Guidelines for Statewide Email Discussion Lists
Hosted by Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy & Learning
TCALL hosts a number
of statewide email discussion lists for the purpose of bringing together
literacy stakeholders -- administrators, practitioners, and community
partners -- to discuss critical issues within the literacy field; share
resources, experiences, and ideas; and keep up-to-date on literacy issues,
policies, and training/networking opportunities.
Messages posted to
the discussion lists do not represent the views or opinions of the Texas
Center for the Advancement of Literacy & Learning, Texas A&M University nor Texas Workforce Commission. The
discussion lists are funded at TCALL through Texas Workforce Commission, using
adult education funds appropriated to the states by the U.S. Congress.
prohibit the use of appropriated funds for lobbying. In order to ensure
TCALL's compliance with federal law, TCALL requests that all discussion
list participants use the TCALL-hosted lists in accordance with their
intended purposes and refrain from posting messages that constitute lobbying.
Comments, suggestions, references, and ideas posted to the discussion
lists should serve as resources for enhancing the field's capacity and
knowledge base. The use of a federally-funded list to maintain and disseminate
messages that are intended to influence or cause others to influence a
member of Congress to favor or oppose legislation or an appropriation
by Congress is a violation of the law.
Further, list participants
are expected to conduct their communications on the list in a spirit of
inquiry, curiosity, and mutual respect and follow the model described in the LINCS Community Code of Conduct found here: https://community.lincs.ed.gov/page/lincs-community-code-conduct
Questions about TCALL's discussion lists and the policies governing
those lists may be directed to the TCALL Director,
Harriet Vardiman Smith, at: firstname.lastname@example.org