Be a part of the online conversation

The University of Texas at Austin is all about people making meaningful connections in the world. And through the amazing power of social technologies on the Web, the research, teaching and service taking place at the university are made even more accessible.

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We believe it is important for all University of Texas at Austin units, faculty, staff and students to be aware of social media and how social technologies can help you create and nurture relationships, share information, advance knowledge, raise awareness, build support, participate in important conversations and collaborate on new ideas. We also know that in the social media environment separating professional and personal lives can be tricky.

The team on the university's Social Media Collaborative @UT -- a consortium of staff, faculty and students devoted to using social media technologies -- has developed a set of guidelines to help you navigate the ever-growing realm of social media.

Whether you're a faculty member using social media as a part of the classroom experience or a staff member who's been charged with the exciting task of growing a social media presence for an administrative unit, you'll find these guidelines helpful in navigating the quickly evolving world of social technologies.

Explore the social media guidelines online.