The LISTSERV is a unique place that facilitates information sharing amongst peers located at various higher education institutions and affiliated companies throughout the world. It provides the opportunity for institutional and corporate members to come together to solve problems and share helpful tips and tricks.

The ETC LISTSERV is open to all current members of ETC. It is a closed list: only members can subscribe and only members can post to it. The LISTSERV provides members with a forum to consult the expertise of all of its members. Members who wish to subscribe should contact the Executive Office.

Click here to view LISTSERV home page


Email delivery is available in the following formats:

  • Individual messages (You will receive each message in an individual email.)
  • Full featured digest (Group up to 12 messages together as one email instead of being sent individually - rich formatting).
  • Plain Digest (Group up to 12 messages together as one email instead of being sent individually - plain formatting).
  • Daily Summary (A daily summary, delivered in the morning, of the group's messages from the previous day.)
  • Special Notices Only (You will only receive special notices from the moderators.)
  • No Email (You will receive no emails. All messages can still be accessed online.)

To edit your subscription email delivery setting, click here


Missed a post, want to see if a topic has been discussed -- view the archives and start searching now. You must register for a LISTSERV password, if you've not already done so. This password is NOT the same as your ETC member/website password. Register for a new LISTSERV password here.



Although ETC does not require an individual to submit an item to be posted for review before posting nor do we undertake editorial control of postings, we do monitor the LISTSERV. In the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to ETC's attention, ETC may take any and all appropriate action. ADVERTISING OF ANY KIND IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED ON THE LISTSERV. 

The following guidelines are intended as general tips for participating in electronic mailing lists in a responsible and courteous manner.

  • Professional, respectful language in LISTSERV posts is expected from all members.
  • Include a signature tag on all messages. Keep the signature brief, but make sure it includes at least your name and affiliation and your e-mail address, but be sure to remove any marketing or promotional statements that may be in the signature.
  • Make the subject line meaningful and useful
  • When responding to a posting, place your comments at the top of the message and include only the relevant portions of the previous message in your reply
  • Remember that when you hit the reply button that you will be automatically responding to the entire list. Only reply to the entire list if it benefits everyone.
  • To reply directly to a single member of the list, copy/paste or type his/her e-mail address into the “To” line.
  • Do not send administrative/membership messages (e.g. unsubscribe requests) to the list. Such messages should go to the Executive Office.


One of the many benefits of corporate membership in ETC is direct access to the ongoing dialogue conducted on our LISTSERV. These peer conversations provide a unique insight into real world trends and issues as well as questions and suggestions posed by current and potential customers. The LISTSERV is a collegial atmosphere where corporate and institutional members all sit on the same side of the table; we therefore ask corporate partners to refrain from conducting “sales pitches” within this forum. We recognize there are instances where a particular product may satisfy the specific needs being discussed. However, we have found that overt sales-oriented LISTSERV contributions have in fact turned off prospective customers and abruptly ended productive discussions. Therefore, we ask that corporate members refrain from referring to their specific products on the LISTSERV. An appropriate response would be to send a general message to the LISTSERV which (a) says that your company has a product (or service, etc.) that may serve the need, and (b) invites the person(s) to contact you off-list. We encourage you to post information about specific products and services on the corporate members’ dedicated space on the ETC website homepage. If you'd like to know more about the corporate members' news section, or if you have information you'd like to post on your company's behalf, contact the Executive Office.

If you have any concerns or wish to seek additional guidance on ETC LISTSERV contribution etiquette, please contact the Executive Office. We thank you for your understanding and continued contributions, and hope that the LISTSERV will provide an invaluable resource for your company.


If you have any questions about the LISTSERV, contact the Executive Office.