sent a letter to the Kansas Board of Regents saying the proposed policy “exemplifies the role of scholarship for public intellectuals in a democracy.”</p><p>The new policy was proposed by a work group formed by the regents. It proposed a strictly advisory social media policy for university faculty and staff.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:21:16 +0000 Associated Press 33085 at Controversial KBOR Social Media Policy Will Stand - For Now <p></p><p>In December, the Kansas Board of Regents instituted a <a href="">policy governing social media use</a> for the seven-university system in the state. The controversy over the sweeping policy and the possibility of first amendment issues has been heating up ever since. KMUW's&nbsp;Aileen LeBlanc has this report:<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><strong>BACKGROUND</strong></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:30:24 +0000 Aileen LeBlanc, Julia Holen & Hugo Phan 29098 at Controversial KBOR Social Media Policy Will Stand - For Now Professors Ask Board Of Regents To Temporarily Suspend New Social Media Policy <p>More than 80 professors in Kansas are asking the Board of Regents to suspend a new social media policy.</p><p>The University of Kansas and Kansas State University professors signed a letter to the regents, expressing "continued concern" about the policy. They say the policy prevents faculty and staff at the state's universities from exercising their freedom of speech.</p><p>The regents passed the policy in December and are now reviewing it.</p><p>The professors want the policy suspended while that review proceeds.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 16:12:39 +0000 Associated Press 28731 at Regents Social Media Policy Drawing Criticism <p>A new social media policy passed by the Kansas Board of Regents is drawing fire. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 20:56:15 +0000 Stephen Koranda 28075 at Richard Crowson: How Not To Be A Punchline <p></p> Thu, 09 Jun 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Richard Crowson 1705 at Richard Crowson: How Not To Be A Punchline Richard Crowson: Deep In The Heart Of Texting <p></p> Fri, 07 Jan 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Richard Crowson 1685 at Richard Crowson: Deep In The Heart Of Texting