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President names Compass Points publication of record

On Wednesday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an email to all faculty and staff stating the employee newsletter Compass Points was now the publication of record for all faculty and staff.

Dear Faculty and Staff,

Most of you are already familiar with Compass Points, Ohio University’s electronic summary of “need to know” information for faculty and staff published bi-weekly by University Communications and Marketing. In order to improve communications across our campuses, I have designated Compass Points as the University’s publication of record for faculty and staff information, effective with the 30 August 2012 issue.

The intention is to provide faculty and staff with a single, convenient and timely summary of updates of new University policies and guidelines, changes in procedures and protocols, univeristywide deadlines, and related “need to know” information. This information will be delivered to your email inboxes every other week during the academic year and serve as official notice for the publication of information.
It will be the obligation of major offices of the university to provide University Communications and Marketing with timely information and ensure their updates are communicated in Compass Points. Additionally, because one method of communication is insufficient for a community as broad as ours, offices also will communicate the information provided in this publication on their websites; in COMPASS articles; in emails or meetings with faculty, staff, and other groups; in updates provided to our Senates; and through our other customary communication channels.
Communications with students will continue to follow existing protocols. Students do not receive Compass Points. Communications that generally pertain only to a college, school, regional campus or similar entity remain the responsibility of the appropriate dean or other leader.
I encourage you to keep informed by regularly reading Compass Points. If you would like to provide submissions, please click here to view guidelines developed by University Communications and Marketing.
Roderick J. McDavis