The information architecture of the site has changed from Academics > Academic Departments & Programs > Department Bulletin Pages > Department Web Site to Academics > Academic Departments & Programs > Department Web Site. The required Bulletin information has been added to each department or program Web site using standardized terminology listed below.
The landing page for all academic departments uses a special template that includes the drop-down menu that allows the users to jump to other academic departments. Please do not change the template for the landing page.
The standard content on the landing page for academic departments is the About content from the Bulletin for that department or program. This content should not be changed without the approval of the Associate Dean’s office. Academic support staff will not be responsible for updating this content. The Associate Dean’s office will update it annually when the Bulletin is produced. Therefore the Associate Dean’s office has access to edit this page.
All academic departments and programs (with the exception of some of the School sites) now have standard links at the top of their information architecture that should not be moved or changed. These include Requirements, Course Descriptions, and Faculty. The Associate Dean’s office will have exclusive access to the Requirements page; academic support staff will not be responsible for maintaining this content.
The Course Descriptions and Faculty pages will pull content directly from Cascade, so academic department support staff will not need to update these pages. On the faculty listing, every full-time faculty member will have a More Information link to a faculty page.
All the pages about faculty members have been moved from individual department sites to a central location under the Hidden Pages section of the main Pages tab in CMS called Faculty Pages. This was required in order to facilitate the automated link out of Cascade on the faculty listing pages. Academic department support staff will edit their faculty pages in this location. Please note that in cases where a faculty member teaches in more than one department, all the departments involved will be able to edit the faculty member’s page. This will allow various support staff to enter departmental-specific information on that faculty member’s page, such as office hours or course materials.
A page has been created in this section for every full-time faculty member, as well as a few adjunct faculty members in departments such as Music who maintain pages for all their faculty members. The URLs for these pages are set to the faculty member’s university ID number to enable the URL to be unique and auto-generated for the Cascade listing. A note has been added to the Notes section of the Content tab in the CMS for these pages to remind editors not to change the URLs on these pages.
Note: The URLs for faculty pages will change to usernames instead of ID numbers effective April 16, 2010.