Web Governance Committees

At its discretion, the Web Governance Council creates committees to address limited-term and ongoing needs. The members of the committees are appointed by the council, and serve with the expressed permission of their supervisors. Committees are typically composed of no more than eight members.

Committees create policies and standards, often at the request of the council or as an expressed part of their charter. A formal vote of the council is required to enact or amend policies. Standards are endorsed in principal by vote of the council, which generally delegates authority to determine specific standards.

Change Control Committee

The Electronic Communication Change Control Committee is charged with responsibility for prioritizing the resources necessary to maintain existing services and to implement new services. The types of systems and projects within the scope of the committee include, but are not limited to: GoWMU; Webmail Plus; Elearning; WMU CMS; applications for mobile devices; and requests specific to one department or area of the University.

Members
Dan Lobelle, university relations (chair)
Bob Armbrister, Auxiliary Enterprises
Dan Chapo, business and finance
Erik Dantes, Facilities Management
Matthew Newton, Extended University Programs
Bruce Panaanen, information technology
Scott Puckett, enrollment management
Chad Stec, student affairs
Kevin Wesel, colleges

Approved Nov. 3, 2011
Updated April 29, 2013
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Content Committee

The Web Content Committee develops policy, practices and standards for all Web content, which consists of all visible aspects of the Web, including but not limited to: architecture, colors and fonts, design, identity standards, navigation, text and images, and syndicated material. The term of the group is ongoing.

Members
Dan Lobelle, university relations (chair)
Alex Aivars, College of Education and Human Development
Cara Barnes, university relations
Scott Hennessy, admissions
Nancy Kroes, information technology
Lisa Knutson, Auxiliary Enterprises
Nancy Meister, student affairs
Cindy Wagner, Haworth College of Business

Approved July 30, 2009
Updated April 29, 2013
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Implementation Committee

The Web Implementation Committee, which has not been constituted, will develop practices and systems for deploying new Web standards, designs and services across campus, including but not limited to: instruction, instructional materials and system user support. The term of the group will be ongoing.

Approved July 30, 2009
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Infrastructure Committee

The Web Infrastructure Committee addresses matters concerning hardware, software and programming—all non-visible aspects of the Web—including but not limited to: servers; databases; coding (xhtml, php, asp, java, other); compliance with W3C, ADA and other standards; compatibility across multiple browsers, platforms, mobile and other devices; security; and integration with Banner, GoWMU, LDAP and other systems. The term of the group is ongoing.

Members
Greg Lozeau, information technology (chair)
Ben Carlson, information technology
Eric Dantes, Facilities Management
Bradley Horstman, university relations
Bruce Paananen, information technology
Scott Puckett, Enrollment Management

Approved July 30, 2009
Updated Jan. 10, 2011
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Quality Assurance and Assessment Committee

The Web Quality Assurance and Assessment Committee, which has not been constituted, will develop practices and systems for monitoring the quality and effectiveness of the WMU Web presence, including but not limited to: periodic audit of Web pages, use of Web logs and analytics to monitor traffic, and development and use of effective measures of audience feedback. The term of the group will be ongoing.

Approved July 30, 2009
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Past committees

The Content Management System Review Committee was charged with evaluation for the purchase or development of an enterprisewide Web content management system. The group completed its assignment in 2009 with a recommendation to develop a Drupal-based open-source content management system.

Members
Greg Lozeau, information technology (chair)
Jason Glatz, libraries
Bradley Horstman, university relations
Lisa Knutson, Auxiliary Enterprises
Thom Myers, university relations
Bruce Paananen, information technology
Scott Puckett, enrollment management
Chad Stec, student affairs

Approved July 30, 2009
Updated Dec. 15, 2009
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