A ten-member web governance committee will provide oversight of UW System Administration web policies and standards. The committee’s key functions are to:

  1. Review and establish policies and standards;
  2. Review and establish design and branding standards that follow Public Affairs & Communications’ strategic direction and;
  3. Resolve non-compliance issues.

The Committee will be composed of:

Ex officio members (2)

  • Digital Content Coordinator, Office of Public Affairs & Communications (Committee Chair)
  • Chief Information Officer

Appointed members (8)

  • One staff attorney, to be appointed by the UW System General Counsel
  • One CMS user, to be appointed by the UW System Board of Regents Office
  • Two CMS users, to be appointed by the UW System VP for Academic & Student Affairs
  • Two CMS users, to be appointed by the UW System VP for Administration
  • Two Web Development Team representatives, to be appointed by the Committee Chair


  1. Establish clear written policies that set high standards for site quality and content integrity.
  2. Review requests from UW System stakeholders for customized designs or exceptions to established branding, content, development, and design policies.
  3. Evaluate effectiveness of current web technologies, editorial components, and implementation and business processes.
  4. Review recommendations from the Digital Content Coordinator and Web Development Team for large-scale modifications and new technologies.
  5. Approve global changes to structure, branding, look/feel, navigation and styling.
  6. Ensure compliance with all legal and regulatory standards, including accessibility and security.
  7. Recommend additional content types or changes to existing designs.
  8. Resolve non-compliance issues.
  9. Decide when the use of website development contractors is necessary, request proposals, and approve use of contractors.
  10. Meet no less than 6 times per year to review policies and consider new requests.