Website Policy and Governance

The Web and Digital team is the primary touchpoint for administering and interpreting web content policy. This includes working with areas who are not in compliance and also approving changes to the existing policy.

In an effort to coordinate compliance University wide, the Web and Digital team has developed a site registration tool and a classification system for web and digital properties.

Register Your Site at My.Web

If you are operating or planning to publish a website containing official University of Miami content (excluding social network accounts), you MUST add your site to the website inventory tool at http://my.web.miami.edu.

All official University websites that are NOT registered are subject to removal or de-activation. Register your site now!

How Do I Know Whether My Website is in Compliance?

If you use the University's centrally offered content management system (Cascade CMS) to manage your website, it is very likely you are compliant. The only thing you would need to do is make sure you have registered the site with our website inventory tool.

For all others, begin by registering the site with our inventory tool. Then browse our Web Content Policy and Visual Identity Guide to familiarize yourself with our standards.

What Do I Do if My Site Does Not Comply?

There are two options if you discover your site is not compliant or if the Web and Digital team notifies you of non-compliance:

  • Submit a request for a visual identity exception
  • Create a strategy for making the website compliant

Websites that are not in compliance and do not have a strategy or an exception are subject to enforcement actions by the Division of University Communications.

Why Are Websites Inventoried?

Once added to the MyWeb site, all University websites are classified into a system that helps the University understand its web ecosystem better. The system will place each site into:

  • One of three "University Enterprises"
  • One of 28 "Organizational Areas"
  • One of two "Hosting" scenarios
  • One of two "Content Management Software" scenarios
  • One of two "Web Content Policy Compliance" statuses

This information is helpful because it allows our team to report to respective areas at UM about the overall website landscape of our organization. We can also track and locate the people who manage and contribute to sites more effectively.