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Faculty and Social Media – Some Resources

Posted by on Monday, October 25, 2010 in News.

In advance of today’s conversation on teaching, “Crafting a Professional Digital Identity: Faculty and Social Media,” here are a few resources on the topic, including those shared by panelists Lacy Tite and Melanie Moran (University Web Communications) and Derek Bruff (CFT).

  • VU Social Media Handbook – A guide for Vanderbilt faculty and staff on using social media from Public Affairs’ Web Communications team. See also the Medical Center’s version.
  • Facebook Privacy Guide – Here’s what Facebook has to say about its own privacy options
  • Managerial Econ – A blog by Owen faculty Luke Froeb and Brian McCann that supports the textbook they’ve written, Managerial Economics
  • Instapundit – A blog by University of Tennessee law professor Glenn Reynolds, mentioned by Melanie during her presentation
  • Trust Agents – The book about how influence and the Web interact by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith, mentioned by Melanie during her presentation
  • Network Solutions and Go Daddy – Two services for buying your own domain name (like or recommended by Lacy
  • Cryptography FYWS – The Facebook Page CFT assistant director Derek Bruff uses to let his students “follow” his first-year writing seminar on Facebook
  • Student Motivation and Class Participation: Lessons from “Cognitive Surplus” – A blog post by Derek Bruff in which he shares some teaching ideas and a colleague at another university offers some feedback
  • Using Twitter to Learn about Teaching – A CFT blog post with some advice on learning from others about teaching using the social network / microblogging service Twitter
  • Faculty Ethics on Facebook – A Facebook discussion group featuring 12 proposed ethical standards for faculty interacting with students on Facebook
  • Over It Yet? Privacy, That Is – An essay by Michael Bugeja of Iowa State University on Inside Higher Ed about the importance of teaching students about how social networks use their private data

Also, here are the visuals from Lacy Tite’s presentation on Facebook and privacy settings:


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