Web Governance Policy
UNC Website Strategic Vision
The UNC website will have a user-centric web structure based on visitor needs as opposed to university department and office organization and incorporate user-friendly, ADA-compliant content, information architecture and navigation. The goal is for the site to be based on function and need, providing the end user with a one-stop shop to complete the actions they came to the site to do by organizing content in an intuitive way.
The site should have an engaging user experience and functionality with content that is quickly readable, mobile-friendly, written for the web, optimized for search engines and avoiding institutional jargon. Content will highlight the university’s strengths that best serve the needs of the primary audience.
The site should enhance the reputation of UNC and illustrate its brand pillars and voice.
The University of Northern Colorado's website serves as the primary online platform that reflects the UNC brand, provides an engaging and effective user experience, drives enrollment, deepens engagement with alumni and donors and raises awareness of UNC programs, services and successes among local, regional, national and global communities. The website communicates our brand and values while meeting the needs of our key audiences and reflecting their habits and preferences.
While the Marketing and Communications Team works to ensure that the university has a compelling, user-oriented and goal-driven web presence, they are committed to providing a collaborative, centralized governance for the online development, deployment, delivery and maintenance of UNC’s web presence, ensuring proper training and an appropriate focus on privacy, accessibility and other essential site requirements.
This policy outlines the rules, standards and procedures for managing and maintaining the UNC website. A Web Governance Policy helps the university ensure that its website is managed consistently and effectively and supports the university’s 2030 strategic plan of Rowing, Not Drifting!
An accessible and compliant website is important to ensure that all users, including those with disabilities, have equal access to the information and services provided by the institution.
The Marketing and Communications Team has the right to remove any content from unco.edu and all subdomains that do not meet our Web Content and Accessibility Guidelines.