ECA Communications Survey Follow Up

ECA Communications Survey Follow Up

For those of you who were with us last year, you will recall that the ECA sent out a survey requesting your input on how we could communicate more effectively with the University community.  You provided many great ideas and, as a result, I am pleased to announce a new e-mail management feature that will allow you to control the types of internal e-mail messages you want to receive from Barry News by allowing you to opt out of certain message categories.

While you will not be able to opt out of important messages (such as those from the ECA, Public Safety, and Human Resources), you can decide whether or not you would like to receive other types of messages on an ongoing basis.

Effective October 31, messages sent to Barry News will include a link at the top giving you the ability to opt out of receiving future messages in the same category.  

Please note that the system's effectiveness is directly dependent upon your willingness to update your preferences as new topic categories are added.   The very first message in a newly created category will be sent to everyone.  If you don’t like the topic, you can opt-out.  You can also review a full list of all current topics when your preferences change.

The e-mail management feature will be implemented in two phases.  In the first phase, e-mail messages will be sent to everyone subscribed to the corresponding message topic, regardless of your specific location.  In the second phase, we will use location information for targeted message delivery.  In order for this to work, you will need to update your employee profile with the correct physical location for your primary office or teaching location. Look for a message in the near future with a link for your profile update.

The same message sending protocols still apply. Any messages for posting to Barry News must be sent to the department of Marketing and Communications

Even though you may not opt out of all internal messages, it is our hope that having this new e-mail management feature will reduce some of the unwanted e-mail traffic that lands in your inbox.

This is a work in progress that resulted from the collaborative efforts of teams in both the Division of Information Technology and Marketing and Communications.

Please feel free to contact me with any feedback or questions that you might have by sending an email to