We recently received an announcement about a new cross registration policy. Couple of complaints about it, both of them trivial but hopefully larger than that.
As a computer scientist, we have learned that people read the beginnings and endings (mostly beginnings), so we have learned not to use names with opposite meanings that begin with the same few letters. So naming them "home" and "host" when the words have opposite meanings is not optimal. How could this have been avoided? By asking "Who at Clarkson could help improve this document?" before publishing it. Probably wouldn't be obvious to ask the computer science folks, but the technical writing might have known.
And as a Clarkson graduate with an advanced degree who wrote a thesis, Dave Bray beat it into me (thank you, Dave) to define my terms (which this document did), but then to use them in the document as defined, which this document didn't do, putting "host" and "home" into quotes. It's a nit, BUT it's another sign that Clarkson doesn't eat its own dog food. We have excellent teachers -- why don't we ask them for help? Don't we trust ourselves? Don't we believe in ourselves?
See why I think these are more than just nits and worthy of discussion?