Regents tone-deaf on social media policy

twitterThe Kansas Board of Regents is steamrolling ahead with its widely criticized social media policy. This week its Governance Committee unanimously approved the policy allowing a university leader to fire a faculty or staff member because of an improper tweet or Facebook post, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. The revised policy includes a new statement in support of academic freedom, but it is still overwhelmingly opposed by university faculty and staff. Nearly all of the 172 people who submitted comments were critical of the policy. The revised policy will go to the full Board of Regents for a vote – and likely approval – on May 14.