Web & Digital Governance

Web & Digital Content Governance works to ensure, through policy recommendations and website and digital content review processes, that everyone who interacts with the web and digital content of the University of Arkansas has a useful, efficient experience that reflects well on the university as a top-tier public research institution of higher education.

Web Advisory Group

The WebFirst Community Web Advisory Group meetings are an effort to bring all campus web content contributors together to collaborate and share standards, tools and resources as well as gather feedback from our community. The meetings will take place on the first Wednesday of every month from 10:30 am until 11:30 am in Davis Hall 111. These meetings are informational and conversational, focusing on best practices and web based initiatives on our campus.

View Web Advisory Group Meeting Notes

Web Governance Committee

This body is composed of the webmasters with the highest level of responsibility and authority in any one College or Division plus representation from the software and infrastructure side of UITS. The group meets monthly and anyone is welcome to attend. Voting on issues is limited to members, but anyone may participate in the discussions.

Web Governance Meeting Minutes

Content Governance Sub-Committee

The body is composed of directors of communications from each college as well as any division with a director of communication. This group is charged with developing recommendations for marketing goals, quality assurance and brand stewardship among many other content related needs. The group meets monthly and anyone is welcome to attend. Voting on issues is limited to members, but anyone may participate in the discussions.

Content Governance Meeting Minutes

Technology Governance Sub-Committee

The body is composed of technologists representing front and back end technology needs. This group is charged with developing recommendations for technology adoption, restriction, standards and guidelines for use. The group meets as needed and anyone is welcome to attend. Voting on issues is limited to members, but anyone may participate in the discussions.

Technology Governance Meeting Minutes

UI and User Experience Governance Sub-Committee

The body is composed of campus design and user experience professionals. This group is charged with developing recommendations for design patterns and frameworks, visual style, user interfaces and standards and guidelines for use in our style guide. The group meets as needed and anyone is welcome to attend. Voting on issues is limited to members, but anyone may participate in the discussions.

UI and UX Governance Meeting Minutes

Training and Support Governance Sub-Committee

This body is composed of the webmasters and content contributors from across campus. This group focuses on training and support processes, needs and quality for all digital content and supporting platforms and tools. The group meets as needed and anyone is welcome to attend. Voting on issues is limited to members, but anyone may participate in the discussions.

Training and Support Governance Meeting Minutes

Voting

Voting is carried out on an as needed basis to ensure consensus on issues that directly affect all involved. A two thirds majority is required to move an item forward. Failure to meet this threshold requires the item to either be dropped or to taken back to the body that brought forth the item for restructuring and re-vote.

Definitions:

Committee Chair and Co-Chair: These individuals are responsible for collaboratively setting meeting agendas and facilitating a meeting time and place for the body to meet. These positions will participate in the monthly web governance meetings to communicate up any questions, concerns or proposals from the sub-committees as well as to get priorities from the web governance committee.

Content Contributor: A person tasked with editing content on a webpage.

Web Site Owner: The primary stakeholder of a website. May or may not also be a web manager or content contributor. For example a Dean may own a site but not manage or contribute to it.

Web Manager: A web manager directs those around them to perform tasks related to the development and management of a website. May also be a content contributor.

Secretary: This individual is responsible for recording minutes at the commitee and sub-committee meetings and posting them to their respective document repositories.

Subject Matter Expert (SME): An expert in their respective field called upon by the group to offer advice and perspective.

Term Limits: Committee and Sub-Committee officers will change in January of each year.