Official vs. Personal Web Pages
It is important that visitors to The College of St. Scholastica Web site be able to distinguish clearly between an official publication from an office or department and an unofficial publication from an individual member of the community. The standards included in this document are intended to make that distinction clear - as well as to promote a consistent, efficient, and attractive interface for those seeking information on The College of St. Scholastica Web site.
Definition: Official pages of the College include all pages stored on the College's Web server except those created for individual faculty, staff, students or student organization all of which are all considered personal pages. There may be some exceptions to this rule that will be considered on case-by-case basis.
Requirements for Official Web pages on The College of St. Scholastica Web server:
Requirements for Personal Pages on The College of St. Scholastica Web server:
We encourage the site managers of personal Web page to follow the requirements and guidelines outlined for official pages. However, personal pages will not be reviewed for content or design. The Web Team does reserve the right to remove a personal Web page from the College's Web server that violates College Web policies.
Each department on campus with Web presence must have a "registered" site manager. A department may have more than one site manager. Students are permitted to serve as one of the site managers, but at least one of the site managers must be a faculty or staff member of The College of St. Scholastica.
Responsibilities of the Site Manager:
Official Web sites are expected to follow AP Style and the editorial guidelines published by College Communications.
Site owners are expected to check their Web sites on a periodic basis to ensure that information is accurate and up-to-date. Web sites should be thoroughly reviewed at least once a month, and more frequently if the site contains dated material.
Departmental site managers should check their web sites on a periodic basis (at least once a month) to ensure that the site is functioning properly from a technical viewpoint.
In addition to the quality checks performed by the departmental site manager er, it is strongly recommended that College Communications review the content of the entire Web site at least once per year to ensure that the content is accurate, timely, and appropriate for the department.
Overview of frequently-encountered web page problems:Editorial