In December, the Kansas Board of Regents instituted a policy governing social media use 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 Aileen LeBlanc has this report:
More than 80 professors in Kansas are asking the Board of Regents to suspend a new social media policy.
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.
The regents passed the policy in December and are now reviewing it.
The professors want the policy suspended while that review proceeds.
For an old guy, I’ve managed to keep up fairly well with the fickle, ever-changing winds of technology. I can get around on a computer handily enough. I’ve done the iPod thing, the Skype thing and the Facebook thing. (Though I refuse to Tweet.) I even managed with only a minimum of cuss words to set up the new TV and DVR system, though it took me quite a while.