It’s official. The CSU Social Media Policy has been approved by Cabinet, signed by President Tony Frank, and officially adopted by the University.
Thank you to members of the campus community who contributed to crafting and developing the policy into what it is today. It certainly took a village!
Update on negotiations with Facebook
Some of you may recall news awhile back now about the Colorado Attorney General’s office issuing guidance to state agencies on the use of social media services with “clickwrap” license agreements. You may have also seen a Coloradoan article on the subject. We have a good update to share.
After many months, the Colorado Attorney General’s office has successfully negotiated terms and conditions of use with Facebook that greatly reduce risk to Colorado State University and its employees who maintain Facebook pages on behalf of the University. The new terms recognize the statutory and constitutional limitations placed on the University and state agencies, giving us the ability to use Facebook as a tool to communicate with our constituents without violating state contracting laws and rules.
To read about the CSU Social Media Policy and how it reduces personal risk/liability for CSU employees who create accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, LinkedIn, and YouTube on behalf of the University, visit our policy page.
Adding CSU link
In order to take advantage of the newly available terms and conditions, Facebook account administrators must include the required disclaimer, plus the following statement, on their University Facebook page: “For more information about Colorado State University, visit www.colostate.edu.” We will include this information as part of the disclaimer language we provide when approving all officially recognized social media accounts.
This development supports, but does not change, the CSU Social Media Policy process. Please refer to our social media website for information on using Facebook and other social media at CSU.
If you have any questions regarding the policy, the development with AG’s office, or anything else in the social media realm, do not hesitate to contact me at Kimberly.Sorensen@colostate.edu or Natalie McCatty at Natalie.McCatty@colostate.edu.
Have a great semester!