Coalition Moderation Policy for Social Media & Listserv

The social media accounts and email listserv of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition exist to support the mission of the Coalition, which includes “advancement of feminist research and pedagogy across histories, locales, identities, materialities, and media; and the education and mentoring of feminist faculty and graduate students in scholarship, research methods, praxis, and the politics of the profession.”

Towards this shared mission, the listserv and social media administrators use Twitter and Facebook to:
1. Feature feminist rhetorical practices in scholarly, public, and pedagogical contexts.
2. Amplify the work of coalition members and feminist scholars in rhetoric and composition.
3. Share opportunities for further feminist research, teaching, action, and leadership.

To support these goals, we maintain a minimal moderation workflow. In this workflow, the Director of Outreach and Digital Media (DODM) monitors all social media comments and contributions, with the support of the Immediate Past President, President, and/or other volunteers. If content is flagged as threatening, trolling, or disrespectful, or if the situation warrants further discussion, the DODM may consult with other Coalition leadership, members or administrators of social media accounts. An officer of the coalition moderates the listserv and approves posts. In all things social media and listserv moderation, decisions will be collaboratively decided and guided by feminist practices of collaboration, rhetorical listening, empathy, and the need for safety in online spaces.

This moderation policy was composed collaboratively by Patricia Fancher, Jenn Fishman, Mara Lee Grason, Tarez Graban, and Lisa Mastrangelo. This was approved by the many outstanding scholars and feminists who make up the Coalition Advisory Board.