Faculty/Staff Communications

Effective communication is the key that unlocks the door to understanding.

This guide is your go-to resource for effectively sharing news and events with our community. Whether you're promoting research milestones, hosting special lectures, or celebrating achievements, the list will help you navigate the process seamlessly.

There are several communications vehicles the law school uses to promote the everyday excellence of our faculty and staff. The list below outlines the purpose, ways to access, type of content, and target audience of each channel. This list is subject to change as we continue to improve our internal communications structure. If you have any concerns or suggestions, please email [[lscomm]].


How to Access
Content Type
SharePoint is a robust and versatile web platform that empowers departments to share vital information with the broader law school community, enhancing collaboration and knowledge.  SharePoint Site Internal news items, events, announcements Internal faculty/staff 
News (Website)
The William & Mary Law School news section displays important happenings that impact the entire community. Here, we curate and showcase news items to keep our external audiences informed about the vibrant and dynamic activities unfolding within the corridors of our law school. News Page Groundbreaking research initiatives, impactful community outreach programs, faculty achievements, inspiring student stories, events, promotions Students, faculty/staff, alumni, public, William & Mary Community, employers
Social Media (Main Channels)
Our main social media channels feature current news updates that highlight the excellence that represents the William & Mary brand.  Social Media Directory Events, promotions, law school milestones, external news, alumni news, student events, faculty scholarship Students, faculty, alumni, staff 
Blackboard is William & Mary's Learning Management System that allows instructors a way to provide students with easy access to a variety of course materials: syllabi, assignments, readings, and facilitated discussions. The law school is using Blackboard Ultra courses to provide supplemental information to students.  Blackboard Course materials and information  Students
EMS (Event Management System)

The EMS (Event Management System) is William & Mary's online reservation system for campus spaces, facilities, equipment, and events.  

Event Reservations Event Reservations  Students, faculty, staff
The First
The First is a quarterly newsletter developed by the communications team to highlight faculty scholarship, media success, student accomplishments, and the law school’s clinics and centers. Targeted (Quarterly) Newsletter Alumni highlights, law school news, faculty highlights US News Voters
Community Update
The community update is an email from Dean Spencer that gives the internal law school community a snapshot of important news and events.  Monthly Email  New positions, internal events, development of new departments, special guests, retirements, community announcements, building upgrades, important dates Faculty, staff, students 
Faculty/Staff News (Water Cooler)
The Water Cooler section is a newly added page on SharePoint that allows faculty and staff members to share important milestones and other information. Request Form Important milestones, lighthearted news, faculty/staff accomplishments, non-emergency announcements  Faculty and staff
The Brief
The Brief is an alumni-focused newsletter that highlights achievements and engages new alumni audiences. Targeted Newsletter Alumni highlights, law school news, faculty highlights Alumni, friends, and donors
Faculty SSRN Article Posting Form
SSRN is an external site that provides research papers from 1,393,887 researchers in 70 disciplines. Submit Article Faculty research  Faculty, research community 
Scholarship Repository
The W&M Law School Scholarship Repository acquires, organizes, and provides open access to the scholarly output of the W&M Law School community. It also acts as a digital archive, sharing both digitized and borndigital materials related to the law school and its history. Scholarship Repository  Archives Faculty, staff, students 

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