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University Web Management

Web Architecture

College Web Site Taxonomy

Revised July 2008

The table below lists recommended content labels and structure for College web sites, including a home page and College web site sub-pages pages for Faculty and Staff, College Alumni, and College Support.

This taxonomy was tested for usability using a card-sort in December 2007, and refined accordingly. Subsequent refinements are expected as the taxonomy is applied to College web sites, once real-time usability tests are conducted, and as new information needs arise.

TOP College-level page:

Categories

Type

 

notes (usage, scope)

4-and 5-Year Degree Plans

link

under COURSES OF STUDY

 

ABOUT THE COLLEGE or
ABOUT US

heading

 

May include text description of the College and/or links to:

  • Welcome from Dean
  • Office of the Dean
  • Mission Statement

ADVISEMENT

heading

 

Heading for:

  •  [College-specific advisement]
  • Student Services Center/EOP
  • Ask Your Associate Dean

Ask Your Associate Dean

link

under ADVISEMENT

(optional)

Certificate Programs

link

under COURSES OF STUDY

(use if applicable)

COURSES OF STUDY

heading

 

 Heading for:

  • Majors & Minors
  • 4- and 5-Year Degree Plans
  • Graduate Programs
  • Certificate Programs

DEPARTMENTS AND PROGRAMS

heading

 

under heading, provide a list and link to each Department and Program within the College

EVENTS

heading

 

used for events announcements, College calendar

Graduate Programs

link

under COURSES OF STUDY

 

Majors & Minors

link

under COURSES OF STUDY

 

Mission Statement

link

under ABOUT THE COLLEGE

used for mission/vision/goals

NEWS

heading

 

used for New & Noteworthy,
News Updates

News Archive

link

under NEWS

 

Office of the Dean

link

under ABOUT THE COLLEGE

link to local College page containing information regarding administrative organization, personnel contact, and policies

Student Services Center/EOP

link

under ADVISEMENT

link to local College page

Welcome from the Dean

link

under ABOUT THE COLLEGE

 

Universal Header Links (all pages)

Categories

Type

 

notes (usage, scope)

[College] Home

link

 

enables return to College home page from any local College page

Faculty & Staff

link

 

link to local College page

Alumni

link

 

link to local College page, if any; or link to CSUN related page

Support the College

link

 

link to local College page, if any; or link to CSUN related page

Universal Footer Links (all pages)

Categories

Type

 

notes (usage, scope)

California State University

link

 

link from Footer

CSUN Home

link

 

link from Footer

Site map

link

 

link from Footer

Contact Us

link

 

link from Footer

Faculty & Staff page

Categories

Type

 

notes (usage, scope)

COMMITTEES

heading

 

list and links to committee documents

CURRENT GRANTS

heading

 

list current grants, if any (otherwise, suppress category)

FACULTY PUBLICATIONS

heading

 

list and link to publications. e.g.:

  • 2006-2007
  • 2005-2006

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES   

heading

 

include links to:

  • [grant guidelines]
  • [grants]

HIGHLIGHTS

heading

 

Brief description of research or teaching achievement (text + image)

SUPPORT OFFICES

heading

 

Heading for:
(These Items can either be contact info or links to other pages)

  • Manager of Academic Resources (MAR)
  • College Development
  • Grant Office
  • Systems and Technology (local page)
  • Library Faculty Services

Alumni

(Note: Applies only if local page is created.)

Categories

Type

 

notes (usage, scope)

ALUMNI

 

 

content include text description and links to related resources

Cal State Northridge Alumni Association

link

 

required: link to CSUN related page

Support the College page

(Note: Applies only if local page is created.)

Categories

Type

 

notes (usage, scope)

SUPPORT THE COLLEGE

 

 

content include text description and links to forms, policies, etc.

Ways to Give

link

 

required: link to CSUN related page

Systems & Technology page

(example of a College local sub-page linking from Support Offices under Faculty & Staff)

Categories

Type

 

notes (usage, scope)

COMPUTER LABS

heading

 

list and link to College-specific Computer lab hours, use, and information

EQUIPMENT CHECKOUTS

heading

 

list and link to descriptions and availability of laptops, projectors, and other equipment

GENERAL INFORMATION

heading

 

provide contact information for College Systems Administrator

HOW-TO GUIDES

heading

 

Heading for:

  • [link to College-Specific Guide]
  • IT Training Guides
  • ATI Web Best Practices

NEWS AND UPDATES

heading

 

link to technology news; software updates; provide link to News Archive

SMART CLASSROOMS AND TRAINING

heading

 

list and link to College-specific information on smart classrooms, training, rooms

TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT OFFICES

heading

 

Heading for:

  • Information Technology
  • Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI)
  • Office of Online Instruction
  • Media Services
  • Other

TRAINING

heading

 

Heading for:

  • [link to College-specific workshops]
  • IT Training
  • ATI Training