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Web, Communications, & Marketing

Google Groups/Listservs

We currently have nine Google groups/listservs in CAL.  These groups are open only to faculty, staff and administration in CAL.  If you need to be added to a group or have any questions or concerns, please contact us at [email protected].

A moderated group to share news and announce events.: [email protected].  The maximum file size is 10MB.

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to  calannounce [email protected].

A forum for the discussion of topics for all CAL faculty, staff, and administration: [email protected]. The maximum file size is 10MB.

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to [email protected].

A forum for graduate and undergraduate advisers in CAL.

[email protected]
[email protected]

If you are on this list, we ask that you do not unsubscribe from it — this is the primary means for the Dean’s office to share important information with you.

A forum for chairs and directors in CAL.

[email protected]

If you are on this list, we ask that you do not unsubscribe from it — this is the primary means for the Dean’s office to share important information with you.

A forum for administrative coordinators in CAL.

[email protected]

If you are on this list, we ask that you do not unsubscribe from it — this is the primary means for the Dean’s office to share important information with you.

A forum for tenured and tenure-track faculty
in CAL.

[email protected]

If you are on this list, we ask that you do not unsubscribe from it — this is the primary means for the Dean’s office to share important information with you.

A forum for lecturers in CAL.

[email protected]

If you are on this list, we ask that you do not unsubscribe from it — this is the primary means for the Dean’s office to share important information with you.

A forum for staff in CAL.

[email protected]

If you are on this list, we ask that you do not unsubscribe from it — this is the primary means for the Dean’s office to share important information with you.

Websites

The mission of CAL Web Services is to enable the CAL community to develop an effective presence online. It assists CAL departments and programs in producing web sites in accordance with federal and state law (accessibility), professional standards and SDSU guidelines. The main focus is to design and maintain websites for the college. Priority is given to departments and other collective academic units. In addition, every effort is made to respond to faculty requests regarding special sites, such as conferences and short-term program sites. For assistance, please contact us at [email protected].

  • Academic units (i.e., departments, programs, centers, and institutes) will identify a faculty or staff representative with decision-making authority to work with the CAL consultant.
  • Once a website is designed or taken under the aegis of CAL, the CAL consultant shall maintain the site. The originating academic unit will have access to the site only through the CAL consultant.
  • The academic unit representative is responsible for providing all website content and project sign-offs to the CAL consultant within an agreed time-frame for the design phase of the site.
  • An academic unit may request a redesign of its once every two years.
  • For maintenance requests, the CAL consultant should be given at least one week’s advance notice.

Last Update: September 26, 2019

The CAL Communications team provides web and social media support for conferences and meetings organized by CAL faculty and staff. Although the team's resources are limited, they are committed to providing technical assistance whenever possible.

As you begin to plan a conference, please invite the CAL Communications team to your first few meetings in order to ensure a consistent message and collaboration.

Requests for conference support must be made 4-8 weeks in advance of when it is needed and sent to Ronnee Schreiber, Associate Dean, CAL: [email protected]

Website Design and Details 

  1. CAL will develop a one-page "conference site" off of CAL's main website which will have an accordion design to allow for access to different layers of information.  This includes a tentative and then final program section.

  2. The site itself will not be able to take in registration fees directly. You will need to work with SDSU Foundation to set up a payment form and then send the form link to Ginger Shoulders ([email protected]) for inclusion on the conference page. Please contact your unit’s Foundation account administrator to start this process.

  3. The site cannot be used as a place for gathering and disseminating individual conference papers.  We suggest organizers create and share a Google Drive for that process with their conference attendees.

  4. CAL will keep the page up for one year after the conference ends.

Conference Marketing 

  1. CAL can assist in a branded conceptual design (two rounds of corrections are allowed). Leslie Reilly will assist with conference marketing ([email protected])

  2. CAL will assist in a communication plan and timeline strategy plan to include (please allow two-three weeks for implementation):
  • Campus announcement via calendars, NewsCenter, and other channels
  • Targeted media pitching
  • Social media plan and posts
  • Email development
  • Flyer development
  • Promotional item recommendations
  • Signage development on campus (freeway sign and other digital signage)
  • Assistance with day-of program design

Last Update: October 22, 2019

  • Academic units or individual faculty members are responsible for the design, maintenance, troubleshooting and, most importantly, the accessibility repairs of their own sites.
  • CAL is not responsible for sites created by a third party.
  • CAL reserves the right routinely to perform accessibility checks on sites. Academic units or individuals will be notified when sites do not pass and are expected to make repairs in a timely matter. Failure to comply will result in the website being removed.

​​​​The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) provides that no qualified individual with a disability be denied access to or participation in services, programs, and activities at San Diego State University. This act applies to virtually all aspects of campus activities, including employment, student programming, and services provided to the campus community.

Read SDSU’s full accessibility statement.

This means that all SDSU websites must meet all guidelines for accessibility.  For more information about how to ensure your site is accessible, see the SDSU Accessibilty Site.


Images and Copyright

You may have heard the term "Fair Use" and think that we are covered by this since we are an educational institution, but that is not really the case. In general, if you are creating a website or posting to social media that is available to the public (not behind a Blackboard log in, for example) then fair use may not apply. 

If you cannot determine the authorship of content, then you should not use it. If you can identify the author, then you should contact them and ask for permission to share content. The bottom line is when in doubt about if you can use an image do not use it.