UPPS 04.01.06 Glossary


Web design that facilitates use by people with a wide range of physical abilities including people with visual or auditory impairments.


Represents the website owner (e.g., the division, college, unit, department, or office) in a way that projects an accurate, unified, appealing, and clearly recognizable description of that owner and its connection to Texas State University.

Chartered Student Organization

Student organizations designated as “chartered” under the provisions of SA/PPS No. 07.04, Chartered Student Organizations. Such organizations are considered partners with the university in meeting its mission and are held to higher standards with higher performance expectations than non-chartered organizations.


The information and services delivered through a website.

Content Management System (CMS)

A software system that facilitates the publishing and maintenance of webpages by using user-friendly tools to automate complex tasks for non-technical web content providers (see Gato).


The exclusive legal rights to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute a work that has been fixed in a tangible medium of expression (e.g., a literary, musical, artistic, or similarly creative work).


A perpetual, permanent, or broadly applicable waiver of a policy requirement or provision.

Fair Use

A doctrine in U.S. copyright law that allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders, such as use for scholarship or review.


The name of the university’s official content management system.


A reference in a document to another information source or site on the internet.


Also called the menu, the navigation is an organized collection of links that guide users through a website.

Personal Pages

Websites developed to represent the personal interests of individual students, faculty, and staff.

Portal, Login, or Entry Page

A page that represents or functions as the threshold or entry point to another system, website, or service.


Content-absent webpages that provide a framework for the presentation of information in a predetermined manner.

Universal Resource Locator (URL)

The textual representation used in the address bar of web browsers or between the link tags of HTML code to direct a web browser to the location of a specific webpage on the internet.

University Homepage

The website that displays when www.txst.edu is the URL.

Web presence

A representation of Texas State University in text, graphics, audio, video, and any other forms of communication online.

Website Editor

A person who converts content to a web-compatible format that appears to the website visitor as intended under the provisions of this policy.

Website Manager

Site managers are ultimately responsible for site maintenance, approving user access requests, and keeping track of who currently has edit access to a website. Are the main point of contact for the website administration, and receive reports on the website's links and accessibility.

Website Owner

A person who owns the responsibility for a website, including the accuracy, timeliness, and appropriateness of all material and services resident at that website.

University websites

Websites that represent Texas State University or any of its component parts.