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Website Practices and Guidelines

This document provides information pertaining to school website development, and is directed primarily to school units that want to create their presence on the web.

This document provides information pertaining to school website development, and is directed primarily to school units that want to create their presence on the web.

Zicklin School of Business has implemented Plone, a Content Management System (CMS) that school units can use to develop and maintain their web pages. The purpose of Zicklin’s CMS is:

  • To provide a consistent visual appearance to the Web Site.
  • To simplify the use of the Web Site.
  • To simplify the development of pages for the Web Site.
  • To avoid duplication and inaccuracy of information of the Web Site and its subsites.
  • To comply with current web and accessibility standards.

Policy Considerations

Policies Adherence

  • Information provides must comply with official Baruch College/CUNY Policies, and related institutional documentation.
  • Information provides must also abide by applicable provincial and federal laws.

Logo Usage & Visual standards

  • The design of the Zicklin CMS is centralized; CMS members do not have access to modify the site.
  • Non-CMS sites must refer to the Baruch College Visual standards manual prepared by the Office of Communications and Marketing policy.

Content Considerations

Accessibility

  • Zicklin CMS members should provide websites that facilitate information access by the broadest possible range of web users. Content must comply with current web and accessibility standards. All CMS content is check by the webmaster for compliance with section 508 and XHTML.

Content and Design

  • Zicklin CMS members should provide websites that support Zicklin School of Business goals and objectives.
  • Zicklin CMS members should consider the goals and objectives of their units prior to providing links to external organizations, and may wish to contact the organization regarding preferred link locations.
  • Zicklin CMS members should use dynamic documents (event, news, etc.) whenever possible for time sensitive material.
  • To avoid duplication and inaccuracy of information, Zicklin CMS members should use dynamic documents (ex. content panels) or link to official institutional pages whenever possible. If the link is located out site the current area it most be classify as a related area and link from the related area's portlet.
  • Zicklin CMS members may contact the webmaster regarding special design needs or dynamic page templates.

Maintenance

  • School unit heads and/or designated web coordinators are responsible for ensuring their website content is accurate and up to date.
  • Zicklin CMS uses a versioning system to ensure an approved version document is available while it is revised.
  • The use of dynamic documents is highly recommended to promote pages that are always up to date.

Technical Considerations

Allocation for Institutional Websites

  • School units (academic and administrative) must be hosted in Zicklin's CMS.
  • School projects are eligible for space within the allocation provided to units coordinating the initiatives.
  • Members of the campus community are eligible for personal web space on non CMS servers, including but not limited to Aux and CISNet.

Allocation for Affiliated Websites

  • Affiliated organizations may be granted space if they are non-profit, educational or research-based, and if they have a formal relationship with the Zicklin School of Business. This space may or may not be located on the CMS server.
  • A college or department may allocate a portion of its space to an affiliated organization and assume responsibility for this information.

Web Accounts

  • CMS accounts are provided to Baruch College employees and/or information providers authorized by the appropriate unit head. You may request an account by sending an e-mail from an official Baruch college Email (Faculty or staff) to the Webmaster.
  • Zicklin CMS members may access the CMS by https. Other school servers may be access via ftp.

Virtual Domains

  • No virtual domain is available and/or allow.
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