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Setting up Department/Organization Web Pages

Note: Shepherd University is not responsible for the content of Personal Web Pages. Each individual user is solely responsible for the content of their pages. The views expressed on these pages do not necessarily reflect those of Shepherd University.

If your department or organization has something to say, then you may request space on the Shepherd University Web Server to say it. By using the World-Wide Web, you can provide information to the campus community and other computer users (via the Internet).

What skills do I need?

Web pages are written in the HyperText Markup Language (HTML). While mastering the language could take several years, a simple page can be created by following examples and learning a few commands. Several software packages provide methods of saving your document in HTML format. This will allow you to design documents quickly, without a long learning phase.

Publishing documents on the World-Wide Web is not however a task for computer novices. Before you start, make sure that you have the following skills:

Proficiency in Windows or Mac OS;
The ability to create and manage directories or folders
Proficiency using Internet navigation tools such as telnet, ftp, e-mail and web browsers.

Who can participate?

Shepherd University academic and administrative departments as well as officially recognized student organizations are eligible to provide information on the Web Server. Each group must obtain approval from their appropriate leaders (department chairs, faculty sponsors, etc.) and must appoint a full-time faculty or staff member to act as the overseer concerning Web matters.

How do I get started?

  • You get started by filling out the Web Publisher's Agreement. The Web Publisher's Agreement must be completed, signed and submitted to the Computer Center before information can be placed on the Web Server. A copy of the Agreement can also be obtained at the Computer Center. 

I've submitted a Web Publisher's Agreement, now what?

In a few days, you will receive a letter from the Computer Center stating that a special account has been created for your department or organization. This account will be used to store your World-Wide Web documents and will be the electronic mail account for your group.

What else do I NEED to know?

Shepherd University reserves the right to revoke your account privileges (which include web pages) if your pages: 

  • Contain threatening, indecent, pornographic or other illegal material, 
  • Are being used to generate personal profit (selling), or 
  • Violates rules of conduct as found in the Student Handbook, Employee Handbook or Shepherd University Computer Account Assignment form.

The University reserves the right to suspend, with or without advance notice, or revoke any account when necessary for an administrative purpose.

I still have questions, where do I go to ask?
You can send mail to

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