December 21, 2013
The Kansas Board of Regents changed the social media policy for Kansas University (KU) to allow for the firing of employees who make comments on social media that negatively impact the reputation of the school.
The school comes in the wake of KU professor’s tweet wishing for the death of National Rifle Association (NRA) members’ children.
“The chief executive officer of a state university has the authority to suspend, dismiss or terminate from employment any faculty or staff member who makes improper use of social media,” reads the policy, which was approved Wednesday, according to an article in Lawrence Journal-World, a local news source.
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