Kansas Regents Stick with Social Media Policy

April 18, 2014

By Andra Bryan Stefanoni at The Joplin Globe

After directing a committee to study a controversial social media policy and make recommended changes, the Kansas Board of Regents appears to not be changing the policy at all.

It’s left some in academia baffled by why it appointed the work group in the first place.

The policy, approved by the regents last December in response to a Twitter post critical of the National Rifle Association by a University of Kansas journalism professor after the fatal shootings at the Navy Yard in Washington, says a university chief executive officer can discipline employees, up to termination, for “improper use of social media...

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