California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) supports and encourages freedom of expression and an open environment for the pursuit of knowledge. However, the contents of all web pages under university jurisdiction must comply with local, state and federal laws and university policies, rules, and regulations.
The service to students and community of CSUDH, as well as the University's image and reputation, is determined, in part, by the quality of information it publishes electronically. The university's web presence will be, for many, their first and only view of CSUDH.
Therefore, the purpose of the university's web policy is to ensure the accuracy, consistency, integrity, usability and accessibility of university web content by providing a set of minimum standards and guidelines.
General oversight of the university's web servers and web pages, and policies governing the use of these resources, is the responsibility of the Web Access Management Committee (WAM), Chief Technology Officer, and the office of University Communications and Public Affairs.
California State University, Dominguez Hills' ("Cal State Dominguez Hills," "University" or "CSUDH") World Wide Web pages are considered university publications, subject to the guidelines set forth by the office of University Communications and Public Affairs.
The Web Access Management Committee (WAM) and its subcommittee(s) oversee the structure and development of the California State University, Dominguez Hills website (www.csudh.edu).
The WAM Committee and subcommittee(s) are appointed by and report to the President. The Office of Administrative Information Systems (AIS) within Information Technology provides the computer hardware and access to the CSUDH main web server, in addition to providing various web-based services.
This policy governs any electronic documents made available via standard web protocols which represent an official unit or activity of the university, are hosted on university resources, or bear marks, logos, or symbols that might imply endorsement by the university regardless of where they are hosted.
This policy applies to all members of the CSUDH community, and governs all networked World Wide Web storage and communications systems utilizing university networks or name space, regardless of ownership, whether individually controlled or shared.
Organizational units have broad discretion in establishing additional reasonable and appropriate "conditions of use" for web information resources under their control. Such policies shall be consistent with this policy although they may provide more detail, guidelines, and/or restrictions. Such policies supplement this policy but do not supercede or replace it.
Official CSUDH web pages are any electronic documents that satisfy both of the following conditions:
Any CSUDH web pages that contain official university information or are directly connected with the university's mission, including faculty, staff and university approved student organization pages and any pages that provide classroom or coursework materials, are considered official pages. All main departments, colleges, and programs are considered official web pages and must adhere to the CSUDH guidles for official pages.
Ongoing web site maintenance of official pages is the responsibility of the division, school, department, unit or program, which are considered the web page publishers. Each web site must be assigned to a web representative. As with all of the University's external print publications, the President or designee has the right to review the official websites for their adherence to CSUDH Web Policy and the CSUDH Mission and Goals. Web representatives will meet regularly to discuss web-related issues and contribute to the ongoing effort for a consistent look, developing user-friendly navigation and addressing web access issues.
Web page owners and publishers are required to review and understand their duties as posted in the "Web Roles" section of the WAM site.
If pages are not kept current, the department/office will be contacted with a deadline date for refreshing the information. If not refreshed by the deadline, the web page(s) will be removed by the webmaster. This includes all available links to the web page(s).
Unofficial CSUDH web pages are any electronic documents that satisfy both of the following conditions:
Student, faculty, and staff personal pages, and student organizations web pages are considered unofficial web pages.
While the university encourages the authors of these unofficial web sites to adhere to standards of civility, professionalism, and university discourse, unofficial web sites are the property and responsibility of those who create them.
CSU Dominguez Hills does not undertake to edit, screen, monitor, or censor information posted on non-administrative web sites and does not accept any responsibility or liability for such information. Errors on these pages are not a university obligation or prerogative, even if an unofficial web site is housed on a university server or within the university’s Internet domain name (“csudh.edu”).
Although CSU Dominguez Hills is not responsible for unofficial pages, the University does reserves the right to remove from any CSUDH web server any page that is found to be in violation of the law or university policies or interests or that is detrimental to performance of the web server or the network.
The following statement must appear on any CSUDH web page that provides links to unofficial CSUDH pages:
"The views and opinions expressed on unofficial pages of California State University, Dominguez Hills faculty, staff or students are strictly those of the page authors. The content of these pages has not been reviewed or approved by California State University, Dominguez Hills."
The disclaimer statement must be placed immediately preceding links to unofficial pages.
The content of a student organization's web page must relate specifically to the activities of that organization. Organization pages must include the campus address and phone number of the organization or the name of a responsible officer.