About The Web @ UVU

Web Governance At UVU

The web governance model at UVU consists of the University Communications Committee (UCC) managing the process with the help of the action-oriented Strategic Web Action Team (SWAT), and directing the efforts of the IT based Web Development Services (WDS) department and the Marketing department (together they form the Web Team).  All these efforts are done to assist and support the Web Community on campus which consists of all the individuals in departments, approximately 350, across campus who are responsible to maintain their part of the UVU website.  This Web Community enables the website's success and impact. The individual editors control the content for which they have expertise.

All websites and other Internet sites used to conduct UVU activities must contribute to the overall mission of the university and be consistent with standards of academic and professional conduct. This also means all official UVU web pages must be in the university's web content management system. Since colleges, departments, and other units are a subset of the university, they are expected to reflect this association.

For web governance history at UVU, please view additional web management history. 

The details about each group in the governance model is below.

University Communications Committee (UCC)Web Governance Model

The role of the University Communications Committee is to advise university administration and the campus community as a whole regarding best practices for internal communication, primarily, with a secondary focus on external audiences directly or indirectly impacted by internal issues.

The committee comprises two subgroups: the smaller core group, which includes personnel from Information Technology and University Relations, is a working group that assesses communications issues, assigning tasks to its members as needed; the larger stakeholders group, which includes representation from all key areas of the institution, reviews the findings of the core group and ultimately makes recommendations that are passed on to pertinent areas, including the President's Cabinet when policy changes or high-impact decisions are necessary.

Strategic Web Action Team (SWAT)

SWAT stands for Strategic Web Action Team under the direction of the University Communication Committee. We are a committee that directs the changes needed to keep UVU'S Web current and dynamic. The committee represents all of the areas on the University Campus.
We also have members from the Web Development Services and the University Marketing and Communications department. We provide a medium of communication to discuss concerns in regards to the UVU Web.
We are responsible to Audit all of UVU'S Web pages to make sure they are current and have an accurate brand. We must provide information that is current, accurate, and consistent with the University's mission to its stakeholders and the community at large.

SWAT needs to make sure that Official information included on the UVU web site meets the same high standards as other official publications. We must ensure all web content, web pages, and channels created and maintained by the University,
will comply with a set of policies and standards that may include but are not limited to the yearly Web Audit Procedure, the UVU Web Accessibility Policy, the UVU Web Privacy Statement, The UVU Copyright Policy, The UVU Web Acceptable Use Policy,
the UVU Design and Development Guidelines set for the various categories of web pages, the UVU Web Access Policy, and the UVU Web Enforcement and Appellate Procedures. Swat is a service oriented group that promotes positive improvement to the UVU Web.

Strategic Directions

UCC drafted the Web Strategic Directions document in 2009 to help guide the efforts of all web entities on campus.  Since that time, WDS. Marketing, SWAT and UCC have been working diligently to accomplish the goals and objectives set forth.  As the web changes, the goals and objectives within the Strategic Directions will shift with the changes.  The Strategic Directions themselves will be reviewed on a 5 year cycle.   

UVU Web Community

The Web Community at UVU is the heart and sole of our website.  This group is made of dedicated content experts across campus in their respective departments.  It includes site owners, site managers and content contributors from all areas of campus.  Working with Web Development Services and Marketing to put together the best content, writing, designs, and development for the web, the Web Community maintains every part of the UVU public web presence.