About Faculty Sites

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) at UNLV provides the infrastructure to allow faculty and staff to create their online presences with the Faculty Sites domain. OIT does not routinely monitor faculty sites and is not responsible for the content contained within or linked to faculty sites. OIT reserves the right to monitor any site hosted within the UNLV faculty sites domain and on the UNLV faculty sites server. Site owners are responsible for all content on their sites.


What’s Included

  • Hosting space for individual faculty/staff sites, UNLV-affiliated groups/committees/programs
  • 1GB disk space per individual site, 2GB for group sites
  • Limited applications/tools for content management
  • Automatic system updates and patches, automatic application updates
  • Support for account creation/decommissioning, account-related incidents, best effort troubleshooting for site content incidents
  • Training on using the tools (Navigating cPanel, Installing applications, Getting started with WordPress using a pre-defined template)
    *Does not include content creation, site development — site development and content are the sole responsibility of the site owner.
  • Fourth-level* domains (URLs) – users determine the prefix
    • Individual account for research- or teaching-focused websites (prefix.faculty.unlv.edu)
    • Secondary hosted space for research- or teaching-focused group sites that include professional organizations, research projects, conferences, institutes, centers, or committees (prefix.sites.unlv.edu)

*Exceptions: Third-level and other domains can be used with approval from Web & Digital Strategy/Marketing (prefix.unlv.edu). 


Who Can Use The Service

  • All current full time academic and administrative faculty/staff
  • All current part time academic faculty
  • Emeriti
  • Not included: Part time administrative staff, PSIs, GAs, Student Employees, Contingent Workers
    *Exceptions may be made for students (either employed or not) and temporary employees managing sites for faculty/staff (Faculty/staff approval needed), when WP administration and/or individual FTP accounts are not sufficient.

Governance

Use of UNLV Faculty Sites is governed by the applicable NSHE bylaws, policies, rules, and guidelines; UNLV’s Policies and Procedures regarding faculty and student conduct; and, UNLV IT Technology and Data Policies.

UNLV Faculty Sites domain names or sites may not include, or display content that violates any of the policies below:

UNLV Faculty Sites should only be used for UNLV-related endeavors. It is not intended for personal or non-related use — including personal hobbies, small business, and other personal interests.

UNLV discourages the use of Faculty Sites as a Learning Management System (LMS). Using WebCampus as the single campus LMS improves overall student experience by providing a single application to disseminate course information and helps ensure adherence to FERPA policies.


Support

  • OIT supports the infrastructure, dashboard, server backups (not application backups), accounts, and system access for UNLV Faculty Sites.
  • Planned and unplanned system changes, outages, and downtime will be communicated to Faculty Sites users via email and/or via status.unlv.edu, where available.
  • OIT is not responsible for problems associated with individual user content or site codes, or installed applications (updates, plugins, defects, usability, features, etc). Support for installed applications is provided by their respective vendors.

If you have any questions, please contact the IT Help Desk at (702) 895-0777 or ithelp@unlv.edu