A New Perspective

Social Media, Digital Identity, and Student Learning Outcomes

Topics: Social Media, Student Experience, Student Affairs, Student Retention and Success, Career Services, Academic Support Programs, Academic Integrity and Student Conduct, Student Health and Wellness, Academic Planning, Academic Affairs

Promoting Accountability and Awareness Online

Social Media Creates New Challenges for Student Affairs

The challenges around online misconduct may be disheartening, but they are not insurmountable. Student conduct professionals have historically helped students understand the impact of their actions on the community as well as on themselves. Social media provides a new opportunity for students to make mistakes, and student affairs staff must work with students to mitigate the impact of their missteps and ensure that they learn from their actions.

In taking on these responsibilities, practitioners face a host of new obstacles. These include questions regarding social media monitoring, the First Amendment implications, and documentation requirements for online student conduct violations.

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Documenting Community Standards for Social Media Conduct