Web Services

Web Services

Cascade Updates

  • We currently are not granting new editing access to Cascade. We are in the process of correcting website accessibility issues across all departments and reviewing content for ADA standards. 
  • Cascade Users that did not take the required ADA Web Accessibility training have been disabled and will not be allowed back into the system without taking the training.
  • Sharing Cascade login credentials or granting another user access to Cascade is a security violation and will result in the removal of the account.

JSU Web Services is responsible for the management and oversight of all academic and administrative websites within the jsu.edu domain. Our team works with appointed web editors university-wide to guarantee that our site as described in the JSU Web Policy is achieved and maintained. It is expected that all appointed web editors will be properly trained and have the ability to work independently and confidently to maintain quality standards. All requests for assistance from the Web Services team must be submitted via the Web Services Request form.

In addition to general oversight and development of the website, JSU Web Services will conduct annual full content reviews of all sites in our domain and train web editors to ensure that quality is maintained. Below is the annual schedule of academic site reviews. Administrative sites will be reviewed on a rolling schedule. Deans, department heads and directors will be contacted by Web Services prior to their review month to set up an initial meeting to begin the process.

Training for web editors will take place on a rolling schedule and must be completed annually to ensure that JSU’s web guidelines and best practices are followed, the university’s enrollment marketing strategy is carried out, and ADA compliance is achieved.

Academic Schools Content Review Schedule

Current school site under review is indicated with an asterisk. Site reviews take an estimated 3 months to complete.
  • Health Professions and Wellness
  • Business and Industry*
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Education
  • Human Services and Social Sciences
  • Science
  • Library

Currently, we are not granting new editing access to Cascade until the Content Review process has been completed.

Please Note: This schedule is subject to change, as some schools and departments are larger than others and unforeseen delays can occur. All deans/department heads are asked to review this schedule and notify Web Services if it doesn't align with your goals/objectives. "Gamecock Gateway" sites (top level sites accessible from the JSU Homepage) will always be given highest priority and will have rolling content reviews. The Web Services team is ultimately responsible for working with stakeholders to make certain that these pages are kept up to date.

 

University Wide Web Content Projects


Faculty/Staff Pages

We are starting to implement a new structure for Faculty/Staff pages and bio pages.  This is to maintain consistency/quality across all departments.  A form must be completed for each faculty/staff member of a department before we can redesign the departmental Faculty/Staff listing.

Faculty/Staff Information Form


Degree/Program Pages

We are implementing a new, streamlined method of promoting JSU's degrees/programs to potential students. This will give prospective students a single location to view all degrees and maintain a consistent look and message. We have made an online "Degree Information" form to collect degree data from each department to construct the new pages.

Degree/Program Information Form

Once all of academic departments have submitted their degree/program data, we will completely revamp the overall JSU Degrees page from being a simple listing of degrees to a separate webpage for each degree (with photos, videos, etc). This will give prospective students a single location to view all degrees and maintain a consistent look and message. This will make it easier to promote academic degrees by having them in one location.

Since it will take a while to get all of the degree/program info from every department in all of the schools, we will not wait to use the collected information. We will use the collected information to rework existing departmental pages that describe their degrees/programs. Once we have everything collected, we will move the degree/program info from the departmental sites the new Degree/Program site. This will be the single hub where all degrees are equally promoted and visible.

We have created a demo site to explain how the future version of the degree site will function. 

Demo Degree Information Website

Using the collected information from Applied Engineering and Communication, we have made new program pages on their sites to display what we have collected using the form: