Webpage Creation & Maintenance

This page walks web users of the University on the proper procedure to making and maintaining pages on the site.

Requesting a New Site or Page

  • New website: All new website requests should be submitted to the AU Webmaster via the Webpage Request Form. The Web and Marketing teams will review and contact you with a decision within two weeks.
  • New page request: New page requests and content revisions should be submitted to the AU Webmaster via the Webpage Request Form.
  • Routine requests: Routine requests for new pages, photo updates, etc. will be handled by the Webmaster. Exact URL and locations must be supplied. The WAG evaluates projects submitted to the Webmaster and sets a priority for each request.
  • Websites hosted on AU servers must follow our Directory Structure Guidelines.
  • Organizational webpages: AU student organizations that wish to build new or update existing organizational pages may do so on AUConnect. Representatives of student organizations should contact Center for Student Involvement.
  • Third party vendors:
    • Programs interested in contracting with a third party vendor for website/webpage creation must first contact the Webmaster who will discuss with the Marketing team for approval.
    • Webpages created by third parties are subject to a technical review standards and must be ADA compliant. The University follows WCAG 2.1, Level AA and the Web Accessibility Initiative Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA) for ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessibility as recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
    • The Alfred University logo must be placed in the banner of all third party websites with a link back to www.alfred.edu. The site must mirror in look and feel www.alfred.edu, and if requested, the web team will provide the website CSS.

Updating Pages Using Cascade CMS

  • Pages on AU's external sites will be submitted for a technical review by an Administrator/Publisher before being published. Updates should be checked prior to submission for review. Internal/portal pages can be published directly, but should be checked prior to publication.
  • Non-compliance: WAG (Web Advisory Group) reserves the right to remove pages with outdated content. Failure to comply with the Web Standards will result in the loss of Cascade CMS privileges and may result in links to non-compliant pages being removed from the University website.
  • Profiles: Faculty and staff can create or update their web profiles. The information in these profiles (automatically inserted from the Banner database) can be augmented through links to personal webpages located on people.alfred.edu.