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The Land Policy Institute created the Ask the Expert online discussion forums to build stronger linkages between the expertise of faculty and other higher education experts, and citizens, professionals, government officials, media and students in the areas of land use and sustainable development. Through the forums, the public can ask experts questions online, and see posted expert responses based on research and other information. Participating experts are affiliated with Michigan State University, Wayne State University, Grand Valley State University, the University of Michigan, and other higher education institutions, as well as from outside academia.
There are nine Ask the Expert forums, including:
Forum discussions in progress can be viewed from the Index page by clicking on a forum name. The scope of each forum (listing of sub-topics the forum covers) can be found on the home page of each forum at "About this Forum." Guests are welcome to view postings to forums, but will not be given access to post questions or to comment on a question thread until they are registered as a Member. A guest can become a Member of Ask the Expert by clicking on "Register" in the forums menu and completing the brief form. Once an account is created, a Member can log in and ask questions or post comments in any of the forums. Members are able to update their individual profile anytime and include as much or as little information as they would like.
Maintaining Member status is based on responsible use. Click on "FAQ" on the forums home page to view the General Forum Rules and Disclaimer. A forum moderator oversees each forum and has the authority to block from further use any member who uses a forum inappropriately or who posts inappropriate questions or comments.
Guests and Members are invited to learn more about experts, including their particular area(s) of expertise, by doing an "Expert Search" using either an expert's last name or the forum name. There is also a clickable Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section on the home page of each forum.
The first three topics in each forum are "sticky" or permanent topics, including "About This Forum," "Forum Rules & Disclaimer," and "FAQ About..." These topics are non-postable and subject to change by the forums Administrator. FAQ's within each forum will be updated monthly.
Forum Members interested in contacting the Land Policy Institute should click on "Contact Us" in the forums menu. Any questions, comments and concerns about the Ask the Expert forums should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please read the following rules and regulations before posting a question or comment. By doing a quick review of the FAQ section, clickable from the top of the main page of each forum, you may find that your question has previously been addressed.
Note: Any member whose posting is deemed inappropriate may result in that member being banned or removed from the Ask the Expert forums.
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