The Old Dominion University website is a centrally managed project with distributed maintenance. The website is jointly managed by University Web & Digital Communication (from University Strategic Communication & Marketing) and Web Development (from Information Technology Services) with Web Communication serving as the contact point for all website questions and issues.
Content on the ODU website is maintained by content managers and contributors within each campus unit. The University utilizes the Adobe CQ Web Content Management System (CQ WCMS). The CQ WCMS provides design consistency and easy content maintenance.
All recognized University entities (administrative offices, academic colleges, departments, schools and institutes and research centers) must host and maintain their websites within the CQ WCMS.
Teaching and research faculty members can request space to develop websites for instructional purposes and to post course information, vitae and related material.
University Web & Digital Communication is responsible for the overall strategy, content and maintenance of the University's website and sets standards and procedures to provide strategic guidance for Web content managers within individual University units. Web content managers are responsible for adherence to these standards and procedures.
Content management allows for greater consistency in website presentation, the ability to maintain information in one place and for individual units to maintain their own website content.
University Website Governance
The University Web Team is responsible for complete oversight and maintenance of the ODU website including content, systems, programming and information architecture.
Web Solutions Center
The Adobe Experience Manager WCMS is the central used for management of all ODU website content. The Web Solutions Center contains supplemental training materials, component references and a web style/best practices guide.