Professional related listservs (International Reading Association and National Council Teachers of English Association.) Those that are specific to the software programs that we use in our office, i.e. ILLIAD-L, CLIO-L, Conntech Music Dept., Assessment I receive some but never knew there were options I don't know what do I have NONE
While I remain subscribed to the above listserv, I have thought seriously about dropping out on a number of occasions. I have thought about dropping out because I am sick to death of the list being dominated by a few (one in particular) rude idiots who mistakenly believe that all of us want to know what they think --(and I use this word VERY loosely)-- about every issue that has ever crossed their minds. I stay on the lists only because it is important that we have a forum to engage in our colleagues across the campus. I only wish we could do so without having to suffer fools.
I found all the faculty bickering tedious! Too much personal crap aired on the listserv. Just a place for folks to spend useless time. Get to work! don't feel a need, simply could never gwet on it !
Those "Very Likely" or "Likely" to use the following methods for DISCUSSION needs: Listserv:45% or 68 responders* Moderated Listserv: 42% or 63 responders Forum: 44% or 66 responders Moderated Forum: 36% or 54 responders BLOG: 25% or 37 responders (remainder were neutral or unlikely or very unlikely to use) If a moderated choice was selected, then how: An elected committee of both Instructional and Administrative Faculty
Those "Very Likely" or "Likely" to use the following methods for ANNOUNCEMENT needs: Distribution List:85% or 127 responders Listserv: 57% or 86 responders Moderated Listserv:44% or 66 responders Forum: 29% or 44 responders Moderated Forum:25% or 44 responders BLOG: 17% or 27 responders (remainder were neutral or unlikely or very unlikely to use)
For ANNOUNCEMENT needs: If a moderated choice was selected, then how: The Marketing and Communications Office with…. an elected committee of both Instructional and Administrative Faculty
Those "Very Likely" or "Likely" to use the following methods for EVENT information needs: Distribution List:84% or 127 responders Moderated Listserv:52% or 78 responders Moderated Forum:34% or 52 responders Let me subscribe to my interests33% or 50 responders (remainder were neutral or unlikely or very unlikely to use)
I'd like to see a clearer distinction between Discussions on the one hand and Announcements and Event Information on the other. I'd like to receive information about everything happening on campus without also receiving rants and cut/pasted articles. Discussion should be reserved for a threaded discussion board. All faculty, administrators should get email notification by listserv of upcoming events, not moderated but with criteria for continued use by poster (university event; time and place indicated; speaker and title, etc.)
If using any sort of MasterCalendar the information going on would need to be higher-quality/more complete. Most of the time it does not have the details that are needed. The ability to "push" information rather than relying on pull technologies (have to go visit) is essential in this decision. The greatest challenge is teaching people how to use the technology they already have rather than adding new levels (and losing more of the potential audience).
‘I think the problem is not a technology problem. I think the problems with campus communication are the culture that tolerates academic bullies and a lack of respect among colleagues. Technology will not stop rude people from being rude.’
Options: Keep the Listserv and Distribution List as they are Utilize other software and technology such as phpBB discussion server:http://ccmst1.ccsu.edu/phpBB3/http://ccmst1.ccsu.edu/phpBB3/ Mercury discussion server: http://ccmst1.ccsu.edu/mercury/http://ccmst1.ccsu.edu/mercury/ Drupal discussion server:http://ccmst1.ccsu.edu/drupalhttp://ccmst1.ccsu.edu/drupal WordPress Bloghttp://ccmst1.ccsu.edu/wordpress/http://ccmst1.ccsu.edu/wordpress/