Creativity versus strategy. To keep from stifling creativity, learn a couple things: (creative vs. linear/strategic)1. Make goals and metrics as user-friendly as possible (but they must be strategic)2. Learn how to “retrofit social” creative projects
IUPUI a classic case of tactics before strategy and planningThe pieces were not complete: language (what does lockdown mean—why are students allowed to leave?)Who is in charge of giving official news (parking authority issued an all clear before campus)What is the proper language/messaging to use in a crisis? Press release read like a Facebook post. Is that appropriate language?Evening classes never cancelled on a commuter campus – in contrast when U of Rhode Island had a gunman alert on 4/4, first thing they did was cancel classes on the Kingston campus.
No link to this page on the campus emergency page. How do I find this?The about box is filled with a mission statement—this should have contact information and other sites to get info.
Confusion produces anger.
Not everyone is on social media. Where is the phone number?Feel free to tweet at us?IUPUI a classic case of tactics before strategy and planningThe pieces were not complete: language (what does lockdown mean—why are students allowed to leave?)Lack of continuity from building to building—no clear instructions on keeping students inside?Lack of professionalism in press releasesEmotional engagement in Facebook and Twitter posts—challenging students observationsWho is in charge of giving official news (parking authority issued an all clear before campusWhat is the proper language/messaging to use in a crisis?
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David Briel The twitter for JagAlert hasnt been updated since10/26/2010. Which is the recommended way to get informationaccording to http://www.iupui.edu/~prepared/informed/ the RSSfeed looks like its never had anything put on it at all.2 hours ago · Like · 4Amy Schramm Thank you, David, for pointing this out by-the-way. Iwas thinking the exact same thing. I work on campus (am here now)and the first place I went for info was the IUPUI alert website.Nothing. Then I went to the IUPUI police page. Nothing. Then I wentto the local news and at least found something there. But we havereceived exactly two vague "alert" messages and nothing more. If itwasnt for US disseminating the information, no one would knowanything!2 hours ago · Like · 1On Facebook:
IUPUI @IUPUIAlert: Man with what may be a gun seen nearBarnhill & Vermont. Campus remains on lockdown. We will continue to update as possible.IUPUI @IUPUIIUPUI @IUPUI@nicolepence Please avoid area. Campus iscurrently on lock down.IUPUI @IUPUI All buildings are on lock down. If oncampus, shelter in place. Otherwise, please avoidcampus.
IUPUI: @brandon_marvel Everyone is encouragedto stay inside (or seek shelter, if outside). Butpeople are free to act at their own risk.Brandon Marvel @brandon_marvel@IUPUI then dont tell us or retweet somethingthat says we are on full lockdown when we are not9m IUPUI @IUPUI@brandon_marvel Dont know what you saw.IUPUI is on full alert. Were not using term "lockdown" because its not accurate, but others have
IUPUI: Man With a Gun on Campus 3:28 PM, EDTWhile we do not have any satisfying answers, I wanted toat least put out there what we do know as of 3:25 p.m. on3/19/2013.At 12:30 p.m., someone spotted a man get out of a car inLot 59 at IUPUI…the man was carrying a “long gun.” Hewas later spotted elsewhere on campus, we’ll get abreakdown of those reports after this all said and done.
Since guns are banned from all IU campuses,unless you are taking them to be lock up by thePD while you are on campus, it is safe to assumeone of two scenarios:• Someone didn’t know guns are banned oncampus and is carried a gun onto campus• Someone did know guns are banned oncampus and chose to carry one onto campusanyway
That’s what it boiled down to, either they areignorant and carrying a gun or up to no goodand carrying a gun. Every building is beingactively searched, and that takes time. It isfrustrating for everyone involved that the factsreally haven’t changed much after a fewhours, but it is what it is. The good news isthat there are no reports anything awful, andwe hope it stays that way.
We also understand that the alert pointing people toiupui.edu/prepared, a site we don’t update any more,added to the frustration. That’s why I’m putting thishere now. There’s not a lot I can share with you, but Ibelieve that what I’m sharing is definitive. If you haveconcerns or questions, feel free to tweet at us(username) or head over to Facebook (URL). Chancesare good I’ll be answering. We’ll get through thiscrappy day, hopefully in one collective piece with nodamage done, and we’ll do it better next time (andwe’ll do it better than that the time after that.)