Hands Up if You Haven’t done Yours Yet… [B4]


One year on and we are still scratching our heads, trying to work out just what we need a Social Networking Policy to cover, why we need it, and exactly who it needs to protect.
Social Networking presents lots of opportunities in the areas of teaching and learning, student recruitment, alumni relations and collaboration, as well as exposing the University to a variety of risks and new challenges..

This session will explore the risks and opportunities we are faced with, and will try to establish some of the issues we need to safeguard against. It may even provide some answers for institutions who are still thinking about creating a policy, just starting the process, or those burying their heads in the sand…a bit like some senior management!

Learning Objectives:

This session will use case study examples, and will draw on the experience of the participants to establish the scope of a Social Networking Policy for an institution. By the end of the session participants will have:

  • Explored the risks and benefits in using Social Networking facilities within an institution
  • Explored how a policy could be used to promote good use of Social Networking facilities
  • Established areas that a policy needs to safeguard against
  • Explored the different audiences a policy needs to target
  • Explored ownership and priority issues