Maintaining the Department Website

Cornell's "Technology Policy," available on the Information Technology website, states that "each academic department or program ... must designate a content provider responsible for the content of its official Web pages" (4.1.3).

Some department websites include a "News and Announcements" section that needs to be updated on a frequent basis. Others only have content that is more or less permanent, such as the faculty listing and departmental policies. In considering the design and content of the department website, it is important to be realistic about how often you can review and update it for accuracy.

The department's content provider should consult with the Office of College Communications on website design and producing effective content, and can get training and support from Information Technology regarding the content management software that is used to update official campus websites.