The WDN Shared Governance Board administers and guides the development of the UNLedu Web Framework, Style Book, and public information management systems. Its mission is to improve user experience for UNL site visitors, managers and developers by soliciting user feedback, encouraging good stewardship of all UNL websites, and fostering an environment of respect, collaboration, and outreach.
The following UNL employees comprise the membership of the WDN Shared Governance Board for calendar year 2017:
- Becky Aiken | IANR Media
- Bob Crisler* | UComm/ITS Internet and Interactive Media
- Ryan Dee* | UComm/ITS Internet and Interactive Media
- Anne Holz | IANR Media
- Kyle Martens | Nebraska Forest Service
- David Merriman | College of Education and Human Sciences
- Mike O'Connor | College of Arts & Sciences
- Hardik Patel* | Information Technology Services
- Melissa Sinner | UNL Libraries
This year's board meetings will occur on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 10 a.m. at either 1217 Q St. or East Campus Union.
The WDN Shared Governance Board will promote and administer the UNLedu Web Framework and its associated Style Book. The board will be a 9-person committee: 6 seats, 2-year terms, to be nominated and elected by Web Developer Network members; and 3 seats appointed by Director of Internet and Interactive Media.
Board membership begins January 1 and will be communicated to WDN at January WDN meeting.
A commitment of 4–6 hours per month is anticipated.
Meetings will be open to any member of the UNL community.
The board will reserve the right to vote to convene in executive session at its discretion. These circumstances may include but are not limited to: enforcement actions, by request of site owner, etc.
Agendas and minutes will be posted on WDN.unl.edu.
Every year, three members’ terms will end with December meeting and three new members will be elected, timed to December WDN meeting.
Only 1 person per organizational unit (by org unit number) to be elected per term (max of 2 serving at any given time). There is no limit on nominations, but only the person with the most votes will be appointed. The purpose of this is to ensure diversity of the board.
Vacated seats will be reappointed by consensus of remaining elected membership.
Activities of the board
Current expectation is that the activities of the board may include:
- Prioritization and roadmap as the framework continues to evolve
- Critique of in-development framework changes
Continuing development of the Style Book
- and its associated UNL Web Audit tool
- Review of UNL websites according to Style Book
- Communication of specific issues and recommended remediation
- Enforcement actions