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The directory structure of the college's Web site content shall be the responsibility of the College of Engineering Office of Communications and Marketing. The college's World Wide Web presence will consist of a hierarchy of college home pages with links to other Web pages.
College of Engineering Web Pages
These Web pages contain general college information including, but not limited to, the home page. The College of Engineering Office of Communications and Marketing to achieve consistency and coherence will guide decisions on content and design. The college pages can be identified by the use of approved page templates, official page header, footer and the college's official logo.
Departmental and Unit Pages
These pages will utilize approved Web page templates that include a representation of the department/unit title. It is the responsibility of the designated writer(s) in departments/units to ensure that all information in their unit's official electronic publications is accurate, current and adheres to university and college policies. All departments/unit pages must provide a link to the university and college's home page.
Sponsored pages are pages on or linked to the college Web site that adhere to guidelines for publishing on the college's Web site and are designed using established Web page templates.
The college agrees to provide disk space on the college's Web server for sponsored Web pages, provided that:
- it is a non-profit organization or publication;
- the content relates to the teaching, learning, research, marketing and/or administrative functions of the college;
- a college employee is affiliated with the organization;
- the Web pages comply with the Web Site Policy of the college;
- college resources can accommodate such Web page(s); and
- the Web pages are approved by the college's Office of Communications and Marketing.
These pages are linked to the college's Web site but do not follow the college's guidelines and templates. They may not use the official College of Engineering logo or templates. The following examples represent unsponsored pages:
- Personal Pages
Personal pages are those maintained by individual members of the college faculty or staff and whose content is not required to meet the guidelines of this policy. All content and updating this content shall be the responsibility of the individual. These pages may NOT use the College's logo.
- Outside Organization Pages
These are organizations associated directly or indirectly with individuals within the college. These organizations do not have the same mission and objective that the college represents online.
The College of Engineering website is divided into two sections:
- The global section contains the primary content of the site. The navigation of this site is deep, containing many levels of information.
- The audience section contains pages designed to direct various interest groups to specific portions of the main section. The navigation is shallow.
Majority of Content/Pages
Audience-specific introductory pages directing user to specific pages of interest.
Deep, multi-level navigation
Shallow, Single level of navigation that directs user into targeted areas in main section