Web Site Design & Development

Our staff works on designing new and existing web sites based on University standards within our web content management system, Cascade. We will assist with design, graphics, layout, and architecture for your web site. We leverage emerging technology to work with existing University systems and resources to develop dynamic and engaging web sites.

Academic Department Web sites

Academic departments can build and sustain attractive and useful web sites that can provide up-to-date information about faculty, curriculum, and policy, as well as procedures for prospective and current students and faculty. These sites are created in our Web CMS, Cascade and are built using existing University templates.  All Academic Sites have 4 required pages,

  • About the Major (program/certificate)
     - this data is pulled directly from the Registrar's Office
  • Courses
     - a link to WesMaps
  • Faculty
     - a pull of up to date information from University data
  • Contact Us
     - a page with information to contact the department
To request help or changes to your site, place a request through the Web Site Support form in your Portfolio (Tools and Links> ITS Support Requestt> Web Site Support)  or talk with your Academic Computing Manager for assistance.

Administrative Department Web sites

Administrative departments are increasingly using the Web as their primary communication channel to the constituents that they serve. If you need assistance with your department web site, are experiencing an issue with your site, or require training on the Cascade web editing software, please submit a request ticket through the Web Site Support form in your Portfolio (Tools and Links> ITS Support Request> Web Site Support).

Course Web Sites

Faculty can build media-rich, interactive Web Sites for their courses. Contact your Academic Computing Manager for more information on requesting course web sites.  

Project Web Sites

The Web can be used to organize all kinds of collaborative projects, as well as to communicate the results of project work or grant-based research. Faculty should contact their Academic Computing Manager and administrative staff should send an email describing their web site project to

Student Group Web Sites

Student groups can and do use the Web to build community, collaborate, and organize. Student group web sites are created using Wordpress blogs. To set up a new student group web site, please contact WSA (Wesleyan Student Assembly) to get started.