Georgia Perimeter College World Wide Web Policy

 

Procedure B – Web Structure and Basic Rules

 

April 12, 2000

Updated February 14, 2001

 

Contents

           

  1.  Official Web Page Procedure

 

1.1   Responsibility

1.2   Visual Identity

1.3   Content

1.4   Submission, Support, and Training

1.5   Compliance with ADA Guidelines

 

  1.  Faculty and Staff  Web Page Procedure

 

2.1 Responsibility

2.2 Disclaimers and Copyright Notices

 

  1.  Personal Web Page Procedure

 

3.1 Responsibility

3.2 Disclaimer

3.3 Failure to Comply

3.4 Content

 

 

 

1.  Official Web Page Procedure

 

            Official Web Pages provide information relating to an office, department, center or other official services or functional unit of Georgia Perimeter College (known hereafter as GPC). The content of official web pages and pages that are linked to them should be consistent with the mission and goals of the GPC web pages and with the mission, goals, initiatives and image of GPC.

 

1.1   Responsibility:

 

 

 

 

1.2   Visual Identity

 

 

 

 

1.3   Content

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.4  Submission, Support and Training

 

 

 

 

1.5 Compliance with ADA Guidelines         

 

Official web pages must allow readability access for the disabled.  To insure accessibility, pages may be scanned at www.cast.org/bobby.  Pages must pass all Priority One items to be considered ADA compliant.  Pages should be reviewed and rescanned  regularly  to assure compliance is maintained.

 

2.       Faculty, Staff, and Student Organization Web Page Procedure

 

            Faculty and staff web pages are not considered official GPC web pages but are extensions of the GPC web site. GPC supports academic freedom; however, authors must insure that their Web pages are consistent with GPC’s image and academic mission and comply with College policies and procedures, the Regents Guide to Understanding Copyright and Educational Fair Use, and applicable laws.

 

            Student Organizational Page authors must obtain the signature and approval from their designated advisor for submission to the OIT/ET for posting to the College’s web site.  Advisors are responsible for insuring that a currently enrolled student or staff member is designated to maintain their organization’s page.  This person’s name must be submitted to OIT/ET as the official contact person.  The organization’s advisor is responsible for insuring that the web page’s content, design, and links are appropriate and comply with “GPC WWW Procedure B, Personal Web Page Procedure,” GPC Acceptable Use Policy, all other College Rules and Regulations and applicable public laws with regard to copyright infringement or otherwise.

 

2.1   Responsibility:

 

            Individual faculty, staff, and advisors who publish web pages from their personal directories are responsible for the content, links, and images on such pages.  Authors must insure that their pages comply with “GPC WWW Procedure B, Personal Web Page Procedure,” GPC Acceptable Use Policy, all other College Rules and Regulations, and applicable public laws with regard to copyright infringement or otherwise.

 

2.2  Disclaimers and copyright notices should be used on faculty and staff  pages where appropriate to protect the author and the College:

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright © 2000, Dr. B. Good.  All Rights Reserved.

bgood@gpc.edu

 

3.       Personal Web Page Procedure

 

            Personal web pages are developed by students, faculty, and staff  to contain unofficial information not affiliated or endorsed by GPC.  In keeping with the unofficial classification, no personal pages are to include any GPC graphics or official GPC information.

 

3.1   Responsibility:

 

            Personal Page authors are solely responsible for the content of their own pages.   However, personal page authors must insure that their pages comply with GPC Acceptable Use Policy and all other College Rules and Regulations and applicable public laws with regard to copyright infringement or otherwise.

 

3.2  A Disclaimer must appear in the footer portion of each page stating:  “This personal web page is not an official Georgia Perimeter College Web Page.  GPC does not endorse and will not be held responsible for material contained herein.”

 

3.3  Failure to Comply with GPC web page policies and procedures and standards will result in the page being permanently removed from the GPC web server.

 

3.4  Content

 

·                    Responsible content allows for personal expression but also must respect the server and users of the GPC service.  Authors must observe all GPC policies and procedures in regard to copyright, plagiarism, etc. as well as relevant laws, regulations, and contractual obligations of the College.

 

·                    Use of Copyrighted or Licensed Material is not allowed without the written permission of the licensing party or copyright holder. Furthermore, all use of copyrighted material must be in accordance with the Regents Guide to Understanding Copyright and Educational Fair Use.

 

·                    Textual and graphical content within a personal web page may not contain any textual or graphical material that is obscene, offensive, or illegal or have potential of harm or violates College Procedure.

 

·                    OIT/ET reserves the right to remove from the College server web pages that in its sole discretion believes to violate the College Acceptable Use Policy, College policies and procedures, applicable laws, or has potential to harm or abuse the College’s network or user’s systems.  OIT/ET may remove any page from the College server that is in violation of any applicable laws, College applicable policies and procedures, or has the potential to violate any of the above.  OIT/ET has the right to remove all GPC logos/artwork from personal pages.  OIT/ET has the right to remove pages from its servers of students that are not currently enrolled or of faculty or staff which are no longer employed.

 

·                    Commercial content or advertising links used for personal business, or financial gain are not allowed to reside on the GPC web server.