Social media documents in institutions of higher education : a content analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor Supa, Dustin W. Jendraszak, Stephen H. 2012-01-25T19:18:09Z 2012-01-26T06:30:23Z 2011-12-17 2011-12-17
dc.description.abstract Through content analysis of the 26 social media documents belonging to Englishspeaking higher education institutions cataloged by Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) as of January 22, 2011, this study seeks to understand the types of documents institutions of higher education employ to set expectations and boundaries regarding behavior in social media for their employees and other constituents and to educate members of their campus communities about the attendant opportunities and dangers; which governance bodies, offices, or departments are involved in drafting and enforcing such documents; and which potential issues are addressed. The findings reveal significant variation among the documents analyzed in terms of titling, authority, administration, enforceability, and issues addressed. This lack of consensus may indicate that professionals and faculty at institutions of higher education are not yet sharing with one another their thinking on these issues or the concerns that have arisen in their experiences. There are indications that the thinking of many document authors remains at the tactical, rather than strategic, level. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Journalism
dc.subject.lcsh Social media in education -- Management.
dc.subject.lcsh Internet in higher education -- Administration.
dc.subject.lcsh Universities and colleges -- Administration.
dc.title Social media documents in institutions of higher education : a content analysis en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 3 hrs. Thesis (M.A.) en_US 2012-01-26

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