Digital and Social Media Engagement Guide for Faculty

Dear Academic Affairs Colleagues,

Last fall, a team from the Provost’s Office, Marketing & Communication and legal counsel began collaborating on a guide to assist faculty if you or your classroom content, academic research, scholarship or events become the target of digital or social media criticism or harassment.

The guide is now complete and you can access it here: Digital and Social Media Engagement Guide for Faculty. It is available at any time at under Faculty Resources.

I wish I could say these incidents never happen, but it’s important to understand our environment and the strategies the University utilizes to minimize exposure, reduce harm and provide support. This includes support from Public Safety, Marketing & Communication, Human Resources, Legal, IT, web teams and academic units.

This guide is intended for faculty, department chairs and other administrators to use before, during and after such incidents. This is a helpful guide and reiterates the importance of academic freedom as outlined in the Faculty Handbook. Our main objective is to offer guidance that focuses on protecting privacy and safety.

I thank you for your commitment to TCU and to a learning environment that protects all Horned Frogs.

Floyd L. Wormley, Jr. Ph.D.
Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Vice Provost for Research
Dean of Graduate Studies