Web Governance Committee

The nine-member Web Governance Committee provides oversight of UW System Administration Web policies and standards. The committee’s key functions are to:

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

The Committee is composed of:

Ex officio member

  • Digital Content Manager, Office of Public Affairs & Communications (Committee Chair)

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 developers, to be appointed by the Committee Chair


  1. Establish clear written policies that set high standards for Web content quality and integrity.
  2. Review requests from UW System stakeholders for exceptions to established branding, content development, and design policies.
  3. Evaluate effectiveness of current Web technologies, editorial components, and business processes.
  4. Review recommendations from the Digital Content Manager for large-scale modifications and new technologies.
  5. Ensure compliance with all legal and regulatory standards; including accessibility, privacy, and security.
  6. Resolve non-compliance issues.
  7. Decide when the use of contractors is necessary, request proposals, and approve use of contractors.
  8. Meet no less than 4 times per year to review policies and consider new requests.