The University of Wisconsin Platteville recognizes the importance of the World Wide Web (WWW) as a medium for providing access to official university information, exchanging information and fostering the free exchange of ideas.
The following policy sets forth criteria for the creation and maintenance of web pages on the university web server(s) that comply with existing policies relating to faculty, staff, student and student organization conduct policies and guest user agreements. It also outlines standards that provide a consistent image of the University of Wisconsin Platteville on the WWW, appropriate links to university web pages and identification of departments and individuals responsible for the web page creation.
All Web pages published on the University of Wisconsin Platteville web server(s) must comply with the criteria identified below for each category of user. In addition to these criteria, Web pages will be consistent with the following existing laws and policies (non inclusive):
Web accounts are provided for the purpose of academic, administrative and personal use. University computing resources are property of the state of Wisconsin and, as such, commercial use outside the mission of the university is prohibited.
When developing pages, it is important to consider the variety of browsers and monitors available to potential users.
Web developers should design pages that are compliant with the W3C Accessibility standards, including preparing pages that are compatible with screen readers. Developers are also encouraged to create pages that are low bandwidth sites, to allow users without the latest technology and low bandwidth to use the site. For information regarding W3C Accessibility standards, please visit the W3C web site on Accessibility at: http://www.w3.org/WAI/.
The purpose of university web pages is to promote the department, college and university to potential students, current students, and the public. The Office of Information Technology (OIT) strongly recommends that all university web pages be created, maintained and updated by the Web Development Office.
All university areas choosing to maintain their own web page(s) must adhere to the following requirements:
The purpose of university affiliate web pages is to provide web support service to groups and organizations that have a unique connection to or affiliation with the university. University affiliate web pages must adhere to the same requirements as Student Organization Web Pages below.
The purpose of organizational web pages is to promote student organizations to potential students, current students, and the public. The staff advisor(s) is /are responsible for ensuring compliance with this policy.
All student organizations and their advisors must adhere to the following requirements:
The purpose of personal Web pages is to freely express ideas, share educational information, etc. While these Web pages are personal in content, they do reside on the university web server(s) and therefore do reflect an image of the university; however the University of Wisconsin Platteville is not responsible for any content on these pages.
Violations of this policy are subject to provisions of the laws and policies identified above and can include denial of access to university computing services related to the WWW.Approved by the Chancellor's Cabinet, May 1, 2001