Campus News

Introducing New Tool for All-campus Communications

November 21, 2018

Communications Staff

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On November 30, 2018, the Office of Communications will launch the new daily Campus Digest email—an html-based, customizable email. This new system will replace the weekly, text- and URL-based Campus Digest email that is sent to the campus community on Thursdays.

We are launching the new system to address findings from an internal communications research study fielded with faculty, staff, and students. The primary findings included a desire to individually customize the content of the college’s news digest and a preference for fewer emails, in general. As a result, we are rolling out a new email platform that will consolidate most all-campus communications formerly sent as individual emails into one daily email digest.

As we roll out the new platform, individual access to the campus email lists (studentlist, facultylist, stafflist, etc.) will eventually be phased out. Other than critical communications (compliance, legal, emergency), all campus-wide communications will be sent through this new platform. This includes office announcements, event emails, and other related content.

Administrative offices will have the ability to submit news and information by logging into the Oberlin College website to submit information. Key contacts in each office have been designated and trained, and those individuals will submit content for publication.

Academic departments and other members of campus may send information for publication to the entire campus community of faculty, staff, and students by submitting information through this form. This new tool will not affect how academic departments communicate directly with their students and faculty. It does, however, provide a new method for academic departments to reach the entire campus with departmental news that is relevant to all campus audiences.

We look forward to sharing this new system with the campus! Please direct any questions to the Office of Communications.

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