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Hi Randy….. a few years ago, we took a position paper to our IT Governance body (all the VP’s across the Institute) and proposed NOT offering email at all to students. It was (in our opinion) becoming a dis-service to do it as most by far already arrived here with an email address and this just meant one more to manage, keep track of, forward to someplace they actually looked…….
We had also moved to a “secure message center” model where we provided for everyone – through a web interface, a secure message center where we would put official communications, and we would just send their “preferred email address” (which we collect in Banner) a note telling them there was a message waiting for them (similar to how financial institutions never put payload in the actual email message – but instead authenticate you to a message center). That way we could also see who had logged in and opened the messages.
David Cresswell, MBA
Assoc. Director, Strategic Practices
British Columbia Institute of Technology
3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5G 3H2
Tel: 604.432.8729 · Mobile: 604.341.7420 · Fax: 604.439.6785
Email: Dave_Cresswell@bcit.ca · Web: bcit.ca/its
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