Web Procedures


The Office of Communications and Marketing, the publisher of City College’s official public website, has established web procedures that are designed to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Create a website that reflects the dynamism, breadth and excitement of The City College of New York, and features an integrated and consistent user experience among our many stakeholders;
  • Create a predictable and replicable content management experience for our content editors at all levels of computer experience;
  • Create a workflow that will allow the Office of Communications and Marketing to optimize its model of user support and achieve consistent and positive support outcomes with limited staffing.


  1. The establishment of websites within the Drupal Content Management System (CMS) is overseen by the Office of Communications and Marketing.
  2. Web content will be placed in the set of standard CCNY templates.
  3. The design of standard CCNY web templates is locked and is not editable by departments, although content layout options are available using custom layout options.
  4. The Office of Communications and Marketing welcomes a discussion with schools, divisions, departments and offices about ways to promote their content; however, content submissions shall not contain design direction or mock-ups.
  5. Departments shall designate up to three (3) individuals as content editor for their website.
  6. Each content editor must attend the General Walkthru training session before editing their site.  Please view the Training Calendar for a list of training days/topics. 
  7. The Office of Communications and Marketing must be notified when a department intends to allow a new individual to access the CMS.  The area department head or dean must be copied on the notification/request. 
  8. Sharing of CMS user accounts is prohibited.  All content editors must login using thier unique credentials. 
  9. Access to administrative (backend) areas of the website by content editors is not supported.
  10. Departments must abide by the best practices established in the training sessions.
  11. Departments have control over what written content appears on their websites.
  12. The Office of Communications and Marketing reserves the right to reject the use of certain images in the CMS.
  13. The Office of Communications and Marketing, on behalf of the College, reserves the right to edit or remove content where deemed necessary.
  14. All departments are required to have, at a minimum, a landing page in the standard CCNY template contained within the CMS.
  15. All academic departments and programs must have a base-level presence in the CMS that includes:
    1. academic program information
    2. faculty profiles