Gardner-Webb University enthusiastically supports its employees’ use of social media to bolster workplace productivity and to facilitate conversations with key audiences. This page outlines both expectations and best practices for institutional and personal use for Gardner-Webb employees. For more information regarding social media use, contact a member of the social media teamcreate new email.
Merriam-Webster defines social media as “forms of electronic communication (such as websites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (such as videos)”. Examples of social media include popular networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, blogs, wikis, and forums, all of which contain user-generated media.
The following describe basic expectations and requirements for all employees who make use of social media:
The following guidelines represent best practices which all employees are strongly encouraged to observe: