Requesting a SiteBefore requesting a new site, review the required information below. When you are ready to request the site, submit the Site Request form.
1. Site Ownership
The Project Lead is the primary person responsible for building and maintaining the site. The Project Lead is usually a faculty or staff member of the university, however a student may assume the role with the understanding that a replacement will be designated once the student leaves. You may designate multiple Project Leads if desired.
Both the Project Sponsor and the Project Lead may authorize requests to add or remove users from the site.
2. Site Information
The intended purpose of the site:
- Academic Department
- Administrative Department
- Research Group
The name of the site as it will appear in the upper left corner of every page.
All CMS site URLs will begin with www.cmu.edu/ and should reflect an affiliation to the parent site. For example:
URLs are subject to approval and should follow the General Rules for URL Assignment.
Affiliations & Interdisciplinary
Affiliation with an officially recognized university unit, such as an academic or administrative department, or if interdisciplinary (i.e., it is affiliated with more than one academic department).
Specify if any of the content of the site will be related to any of the following:
- University policies
- Human Resources policies, practices, guidelines or procedures
- Student admission, registration, or financial information
3. Content Outline
Provide a list of topics you plan to include on the site. This may be a general approximation of how you plan to organize your site and may change as your website evolves.
Primary topics are your website's main focus areas and are most prominent in the site navigation. Secondary topics are used for supporting or complementary information, and appear in a sub-region of the site navigation.
Having a content outline prepared will make building your website easier. If you need help with this, please see Planning Your Website.