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Flashline & Email Criteria

Targeted Announcement/Email Criteria

FlashLine requests should be submitted at least 48 hours in advance. A request for an email must be one of the below criteria. The request will be routed to the appropriate Vice President before being distributed. Criteria:

  • Campus-wide critical notification, such as campus closings or presidential announcements
  • Important campus deadline or other time-sensitive information for students related to payments and registration dates
  • Important changes in student services
  • Announcement of official policies or changes in policy
  • Announcement from governance groups (USS/Faculty Senate/GSS)

If your request does not meet one of the criteria, it will be posted as a FlashLine Notification in FlashLine. What does this look like?

*Note: Student organization requests are not able to be sent as a targeted announcement/email. Instead, it will be posted as a FlashLine Notification in FlashLine.

Examples of Targeted Announcement (Email) 

To provide scenarios that will help you determine the most appropriate communication vehicle for your information, examples of acceptable and unacceptable email requests appear below.

FlashLine Communications Request Criteria

Criteria Appropriate Request Inappropriate Request Alternative Outlet(s) for Inappropriate Requests
Campuswide critical notification Campus closing Call for papers for a symposium e-Inside, FlashLine Notification
Important campus deadline or other time-sensitive information for students.

Student organization requests will not be sent as a targeted announcement. Instead, they will be posted as a FlashLine Notification. 
Registration deadline Concert or other event e-Inside, e-calendar, departmental Web sites
Important changes in student services New parking lot regulations New academic class offering FlashLine Notification, departmental Web sites
Announcement of official policies or changes in policy New sick leave policy    
Announcement from governance groups (USS/Faculty Senate/GSS) Election dates, times Meeting reminders e-Inside, FlashLine Notification