Requesting a SiteTo request a CMS site, schedule an initial consult with the CMS team. We will meet with you to learn more about your website goals and expectations. If it has been determined that the CMS is a good fit for your website needs, you will be provided with an official site request form requiring the following information:
1. Project Sponsor and Project Lead
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.
Both the Project Sponsor and the Project Lead may authorize requests to add or remove users from the site.
2. Content Outline
The content outline is a list of the items you plan to place in the Primary, Secondary, and Header navigation as shown in the example below (you do not need to include the individual pages that will exist within each item).
Having a content outline prepared will make building your website easier. If you need help with this, please see Planning Your Website.
3. Site Name, URL, Affiliations
The site name is the full name of your site as you would like it to appear in the logo area on the upper left corner of every page. We will provide you with a basic wordmark that follows the Web Guidelines for Wordmarks.
When you request a site, please let us know your desired URL for the launched site. We will need to review your request and make certain that it follows the General Rules for URL Assignment. All CMS websites will begin with the URL www.cmu.edu.
If the site is affiliated with an officially recognized university unit, such as an academic or administrative department, please specify this. In addition, please also specify if the main subject matter of this site is considered to be interdisciplinary (i.e., it is affiliated with more than one academic department).