chapter listserve

NCA Listserve Information

The List Serve of National Children’s Alliance was launched in June of 2000. It was developed to provide a member forum for exchange of information and ideas through electronic dialogue. Authorized users (subscribers) send email messages to the list serve address (cacinfo@nca-online.org) and these messages are distributed to everyone who is a subscriber of NCA’s list serve. To date, there are over 620 subscribers to NCA’s list serve.

 

Features of the NCA List Serve

  • The list serve is un-moderated. The software automatically distributes all incoming messages to all subscribers without review or modification.
  • The list serve is subscriber-approved. Those who wish to subscribe to the list serve must submit a subscription request via the on-line request process. List serve subscription requests will be reviewed and approved before you will receive the benefits of using the NCA list serve.
  • Approved list serve subscribers are key staff of Accredited, Associate / Developing, Affiliate and Support NCA member centers, chapter representatives, NCA board members, Regional Children’s Advocacy Center staff, approved NCA site reviewers and NCA staff.
  • The list serve does not have archival capability. Messages that are posted to the list serve are not maintained in a central location for later reference. Subscribers may want to set up a separate folder within their email software to save messages for future reference.

 

NCA Listserve Subscriber Guidelines

The on-line Request for Subscription form must be completed before a subscriber’s email address is added to the list serve.

All list serve requests for NCA list serve subscription requests must acknowledge and accept the subscriber guidelines.

Subscribers agree that information posted or accessed will be used only for informational or educational purposes. Jokes, cartoons and executable files are prohibited.

Whenever possible, messages should be embedded within the email posting rather that added as an attachment. Large messages that include graphics and/or attachments will be rejected automatically by the list serve software and will not be posted.

Commercial and other unauthorized use of the list serve is prohibited.

Subscribers may not conduct business or actively solicit actions that are prohibited by law or which violate any federal, state or local laws.

The opinions expressed on NCA’s list serve by subscribers do not necessarily reflect the opinions and beliefs held by NCA or by the United States Department of Justice.

Messages that include libelous statements about another person or entity should not be posted on NCA’s list serve. A libelous statement is one that contains false information, malicious information or information that is injurious to the reputation of another. A statement can be libelous even though a person or entity is not specifically named but can be identified by others. Again, messages of this type may not be posted on the list serve.

Unauthorized reproduction of copyrighted material should not be posted on the list serve. If the copyright owner has not consented in writing, please do not post it on NCA’s list serve.

List serve messages should not be posted if they encourage or facilitate list serve subscribers to arrive at any agreement which either expresses or implies an agreement to fixed prices, boycott others’ businesses, or other conduct which is intended to illegally restrict free trade.

NCA reserves the right to modify these guidelines at any time without prior notice.

If ten or more list serve messages are returned as undeliverable from a subscriber’s email address, the email address will be deleted from the NCA list serve database. Submission of a new Request for Subscription form will be required before the subscriber’s email address is reinstated.

If a subscriber changes his/her email address, please notify the List Serve Administrator within 5 business days. Subscribers will be required to complete a new subscription request form in order to post messages to the list serve with the new email address.
All requests to use the listserve for research purposes, must include the following supportive documentation: a) Detailed information regarding the individual researcher and the educational institution with which they are affiliated; b) Research proposal; c) IRB application and approval documents; d) Sample of proposed research tool or survey instrument.  Copies of any related disclosures, releases, or consent forms; f) Written confirmation that NCA will receive a copy of the final research document. Only upon review and approval of all materials by the Executive Director will the invitation to participate be posted on the listserve.
Subscribers agree to abide by the rules of “Email Etiquette” which are included below.

All questions concerning the NCA List Serve should be directed to the List Serve Administrator, Troy Price. Mr. Price can be reached by calling 1-800-239-9950, extension 113 or by email at tprice@nca-online.org.

 

NCA Email Etiquette

This page presents some simple guidelines for electronic mail etiquette. It does not mandate any particular style or rules. Rather it is an attempt to highlight important issues affecting the electronic mail we send.

Never send anything you would not want to see in tomorrow’s newspaper. There are no security guarantees with electronic mail. Avoid sending ANY confidential or sensitive information via email. Remember, it’s very easy for someone else to forward messages you thought were confidential.

When you are upset or angry, learn how to use to the ‘postpone’ and/or ‘save-as-draft’ commands. Review the message after you have had time to calm down.

Do not send abusive, harassing or threatening messages.

Be cautious when using sarcasm and humor. Without facial expressions and tone of voice, they do not translate easily through email.

Keep messages and replies brief.

Use email in a professional manner. Remember, you cannot control where your message might be sent.

Do not send chain letters through email. This includes any message that contains a request to forward the information to lots of other people.

Do not leave your email account open when you leave your computer. Anyone could sit down at your keyboard and send out libelous / offensive / embarrassing messages under your name.

Do not send replies to ‘all recipients’ unless there is a very specific need for everyone to receive the message. It wastes disk space, clutters up inboxes s and is annoying to the other 600 people who receive the unwanted messages.

When replying, keep messages brief and to the point. Do not reproduce a message in its entirety. Be selective with what you reproduce and only do it as needed.

Remember that all laws governing copyright, defamation, discrimination and other forms of written communication also apply to email.

Request for Subscription Form (need to link the form after it is created)