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Roles & Responsibilities

Using available university Web templates, site members can devote time to creating and maintaining quality site content. The value of a site depends on the information presented, and accurate, up-to-date content reflects positively on the site's department and on NDSU.

Each site carries the responsibility to achieve this high level of quality.

Brief summary of each role

Workspace manager(s) grant and revoke permissions within the workspace and are contact points for changes to the workspace, such as email notification preferences and installation of modules. One of the managers, if there is more than one, is denoted as the primary manager to reflect her primary accountability within the workspace,
publishers may publish content so that it will be available for page visitors to see, and
authors may compose content.

Workspace primary manager

In order for a NDSU site “shell” to be created using any of the available NDSU-provided Web technologies, the site must select one primary manager who will be accountable for assigned Web duties.

A primary manager may delegate responsibility for a page content redesign and/or maintenance of the page content to other staff in her department, but she remains accountable for the content of the pages.

There may be only one primary manager. All managers (primary and secondary) have the same access abilities within CMS itself.

Responsibilities
  • Serve as the primary point of contact between the site and the university's Web team
  • Disseminate information to other staff involved with the site, as necessary
  • Ensure the page content is accurate, up-to-date and positively reflects upon the university and the department
  • Elect trusted and responsible persons to fill other roles for the site, or personally handle all other roles that are not delegated
  • All responsibilities of other roles unless he reassigns these roles to other person(s)
Requirements
  • Must be highly knowledgeable about the unit(s) to provide appropriate guidance and review of project work flow, content organization, navigation and other page content considerations
  • Must be authorized to approve changes quickly so that the migration/creation can occur in a timely manner
  • Technical Web and/or computer skills are not required
Eligibility
  • Must be an NDSU staff or faculty member who is eligible to receive NDSU IT services

Primary and Secondary manager(s)

If there are no secondary manager(s), the following are the responsibilities of the primary manager.

Responsibilities
  • Grant other members to have access to the workspace
  • Elect responsible content reviewer/publisher(s) and content author(s)
  • All tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the primary manager
Eligibility
  • All NDSU staff and faculty who are eligible for NDSU services may receive an account.  Student accounts must be approved by the NDSU IT security officer.  Workspace access is granted by a primary or other secondary workspace manager.

Content publisher(s)

Content publisher has the same abilities in the CMS application as a content author, in addition to access to publish.

Responsibilities
  • Publish content after review to assure that it is up-to-date, accurate, and reflects positively on the university
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the workspace manage(s)
Eligibility
  • All NDSU students, staff and faculty who are eligible for NDSU services may receive an account.  Student accounts must be approved by the NDSU IT security officer.  Access to the workspace is granted by a workspace manager

Content author(s)

Responsibilities
  • Create content that is up-to-date, accurate, and reflects positively on the university
  • Inform a workspace publisher of his need for content to be reviewed and published
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the workspace publisher(s) or workspace manager(s)
Eligibility
  • All NDSU students, staff and faculty who are eligible for NDSU services nay receive an account.  Student accounts must be approved by the NDSU IT security officer.  Workspace access is granted by a workspace manager

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Last Updated: Monday, December 03, 2012 6:10:50 PM