Compliance is outlined in the Web Content Guide
The only course description which can appear on the university Degrees & Programs
webpage is the Registrar’s Office description. Web editors should link to the course
as it appears on the course catalog page. Editors cannot post a link to a Word document
or a PDF that includes the department’s own course description. The Web Team reserves
the right to take down such links.
Issue that needs review and description
Syllabi – How does this apply to Syllabus listings on college sites?
The photographic images used on the website should inspire prospective students and
faculty to make a connection with the people and activities depicted and they should
make alumni feel proud of their connection with Augusta University.
When posting photos, use primarily documentary-style photography that captures the
authentic and vibrant interactions among students and students and faculty.
It is important to show a range of genders, ethnic backgrounds, races, ages, etc.
The Web Team will work with Marketing, Creative Services and web editors to select
photos for their sites.
Part of the strategic plan when it comes to the website is to ensure that there is
a uniform, professional look to all faculty and staff photos. Phil Jones, the university
photographer, can be notified to schedule time to take professional photos.
As a public university, it is critical to make our site accessible to all users. When
adding photos, you need to include “Alt Text” so that those who are visually impaired
and using text browsers will know what the photo or illustration looks like.
Videos are an important component to telling the Augusta University story, and like
other materials that tell our story (brochures, handbooks, web pages, etc.) they need
to adhere to the university brand standards and be consistent in style, tone and message.
Videos embedded on the web site are housed in a YouTube account assigned to the Web
Team and should have a transcription.
If you would like a video embedded on a university web page please contact the Web
Team at email@example.com.
Social Media & New Technologies
Social Media sites and responsibilities are posted on the Web web pages with links
to our directory of social media sites, analytic reports regarding the social media
sites, guidelines and links to download university selected photography and icons.
Augusta University Social Media Policy
Augusta University Social Media Guidelines
Augusta University Social Media Worksheet
All changes of major nature are to be reported to the Web Team. (folder name changes,
department name changes, etc.)
Appropriate change management and communications with the hosting provider will be
The Web Team will post all major planned events and notify all OU Campus web users.
Department Contact Information
On department landing pages there should be a Contact Us module that includes the
department name, campus address with building name and not building code, telephone
number for department information, VP-director or department and web person responsible
for this site.
These items to be added
About augusta.edu web site page with compliance statement needs to be created.
Department contact info needs to have the web editor info.