The purpose of this policy is to define the terms and circumstances under which Lower Columbia College employees, including faculty, staff and student employees, may use social media to represent the College; communicate College policy, or represent an official College position.
The term "social media" refers to any Web-based and mobile technologies that enable individual or entities to disseminate or receive information, communicate, or otherwise interact. The term includes email, texting, messaging, social networking, blogging, micro-blogging, photo/video/multi-media file sharing, bulletin boards, and so on, through providers including but not limited to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
Washington State laws and regulations pertaining to records retention apply to all social media sites and/or pages posted on behalf of a College unit, department or division.
As an employee of the College, you are personally responsible for any social media activity you conduct using a College email address or on a College website; and/or which can be traced back to a College domain; and/or which uses the College's Information Systems.
When posting to social media sites, you must honor the copyright and intellectual property rights of others, including the College. For guidance, consult LCC's Copyright Compliance Resources.
If you are creating, managing or posting to a social media site on behalf of a Lower Columbia College division, department or unit, you are considered to be acting in an official capacity, and the following rules apply:
The purpose of the College’s official social media accounts is to provide students, fans, followers, and friends information about our programs, departments, groups, and events.
The College is dedicated to providing a meaningful educational experience for all of our students and we value diversity and inclusion within our community. Visitor posts and comments that are shared on our official accounts do not necessarily represent the school’s views, but we recognize that a thriving academic community is not possible without our students, fans, followers, and friends sharing their thoughts freely with one another on our official social media accounts.
To ensure the interactions on our official social media accounts further meaningful dialogue, we reserve the right to monitor the conversations by hiding comments and/or posts that are or contain:
|Procedure 810.1A||Facebook Procedure for Social Media Management|
|LCC Acceptable Use Policy||Acceptable Use of Information Systems and Services Policy||Information Services|
|Employee handbooks||Employee handbooks and collective bargaining agreements||Human Resources|
|Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy||Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy||Administration|
|LCC Mission, Vision and Core Values||Mission, Vision, and Core Values (Board) Policy||Lower Columbia College Board of Trustees|
|Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act||FERPA||Administration|
|State ethics laws||RCW 42.52 regarding ethics in public service||State of Washington|
|State laws regarding use of state resources||WAC 292-110-010 regarding use of state resources||State of Washington|
|Information about Copyright laws||LCC's Copyright Compliance Resources||Library and Learning Commons|
|Washington State laws regarding archiving||Washington State Archives||Archive Department, State of Washington|
|Facebook terms and policies||Facebook Terms and Policies|
|Facebook business resources||Facebook Business Resources|
|Managing Facebook pages||About Facebook Pages|