HWS Distribution List or LISTSERV

Summary (what you get)

E-mail is a tool that all members of the community use on a daily basis in carrying out their teaching, research, and operational activities. The HWS distribution lists and LISTSERVs were created to provide faculty and staff with more options, consistency, and clarity in communication to specific groups.

The e-mail distribution lists and LISTSERV e-mail-based discussion lists are a means to separate communication channels for announcements from electronic spaces for discussion.

Services Included

The HWS e-mail distribution lists are for the distribution of announcements or information related to the academic and operational needs of the Colleges. These lists have been set up so members of the Colleges community may send to various groupings of employees, as well as student classes and majors/minors.

The LISTSERV discussion lists are for conducting discussions via e-mail. They can be used by any member to initiate an e-mail based discussion on any topic they believe may be of interest to the group. The LISTSERVs have been set up so members of the Colleges community may send to the community at large, or to staff or faculty.

What is Not Included

An e-mail distribution list is not to be used for advertising or soliciting personal items/services, or for conducting a discussion via e-mail.

When Customer Receives It

Because the e-mail distribution lists are for the dissemination of academic or operational information, membership in these lists is mandatory to ensure that broad communications are reaching every constituent group member.

Membership in the LISTSERV discussion lists is optional, with each member having the ability to unsubscribe or subscribe at any time. Members are added at time of hire and removed upon separation.

Faculty, Staff, and Sodexo are authorized to post to all the student distribution lists. All student lists are updated by a daily automatic update from Student Records.