Texas A&M University-Commerce provides web space for faculty members to host their own faculty websites. The Faculty Center for Teaching with Technology is available to assist faculty members in creating new faculty websites and migrating existing faculty websites to the university's web content management system called Cascade Server.
Our role is that of a facilitator to assist in the migration of existing websites to Cascade, and to provide subsequent training so that faculty will have the tools, skills and access they need to easily update their own sites. The first step is to request access to Cascade Server.
Request access to Cascade Server
To get started, please fill out the following form as a change request, check the option for Cascade CMS and submit the signed and dated form to the IT Support Services Help Desk.
Cascade CMS training
- Face-to-face: The Faculty Center for Teaching with Technology offers regular face-to-face training covering basic editing in Cascade Server. Please check for available training sessions:
- On-demand videos: We also maintain a collection of on-demand training videos for convenient, any time training.
- Instructional PDFs: We have compiled step-by-step instructions for many common tasks and have made these resources available in PDF format.
- The Training and Development department also offers Cascade training, but focuses more on editing departmental pages rather than faculty websites. Check their course calendar and register for training.
Other options for faculty websites
Request FTP access
Advanced users may opt for FTP access to a faculty website folder to use Adobe Dreamweaver, or any other third-party web authoring software, to develop a faculty website. For FTP access, a work order must be submitted to the Help Desk and approved by the web manager.
Please contact the Help Desk at extension 6000, or firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information on FTP access.
All faculty web pages must abide by the university's policy and requirements for websites.
Faculty website content
All faculty members are required to update and maintain content on their own faculty website. If a faculty members needs assistance, the Faculty Center for Teaching with Technology will update content on a faculty website within 2-3 business days, depending on workload, on a first come, first serve basis.
Faculty website list
A list of faculty websites is available here: http://faculty.tamuc.edu
Contacting the IT Support Center is your first-level support option. Contact them at (903) 885-6000 or email@example.com.