As a service to faculty and staff, Austin Peay State University provides several electronic communication vehicles: the University Events Calendar, “InnerAction,” an online announcement board, electronic message boards (electronic sign) Exchange email blasts and emergency text messages.
The above communication venues keep recipients informed of University-related announcements while minimizing costs and increasing efficiency. For APSU students, Live@EDU email is the primary means of communication with staff in the Division of Student Affairs as well as with faculty.
To achieve the goals of minimizing costs and increasing efficiency, APSU requires users to follow the guidelines below, which have been reviewed by Staff Senate, Faculty Senate and the President's Cabinet.
News of general interest to faculty and staff should be emailed to the editor of “InnerAction” at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Examples: The Staff Senate poinsettia sale; Dr. Malcolm Muir is named holder of VMI military chair; lecture at APSU by Dr. Lannett Edwards, assistant professor of animal biology at UT-Knoxville; Glenn Carter, chair of the social work department, is named manager of a grant from the Department of Children's Services
Announcements are reminders of upcoming events and activities. Announcements that go to all internal audiences, as well as to the public, will show up on APSU's "announcements" page.
Note: Before posting your announcement, please check its accuracy. The announcement will be posted immediately!
Because of time-sensitivity or great significance, University-wide electronic messages are limited to emergency notices or information that potentially affects everyone on campus. Therefore, the authority to use the University master list of user addresses (faculty, staff and students) is reserved for the APSU president, vice presidents and their designees, and the presidents of Faculty Senate and Staff Senate.
Example: Imminent tornado warning for Clarksville
Unacceptable use of APSU's email service can be defined, generally, as postings that do not conform to the purpose, goals and mission of the University. If a user has a question about whether to send an email using APSU resources, he or she should consult the APSU president or appropriate vice president before sending the email.
The following list, although not all-inclusive, provides some examples of unacceptable uses:
To avoid posting unacceptable or inappropriate email, please read “Email Etiquette” on Information Technology's homepage.
If you need assistance completing the online form or have questions about procedures, please contact Melony Shemberger.