2014 Coaches Conference – Social Media & Forensics

Here is the packet handed out and my more detailed notes used during the social media & forensics panel discussion on Friday:

Social Media & Forensics
PSCFA Coaches Conference
September 2014

1) As Individuals
— friending team members, judges, alumni, students from other schools, other coaches?
— posting results / brag posts?
— posting pictures of students – need consent forms?
— school policies regarding use of school name on social media?
— private profile / public page?

2) As Coaches
— group pages? One group for every year vs. different groups for different years?
— Alumni pages?
— school social media policy
— monitoring team members online postings (for example, online bullying, rude remarks about other teams)
— social networks to use (facebook, twitter, instagram, youtube, linkedin,etc…)

3) As Tournament Directors
— Announcements via facebook, twitter?
— Event pages to connect participants?
— laws regarding minors
— photos/videos with or without consent forms?

4) Free Speech Rights (Kansas)

Resources:
1. Mt. SAC SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY & GUIDELINES – prepared by the Marketing department

http://www.mtsac.edu/president/cabinet-notes/Social%20Media%20Policy%201-14.pdf

2. Cornell College policy (info on photos): http://www.cornellcollege.edu/information-technology/policies/social-networking.shtml
3. The Chronicle of Higher Education has many articles covering social media use including the situation in Kansas.
4. http://socialmediagovernance.com/policies/ – can filter by ‘Academics’
5. CSU East Bay has a very detailed policy online: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/ua/communications/social-media-guidelines.html

1) As Individuals

– friending team members, judges, alumni, students from other schools, other coaches?
• Is it acceptable to ‘friend’ or ‘follow’ members of your current team?
• Friending other coaches / judges in the community? Backlash if you want to keep your social media site private?
• If you are ‘friends’ with current competitors not on your team, should you be constrained against judging them?

– posting results / brag posts?
• Tension between sharing accomplishments & bragging?

– posting pictures of students – need consent forms?

Cornell College policy states (http://www.cornellcollege.edu/information-technology/policies/social-networking.shtml):
Photo guidelines
Photos posted on social networking should be done so with the utmost care. Nothing posted online is private, and photos should be regarded as such. The following guidelines should be used when posting photos:
• Photos of children should not be posted without expressed consent from the parents. Even then such photos should be avoided.
• Care should be taken not to post photos of individuals who would object. This may involve obtaining the appropriate permissions.
• Photos posted on social networking sites must be appropriate. As a guideline, they should be photos that could be posted on the college’s official Web site. Examples of photos that should be avoided include but are not limited to: photos involving alcohol, nudity, medical and hospital patients, and graphic scenes.
• Appropriate photo credits should be given. Social networking sites still represent Cornell, and any agreed-to credits must be maintained.

– school policies regarding use of school name on social media?

Draft policy at Mt. SAC includes the following language:

employees acting in an individual capacity via blogs and other social media outlets should exercise caution to communicate clearly that they are not acting in a representative capacity, or expressing the views of the College.

– private profile / public page?

Remember that nothing is actually private online – users can share and information can always ‘leak.’ Assume social media is a public communication tool.

2) As Coaches

– group pages? One group for every year vs. different groups for different years?
— Alumni pages/groups?
• Sometimes alumni can be the most aggressive re: team rivalries – at Nationals the comments fly fast and furious about rival schools

– school social media policy

Draft policy at Mt. SAC:
• implies a ‘needs assessment form’ will need to be filled out before creating a school social media page/group.
• Requirement to use official school / program logo.
• Accessibility – the instructor must make course materials posted on Facebook available and accessible in alternate formats and on non-social media platforms.
• Inappropriate content – Immediately upon discovery, the site administrator must remove such content. Following are examples of inappropriate content:
• Derogatory, harassing, profane/offensive, and threatening language
• Pornographic or patently obscene material
• Language/imagery depicting or encouraging sexual harassment, vandalism, stalking, alcohol/drug use, criminal activity, or behavior prohibited by the Student Standards of Conduct
• Content that violates state or federal law, such as gambling or copyright infringement.
— monitoring team members online postings (for example, online bullying, rude remarks about other teams)
• Expectations of behavior, tournament etiquette?
• Consequences?

– social networks to use (facebook, twitter, instagram, youtube, linkedin,etc…)

3) As Tournament Directors

– Announcements via facebook, twitter?

• Safe to assume now most if not all students & coaches have access to a smartphone/tablet/laptop at tournaments?

– Event pages to connect participants?
• Should tournaments create Facebook ‘pages’ for their tournaments as a central hub for participants?

– laws regarding minors
• Careful with photos & names

– photos/videos with or without consent forms?
• Sufficient to place a notice in a tournament invite that attendance is consent for photos/videos to be posted?

4) Free Speech Rights (Kansas)

Big debate in Kansas right now over the free speech rights of professors on social media v. ‘tarnishing universities image.’

2014 Coaches Conference

Hello,

I want to extend an invitation to the 2014 Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics 2014 Coaches Conference. For the conference, we will return to our home away from home, the Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirage, California September 5-7.

The 2014 schedule has been posted under the Coaches Conference link and  I have also included it below.

I look forward to seeing you in September!

 

April Griffin

PSCFA President

 

2014 Coaches Conference Schedule

Friday, September 5th

3:00-4:15 Session I: Special Topics Discussion

Social Media for Forensics:

A discussion on appropriate usage of social media for promoting teams, individuals, and relaying

information.

Danny Cantrell, Mt SAC

4:15-5:30

Session IIA: Special Topics Discussion

British Parliamentary Debate:

A discussion on the merits of British Parliamentary Debate and the possibility of PSCFA

adopting British Parliamentary Debate.

John Meany, Claremont University

Session IIB: Special Topics Discussion

Ballot Writing

Tips and tricks to writing effective and educational ballots

Shawn O’Rourke, Saddleback College & Josh Fleming, Pasadena City College

6:00 Group Dinner

Saturday, September 7th

9:00-10:15

Session IA

Persuasion Master Class

Rolland Petrello, Moorpark College

Session IB

New Coach Orientation-PSCFA Executive Board

10:30-12:00

Session II-Special Topics

IPDA: A discussion on IPDA and its adoption by PSCFA

Keith Milstead, University of Arkansas at Monticello, President of IPDA

12:00-1:30 Lunch Break

1:45-3:15

Session IIIA: Business Discussions

Proposing New Ideas

Liana Koeppel, Cypress College

Session IIIB: Business Discussion

Finance and Administration

Cindy Phu, Pasadena City College

3:30-5:00pm

Session IVA

Everything Tab: An overview of Everything Tab and its use in the community

Danny Cantrell, Mt. SAC

Session IVB

AFA Updates

Trends and norms in the AFA community and what District 1 can do to be competitive

Robert Cannon, Glendale Community College

7:00 Social Gathering

Sunday, September 7th

9:00am-12:00 Voting Business Meeting

2013 China Debate Tour

China Debate Tour – May 26 – June 10, 2013

Arrangements for the 2013 Debate Tour of China are not affiliated with the International Debate Education Association or Irvine Valley College. All reservations must be made directly with the Chinese Tour Agency, HOLIDAY-PLEASANT.
A US travel agent will be trying to locate group airfare for a May 26, 2013 arrival. All schools must deal directly with the travel agent, or a travel agent of their own choosing. A US agent has not yet been identified. Prices below do not reflect international airfare.
All Xi’an tournament registrations must be made through IDEA and the host school, Xi’an International Studies University.
Cost = $1165 (single supplement $390)  Please contact Gary Rybold with any questions.
Itinerary
TRAVEL DAY May 25 leave LAX (or other arranged airport)
Day 1. May 26. Shanghai Arrival
Arrive in Shanghai. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to the four-star Lantian Hotel. Rest of the day is free at your leisure.
Day 2. May 27 Shanghai (B, L, D)
Visit the Yuyuan Garden, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Bund and enjoy the Huangpu River cruise in the evening.
Day 3 May 28. Shanghai / Suzhou (B, L, D)
Drive from Shanghai to Suzhou. Visit the Tongli Water Town, the Master of Nets Garden, Silk Factory. Tonight you will stay in the four-star Holiday Inn Youlian Hotel.
Day 4. May 29. Suzhou / Hangzhou (B, L, D)
Drive from Suzhou to Hangzhou. Visit the West Lake with boat ride, Six Harmonies Pagoda and Tea Plantation. Tonight you will stay in the four-star Sunny Hotel. After dinner, you will appreciate the famous Impression Show of West Lake.
Day 5 May 30. Hangzhou / Xi’an (B, L, D)
Fly from Shanghai to Xian. Pick up at the airport and directly drive to Terra Cotta Warriors. visit Shaanxi Historical Museum. Enjoy mutton soup at Muslim restaurant. Tour the Muslim Street. Then transfer to the hotel.
Hotel accommodation must be arranged through the China Open Host School – XISU
Day 6 May 31.
IDEA Tournament in Xi’an.
Day 7. June 1.
Tournament in Xi’an.
Day 8. June 2. Xi’an
Tournament in Xi’an.
Day 9. June 3. Xi’an / Beijing (SL)
Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda Square, the Stone Tablets Museum, Ancient City Wall and Bell Tower. Enjoy the famous Dumpling Banquet for lunch. Afternoon flight to Beijing. Tonight you will stay over at four-star Holiday Inn Downtown Hotel.
Day 10. June 4. Beijing (B, L)
Visit the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. Enjoy the exciting acrobatic show this evening.
Day 11. June 5. Beijing (B, L, SD)
You will visit the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs. On the way back to the city area, you will take an overlook of the Olympic Stadiums. Enjoy the famous Peking Duck for dinner.
Day12. June 6. Beijing(B, L)
Morning tour will bring you to visit the Hutongs by rickshaw. Later, you will visit the Temple of Heaven and Silk Market (best shopping in Beijing).
Day 13. June 7. Beijing (B)
Tentative tournament at Beijing Foreign Studies University (1-3 days). You will continue to stay in the Holiday Inn, but lunch and dinner are on your own.
Day 14. June 8. Beijing (B)
Tournament in Beijing You will continue to stay in the Holiday Inn, but lunch and dinner are on your own.
Day 15. June 9. Beijing (B)
Tournament in Beijing You will continue to stay in the Holiday Inn, but lunch and dinner are on your own.
Day16. June 10. Beijing departure. (B)
Today you will transfer to the airport and take homeward flight. Service ends.
The above quotation includes:
1. Hotel accommodations with daily breakfast in Hangzhou, Suzhou, Shanghai and Beijing.
2. All the domestic air transportation listed in the schedule. (Hangzhou / Xi’an / Beijing)
3. All the entrance fees to the attractions mentioned above.
4. Meals at local restaurants with one cup of soft drinks indicated in the schedule.
5. Special dinner arrangements and evening entertainment listed in the schedule.
6. English speaking guides along the trip.
7. Airport/hotel/airport transfers, ground transfers and transfers for all the sightseeing activities during the trip.
The quotation excludes:
1. International airfares and taxes.
2. Hotel accommodations in Xian.
3. National guide.
4. Single supplement.
5. Tips and personal expenses.
6. Passport and Chinese visa.
7. Travel Insurance.
 

2012 Seminar Information available

Full information available on the seminar page.

 

September 10, 2012

Dear Colleagues:

The 2012 PSCFA Seminar will be held on Saturday, September 15th at Orange Coast College. The campus is located at 2701 Fairview Road. Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Please park in Lot E off of Merrimac. The Adams Lot  (closest to Science Hall) is unavailable to guests because it will be occupied by Costa Mesa’s local swap meet. After your team has found a parking space, all students and coaches will want to report to Science Hall.

Maps and directions can be found at:

http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/about_occ/directions.htm

Looking forward to seeing you there,

 

Bill Neesen

Long Beach/Irvine Valley College

Vice President, PSCFA