- All postings must be supportive of the University’s core mission and values and compliant with all University policies and applicable state and federal laws. The Director of Public Information and Communication reserves the authority to remove any posting deemed inappropriate or inconsistent with University interests. Posting on the system is a privilege granted by the University and no implicit or explicit right of any person, group or department to post information to the system exists.
- All postings should reflect information that is generally of interest to the broad University community. Information of value only to very small segments of the campus community should be carefully evaluated to determine appropriateness.
- Postings that promote activities and events not directly associated with a University program, department, event or affiliated group should be avoided. Alumni Association, student organizations, McNeese Foundation, McNeese Athletics Foundation, advisory councils, and related groups may request information be posted to the system. Information regarding events of interest to the general Lake Charles community should be communicated through other appropriate means (newspapers, television and radio media, related print media).
- Postings that contain University brand images or logos protected by collegiate licensing regulations must have prior approval of the Director of Public Information and Communications. Postings that contain brand images or logos that are copyrighted should be used carefully and only with the authorization of the brand owner or representative.
- The vendor provides specifications for graphic images that may be loaded onto the system. Adhere to these specifications at all times to ensure quality images on the screens.
- Templates that use manually-entered text are available within this system. Avoid templates that are bright and light in color scheme—these are not aesthetically pleasing and are frequently difficult to read. In the same manner, avoid font colors that are excessively thick or dark—these are difficult to read.
- Limitations on the amount of available text space within templates exist. Attempt to pare down text to the minimum necessary to adequately inform. Generally speaking, font sizes between 8 and 12 are appropriate ranges except for exceptionally short messages. It may be appropriate to “split” information onto two or three separate graphic images or templates in order to adequately communicate the content.
- Bear in mind that student fee money funded the bulk of this project. It is, therefore, important that student see the primary use of this system as a benefit to them.
- Perform multiple checks on all messages for accuracy, grammatical correctness, and appropriate appearance.