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Types of Kent State University Web Sites
Kent State University’s Institutional Web Site — The institutional Web site, housed at www.kent.edu, is comprised of those pages designed to market Kent State University’s visual identity, in accordance with university-wide marketing initiatives (i.e. 2002-03 Imagine Campaign). University Communications and Marketing (UCM) will be responsible for coordinating content on the institutional Web pages in conjunction with other university departments. Until a university-wide content management system is in place, UCM will update content at the request of departments, if the relevant information appears on the institutional Web site.
Public Sites Beyond Institutional Web Site (www.kent.edu) — The public Web sites, beyond www.kent.edu, are comprised of those pages designed to market, promote or share information about divisions/colleges/schools/programs/departments (i.e. the School of Family and Consumer Studies).
Restricted Access Sites — A restricted access site is one that is password protected to allow for tracking purposes and control of access to private or sensitive information. Traditionally, there is a need for a significant investment of staffing and technical resources, such as server access outside of the Kent State domain, server speed and the number of users that can access the system at one time. This type of site requires ongoing, extensive maintenance and attention to allow for effective business flow.
Personal Home Pages — Faculty, staff and student personal Web pages are housed at www.personal.kent.edu.
Web Site Development — Describes the creation or redesign of a Web site’s appearance, navigation and content. This involves programming or use of an html editor (such as Dreamweaver or FrontPage) for the purpose of creating the code that comprises a Web site.
Web Site Maintenance — Maintenance of a Web site includes updates to content, links, photographs or information, all of which keep a Web site current, accurate and of interest to Web site visitors.