Policy Library


870 Web Publications

Last updated on: December 14, 2018
Authority: Approved by the Board of Trustees

870.1 Purpose

The University recognizes the value and potential of publishing on the Internet and so encourages and supports students, staff, and faculty to publish electronic information. Units and individuals may create web pages that are consistent with the University’s mission.

870.2 Statement of Policy

The quality of information published by the University is an important element in maintaining the reputation and image of the University. This policy establishes the following minimum standards and procedures to assist the University community in ensuring that information published electronically follows the same high standards as other forms of University published information (print, audiovisual, etc.).

870.2.1 Content of Pages Must Comply With ISU Standards Regarding Nondiscrimination. Contents of all electronic pages, including their associated links, on University equipment must follow University standards regarding nondiscrimination and should be consistent with the University’s mission.

870.2.2 Compliance with Copyright Laws. Copyright laws apply to electronic publishing as well as to print publishing. Information providers must follow the provisions of the institutional copyright policy and procedures.

870.2.3 No University Resources for Personal Business or Gain. University resources may not be used to create or display web pages primarily for personal business or personal gain, except as permitted by other University policies. Resources may not be used to provide or deliver content to non-ISU sites that frame or otherwise juxtapose it with any other material in such a manner as to make it appear the content originated at the other location.

Related Information

Policy Administrator:
Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Policy Contact:
Office of Information Technology
Gillum Hall Room 103
(812) 237-2100
Policy History:
Policy 938 was included in the 2001 University Handbook revision and was included in the February, 2011 Handbook revision. Policy 938 was amended by the ISU Board of Trustees on December 15, 2017. On December 14, 2018, the ISU Board of Trustees approved the renumbering of the policy to Policy 870.