Engineering Communications provides web support services for the Texas A&M University College of Engineering and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES).
Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Centers, Institutes and Initiatives Websites and Support
Engineering Communications offers official TEES research centers with a website, which can be requested by contacting the Engineering Communications Web Services team at email@example.com. TEES centers and initiatives also have the option to hire an external vendor for website development, but Engineering Communications requires involvement in all external website projects to ensure brand compliance, web accessibility, security and management longevity. Before starting a web project with an external vendor, please email the Web Services team.
If you need support with your existing website, email the Web Services team. Engineering Communications does not inherit maintenance and management for websites that have been built externally, but we can help start a web redesign project or direct you toward a solution.
Faculty Research Websites and Support
Faculty research websites are offered and supported through Engineering IT. Engineering Communications does not provide for support for faculty research websites, including page updates.
- Contact Engineering IT for WordPress template website support: firstname.lastname@example.org
College of Engineering Website Updates and Support
The College of Engineering website college-level and department-level pages are managed by the Engineering Communications Web Services team. Contact the designated support representative below to request updates to the college website.
- College of Engineering college-level pages: Web Services team – email@example.com
- Department, Student Services, and Academic Affairs web support contacts can be found here.
Additional Web Support Resources
Texas A&M University College of Engineering and Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) web requests are routed through ticketing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty research websites are offered and supported through Engineering IT. Engineering Communications does not provide support for faculty research websites, including page updates. For faculty website support, please contact Engineering IT at email@example.com.
- Redirects are used sparingly because they do not align with best web practices; they require management by engineering IT; and they cause issues if there are too many on one site.
- Be proactive about web pages that are subject to changing URLs and set up a tx.ag link to distribute in promotional materials to mitigate the issue of needing a redirect.
- In emergency situations, if a redirect is needed, email firstname.lastname@example.org and explain the need in detail.
- Texas A&M University has a Qualtrics contract, but they are currently pursuing other service providers for accessibility compliance.
- To request a form for the engineering website, email email@example.com. Solutions will vary depending on the circumstance.
- Web accessibility can be researched through the following resources:
- Questions about unique web accessibility situations can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- See VPAT repository requirements.
The Engineering Communications Web Services team provides web development support for board approved TEES Research Centers and Vice Chancellor and Dean approved engineering initiatives. Please email email@example.com for additional information.
Website analytics tracking code is only added to approved strategic initiative websites or TEES center websites. To obtain Google Analytics for a webpage or website that is managed by Engineering Communications, email firstname.lastname@example.org and specify the following information:
- What is your website URL?
- Who needs to be added as an analytics user and what is their role?
Training is required for all new users added to a WordPress website. TEES centers and College of Engineering initiatives are the bulk of the WordPress websites. Each TEES center must designate someone on their team to be the content editor, who then receives the training. Training is provided by senior web services team members (at this time Tricia Speed and Taylor George).