Web and Electronic Communication

Collage image of WMU Web home page, Facebook fan page and iPhone app.The Web at Western Michigan University is broadly defined to include all Web-based activities sanctioned by or funded by WMU, in part or whole, including infrastructure, content, assessment and management.

Offices charged with primary oversight are information technology and university relations, which share responsibilities in areas such as accessibility and compliance with applicable laws and industry regulations. University relations has oversight of all content, and information technology has oversight of infrastructure, security and system integration.

Scope

Major areas within the scope of this definition include public Web pages representing offices and departments of the University, similar intranet pages, personal pages hosted on University servers, pages representing registered student organizations and other WMU-sanctioned groups, social networking and similar sites supported with University resources, phone and tablet apps, and Web advertising or sponsorships representing the University on third-party Web pages.

Mass email and other mass electronic communication

Information technology and university relations have similar shared oversight of mass email and other forms of mass electronic messaging, with university relations being the principal gatekeeper for all such mass messages.