Please note you are agreeing to the policies below when you use this site.
Please be advised that Otis College of Art and Design reserves the right to manage blogs. Commentary, opinion, and reaction to posts are welcome. Spam, flaming, personal attacks, and off-topic comments may be deleted without notice.
Otis Blogs Policies and Procedures
Bloggers using this site must be faculty, staff, or full-time students at Otis College of Art and Design. Only an Otis email address will work. Only one blog per person please. Owners of personal blogs will be considered for inclusion in the Links to Otis Blogs on the main blog site if they provide timely, useful, accurate, and professional information that adds to the Otis resources and services and reflects positively on the college.
Lively opinion and commentary are welcome in blog posts. However, it is expected that blog postings will be professional and reflect well upon the Otis community.
Bloggers are strongly encouraged to check facts, cite sources, present balanced views, acknowledge and correct errors, and check spelling and grammar before making a post live. While quotes from related websites and blogs are encouraged, bloggers are expected to cite their sources properly.
Bloggers, please make clear that the views expressed in your blog are yours alone and do not represent the views of Otis College or groups within Otis College.
Ask your Faculty or Blog Administrator if you have any questions about what is appropriate to include in your blog.
Be respectful to the college, students, employees, and partners. Attacks upon individuals are not allowed.
Links to related posts are encouraged, but bloggers should post original content rather than reposting entire items from other blogs or lists.
Otis reserves the right to delete any post, comment, or blog that does not follow these guidelines.
Comments are open to all as long as the person identifies themselves. But comments may be moderated by an individual blog manager. Commentary, opinion, and reaction to posts are welcome. Comments should be relevant to the specific post they are attached to. Spam, flaming, personal attacks, and off-topic comments are not permitted.
Blog managers and/or bloggers should establish procedures for managing and moderating comments. The following should be removed immediately by individual blog managers:
- Potentially libelous comments
- Obscene or racist comments
- Personal attacks, insults, or threatening language
- Plagiarized material
- Private, personal information published without consent
- Comments totally unrelated to the topic of the forum
- Commercial promotions or spam
- Hyperlinks to material that is not directly related to the discussion
Blog managers and Otis College reserve the right to delete any posts or comments that do not follow these guidelines.
Please do not plagiarize content from anywhere else. You must credit anything you quote. Content on blogs is copyrighted by each owner.
Sue Maberry will be responsible for overall blog administration. Please do not hesitate to contact her via email at: maberry at otis.edu
These Policies and Procedures were adapted with permission from St. Petersburg College Library Blog Policy.
General Otis Guidelines for Publishing to Otis web spaces are located here.