NSU Web Style Resources
Categories of Web Pages
Nova Southeastern University recognizes three categories of Web pages, each with its own set of guidelines:
- Official Web pages, which provide information relating to an office, department, college, school, or other official unit of the University and/or its academic programs, services or functions. Examples: Bursar's Office, H. Wayne Huizenga Business School, Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences.
- Research and Instructional Web pages, which provide purely instructional or research-related information. Example: Web site for a course, such as MCIS 503, which provides the syllabus and assignments online for students. While not technically "official Web pages," Research and Instructional web pages should be consistent with the academic mission of NSU.
- Personal Web pages, which are Web pages developed by students, faculty, and staff that contain non-official information about the authors, including their backgrounds, interests, and/or opinions. Web pages supporting the mission and activities of student clubs and organizations are also considered personal Web pages.
All NSU web pages (official, research/instructional, and personal) are expected to conform to all applicable University Policies (departmental, faculty, student, university-wide). These policies include, but are not limited to:
- Policy on Acceptable Use of Computing Resources
- Policy on Copyright and Patent
- Policy on the Responsibility for University Web Site
- Policy on the Use of Material in Web Pages
- Policy on World Wide Web Pages
- Policy on Executable Web Content Management
- Policy on Computing Account Security
- NSU Web Design Guidelines
Written permission must be obtained from the copyright holder and kept on file, whenever necessary, for the use of any and all copyrighted materials not belonging to Nova Southeastern University or to a faculty member utilizing his/her own material. Copyright permission may be necessary not only for text but in some instances also for photographs, graphics, audio, video, compiled statistics, graphs, or otherwise, as well as for mirrored web sites. However, copyrighted materials that are in the public domain or that may be used within "fair use" guidelines may be displayed as permitted. Appropriate copyright notices must be prominently displayed as necessary and access to such materials must be limited as required by the conditions of the license for use obtained from the copyright owner. See the following for more information on copyright notices and on "fair use":
For assistance with print and non-print copyright clearances, please call visit Copyright Clearance Services.
Individuals and departments creating Web pages must secure rights to all material copyrighted by others, including but not limited to text, images and sounds, before using such material in their Web pages. A digital library collection of NSU photo images is available for the use of NSU web developers. The Office of Publications must approve use of any image from the library; instructions on how to obtain approval are given within the library pages. Browse the digital library.
Photographs and images must not be scanned from Nova Southeastern University publications (or any other published material) for use on the Web without determining that the University owns or has licensed that photograph or image. The University does not own the rights to all of the photographs or illustrations in its publications. In particular, the University may have licensed a photograph only for use in a single publication or only for use within the United States. Because photography contracts are complex and vary from one publication to another, University ownership must not be assumed. If there is a question, please call the Publications Department at (954) 262-8850 for guidance.
The NSU logo is the property of the university and must be used in an appropriate manner. Only official versions should be used. The logo should never be altered or modified in any way. Copies of the official web versions are available at the following URL: www.nova.edu/common-lib/styleresources/logousage.html
The use of the university seal is restricted to the Office of the President.
Advertising and Commercial Use of Web Pages
Material contained on Web pages must not be for business purposes or for financial gain unrelated to academic and research activities traditionally associated with a university unless otherwise approved or permitted by the President's Office.
Nova Southeastern University reserves the right to remove or deactivate web pages which are in violation of University policies or any applicable laws.