SAS Website Standards

SAS Website Standards

  • About the SAS Website Template

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    The SAS Joomla! template meets Rutgers University identity standards and School of Arts and Sciences identity standards.  Banners with the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences logotype and modules with departmental contact information will appear on every page of the website. 

    In addition to identity features, the SAS Joomla! template provides the following:

    • A responsive layout that adjusts content for different devices and screen sizes
    • A standard navigation and structure that provides easy access to departmental/unit information
    • A high level of compliance with Accessibility Standards

    Other features of our websites include:

    • Course listings that update automatically
    • Easy to maintain faculty listings
    • Image slideshows
    • Calendars and/or lists of events
    • News and/or announcements

    Please visit: https://www.sas.rutgers.edu/cms/deptdemo/ to see a live demo of the SAS Joomla! template or look below.

     

     

     

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  • Checklist for SAS Academic Websites

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    Overview

    Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences websites created by SAS IT ensure that our school websites meet all federal, university, and school policies and regulations such as those set by the Americans With Disability Act and all others that set usability requirements and security standards. It provides a coherent standardization of look, navigation, and technological functions with flexibility to meet the needs of the unit, school, and the unit’s various constituents.

    In order to serve our students well, the departmental websites include a standardized section for undergraduate education information. The goal of the undergraduate website navigation is to allow students and academic advisors to move between department websites with ease, knowing where they will find the information they need.

    The Office of Communications and Undergraduate Education are available to help you develop new content and images for the website. If you need assistance, please contact:

    Susan Lawrence, Vice Dean for Undergraduate Education,
    Kara Donaldson, Associate Dean of Communications,

    SAS Undergraduate Rubric

    This document will help develop an undergraduate section for degree-granting program websites.  For quick reference, see the list under "Undergraduate Menu" below.

    Undergraduate Menu

    Mandatory pages for undergraduate sections of SAS websites:

    • About Us or Why (major or department title)?
      Departments should choose one of these titles for their undergraduate program landing page.
    • Prospective Students
      This page should include information for prospective majors and minors. We recommend identifying program alumni or current students to feature on this page. You can send alumni and students a questionnaire (see Prospective Students Questionnaires below).
    • Learning Goals
      The most recent departmental learning goals we have on file for you can be found here.
    • Major(s)
      This is mandatory only if the department/program offers a minor.
    • Minor(s)
      This is mandatory only if the department/program offers a minor.
    • Certificates
      This is mandatory only if the department/program offers a certificate(s).
    • Course Schedule
      We provide a utility (RU Course List module) that automatically pulls course information from the Rutgers Schedule of Classes.
    • Course Synopses (preferred) OR Syllabi
      Individual synopses or syllabi should be listed for each course to give prospective students an idea of what to expect. 
      • Enhanced course description pages (or "synopses") are preferred. They should be more detailed than generic catalog descriptions. For an example, see the sample Courses Description/Synopses page.
      • Any syllabus files posted to the website should include a note to convey they are samples only and not the official course syllabus. Students enrolled in a course should refer to the official syllabus which is located in the course LMS (Canvas or Sakai).
    • Advising
      Indicate how students can get advising in your department.

    Optional pages for undergraduate sections of SAS websites:

    • Honors
    • Transfer Students
      Include any special information about policies on accepting winter and summer courses taken elsewhere.
    • Nontraditional Students
    • Careers
    • Any additional menu items would follow "Careers"

    Prospective Students Questionnaires

    This page should include information for prospective Rutgers students and majors and minors. We recommend identifying program alumni or current students to feature on this page. You can send alumni and students a questionnaire. There are four sections to this page: the student and young alum feature; the benefits of choosing this field of study; featured student/alum, usually a story from SAS Communications; and three to four fun bullet points about the field. See content sheet and Prospective Students Questionnaires below.

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  • Checklist for SAS Academic Websites (Joomla! 4)

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    Overview

    Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences websites created by SAS IT ensure that our school websites meet all federal, university, and school policies and regulations such as those set by the Americans With Disability Act and all others that set usability requirements and security standards. It provides a coherent standardization of look, navigation, and technological functions with flexibility to meet the needs of the unit, school, and the unit’s various constituents.

    In order to serve our students well, the departmental websites include a standardized section for undergraduate education information. The goal of the undergraduate website navigation is to allow students and academic advisors to move between department websites with ease, knowing where they will find the information they need.

    The Office of Communications and Undergraduate Education are available to help you develop new content and images for the website. If you need assistance, please contact:

    Susan Lawrence, Vice Dean for Undergraduate Education,
    Kara Donaldson, Associate Dean of Communications,

    SAS Undergraduate Rubric

    This document will help develop an undergraduate section for degree-granting program websites.  For quick reference, see the list under "Undergraduate Menu" below.

    Undergraduate Menu

    Mandatory pages for undergraduate sections of SAS websites:

    • About Us or Why (major or department title)?
      Departments should choose one of these titles for their undergraduate program landing page.
    • Prospective Students
      This page should include information for prospective majors and minors. We recommend identifying program alumni or current students to feature on this page. You can send alumni and students a questionnaire (see Prospective Students Questionnaires below).
    • Learning Goals
      The most recent departmental learning goals we have on file for you can be found here.
    • Major(s)
      This is mandatory only if the department/program offers a minor.
    • Minor(s)
      This is mandatory only if the department/program offers a minor.
    • Certificates
      This is mandatory only if the department/program offers a certificate(s).
    • Course Schedule
      We provide a utility (RU Course List module) that automatically pulls course information from the Rutgers Schedule of Classes.
    • Course Synopses (preferred) OR Syllabi
      Individual synopses or syllabi should be listed for each course to give prospective students an idea of what to expect. 
      • Enhanced course description pages (or "synopses") are preferred. They should be more detailed than generic catalog descriptions. For an example, see the sample Courses Description/Synopses page.
      • Any syllabus files posted to the website should include a note to convey they are samples only and not the official course syllabus. Students enrolled in a course should refer to the official syllabus which is located in the course LMS (Canvas or Sakai).
    • Advising
      Indicate how students can get advising in your department.

    Optional pages for undergraduate sections of SAS websites:

    • Honors
    • Transfer Students
      Include any special information about policies on accepting winter and summer courses taken elsewhere.
    • Nontraditional Students
    • Careers
    • Any additional menu items would follow "Careers"

    Prospective Students Questionnaires

    This page should include information for prospective Rutgers students and majors and minors. We recommend identifying program alumni or current students to feature on this page. You can send alumni and students a questionnaire. There are four sections to this page: the student and young alum feature; the benefits of choosing this field of study; featured student/alum, usually a story from SAS Communications; and three to four fun bullet points about the field. See content sheet and Prospective Students Questionnaires below.

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  • University Data Policies

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    Introduction

    Websites maintained by the School of Arts and Sciences Information Technology Web team (e.g. our Joomla! websites) are designed to provide information to the public.  Information intended for an internal audience should be shared using other technologies. 

    • To determine what data should not be made public, refer to the links under "University Data Policy Information" below.
    • For assistance determining how best to share data internally, please submit an SAS IT REQUEST.

    University Data Policy Information

    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

    FERPA is the federal law that governs the rights of students and institutional responsibilities with respect to student records.

    Rutgers Information Technology Policies

    All members of the University community are responsible for adhering to the policies and guidelines established to ensure the integrity of the university's infrastructure, the security of its data, and the efficient and ethical use of its resources.

    Information Technology Policies
    Summary
    Information Technology Policies
    Complete list from Section 70 of the Rutgers University Policy Library
    Information Classification policy (PDF)
    Outlines the standards for classifying information at Rutgers

     

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  • University Data Policies (Joomla! 4)

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    Introduction

    Websites maintained by the School of Arts and Sciences Information Technology Web team (e.g. our Joomla! websites) are designed to provide information to the public.  Information intended for an internal audience should be shared using other technologies. 

    • To determine what data should not be made public, refer to the links under "University Data Policy Information" below.
    • For assistance determining how best to share data internally, please submit an SAS IT REQUEST.

    University Data Policy Information

    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

    FERPA is the federal law that governs the rights of students and institutional responsibilities with respect to student records.

    Rutgers Information Technology Policies

    All members of the University community are responsible for adhering to the policies and guidelines established to ensure the integrity of the university's infrastructure, the security of its data, and the efficient and ethical use of its resources.

    Information Technology Policies
    Summary
    Information Technology Policies
    Complete list from Section 70 of the Rutgers University Policy Library
    Information Classification policy (PDF)
    Outlines the standards for classifying information at Rutgers

     

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