There is an expanding reliance on electronic communication among students, faculty, staff, and administrators at Fort Peck Community College.
This is motivated by the convenience, speed, cost-effectiveness, and environmental advantages of using electronic communications rather than printed communication. Further, FPCC has experienced a wider geographic dispersion of students resulting in a direct need to communicate reliably and consistently via email as well as electronic messaging. Because of this increasing reliance on and acceptance of electronic communication, it is considered an official means for communication within FPCC.
Implementation of this policy ensures that students have access to this critical—if not essential—form of communication. This policy will ensure that all students can access, and be accessed by email and other electronic means of communications, as the need arises. This is especially relevant as it relates to disseminating critical college-related information.
The student email policy provides guidelines regarding the following aspects of electronic communications as an official means of communication with students:
- College use of email;
- Assignment of student email addresses;
- Expectations of email communication between faculty and student, staff and student, and administrators and students.
- Announcements and targeted messages
- All students currently enrolled at Fort Peck Community College are required to have email addresses, as outlined below.
FPCC use of email
All students currently enrolled at Fort Peck Community College are assigned an email address. Email is a mechanism for official communication within Fort Peck Community College. Official email communications are intended only to meet the academic and administrative needs of the campus community. Students must check regularly for targeted announcements and email communication from the university at a minimum of twice per week. Students have the responsibility to recognize that certain communications may be time-critical. Issued email addresses are the property of the individual for the foreseeable future. This is a generic form of communication that can also be used as a professional platform for future endeavors.