|Date Issued:||Policy issued January 8, 2010|
|Effective Date:||February 8, 2010|
|Affected Entities:||Campus Community|
|Responsible Entity:||Vice President of Instructional and Information Technology|
|Revisions, if any:||This policy supersedes Worldwide Web Policy adopted August 31, 1999|
Use of the World Wide Web as a communication and information resource to students, faculty, staff and the greater community is critical to the mission of Cal Poly Pomona. The following Web policy is designed to provide an immediate guide for the campus regarding the most basic of issues. It is the responsibility of the university to provide the resources necessary for users to meet these requirements, and the responsibility of the users to seek information about these resources from the Division of Instructional & Information Technology.
The current Appropriate Use Policy for Information Technology applies to web pages. Use must be in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. Users are expected to consult the appropriate law for content and understanding.
Organizational web pages
An organizational web page represents an organizational unit of the university and its activities and services (e.g., Division of Administrative Affairs, College of Engineering, Biological Sciences Department, Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center).
Because organizational web pages are official documents, the content on each organizational web site must be the responsibility of an employee of Cal Poly Pomona, who will personally, or through delegates, insure that the web page content meets all applicable policies and guidelines, and that the pages are available to their intended audiences.
A course web page is explicitly associated with a specific course or group of courses at Cal Poly Pomona. Course web pages ordinarily provide content or administrative information for their respective courses.
Course web pages remain the option of the instructor. Should a course web page be developed for a specific course or group of courses, the content of that page is the responsibility of an instructor or a group of instructors.
Personal web pages belong to individuals associated with Cal Poly Pomona, and are covered by this document only when they satisfy items (1) or (2) of "Scope", above. Pages pertaining to faculty research or research groups are personal pages unless they are created to satisfy contractual obligations of the university or the Foundation, in which case they are organizational pages.Responsibility
The content of a personal web page is the responsibility of the individual in whose web space it is hosted.Specific requirements
All personal web pages that contain personal opinion must either contain a disclaimer, or link to a page (usually the personal home page or a specific disclaimer page) that contains a disclaimer, such as: “Space for this page is provided by California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Although it is intended to further the educational mission of the university, the opinions expressed here are the author's, and do not represent official policy of the university.”
Auxiliaries are organizations affiliated with Cal Poly Pomona that have been formally recognized by The California State University. Cal Poly Pomona auxiliaries are:
Affiliate Organizations are organizations associated in a formal way with Cal Poly Pomona or one of its auxiliaries. Affiliate Organization web sites that meet one or more of the items in "Scope", above, are covered by this policy. Some examples of Affiliate Organizations:
No Auxiliary or Affiliate Organization web page may represent that it is an official web page of Cal Poly Pomona.
The implementation of this policy is the responsibility of the Division of Instructional & Information Technology.
President J. Michael Ortiz
February 8, 2010