Your responsibilities as a web publisher

The Web Unit is responsible for functional development and technical maintenance of the CEU Website and users are responsible for creating and editing the content (pages, links, images, files attachemnts, etc.). This approach is enabled by the usage of a system-wide content management system.  

The web is a prime form of communication for a wide range of users, from prospective students to potential business partners. Regardless of whether your pages are personal or official, it is important to remember that you are promoting the University's reputation and image worldwide. 

As a web publisher, you have a responsibility to provide an up-to-date, professional, and attractive site that complements our reputation as a world-class institution. These guidelines should help you meet these responsibilities and achieve your website goals. It is important to note that the Web Unit has neither the capacity nor authority for editing the content originating from hundreds of CEU users. The team provides only technical support and initial training.

Your key responsibilities are as follows:

Legal obligations

You must not include illegal, offensive, threatening, or harrassing material, or anything that could constitute a criminal offense (including breach of copyright). You must comply with current data protection, freedom of information and copyright legislation, CEU Website policy and the university accessibility policy.

Institutional identity

Every website must clearly identify itself as a part of Central European University. This is why the CEU logo appears in the header of every web template and a link connects back to the main University homepage.

If you are not using the University's web templates, please ensure you display the University logo - ideally in the top left corner of your web pages -- and a linkback to the main CEU homepage. It is important that you display the University logo on all public-facing pages as it gives users of your site a sense of context and location.

Best practice

As a web publisher, you must be familiar with current web-authoring best practices. These include logical and structured organization of your information, making web content as accessible as possible and ensuring your audience can find information they are seeking. A site is working when it delivers content as you wish and as a target user requires. In other words, the closer the match between your site's goals and objectives and the needs of your users, the more effective your site will be. Please read our How to plan and develop your new website and best practice guidelines.

Content

  • Ensure all information is current and accurate.
  • Always check spelling and grammar.
  • Remove outdated information.
  • Ensure redirects are forwarding users correctly if you remove, rename, or move a webpage.
  • Deal with site errors (e.g. broken links) and feedback inquiries promptly.