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Digital and Social Media Engagement Guide for Faculty


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This guide is designed to assist TCU faculty in responding to situations in which you are targeted by individuals or groups based on the content of your scholarship, teaching, clinical care, or service. It outlines proactive measures and immediate and long-term resources to assist faculty, department chairs and other administrators before, during and after such incidences.

Classroom content, research, and campus events have become targets for outside interests to misrepresent information and use it to drive traffic to their sites, attract subscribers, and solicit funds to advance their causes. This can result in online harassment and harmful or destructive behavior aimed at faculty, staff and students. While TCU cannot control these forces, the university utilizes strategies to minimize exposure, reduce harm and provide resources for support.

This guide is not intended to limit academic freedom as outlined in the Faculty Handbook, American Association of University Professors (AAUP) 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure. This guide focuses on protecting privacy and safety by minimizing the length and severity of any incident that targets a TCU community member for ridicule or harassment.